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Spicy Orange Chicken Salad

Here is the last recipe that my friend Lori made for us while visiting her family last weekend. This salad is very simple to make, only has a few ingredients, and tastes fantastic. I loved the heat from the...

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Vegetable Pie with a Zucchini Crust

Here is another recipe my friend Lori made for us last weekend. This vegetable pie was easy to make and tasted so fantastic! We all really, really loved it. I look forward to adapting this recipe to work with...

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Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Vinaigrette

We went out of town this weekend to visit our dear friends at their beautiful home in Eugene. It was such a wonderful and relaxing weekend filled with people we love. My amazing friend Lori, who is the best...

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Coconut, Macadamia Nut, and White Chocolate Banana Bread

I love making banana bread and I love the combination of coconut, macadamia nuts, and white chocolate, so I decided to combine them together and make this bread.  It had a fantastic combination of flavors and textures and was...

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Roasted Asparagus with Browned Butter, Soy and Balsamic Sauce

I had asparagus that needed to be used up so I started searching online for a simple and delicious recipe. I found one on The Girl Who Ate Everything that looked perfectly delicious and so easy to make. This recipe...

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Spicy Oatmeal Crisps

Every year I make a few different baked goods for my kids’ teachers as a thank you for all their hard work. I have been so busy this week that I was only able to make a batch of...

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Greek Orzo

I wanted a quick, simple, and delicious side dish to pair with my Mediterranean Chicken Thighs so I decided to make a Greek inspired orzo dish. I added spinach, tomatoes, kalamata olives, and red onion to the orzo then...

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Mediterranean Chicken Thighs

I was in the mood for Mediterranean flavors so I picked up some chicken thighs and marinated them in some olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, and red wine vinegar for a few hours. The meat was tender, juicy,...

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Tiffany’s Tomatoes

Back in 1997 when I first moved to Portland I lived with one of my best friends Tiffany in a small apartment with our two cats. One of our weekly rituals was to come home from work and make...

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Creamy Low Fat Buttermilk Basil Dressing

We loved the buttermilk dill dressing so much I decided to try making it with fresh basil and parsley this time. I also decided to add a bit of lemon because I love basil and lemon together. It turned...