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Turkey Meatloaf Muffins topped with Spinach and Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

My kids and I were shopping at Trader Joe’s and they were passing out samples of their frozen turkey meatloaf muffins that were topped with spinach and mashed potatoes. We all really loved them so I decided to re-create...

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Roasted Tomato Soup with Poblanos, Oregano, and Cotija Cheese aka Sopa de Jitomate y Rajas

I saw this recipe on the Whole Foods blog and I couldn’t wait to make it, especially after watching Rick Bayless make it here. The soup was extremely simple to make and tasted so amazing. My poblanos turned out...

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White Chocolate and Pecan Pumpkin Muffins

My kids had a day off of school for parent/teacher conferences so we decided to make some pumpkin muffins. They wanted to add white chocolate and I wanted to add pecans. They were very simple and fun to make...

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Bacon, Egg, and Toast Cups

I saw this recipe on the Martha Stewart website and decided to give it a try. She made several egg cups at once using a muffin tin but I was only cooking for myself so I used a Pyrex custard...

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Grilled Steak with Avocado Sauce

I was searching the web for avocado recipes and when I saw this recipe on Life’s AmbrosiaI knew I had to make it. I adapted it a bit by using the steaks I had on hand, which happened to...

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Kiss Cookies

We were heading over to our good friend’s house for dinner and I was asked to bring a dessert. My friend, Currié, loves the combination of peanut butter and chocolate so my son and I decided to make these...

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Spinach and Avocado Salad

I had a bag of baby spinach to use up and two ripe avocados so I decided to make a tossed salad with a few of my favorite ingredients. I tossed this salad with my favorite dressing – Fran’s...

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Penne with Mixed Vegetables, Parmesan Cheese, and Pine Nuts

I adapted this recipe from one I found in a Sunset Fast and Freshmagazine. I threw in whatever veggie I had on hand, shitake mushrooms, bell peppers, onion, zucchini, and tomatoes. This pasta was light, hearty, and so delicious....

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Banana, Raspberry, and White Chocolate Chip Bread

My son and I were in the mood to bake an after school snack. I had a couple of bananas to use up as well as some fresh raspberries so we decided to make bread. The raspberries were a...

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Spiced Pork Tenderloin with Sautéed Apples

I am always on the lookout for new recipes using pork tenderloin so I was excited to see this recipe in Cooking Light – October 2010. I loved how easy this dish was to make and how delicious it...