Monthly Archives: November 2015

Turkey Soup

There’s nothing quite like a big pot of soup to warm you up when you’re under the weather. And this soup is no exception. After enjoying a lovely roasted turkey dinner, make turkey soup! It gets you out of the … Continue reading

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Weekly Menu Plan #56

Katie’s plan: Pizza, steamed green beans, various fruits (apples, pomegranate, grapes) Chili cook-off: brought white chicken chili and fixings French bread pizzas, various fruits (pomegranate, clementines, grapes) Hobo packets (thinly sliced potatoes, sausage, and onion), bread machine French bread, homemade … Continue reading

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Two Recipes Using Pumpkin: Pumpkin Bars & Pumpkin Muffins

Fall is my favorite season. There’s something about the crisp air, the rosy cheeks, the falling leaves, and the shortening days that makes my heart sing. And of course, the prevalence of pumpkin in baked goods doesn’t hurt! I personally … Continue reading

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What to do with pumpkin: recipes (with links!)

Fall is my favorite season. The colorful falling leaves crunch underfoot as you walk in the brisk air. Walking outside gives you a rosy glow to your cheeks. And…it’s pumpkin season! Although I’m a firm believer that anytime is pumpkin … Continue reading

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Weekly Menu Plan #55

Katie’s plan: Out of town (ate on the road) Frozen pizza, apples Mexican chicken soup with fixings, rice, black olives Denver omelet, ham, fried eggs, baked potatoes with fixings, buttermilk brownies Confetti chili with fixings, penne, corn, pumpkin biscuits, homemade … Continue reading

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Homemade Stuffing

Growing up, my mom’s choice of stuffing for Thanksgiving was Stove Top from a box. I think that she liked that, once her kids were old enough, they could mix it up instead of her – taking one holiday meal … Continue reading

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Cocoa Mix Showdown!: store-bought v. homemade

When it comes to having a showdown of something homemade versus something store-bought, my immediate inclination is to assume that the homemade version will not only taste better but also be less expensive. Often this is true, particularly because you … Continue reading

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How to Make Homemade Cranberry Sauce

There’s something that everyone always needs for it to be Thanksgiving. Be it the turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, rolls, or stuffing. For my mom (much to my father’s chagrin), it’s cranberry sauce. And we’re talking the cranberry sauce … Continue reading

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Quick and Easy Paella

Check out my post for Martin’s Supermarket, a Quick and Easy Paella! It is sure to feed a crowd at your next gathering, and the best part is that it won’t take your whole afternoon to make it! View the … Continue reading

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Weekly Menu Plan #54

Katie’s plan: Leftovers White chicken chili and rice, fresh fruit Macaroni and cheese, Cobb Salad with homemade vinaigrette Quesadillas, grilled cheese sandwiches, or leftover barbecue beef sandwiches, peas, grapes Baked spaghetti, plain spaghetti, steamed broccoli, homemade applesauce Slow cooker Mexican … Continue reading

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