Category: The Recipes

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3 Homemade Frozen Dinners With Leftover Chicken

“The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.” -Calvin Trillin    3 Homemade Frozen Dinners With Leftover Chicken is yet ANOTHER way we make our dollar stretch while NEVER skimping on taste or health! Raise your hand …

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Heavenly Blintz Custard

“I don’t like food that’s too carefully arranged; it makes me think that the chef is spending too much time arranging and not enough time cooking. If I wanted a picture I’d buy a painting.” -Andy Rooney     Heavenly Blintz Custard, otherwise known as “What do I do with leftover Blintzes?”   **Snort… like …

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Brown Sugar Muffins

  “How can you sit there, calmly eating muffins when we are in this horrible trouble, I can’t make out. You seem to me to be perfectly heartless.” “Well, I can’t eat muffins in an agitated manner. The butter would probably get on my cuffs. One should always eat muffins quite calmly. It is the …

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Blintzes

“Then there was mother, who made the most delicious blintzes in the world.” -Love & Death   Blintzes are a tradition we LOVE! Blintzes are Jewish Style Pancakes, very similar to French Crepes filled with sweetened cheese and eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner, for that matter. Typically Blintzes are filled with  cheese or fruit. …

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Baked Oatmeal

  “You have to eat oatmeal or you’ll dry up. Anybody knows that.” -Kay Thompson   Baked Oatmeal…or as I like to think of it, what to do with leftover oatmeal packets. This recipe came to life when I realised my people had been eating all BUT the apple cinnamon packets of oatmeal. My pantry had …

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Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Mix a pancake,            Stir a pancake,             Pop it in the pan.            Fry the pancake,           Toss the pancake,             Catch it if you can. -Christina Rossetti   Cottage Cheese Pancakes are light and thin, similar to a crepe. I know, it’s hard not to think Cottage Cheese Pancakes… *Irp* Gross! Cottage Cheese doesn’t …

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Whipped Fresh Fruit Dip

“The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.” -Moliere   Whipped Fresh Fruit Dip is not only easy and always a crowd pleaser for all ages but it is also super budget friendly too! Handsome Prince: Whatcha Doing? Me: Writing a post about my fruit dip. The Handsome Prince pulls an awful …

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Hot Cranberry Twist

“May you have warm words on a cold evening, a full moon on a dark night and a smooth road all the way to your door.” -Irish Blessing     Hot Cranberry Twist is like a cider… just without the apples. Same rich sweet cinnamon clove taste BUT with a cranberry zing and a citrus …

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Easy Cheesy Baked Ziti

As long as there’s pasta and Chinese food in the world, I’m okay.   – Michael Chang    Easy Cheesy Baked Ziti is a simple, hearty, crowd pleasing meal that takes ZERO special kitchen skills to have it turn out AMAZING! You may make everything from scratch or I’ll also walk you through opening jars and …

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Mom’s Mashed Potatoes

What I say is that, if a fellow really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow. – A.A.Milne Mom’s Mashed Potatoes are SUPER EASY! I refuse to make mashed potatoes from a box since I taught myself to cook from scratch. Yes, it takes me an extra 10 minutes to peel …

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Basil & Parsley Pesto

Pesto Definition: A sauce used in Italian cuisine, typically made by blending olive oil, basil, garlic, pine nuts, and grated parmesan cheese; it is served hot or cold over pasta, meat, or fish. Where pine nuts are expensive, sunflower seeds are sometimes substituted. Fresh Basil & Parsley Pesto might just be one of the very …

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Wholesome Mayonnaise

  “One of my favorite things is mayonnaise and I have to tell you that. I love mayonnaise, but I don’t eat it any more. If I do I put light mayonnaise on it, which I know is still not good but it’s a lot better than the other one and I don’t eat it …

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Simple Popcorn Balls

    “Beggars can’t be choosers, except when it comes to popcorn balls, and stale ones at that!”       Simple  Popcorn Balls because you’ve been “popping” through my mind all day.  😉   Remember how you felt when you were young and you saw a great big colorful, sticky Popcorn Ball? I could …

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Funny Bunny Stew

  I would like to find a stew that will give me heartburn immediately, instead of at three o clock in the morning. -John Barrymore Funny Bunny Stew is a Hearty, Healthy and Simple to make. My family has been making various versions of this since I can remember. My Mother called it Carrot Chowder. …

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Back To School- Homemade Uncrustables

“The Difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given the test. In life you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.” -Tom Bodett   The kids are getting ready to head back to school again. Time to make Back To School- Homemade Uncrustables! We have our supplies, our spirit …

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