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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Fruit Salad and Mango-Avocado Salsa

During the winter, fruit can get kind of boring. Not much is in season aside from citrus, so many of the options are too pricey for family dinner. And one can only eat so much applesauce and canned or frozen fruit! … Continue reading

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Weekly Menu Plan #23

Katie’s plan: Various soups (frozen in pint containers and thawed), blueberry muffins Macaroni and cheese, baked beans, mixed vegetables, peaches Spaghetti carbonara, cheesy bread, steamed broccoli, peaches Brunch: ham, roasted asparagus, scalloped potatoes, fruit, quiche, hot cross buns, sourdough English … Continue reading

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Chicken Noodle Casserole

This dish was always a favorite of mine as a child. It’s also a great way to use up some leftover chicken. The chicken called for can be cooked and cubed specifically for this recipe, but I love to use … Continue reading

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