Monthly Archives: April 2015

Morning Glory Muffins

I am a huge muffin fan. What’s not to love? You can make them quickly, children can help with multiple steps, and you can add almost anything your taste buds crave! Sometimes, however, a carb-loaded muffin only lasts in my … Continue reading

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Chicken Enchiladas

I like easy meals. I love easy meals that taste good. Several years ago I made these chicken enchiladas, and I loved them! It was easily made with a chicken-flavored rice mix, some leftover chicken, and a can of enchilada sauce. We … Continue reading

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Weekly Menu Plan #25

Katie’s plan: Slow Cooker Chicken Chili (with shredded cheese and sour cream), elbow macaroni, pumpkin muffins, black cherries (frozen in season) Pasta Jambalaya, cinnamon-raisin quick bread, corn, pears with cinnamon, blackberry cheesecake trifles Leftovers Spicy Pumpkin Chili with fixings, muffins, … Continue reading

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Earth Day – Composting

In observance of Earth Day, I want to encourage you to take up something that is both environmentally responsible and financially beneficial: composting! While not a “cooking” subject, it is something that comes (largely) from the kitchen! You can also … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Carbonara

Growing up, my family dinners were not exactly what you would think of as exotic. Hamburger was a frequent star, and casseroles were the norm. Our back-up dinners were tuna casserole or SPAM, and my brothers now love to harass … Continue reading

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Weekly Menu Plan #24

Katie’s plan: English muffin pizzas, steamed broccoli, homemade applesauce Fried ham, hard-boiled eggs, steamed crinkle-cut carrots, blueberry tart with ice cream Crockpot honey sesame chicken, rice, steamed carrots and broccoli, mixed berries, blueberry crumb muffins Fried rice, steamed broccoli, orange … Continue reading

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Quiche Showdown!: Pre-baked crust v. unbaked crust

Quiche is very versatile. It makes a good breakfast, sure – but it also works well for brunch, lunch, dinner, and even appetizers. (Mini quiches, anyone?) Quiche is also fairly simple to make, which makes it that much better! With … Continue reading

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