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Pasta Primevera

I found a great recipe last week for pasta primevera and tweaked it to suit my tastes and what I had in the house. It was creamy, interesting and had a lot of vegetables in it without tasting like it … Continue reading

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Chicken stew and dumplings

I make chicken soup about once a month or so and the kids have always liked it.  However, now that it’s Fall, I wanted to make something a little more hearty for dinner. This recipe turned out to be delicious … Continue reading

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Best roasted potatoes and gourmet porkchops

So I discovered how to make really good roasted potatoes today. I mean, the kids called them fries… and ate them all up. High praise indeed. And.. they were not deep fried, yet crisp on the outside, a little soft … Continue reading

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Spinach Mushroom Omelet

I was feeling gourmet-ish and had a lot of different ingredients in the house, so I found an omelet recipe on My DH loves omelets! I tweaked it to make the best omelet I have ever made. It was … Continue reading

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Snack time

I have a new snack recipe I have been making lately. The kids love them, they’re sort of healthy, they’re great for lunches and they freeze well.  Plus they’re moist enough you don’t feel like you must slather them in … Continue reading

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Apple cake – perfect for autumn

I tried a new recipe for apple cake recently.  Actually my mom who was visiting baked it for me and we both agreed that the caramel glaze made the cake much better than a simple apple cake.  So if you … Continue reading

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Easy Beef Stew in your slow cooker

Soccer season is upon us which means three kids have practices after school (Wed, Thurs, Friday), and Saturday morning is filled with three different games. This makes meal planning and preparing a challenge sometimes…. especially when I attend Jeremy’s practices … Continue reading

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A summer salad and apple-chicken curry over rice

This time of year strawberries are in season, so what better way to enjoy them than in a salad? Here’s a favorite recipe we enjoy all summer long. red leaf lettuce torn and cleaned cleaned and sliced strawberries crumbled feta … Continue reading

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Recipes that are sure to please (picky eaters)

I tried a new soup recipe last week and it was delish.  Especially since it featured broccoli but didn’t taste like broccoli, and thus (most) of the children ate it. Potato, Broccoli and Cheese Soup                                                                             … Continue reading

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What to do with your leftover mashed potatoes

I had some leftover mashed potatoes in the fridge, and no leftover gravy, which meant in my estimation, they were pretty much useless. But then I recalled my mother telling me she made potato soup with them. So I checked … Continue reading

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