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Focaccia Bread

I am extremely intimidated by making bread but I am trying to face my fear. I was going to make a tasty pasta for dinner and I decided to try making focaccia bread to serve with it. I wanted...

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Linguine with Turkey Italian Sausage, Tomatoes, Arugula, and Ciliengini

There is a restaurant in our town called Mingo that my husband and I just love. They have great food, wonderful ambiance, and terrific service! They also have a linguine dish that makes me drool. It’s so simple, hearty,...

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Banana Cinnamon Cookies

  It’s been raining and cold here in Portland so when I picked my son up from kindergarten we decided to bake cookies together. We had some ripe bananas to use up so we decided to bake banana cinnamon...

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Canadian Bacon, Green Chile, & Cheddar Quiche with a Shredded Potato Crust

My husband was going to help our friends move so I made this quiche to give him a filling and hearty breakfast for the heavy lifting he was going to be doing all day long.  I really love the...

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Blueberry and Lemon Curd Galette with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream

We were celebrating my friend’s birthday at our house and when I asked her what kind of cake she wanted she told me that she would prefer a galette for dessert.   I decided to make another one with lemon...

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Shredded Beef and Cheddar Baked Flautas

We had our friends come over to celebrate my dear friend Kyle’s birthday. For her birthday dinner she requested some shredded beef flautas with homemade salsa and fresh guacamole. This meal was simple to make and tasted amazing. The...

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Roasted Tomato and Vegetable Soup

I got another bag of delicious tomatoes from my sweet and generous neighbors, Jack and Mary this weekend. Since it has been raining and cold lately, I decided to make a big pot of vegetable soup with a roasted...

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Avocado and Tomato Salad

I found some beautiful tomatoes at the store recently and decided to make a very simple salad featuring the tomatoes and fresh avocado. I seasoned them simply with sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, along with a drizzle of olive...

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Southwestern Cream of Chicken Soup

This is another recipe from Cuisine at Home – I love that magazine! This recipe just called my name when I saw it. I love Southwestern flavors and creamy soup so this one was perfect for me. I used...

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Roasted Chicken and Pineapple Quesadilla

I saw this recipe on The Pioneer Woman’s site recently and couldn’t wait to make it for lunch. I made these for my son and I with the leftover Slow Roasted Chicken with Cilantro-Lime Butter and they turned out fantastic....