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Chicken and Roasted Pepper Quesadillas

We had avocados that were ripe and ready to use so I whipped up a batch of guacamole to serve with some chicken and roasted pepper quesadillas. I used leftover roasted chicken meat mixed with seasonings, roasted peppers, onion,...

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Mixed Vegetable Sauté with Fresh Basil

This is a quick, healthy, and delicious side dish that goes well with most any main entree. It’s also a great way to use up the vegetables in your refrigerator. I served this dish with the barbecue beef sandwiches...

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Barbecue Beef Sandwiches

I am a very happy woman because this recipe turned out fantastic! The beef was really tender and so flavorful. I loved the homemade barbecue sauce, it was sweet, tangy, and so tasty. The French’s fried onions made this...

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Strawberry Galette with Homemade Vanilla Whipped Cream

I had one pie crust to use up so I decided to bake a strawberry galette with my daughter. It was a fun afternoon cooking with my little sous chef. I think she really liked placing the strawberry slices...

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Spicy Sesame Noodles with Roasted Chicken

I had leftover roasted chicken to use up so I decided to make a spicy sesame noodle dish with chicken, carrots, bell pepper, fresh basil, and cilantro. I made a sesame and soy dressing that made this dish extra...

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Banana Oatmeal Bread

I had two very ripe bananas that needed to be used up so I decided to bake a banana oatmeal bread from Cooking Light. I adapted the recipe a bit by using both whole wheat and regular flour, both...

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Vegetable Loaded Salad with Creamy Dill Dressing

I needed to clean out the refrigerator so this salad has a little bit of everything in it. I usually make my House Salad but I think I will be making this one more often because I loved that...

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Low Fat Buttermilk Dill Dressing

I made a simple salad filled with vegetables and decided to make a quick and easy buttermilk salad dressing to go with it. I found some fresh dill in the refrigerator and decided it would be the perfect dressing...

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Vegetable and Kale Soup

We had yet another rainy day here in Oregon so I made a big pot of vegetable soup. I decided to add some kale, because I love it in soups, and some white cannellini beans for protein. This soup...

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Blueberry Lemon Surprise Muffins

I recently day dreamed about making blueberry muffins with a bit of lemon curd floating inside so I decided to make them this weekend with my kids. The lemon curd blended in with the cake instead of floating in...