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Vanilla Rice Pudding with Blueberry Compote

Pregnancy cravings are real! I had to have rice pudding this week so tried out this Vanilla Rice Pudding with Blueberry Compote from Cosmopolitan magazine. It was published back in 2012 from Sophie Wright’s cookbook. Thoughts below… Rating: B- How to make it an…

May 18, 2021
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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