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Roasted Fennel with Olive Tapenade and Feta Cheese

My sweet husband bought me the new Tyler Florence Family Meal cookbook for Christmas and I was so excited! Tyler is one of my favorite chefs because his recipes are easy to follow, he uses fresh ingredients, and the...

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Lemony Chicken Saltimbocca

I am really excited with this month’s Cooking Light because I have found several recipes I want to make, starting with this one. This recipe was perfect to try with my new olive oil I received from Olivari. It’s...

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Relaxed and Ready to Cook

We just got back from a holiday vacation in Idaho. We started our trip in Boise where we stayed with my sister and her family and celebrated Christmas with them and my father. We drove around the city and...

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Spatchcocked Roasted Chicken with Tomatoes, Garlic, and Fresh Basil

I learned about spatchcocking chicken from my friends Marjie and Chris and I’ve been wanting to try it for a long time. I found this Martha Stewart recipe that looked wonderful so I finally decided to give it a...

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Butternut Squash Ravioli with a Butter Sage Sauce and Parmesan Cheese

I have been so busy getting ready for the upcoming holiday that I haven’t had a lot of time to cook big meals. I recently found this butternut squash ravioli at Trader Joe’s and decided to make a simple...

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Wilted Spinach Salad with Caramelized Shallots

I had some spinach to use up so I searched online and found this recipe on Martha Stewart. This salad turned out to be very quick and simple to make and it made a wonderful and healthy side dish...

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Baked Chicken and Sharp Cheddar Taquitos

We had friends come over for dinner and I wanted to make something quick and simple. I grabbed a rotisserie chicken from the store and chopped up all the meat with some cilantro, bell pepper, poblano pepper, onion, lime,...

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Banana, Blueberry, and Lemon Muffins

I had a few very ripe bananas to use up so I went in search of a fun new recipe to make. I found this recipe on Dragon’s Kitchenand couldn’t resist making them and I am so glad I...

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Southwestern Casserole

I saw this Cooking Light recipe on Myrecipes and decided to make it for dinner. I adapted it a bit by adding more spices, more green chiles, cilantro, and avocado. This recipe was simple to make with very little...

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Potato Tian with Caramelized Onions and Parmesan AND the Giveaway Winner

I was recently sent some wonderful little potatoes from Tasteful Selectionsto try. Since I am originally from Idaho, it only makes sense that I love, love, love potatoes! I received two bags, one of a mixture of yellow, red,...