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Citrus Berry Smoothie

It has been very hot here in Portland. The kids and I got home from a long walk and we were all so hot and dehydrated we decided to make smoothies to cool us down and quench our thirst....

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Tomato and Basil Sandwich with a Twist

If you are in the mood for a light, healthy, and very tasty sandwich – this recipe is for you. It takes minutes to make and tastes fantastic. I love the combination of the crisp seeded bagel thin topped...

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Greek-Style Pork Chops

I found this recipe in a Cooking Light Magazine and couldn’t wait to make it. The pork was tender and juicy while the salad was crisp and full of great flavors. It was a simple meal to make and...

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Grilled Chicken Salad with Spicy Pineapple Dressing

My generous neighbor Jack gave me some fresh picked green leaf, red leaf, and romaine lettuce from his garden. I couldn’t wait to make a summer salad using it. I found this recipe from the Cooking Light July 2010...

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Green and Yellow Beans, Tomatoes, and Basil in a Balsamic Vinaigrette

I haven’t felt like cooking any big meals due to the hot and humid weather here in Portland. I found this green bean salad on Myrecipes.comand it looked too good to resist. I adapted it a bit by using...

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I am Back

We just got home from a two week adventure in our motor home. We met up with my sister and her family at Wallawa Lake, Oregon for a few days of bike riding, hiking, and fishing. We next headed...

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Spaghetti and Meatballs

I was craving pasta so I decided to make a batch of spaghetti and meatballs. I used leftover roasted garlic and basil marinara sauce that I had in the freezer to make this meal extra simple to make. The...

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Mixed Greens with Herb Goat Cheese and Wildflower Honey Vinaigrette

I have loved every cheese that I received from Ile De Franceand I couldn’t wait to try the herb goat cheese. I decided to make a simple salad with a light vinaigrette to showcase the creamy texture of the...

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Turkey, Havarti, and Avocado Bagel Thin Sandwich

I am in love. Yes, I’ve said this before but this time I really, really mean it. This is my new favorite sandwich. My friend Sara introduced me to seeded bagels and I just loved them. I found some...

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Brie served with Crostini and Grapes

I love getting samples of goods in the mail from different companies, especially when they send me cheese! I was sent 4 different cheeses from Ile De France. I thought about all the different recipes I could make using...