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Little Kids Gift Guide 2022

` It’s that time of year! Here are some highlights from my little kids’ Christmas lists! My kids are five and under, so this should give you some ideas for the little kids in your life! For Toddlers and Up My son is a…

December 2, 2022
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Thanksgiving Dinner 2022

Happy Thanksgiving! I’m still very full, but enjoying cranberry sauce over Greek yogurt for breakfast as I type this! We hosted a very small dinner so I have TONS of leftovers! Everything was very tasty, and the great recipes are listed below. I hope…

November 25, 2022
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Sausage and Kale Stuffed Shells

Can we all take a moment of silence for Martha Stewart Living? Gosh, I will miss that magazine. I have collected years of recipes, and served them at some of my most memorable events. Yes, online will still be there, but it’s not the…

November 13, 2022
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Turkey Meatloaf with Kale and Tomatoes

I love a good meatloaf! Mix one with BBQ sauce and I’m there! This Turkey Meatloaf with Kale and Tomatoes, from AllRecipes, offers a little bit of all the good stuff in one easy recipe! Details below. Rating: A- How to make it an…

November 13, 2022
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Turkey and Roasted Red Pepper Meat Loaf

I have been making Real Simple’s Turkey and Roasted Red Pepper Meat Loaf since 2008! This is definitely a go-to for an easy, flavorful dinner. Rating: A How to make it an A+: It’s really nice, though I do dip it in some BBQ…

November 13, 2022
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Spicy Rigatoni alla Vodka

This was the first time I’ve ever made a vodka sauce! I really enjoyed how easy this Spicy Rigatoni alla Vodka, from Real Simple, was, and was most surprised by just tomato paste for the red base. It was all good, though, and I’d…

November 13, 2022
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Creamed Spinach with Bacon

I’ve actually made this Creamed Spinach with Bacon from Food Network for years since it’s very easy and can be done all in one pot. I really like it, though I would make one big change next time… Rating: A- How to make it…

October 2, 2022
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Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Chipotle-Black Bean Chili

These Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Chipotle-Black Bean Chili, from Real Simple, are so filling and hearty, it’s actually a surprise that they are vegetarian! Check out this delicious recipe below! Rating: A+ How to make it an A+: Loved! No changes needed! Find the Recipe Here.…

October 2, 2022
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Ravioli with Chicken Sausage and Kale

If you love big flavor, this Ravioli with Chicken Sausage and Kale is for you! A simple, weeknight meal from Food Network Magazine, that ticks all my boxes! Details below! Rating: A How to make it an A+: This is so delicious and flavorful,…

October 2, 2022
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Peanutty Dumpling Salad

Gotta love a salad that doesn’t feel like a salad! This Peanutty Dumpling Salad, from Real Simple, is easy to throw together, eye-catching, and pretty darn tasty! Details below! Rating: A How to make it an A+: So tasty, but I was definitely craving…

October 2, 2022