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These cream cheese appetizers with Tomato and spring onion were another big hit at my Christmas party this year. What I liked best easy appetizers like these, is that the mixture kept its consistency well and did not make the crackers soggy, so they could be made a little ahead of time.  The taste is …

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One of my favorite breakfast recipes is an omelette.  They can be made in so many ways and are very filling and satisfying.  This mushroom and caramelized onion omelette is loaded with flavor, easy to make and sure to be a hit with your family. To make this mushroom and caramelized onion omelette just gather these …

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It’s time to toss the deep fryer. These oven baked onion rings have all the flavor of the deep fried version of this recipe, but are much more healthy since they are oven baked. One of my favorite restaurant side dishes in baked onion rings.  I love the crispiness of the outside and the hot …

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This recipe for stuffed shells is sort of a combination of the traditional stuffed Italian shells with a distinct Mexican taco style flair.  The sauce is homemade and so is the taco seasoning. Taco flavored recipes are some of my family’s favorite meal times.  (See my taco wraps and easy taco melts for other tasty …

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These roasted herb potatoes have a crisp outer coating but the center is soft and moist.  They make the perfect side dish for any protein choice. Don’t know how to cook veggies in the oven? See my tips for roasting vegetables here. Ingredients: 4 cups cubed potatoes 2-3 tbsp. mixed fresh chopped herbs (rosemary, oregano …

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When you are looking for an easy weekend breakfast, you can’t top these banana nut muffins with a streusel topping. They are BIG, delicious and full of flavor.  The topping is fairly light, so the heartiness of the banana and nuts comes through without being too sweet.  For a healthy breakfast muffin recipe, try these …

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This green bean casserole is one of those tried and true Thanksgiving and Christmas side dish recipes.  Oddly enough, I did not have it on my holiday table when I was growing up. But now, I can’t get enough of it! The recipe is full of flavor and very easy to prepare. My version uses …

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These delicious peanut butter chocolate chip shortbread cookies combine the best of three worlds – chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter cookies and shortbread – into one delicious treat. I’ve long been a fan of the texture of shortbread cookies. They are crisp and light with a delicate flavor.  Adding chocolate chips and peanut butter into …

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 I love cheesy scalloped potatoes.  The creamy cheese sauce gives this side dish a richness that is so delicious.  It is so easy to add extra flavor to really compliment the taste of potatoes. Chives and nutmeg are the secret ingredients to complete the flavor profile in this dish. Every time I serve this recipe, …

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Looking for a hearty dish that your family will love? Try this Italian sausage casserole with cheese and potatoes. It is a real crowd pleaser! This recipe goes back to the hearty food of the 1970s.  My mom used to make hearty side dish casseroles a lot since we had a big family and food …

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This recipe for chicken and biscuit pot pie uses buttermilk biscuits instead of a crust on the top and bottom to reduce the calories slightly. Even though I have slimmed it down, the recipe loses none of the taste. It is delicious. Chicken pot pies reminds me of my childhood and those days of eating …

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