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Southwestern Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

I saw this recipe on Mommi Cooks and it looked so delicious I made it the next night for dinner. I loved the combination of flavors and textures in this dish, especially the sweet corn, spicy poblano pepper, and...

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Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

The kids wanted a treat for breakfast this morning so we decided to make these lemon poppy seed muffins I found at Brown Eyed Baker. They were super simple to make and smelled delicious while they were baking. My...

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Mediterranean Pizza

I needed to use up some ingredients in my refrigerator but I didn’t feel like cooking so what’s a girl to do? Make pizza. Using store bought dough and sauce makes this really feel like I am not cooking....

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Spinach Salad with Strawberry, Walnut, and Parmesan Shavings

I had some really sweet and delicious strawberries in the fridge as well as leftover baby spinach that needed to be used up, so I decided to combine the two and make a salad. I tossed in some toasted...

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Fruit Salad

This recipe was inspired by my wonderful, loving, sweet, and kind friend Joy (can you tell I really love her?). While we were in Idaho we had dinner at a friend’s house and Joy brought a salad similar to...

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Mediterranean Orzo Salad with Grilled Vegetables

I am in love. Truly. This side dish was so good that I could eat just it for a meal and be perfectly happy. I planned to cook the veggies on the grill but it started raining so I...

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Mediterranean Pork Medallions

I was in the mood for Greek flavors so I cut up a pork tenderloin into medallions and marinated them in a combination of olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, and oregano. The pork took minutes to...

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Back from Vacation…

We had a fantastic trip to Idaho visiting our family and friends. We started in Boise and had a wonderful time relaxing, checking out the farmer’s market, going on bike rides, dining at our favorite restaurants, celebrating some birthdays,...

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Grilled Havarti and Tomato on Kalamata Olive Bread

I made this sandwich for my kids’ lunch and couldn’t help myself from sneaking a bite… it was so good! I loved the creamy cheese with the crisp and tangy bread and the sweet tomatoes – it was a...

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Kalamata Olive Bread

I made this loaf of bread for my son because he’s likes bread and he loves kalamata olives. He loved this bread so much he didn’t even want to slather it with butter – he just ate it plain...