Easy Fudgy Brownies

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I’m very particular about brownies. I don’t like chocolate cake at all, so if a brownie even remotely resembles the texture of cake, I won’t eat it. I want dense, chewy, fudgy brownies. And this recipe provided exactly what I was looking for. I’ve...

Crockpot Taco Chicken

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I had no idea this would be so good. I decided to make it spur of the moment because I happened to have the ingredients in the house and it seemed so easy. Even though I heard great things about it, I was still...

Braising – a few thoughts and a recipe

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Up until last week, I had no idea what braising was. I’d heard the term a few times, but just assumed it was something complicated, and moved on. But when I saw that Williams Sonoma was offering a (free) class on the subject, I...

Broccoli Frittata

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Breakfast for Dinner is one of our staples around here. We often have eggs, pancakes, or french toast for dinner because it’s quick and easy. One reason I love this frittata is it fits into the quick and easy category, but also makes breakfast...

Brown Sugar Baked Brie

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Pillsbury and MyBlogSpark provided me with a couple packages of crescent rolls and asked me to try out one of the appetizer recipes on the Pillbsury site. When I saw that Baked Brie was one of my choices, I knew that was the one...

Sweet and Sour Chicken

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This is yet another winning recipe from Melanie at My Kitchen Cafe. She used to have this recipe up on her favorites bar, and I knew I wanted to make it from my first visit to her site. It looked exactly like something Mike...

Tortellini and Vegetable Soup

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This is a great soup for the start of a new year. It’s not only delicious, but fresh and healthy and full of vegetables. As I was leafing through some new cookbooks on New Year’s Day, this vegetable filled soup is the recipe that...

Kielbasa Balls

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This is a New Year’s Eve staple for us. It’s so simple, and so good. All you do is wrap small pieces of kielbasa in bread dough and bake it. The kielbasa juices spread throughout the bread dough, and the result is doughy and...

Blue Ribbon Carrot Cake

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I’m leaving you with one more dessert before the new year starts. If you have time to fit in one last unhealthy recipe before you start those new year’s resolutions, this one should be it. I’m not kidding. I think this might be the...

Cinnamon-Chip and Pecan Loaf Cake

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I’ve been wanting to make this bread for awhile. A friend gave me some over a year ago and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. I don’t know why it took me so long, but I made it to take with me to...