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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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Pasta with Crispy Bacon and Tomatoes

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love pasta.  It is so easy to make that you can have a meal ready in 15 minutes.  With just a few ingredients it comes out tasty and so satisfying to eat.   One of my favorite pasta dishes to make is spaghetti with bacon and tomatoes.  I know, right? Anything with bacon is…

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A Rustic Peach and Blueberry Pie

What is summer without peach blueberry pie?  This is my favorite dessert served with vanilla ice cream.  Every year I look forward to cooking with peaches and berries.  Now that peach season has just began,  I feel the need to bake this simple and easy pie.  What I love about this pie is it’s rustic, no need to worry about…

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