Category: The Recipes

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5 Simply Fabulous Crock Pot Recipes

(Lisa) “I’m going to become a vegetarian” (Homer) “Does that mean you’re not going to eat any pork?” “Yes” “Bacon?” “Yes Dad” Ham?” “Dad all those meats come from the same animal”  “Right Lisa, some wonderful, magical animal!” -Homer Simpson Want more Crock Pot Recipes? For Ground Beef Crock Pot Recipes Visit Here. For Chicken Crock …

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Penne De Prince

“Life is a combination of magic and pasta.” -Federico Fellini     My Handsome Prince DISLIKES heavy sauce on his pastas. I think that’s the reason why he LOATHES soup… the broth is just like a sauce in his opinion, in the way. After realizing that MY favorite spaghetti recipe was really not at all the …

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Stick A Pork In It

“Ever consider what pets must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul – chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we’re the greatest hunters on earth! “ -Anne Tyler Last week I scored an AMAZING deal on Hormel Always Tender Pork Loin Filet at …

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5 Minute Prep Potato Side- For Indoor and Outdoor Cooking

It is easy to halve the potato where there is love. ~ Irish Sayings    Potatoes are a favorite around here. White, red, purple, fingerling, Russet, mashed, baked, scalloped, with other veggies, smothered in cheese, a dollop of butter or if your THAT kind of person, some sour cream, chives and bacon crumbles… we do …

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Frugal Family Veggie Fajitas On A Fork

“An onion can make people cry, but there has never been a vegetable invented to make them laugh.” – Will Rogers   It’s been HOT! When the temperatures rise, I hate to be stuck in a hot kitchen. BUT everyone is still expecting meals to be served. We had all been snacking on fruit all afternoon …

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Chilled Fruit Soups For Summer

Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. It’s where all the fruit is.  -Shirley MacLaine Summer has been my favorite season since I realised that I’d have 8+ weeks off of school. 🙂 Even as an adult, I’m the one counting down the days until school gets out… not the children. I can hardly …

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I Do… Pass The Cookie Jar!

I love you, Not only for what you are, But for what I am When I am with you. I love you, Not only for what You have made of yourself,  But for what You are making of me.  I love you For the part of me That you bring out. -Roy Croft   My …

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Presto… Delicious Pesto

Definitions of: 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. Cheating once again… I told you already about how much …

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From The Freezer To The Crock… 5 Ground Beef Meals In 45 Minutes!

You can do a lot for your diet by eliminating foods that have mascots.  ~Ted Spiker From The Freezer To The Crock… 5 Ground Beef Meals in 45 Minutes! As promised… more Freeze Ahead Crock Pot Meals! Last week we filled the freezer with Chicken Freezer Crock Pot Ready Meals, find them HERE. This week …

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From The Freezer To The Crock… 4 Meals Under 35 Minutes!

“We’ve had our stuff in the Crock-Pot for a while, and it smells mighty good right about now.” -Dan Mclaughlin Prep Ahead Freezer Crock Pot Meals! **Flash** to a few years later as you dive to the depths of your deep freezer. What’s brownish, frost bitten and might be for dinner if your unlucky?! Would you …

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Easy Lemon Pepper Potatoes

“How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young?” – Paul Sweeney Have you walked into your kitchen, looked through the fridge, pawed through the pantry and then threw your hands up and ordered take out? Even though you have plenty …

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The Family Dinner

One of the problems of our youth is that the family unit is broken up. When we’d sit down to dinner together as a family, we’d learn about each other. We had something people don’t get today. -Paul Prudhomme My Mother gave me this lovely book. I have read it cover to cover and have to …

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Comfort In Tradition

“Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass…   It’s about learning how to dance in the rain.”   – Vivian Greene Recently I’ve been thinking about comfort. The word it’s self is just jam packed loaded down with ideas, refrences and interpertations. What brings each of us comfort is SO varied. About the only …

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Fresh Take on Chicken…

“As for those grapefruit and buttermilk diets, I’ll take roast chicken and dumplings.”  -Hattie McDaniel I must apologize, it seems as though I’ve been remiss. I received a text from a friend, standing in the cheese section of her local market. “Pain in my butt- you never said if that Kraft Chicken stuff was good or not. See I …

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Rainy Day Dinner- Homemade Veggie Soup

I think that women just have a primeval instinct to make soup, which they will try to foist on anybody who looks like a likely candidate. -Dylan Moran April Showers Bring May Flowers! Yes, even here in the beautiful, sunny Southern California, it rains. Sorry to burst your bubble but every so often, even Hollywierd needs …

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