No-Bakes

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I love these no-bake cookies, and I’d almost forgotten about them. But this week I was looking for a quick recipe to make to bring to work and the last thing I wanted to do was go to the store. I searched tasty kitchen...

Gnocchi

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This is a great inexpensive, filling, healthy dinner. And if you’re willing to do some extra work now to make extra, it can be a wonderful meal many times in the future as well. Gnocchi are little potato dumplings, and they are my favorite...

Blueberry (Black Raspberry) Crumb Cake

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    I really liked this dessert. I made “black raspberry” crumb cake instead of blueberry crumb cake, because I had black raspberries in the freezer. I saw pictures of this recipe on a baking blog, and it looked like something Mike would really...

Tomato Pie

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This was awful. I wouldn’t even put it on the blog, except Mike told me I have to for full disclosure. I guess I shouldn’t be completely surprised it was so bad, I mean “Tomato Pie” doesn’t necessarily sound the most appetizing. But I...

Zucchini Bread, two ways

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Last week I got a huge zucchini from someone at work. I think it was the biggest zucchini I’ve ever seen. Mike insisted on grating the whole thing, and we got over 10 cups of grated zucchini out of it. This turned out to...

Slow Cooked Puerto Rican Pulled Pork

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This pork recipe was definitely a hit in our house. I loved it and Mike declared it to be the best meat I’ve ever cooked. As with most slow cooker recipes, it was easy and convenient. I combined the spice mixture (a combination of...

Ciabatta Bread

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I think this might be my new favorite bread recipe. Mike agreed and rated it a 4.25. It’s so light, with plenty of air pockets, and has an amazing crust. And it really does taste like ciabatta bread! I love it. Unfortunately, it’s also...

Best Birthday Cake Cupcakes

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Over the weekend we celebrated Mike’s birthday while camping in Mackinaw City. We spent the day on Mackinac Island, and the evening hanging out around the campfire. This made a birthday cake kind of difficult, but cupcakes seemed like a good idea. Mike requested...

Apple Tart

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This is a great quick and easy dessert. It looks impressive and it takes almost no time to prepare. My uncle was visiting for the weekend, and mike’s parents stopped over on saturday night to say hi and hang out for a little bit....

Vicki’s Chicken Casserole

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Whenever I volunteer to take a meal to someone, this seems to be the one I fall back on. Probably because it’s simple, fairly inexpensive, and it’s gotten great reviews from the people I’ve taken it to. This week I offered to bring a...