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Cilantro and Lime Crab Salad in Avocado Halves

I picked up a tub of lump crab meat recently so I decided use some of it to make a quick and delicious salad to put into avocado halves. I found a recipe on Epicurious that looked simple and...

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Garlic Basil Knots

I wanted to make some rolls to go with the Roasted Vegetable Minestrone I made for dinner recently. I decided to use my Mom’s Dinner Rolls recipe but instead of making them into rolls, I cut the dough into...

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Roasted Vegetable Minestrone

We have all been struggling with terrible colds this week so I made a big pot of minestrone soup. I decided to roast the veggies before adding them to the soup for extra flavor. It was so simple to...

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Teriyaki Chicken Thighs

I wanted a quick and healthy meal for dinner. I found a tasty looking recipe on the Food Networkby Ellie Krieger for teriyaki chicken thighs that looks simple and delicious. I adapted the recipe a bit by using chicken...

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BSU Tailgating Adventure

Just a little recap of my weekend… My sister is a HUGE FOOTBALL FAN!! She and her family absolutely love football and are the biggest Boise State University Bronco fans EVER. They own a huge motor home that they...

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Poached Eggs on Toast with Roasted Tomatoes, Caramelized Mushrooms, and Shaved Parmesan

I saw a picture of this recipe in a Real Simple magazine earlier in the summer. I didn’t get the recipe but the picture stayed in my mind and I knew I would eventually try to recreate it. I...

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Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls

Since it has been cold and rainy here in Oregon, I decided to make a big pot of Beef Stew. Instead of buying rolls to serve with the stew, I decided to make my Mom’s Dinner Rolls but this...

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Mediterranean Roasted Potato Salad AND the Giveaway Winners

I wanted to use up some fingerling potatoes and grape tomatoes I had on hand so I decided to make a Mediterranean potato salad. I roasted the fingerling potatoes then tossed them in a lemon vinaigrette and let them...

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Roasted Chicken with Carrots, Fennel, and Onion AND a Giveaway

It was another cold and rainy day here in Portland so I decided to roast a chicken. I didn’t want anything fancy… just simple comfort food. I found this recipe for a perfect roasted chicken by Ina Gartenand decided...

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Lemon and Garlic Broccolini

I picked up some broccolini at the store and I wanted to make a simple and healthy side dish. I found an Ellie Krieger recipe from the Food Network that sounded easy and delicious. I added some minced garlic...