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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

I am not a very good baker.  My friend Beth is though.  I already shared her coffee cake recipe in an earlier post.  I was up in the Twin Cities recently and stayed with her a few days.  For breakfast each morning, I had one of her muffins.  Pumpkin muffins with chocolate chips and walnuts. …

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Black Beans and Rice Salad

Black Bean and Rice Salad

This is the other recipe I wanted to share in honor of our good friend Carol.  I just shared her balsamic berry sauce and this is the black bean salad she made at the same dinner party.  I’m pretty sure we were there for some sort of summer grill dinner and this was one of …

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Avocado Toast

Avocado toast is quite the thing now.  I love it and have it for lunch all the time.  I probably have it too much, if that’s possible.  This post is short and sweet.  Let’s get right to the point. My favorite way to make it is on good, whole grain bread and drizzled with olive oil. …

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Strawberry Jam

When I lived in St. Paul, MN, I had a truly amazing neighbor named Truus.  I was new to the area with three little ones and she was welcoming, helpful and oh so wise. The incredible food she turned out of her tiny kitchen was delicious! When I came home from the hospital after a difficult …

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