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Penne with Sausage, Peppers, and Homemade Marinara

I am a lucky girl because I have a kind and generous neighbor named Jack. Not only is he a great guy he also has a green thumb and a very big garden. I looked out my window recently...

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Raspberry and Lemon Curd Galette with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream

We were having friends over for dinner and they were bringing the dinner! I have the best friends. Anyway, since I wasn’t cooking I decided to bake a dessert. I love, love, love galettes, not only are the delicious...

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Pork and Mushroom Stew

When I saw a picture of this stew on the cover of Cuisine at HomeI knew I would be making it immediately. I love pork with apples so I was excited to give this recipe a try. The magazine...

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Spinach Salad with Maple-Dijon Vinaigrette

I’ve been wanting to make this salad for a long time because it looks so flavorful and delicious without being too bad for you. I finally had all the ingredients on hand and decided to make it and I...

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Peanut Butter Swirl Mini Brownies

My son and I wanted to make something special for my daughter’s after school treat today. We finally decided to make peanut butter swirl brownies. I found this recipe on Ezra Pound Cakethat looked delicious but I adapted it...

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Turkey Italian Sausage, Kale, and Pasta Soup

It’s been chilly the last few days here in Oregon and as sad as I am to see the summer go, I am excited for fall to begin. I really love cooking and baking in the cooler weather and...

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Spicy Honey Brushed Chicken Thighs

I saw this recipe in my newest Cooking Lightmagazine and I couldn’t wait to make it. It was a simple and quick recipe with very little clean up. The chicken turned out moist, tender, and so flavorful. I toned...

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Banana, Coconut, and Pineapple Muffins

This recipe was made entirely by my 7 year old daughter. I have to say it was really wonderful to see how confident she is in the kitchen. After setting up the ingredients she asked if she could arrange...

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Mushroom Stuffed Zucchini with Parmesan Panko Topping

I’ve always wanted to stuff zucchini and I thought about all the different ingredients that would make wonderful stuffing. I ultimately decided on what I had on hand which was mushrooms, Parmesan, and panko. I did a quick sauté...

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Deluxe Pizza

I wasn’t in the mood to make a big dinner after a day of back to school shopping. The kids requested pizza so we grabbed some dough and sauce at the store then used ingredients I had on hand...