Category Archives: Meals

Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup with Ham

Split pea soup is a fantastic dinner for a cold, snowy evening. It’s filling, hearty, and flavorful. This soup can be very bland, in both texture and taste. The trick is to get plenty of flavor and texture from the … Continue reading

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Sheet Pan Pork Loin Roast with Parmesan Oven Wedges

Pork tenderloin is one of those things that seems like a fancy meal, but takes very little time and effort to produce. I have served this particular meal to visiting family several times, and it is always well-received. The potatoes … Continue reading

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Weekly Meal Plan #99

I realized this week that sometimes having a good back-up plan is just as important as having a plan. I was sick much of the week, and didn’t have the energy to cook from scratch every day. On those days … Continue reading

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How to Make Homemade Calzones

Give me a combination of bread and cheese I’m pretty much set. Include more pizza-related toppings and I’ll be happy forever. (Maybe a slight exaggeration, but really, not that much.) When I was in college, one of the dining halls … Continue reading

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Baked Meatballs

Spaghetti and meatballs has always seemed like a restaurant-quality meal to me. (Probably because I can’t recall my mother ever making meatballs, so it’s something I liked to order at restaurants when given the chance.) I always thought it must … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Mexican Casserole

I love casseroles, but my children are just starting to appreciate them. And often, when I can get one of my children to eat a dish, my other kids won’t touch it. This one is an exception. The combination of … Continue reading

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Weekly Meal Plan #95

I was able this week to prep either all or part of many of our dinners ahead of time. With my youngest in preschool, it’s much easier for me to prep dinner first thing in the morning, stick it in … Continue reading

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