Monthly Archives: August 2015

Tomato Basil Soup

When I used to think of cherry tomatoes, I only ever thought of using them as a topping for salad or maybe tossed with some pasta. When my husband started bringing bowls of cherry tomatoes in from our garden, that mindset … Continue reading

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Weekly Menu Plan #43

Katie’s plan: Salade Nicoise (greens, steamed potatoes and green beans, hard-boiled eggs, black olives, grape tomatoes, and red onion) with mustard  vinaigrette, corn muffins, strawberries, pumpkin bars Parish picnic Port-a-pit chicken and potatoes, peas and carrots, cantaloupe, homemade lemonade Poblano … Continue reading

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Tarte Tatin

I love trying a food for the first time. It’s one of my hobbies: making new recipes (so that I can eat them!). Especially desserts. I had always wanted to try making tarte tatin, so this was a fun project! … Continue reading

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Apple Crumb Pie

I’m not going to lie: sometimes baking a pie with two pie crusts kind of stresses me out. As much as one can really get “stressed out” about pie. Enter my new friend, the crumb topping. Mix it up, pour … Continue reading

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Weekly Menu Plan #42

Katie’s plan: Pizza, steamed green beans, grape tomatoes with Ranch dip, homemade applesauce Slow Cooker French Dip sandwiches with homemade hoagie buns, tortilla chips and homemade salsa, steamed broccoli and carrots, spiced applesauce black bean-corn chili with rice, green onions, … Continue reading

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Spiced Banana-Chocolate Chip Bread

I have a confession to make: I have never really liked banana bread. You take bananas that are so over-ripe that no one is willing to eat them, and then you make quick bread with them to try to pass … Continue reading

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Two Chewy Granola Bars: Oatmeal Raisin & Chocolate Chip

Of all the things that you can make yourself, granola bars is one of the easiest. Give one of these recipes a try. They’re some of our families’ favorites! Chewy Spiced Chocolate Chip Granola Bars Oatmeal-Raisin Granola Bars  

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