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Becki’s Mac & Cheese

My daughter requested macaroni and cheese for her birthday, so I thought it was the perfect time to try Becki’s Mac & Cheese from the Magnolia Table cookbook! This might be the easiest, family-friendly recipe out there! Details below! Rating: A How to make…

May 10, 2021
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Walnut Energy Bars

I find energy bars a great healthy snack to have hanging around the refrigerator, as well as a great use of leftover ingredients. In this case, I had some old crystallized ginger I wanted out of my cabinets, so this recipe was perfect! Real…

May 1, 2021
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Thai Meatballs

After trying and LOVING the Greek Meatballs from this AllRecipes master recipe, I had to try the Thai Meatballs variation. I was sure they would be a hit, but…not so much. Details below, but definitely check out the Greek version!! Rating: B How to…

April 27, 2021
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French Toast with Whipped Honey and Ricotta Topping

The weekend calls for two-inch thick french toast, doesn’t it?! Chrissy Teigen recipes are always extra-indulgent, making for a great weekend treat, so I was very excited to try her French Toast with Whipped Honey and Ricotta Topping this morning. While it’s not my…

April 24, 2021
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Peaches and Cream Breakfast Quinoa

I love peaches, I love cream, and I love a slow cooker meal that can be thrown together with a set it and forget it attitude! This Peaches and Cream Breakfast Quinoa, from Better Homes & Gardens was such a delicious to a basic…

April 18, 2021
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Chicken Enchiladas in Salsa Verde

I just love when a recipe calls for rotisserie chicken! You know it’s going to be easy enough for a weeknight meal, and when it’s from Real Simple, it’s usually also delicious! These Chicken Enchiladas in Salsa Verde are no exception! Details below! Rating:…

April 15, 2021
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Greek Meatballs

I made a big batch of these turkey meatballs because they’re so good to have on hand with little kids! These Greek Meatballs from AllRecipes also made for a nice dinner for the adults, too! Details below! Rating: A+ How to make it an…

April 13, 2021
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Birthday Food!

My big girl is four!! She asked and she received! She wanted a day of bacon burgers and fries (and actually flipped through the Cravings Hungry for More cookbook herself) and wanted a chocolate unicorn cake! I thought it was the perfect time to…

April 11, 2021
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Easter Brunch!

What an Easter! Our second in lockdown, and this time I prepared the meal under some loud roof construction, but it was all worth it! See below for detail on our Easter brunch lineup of a Honey-Glazed Spiral Ham and Watercress, Strawberry. and Toasted-Sesame…

April 5, 2021
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Provençal Zucchini Gratin

It’s salmon night! And I just love trying a new veggie side to compliment a baked fish fillet! Tonight, Ina Garten’s Provençal Zucchini Gratin was a flavorful, crispy, delicious dish to add to my plate! Details below! Rating: A How to make it an…

March 30, 2021