Overnight Dinner Rolls

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Last week there were two birthdays in the family (Mike’s dad and sister), and my contribution to the celebratory dinner was supposed to be some type of bread. I knew I wouldn’t have time to make bread after work...

Strawberry Blackberry Trifle

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The only contribution I made to Easter dinner this year was dessert. Although, actually, that’s more of a contribution than I usually make. My mom was planning on making some sort of cheesecake trifle, but I convinced her that...

Margarita Pizza

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NOTE: Updated recipe and pictures here:  Margarita Pizza Last Friday night, by putting in a total of about $4 and 15 minutes, I managed to get the highest recipe rating I’ve ever gotten from my husband. We had an easy...

White Chocolate Chip Blondies

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I’ve never made blondies before, (I’m not sure I’ve even had one before), but the way they’re always described intrigued me – a brownie without the chocolate? sounds great! These looked very promising from the pictures, and best of...

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I love thick, chewy, oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. (Actually, if you haven’t already noticed, I tend to love anything with chocolate chips in it…). I’ve had great ones from bakeries – if you’ve ever been to Loafer’s and eaten...

Moroccan Chickpea Stew

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On Sunday evening we had our friends, Kevin and Hillary over for dinner. I knew they had previously tried and liked the chicken and chickpea curry recipe so I decided to try out another similar sort of recipe on...

Asian Pork Linguine

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Last night I met up with Jess (Mike’s sister) and Laura (Mike’s cousin) for some group cooking and hanging out time. We picked a new recipe from the most recent Healthy Cooking magazine, each provided a few ingredients, and...

Lentil Soup with Sausage and Kale

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I got this recipe from my brother, Brian, and his girlfriend Laura. Brian mentioned to me that Laura made it during a recent visit and that it was good the first night and better the second. That sounded great...

Beer Bread

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This is a great tasting and easy loaf of bread. I’ve made beer bread before from a couple different recipes, but this one is my favorite so far. It’s slightly sweet and the crust is great (probably from the...

Penne Salami Bake

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I love this meal. It’s not anything special, but for some reason I really like it. It’s a different way to eat pasta, it has a great flavor, and it’s so nice and cheesy! It also has a good...