Category: The Recipes

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The Kids Favorite Veggies

If vegetarians eat vegetables, what do humanitarians eat? As the Mom, Co-Captain of this ship and the Resident Personal chef to the people that live in my kingdom, I’m always trying to find another veggie dish that the kids like. We are all big vegetable people and even one of the kiddos is a strict …

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Chicken Fajitas

[Peter is ordering from a fast food restaurant] Peter: Yeah, I’d like 6,000 chicken fajitas, please? Yeah, 6,000 chicken fajitas. Brian: And a super sized McBiscuit, please? -Family Guy   I often have “order envy”. The Handsome Prince always seems to find the one thing on every menu that is absolutely amazing. I can never …

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Cheap Steak

“I hate reality but it’s still the best place to get a good steak. “ -Woody Allen   It’s not that I’m a cheap steak, um I mean cheapskate exactly. Feeding 6+ people at every meal can become costly and time consuming. Then take into account peoples personal preferences, if all ingredients are currently at …

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Chewy Gingerbread Cookies

Come sit at my table and share with me, Warm chewy gingerbread cookies and cinnamon tea. Most people think of gingerbread around the holidays but these Chewy Gingerbread Cookies will have you making them year round. When I was pregnant with K, the morning sickness was 24/7 from conception to birth. These cookies saved me …

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Peanut Butter Cookies

“I really don’t like peanut butter cookies except when you make them. Then I could eat the whole plate.” -My BFF Ellen   Once upon a time before I had kids, I got a desperate phone call from a girlfriend who needed a babysitter for a few days while her normal sitter recovered from an …

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Homemade Soup To Warm You

“You  can do almost anything with soup stock, it’s like a strong foundation. When you  have the right foundation, everything tastes good.” – Martin  Yan It didn’t feel cold here in Southern California until this week. Time for some homemade soup to warm you! A cold snap has streaked through our otherwise rather pleasant sweatshirt …

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Popcorn

“Of  course life is bizarre, the more bizarre it gets, the more interesting it is.  The only way to approach it is to make yourself some popcorn and enjoy the  show.” – David  Gerrold I LOVE the smell of freshly popped popcorn! It’s fun to pop a batch of popcorn and watch the kids’ faces light …

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Ian’s Gluten & Wheat Free Scones

Definitions of: gluten Definition: The viscid, tenacious substance which gives adhesiveness to dough. The other day I made a batch of Ian’s Gluten & Wheat Free Scones for Ian (my friend’s little guy) who has been under the weather. A recipe I received from a favorite checker at my favorite local health foods store. She’s …

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Tomato Butternut Basil Soup

“Grilled  cheese and tomato soup is the ultimate comfort meal.” -Ina  Garten   Tomato Butternut Basil Soup is a kid favorite around these parts. The Handsome Prince and I totally agree that there is something about plain old tomato soup that makes us instantly lose our appetite. That would be putting it lightly, we both abhor …

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Funnel Cake

“Chili dogs, funnel cakes, fried bread, majorly greasy pizza, candy apples, ye gods. Evil food smells amazing — which is either proof that there is a Satan or some equivalent out there, or that the Almighty doesn’t actually want everyone to eat organic tofu all the time. I can’t decide.”     ― Jim Butcher,  Side Jobs: Stories From …

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Chocolate Chip Pancakes

   “There was no time for chit-chat when there were chocolate chip pancakes to be eaten.”   ― Kristen Day, Forsaken When I was little, I looked forward to sleeping over at a good friend’s house because EVERY Sunday morning her dad made chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast and then we’d float around her hot tub until we …

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Homemade Chicken Nuggets

Did You Know??? On March 15, 1980, McDonald’s “test-marketed”, for the first time, their chicken McNuggets in Knoxville, TN.    Homemade Chicken Nuggets will win you over and put a stop to the occasional pit stop through the drive thru. Once upon a time, The Handsome Prince had a room mate that over time became known as “Uncle Mikey” to …

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Challah

“Everybody  needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may  heal and give strength to body and soul.” -John Muir  With the arrival of Chanukah, it kicks off my challah baking spree. I LOVE the way baking challah fills our home with it’s inviting, tempting fragrance.   Challah …

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Corn Souffle

A light wind swept over the corn, and all nature laughed in the sunshine. -Ann Bronte   Corn Souffle has been the plague upon my conversation recently. Example: I call my mother the day before Thanksgiving to see what whe’s up to and how she’s doing. I mention that I spoke to my sister that …

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Fudge Sauce

 Always serve too much hot fudge sauce on hot fudge sundaes. It makes people overjoyed, and puts them in your debt.  -Judith Olney     Fudge Sauce is so easy, makes for an excellent gift and always puts people in such a happy mood. Just the word *fudge* ripples off the tounge and send the mind …

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