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Chicken Stew with Olives and Pineapple

Chicken stew is one of many comfort foods that I enjoy when the weather starts getting cold.  It just makes me feel warm inside and takes all the cares away from my day.  It is so good over steamed rice or with crusty bread. A bowl of this stew and a glass of wine is the perfect meal for me…

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Baked Apple Cranberry Oatmeal – a Family Favorite

Oatmeal is such a healthy breakfast but sometimes it can be bland and boring.  I like to try mixing it with different ingredients to make it more appealing.  This recipe was inspired by a delicious cranberry apple sauce that I make for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  It’s a family favorite and everyone loves it.  One time I didn’t make it and…

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Breakfast Oatmeal Cookies with Dark Chocolate

Cookies for breakfast?  Why not?  If it’s healthy I’d say yes please!  Breakfast oatmeal cookies sounds appealing to me because it’s another way to have oatmeal in the morning.  It can be stored in the fridge and great for snack later.  Trust me, its tastes good too even when its cold. When I store these in the fridge, they disappear…

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Ratatouille Saute – the Quick and Easy Way

The French classic Ratatouille is made by cooking each ingredient separately and then cooking it in the oven for 45 minutes. By that time, the vegetables are too soft and quite mushy for me.  I prefer my vegetables not overcooked so I made this quick pan-sautéed Ratatouille. It’s perfect for a weeknight dinner when you don’t have to wait 1 1/2…

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White Bean Corn and Cabbage Soup with Sausage

Soup in the summer?  Yes, absolutely!  Why not when the weather here by the ocean has been foggy and the mornings and nights are cold. This fall-like weather compelled me to make this flavorful soup. I was thinking of something easy and quick to serve on Sunday while watching Game of Thrones. This comforting soup is loaded with healthy vegetables…

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Peach Blueberry Crisp with Almonds

What else can you make with all the peaches and blueberries in season this summer? These individual size peach and blueberry crisp is a celebration of the best flavors of summer.  It’s a delicious dessert that goes well with vanilla ice cream. It’s definitely one of my absolute favorite summer desserts. It’s fruity, sweet, crunchy and nutty. Make the Peach…

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Jasmine Rice with Shrimp, Sausage and Cilantro

If you love rice like me I enjoy eating it in so many different ways.  Steamed rice goes well with any meat or fish.  It’s also great in soups with chicken and vegetables.  In Latin countries, rice is sautéed with meat or seafood and flavored with herbs. This recipe is one of many easy dishes I like to make because…

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Nectarine Tea Cake – A Summer Treat

One of my favorite things to bake in the summer is this nectarine tea cake.  It’s a great way to use stone fruit that I have on the counter.  There are so many ways you can go with in this cake. You can use nectarines, peaches, plums or apricots.  In the fall I make it with sliced apples and cinnamon….

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One Pan Roast Chicken and Vegetables-Tuscan Style

Roast Chicken is a staple in our home when the whole family gathers    around the table for dinner.  In this recipe, the chicken is roasted with vegetables like carrots, onion, and potatoes   (or sweet potatoes).  The Tuscan flavor comes from garlic, lemon, and rosemary. Here, I use a big sheet pan to roast everything.  Line the baking sheet with…

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Summer Blend Vegetables with Herbs

This summer blend of vegetables is one of my favorite side dishes to cook. When corn, zucchini, and bell pepper are in season, it’s a great blend of flavors. I like to cook whatever is in season because that’s when they have the best flavor and the price is reasonable. They also cook really fast when grilled, steamed or sautéed…

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