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The Best Lime Bars

 These Best Lime Bars are a refreshing, sweet treat after any meal. Tangy and delicious, every bite reminds you of your favorite lime pie recipe, without the hassle of making pie crust. So simple to put together they are the hit of any gathering.  My mom came to visit recently from Southern California. She loves … Read More »»


Chocolate-Avocado-Almond Butter Smoothie

This Chocolate-Avocado-Almond Butter Smoothie is the perfect way to start your day. It will satisfy your cravings for all things sweet, satisfy your appetite and give you a healthy boost in the process. Raise your hand if you don’t automatically put together chocolate and avocado as the perfect pairing combination. Keep them raised if you’ve … Read More »»


The Best One Pot-Stove Top Chicken and Rice

  It has taken years to perfect this recipe. This is The Best One Pot-Stove Top Chicken and Rice I have ever tasted (yes it’s true!). So easy to throw together on a weeknight, but has all the flavor you would expect in a weekend dish. It has literally been years and years of tweaking … Read More »»


Bacon Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies with Peanut Butter Glaze

  A mouthwatering salty-sweet combination, these Bacon Banana Cookies with Peanut Butter Glaze and topped with flecks of sea salt will have everyone asking for a second batch. My husband and I just finished watching the series Breaking Bad. Just wow is all I can say. It was one incredible television show. Who else is … Read More »»


Strawberry Lemon Cream Cheese Pound Cake

  This from scratch Strawberry Lemon Cream Cheese Pound Cake is a deliciously rich cake that is not overly sweet. I’ve incorporated cream cheese, which is unusual for pound cake. The cream cheese gives the cake a springy crumb texture, richness and tenderness, while keeping the cake moist for several days. It is the perfect choice for … Read More »»

Favorites From The Past


15-Minute Mexican Chicken Soup with Avocado

Sure, it’s still officially summer, but with school back in full-swing, weeknight crazy-busyness is here. Gone are the lazy afternoons where we had dinner at leisure. Now there’s homework, football games, all those darn forms to fill out and all kinds of running around. This means we all need a filling and hearty dinner the … Read More »»


Vietnamese-Style Beef with Garlic, Black Pepper and Lime

Make this for dinner tonight, it is beyond delicious…mouth-watering really.  So much flavor in this super-simple dish. While it’s perfect over a bed of jasmine rice, you could also serve this with lettuce leaves as a wrap.  It would be perfect.  I wish I had more time to go on and on about the merits … Read More »»


Pork Tenderloin with Honey Mustard Sauce

I’ve had a few pork tenderloins in the freezer for a while now and it was about time to use them up.  I love pork tenderloin because not only is it lean, it’s almost like a blank canvas for so many types of sauces. While I was visiting one of my fellow Oregon bloggers, Pam … Read More »»

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