Category: The Recipes

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Papa’s Sizzling Snake Strips

“With us, it’s a very specific audience. If you like steak, this is it for you.” -Jerry Only There are many wonderful “Papas” in this great big world… none could ever have been as special as “Our Papa”. My parent’s were blessed with a Brady Bunch Family. His 2, Mom’s 3 and yet I still felt …

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Do It Yourself Dinner… $10 & 15 Minutes!

“Miracles are like meatballs, because nobody can exactly agree on what they are made of, where they come from, or how often they should appear.” ― Lemony Snicket, The Carnivorous Carnival   I  was talking to an old friend the other day. She is a Full time Stay at Home Mom for the FIRST time… she …

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Homemade Fresh Whipped Cream

“Whipped cream isn’t whipped cream at all if it hasn’t been whipped with whips, just like poached eggs isn’t poached eggs unless it’s been stolen in the dead of the night.”     ― Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory   I used to purchase my whipped cream in a tub or in a can. Then I …

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Oh Thank Heavens for… Slurpees!

“Food is an important part of a balanced diet.” – Fran Lebowitz   Just so we’re all clear, bribery is alive and doing well here in Southern California! I said so many things about how I was going to parent my children, then I had children and I realized I knew nothing. As parents, we have to observe, listen, learn …

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The Chronicles Of The Blue Pot…

“I know by my own pot how the others boil.”   – French Proverb    If you don’t cook you won’t understand how one pot could change your universe. It won’t make the world start spinning the other direction, your left earring to be found, do your mountain of laundry or make your toilet seat to always be …

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Eye of Round Roast with Veggies

“Talk of joy: there may be things better than beef stew and baked potatoes and home-made bread – there may be.” -David Grayson   I keep stumbling upon super cheap deals on eye of round beef roasts. The first one I passed on because honestly, I had not a clue what I would do with …

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Don’t Forget Your GREEN… PESTO!

Marie: “Restaurants are to people in the ’80s “what theater was to people in the ’60s.” I read that in a magazine.  Jess: I wrote that.  Marie: Get out of here.  Jess: No, I did. I wrote that.  Marie: I’ve never quoted anything from a magazine in my life. That’s amazing. Don’t you think that’s …

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Super Easy Veggies

 “July is the only time of year when country people lock our cars in the church parking lot, so people don’t put squash on the front seat. I used to think that was a joke.” –Garrison Keillor    I did not realize until I was in my 20’s that I was hopelessly in love with …

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Handsome Prince Easy Chicken Drumsticks… & You’ll Live Happily Ever After!

“Is this chicken, what I have, or is this fish? I know it’s tuna, but it says ‘Chicken of the Sea.’ “ — Jessica Simpson   My Handsome Prince never has been, nor do I believe he cares to ever be known for his cooking. Sure, in his bachelor life, I’ve been witness to some out …

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Green Beans

“Better beans and bacon in peace than cakes and ale in fear.”  – Aesop  For reasons which are yet to fully be explained, I’ve been hopelessly drawn to veggies for the past several months. Cutting, chopping my way through many new dishes, finding some favorites and making them until I got them just right for …

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Simple French Bread Pizza

“You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I’m not hungry enough to eat six.” -Yogi Berra I know, I know French Bread Pizza has been around FOREVER! Given these deeply uncertain economic times, we all need to look for ways to make our money go further without sacrificing and purchasing the cheaper sometimes less healthy …

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Let us save our Celery!

“I’m afraid of losing my obscurity. Genuineness only thrives in the dark. Like celery.” – Aldous Huxley   All 4 of our kids are big salads, fruits and veggies people. I Love it! In the last few weeks I’ve purchased celery at least twice and when I went to use it, it was limp. 🙁 …

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Pumpkin Squares With Denial is Divine Frosting

“I wish I could bake a cake filled with rainbows and smiles and everyone would eat and be happy.”  -Mean Girls Now hear this: Pumpkin Squares are for All Seasons! I dare you NOT to eat this for breakfast too.  No one can keep their hands off until there is only crumbs left in the …

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