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Disappearing Zucchini Orzo

Grating zucchini into small cut pasta means it practically disappears! Your kids will gobble this Disappearing Zucchini Orzo up and gain all the nutrients. Today I hosted our monthly book club meeting. We always have a themed potluck of dishes that somehow relate to the book we read. This month’s book was the very inspiring …

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Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just about a week and a half away. I get to cook for a crowd again (smaller than last year though) and I’m super excited. My dad, brother, and sister are coming out. I’ve got my menu plan ready and I purchased everything that isn’t perishable. Brined, Herb Roasted Turkey (fresh, free range, …

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Caramel Apple Crunch

I had bought a bunch of granny smith apples at Costco because Logan now likes apples. There were so many that I decided to do a little experiment with them. I also bought several bags of the caramel bits at Wal-Mart because I liked them so much in the cookies we made and I didn’t …

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Soup Weather

We have had on and off cold and beautiful weather. I think fall is trying to come to an end here and I’m not ready for that. This weekend was gorgeous on Saturday and cold again by Sunday. Cold weather makes me want to make a big hearty meal and so that is what we …

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Breakfast for Dinner

We had breakfast for dinner tonight. I was in a bind because I needed to do two errands today, Target and grocery shopping, but I only had time for one. I picked Target because that one is usually more fun for the kids. Luckily, I ended up having what I needed for an impromptu breakfast …

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Chicken Tetrazzini

My mom always made Chicken Tetrazzini (or with turkey after Thanksgiving) and I always loved it. It was the first dish I ever cooked for Eric when we were dating. He liked it too and thought I was such a good cook. I have since changed the recipe slightly – adding mushrooms, making the sauce …

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Halloween Chili

My mom used to always make Chili for dinner on Halloween. Now that I’m a mom I’m realizing that she probably did that because Chili is easy. And can be made ahead. And kids usually like it. So, I’ve been making Chili for dinner on Halloween for the past few years too. I think I …

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fall cookies

Logan and I experimented in the kitchen this afternoon while Madeline was napping. My mission was to create a caramel apple cookie. I thought the idea would be perfect for fall and something different. You can probably use any cookie base for the dough recipe. I picked this one because I like chewy cookies rather …

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Madeline’s Birthday Food

I’ve been wanting to get together all the recipes I used for Madeline’s Tropical Birthday Party. I was so pleased with how all the food turned out and the guests were too! Tropical Fruit Salad 20 ounces fresh pineapple 3 tablespoons honey 1/4 cup fresh lime juice 1 teaspoon grated orange rind 6 medium oranges, …

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