Monthly Archives: November 2014

Weekly Menu Plan #4

Katie’s plan: Pigs in a blanket, sliced carrots and celery with homemade Ranch dip, grapes and sliced apples Spinach-Tomato Pasta, focaccia bread, homemade spiced applesauce Biscuit pizzas, sliced carrots and celery with homemade Ranch dip, watermelon Thanksgiving dinner with extended … Continue reading

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White Chicken Chili

A few years ago, I made white chicken chili for the first time, using a slow cooker recipe I had cut out of the newspaper. It was a winner – hearty, flavorful, and my kids even liked it. I made … Continue reading

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Mama T’s Chili

The holidays are full of once-a-year desserts, treats, or special dishes. Those are wonderful, and always add to the uniqueness of each family’s way of celebrating. The other thing that holidays are full of is people. People who need to … Continue reading

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Weekly Menu Plan #3

Katie’s plan: Lasagna, steamed broccoli, homemade applesauce English muffin pizzas, carrots and celery with homemade Ranch dip, sliced apples Fried rice, steamed broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots, pineapple Quick Chicken Teriyaki with broccoli, grapes Chili-Tomato Mac, steamed green beans, homemade applesauce … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Pie Showdown!: Homemade v. Canned Puree

Thanksgiving is incomplete without pumpkin pie. But how do you make it? We took our two household pumpkin pie recipes and prepared each of them with canned pumpkin puree and homemade pumpkin puree. We then held a taste testing showdown … Continue reading

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Dad’s Dinner Rolls

“Dad’s making his rolls!” This statement was (and is) enough to make my family drool in anticipation of dinner. Every holiday or special meal is incomplete without dad’s rolls. I was lucky to grow up in a household that appreciated … Continue reading

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Weekly Menu Plan #2

Katie’s plan: Turkey sandwiches, carrot & celery sticks with homemade Ranch dip, sliced fresh apples Hosted dinner with family: Cheesy chicken pot pie with biscuit topping, grapes, homemade pumpkin pie Pigs in a blanket, steamed broccoli and cauliflower blend, homemade … Continue reading

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