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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...

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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...