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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...

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Potato Leek Soup

I went to our local farmers market this weekend and picked up some wonderful local fruit and produce, I also finally met Cathy from Wives with Kniveswho was just as lovely as I imagined her to be. It’s been...

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Neapolitan Pancakes

Neapolitan (chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla) is one of my favorite flavors of ice cream so I thought I would try making my kids pancakes using those flavors. I normally whip up a batch of healthy pancakes using yogurt and...

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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...