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Spinach Salad with Raspberry-Poppy Seed Vinaigrette

I’m a sucker for a good homemade salad dressing, and am always looking for a new recipe. This fits the bill completely. And soooo easy (they often are) and seriously scrumptious. For the salad: Spinach a bunch of fruit cut up into bite sized pieces (apples, grapes, mandarins, strawberries, raspberries, melon, etc.) sliced almonds or pecans (I like to sugar mine – equal parts margarine and sugar….melt and mix together in pan, add nuts and stir. watch carefully so they…

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Brooklyn’s Cookies are Better than Mine

I love having my kids help in the kitchen so any time they ask if they can make something or help me, I do everything I can to make it happen. Brooklyn wanted to make cookies this weekend so we pulled the margarine squares out Friday night to soften and when she woke up Saturday {AFTERNOON!! 115pm…haha}, it was the first thing she did. I grabbed the bag of chocolate chips and figured she would just follow the recipe on…

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Lasagna Soup

I saw a photo of Lasagna Soup on Pinterest about a week ago and it looked soooo yummy. I knew it was something I had to try. So I googled and compared a few recipes, deciding finally upon THIS one by Paula Deen!   Here is the recipe, with the changes I made ūüôā 1 pound ground beef 1 onion, chopped (I used half) 1 green bell pepper, chopped (I used half an orange pepper) 3 cloves garlic, minced 1…

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The Most Delicious Chicken Enchiladas

For years I remembered having a delicious dinner at my aunt’s house but could never remember what it was except it was covered in cheese. Haha….memories of a cheese addict! ūüėČ And then I made Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas and I knew the circle had been complete.¬†¬† 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (I used 3 and chopped them pretty small) 2 Tbsp oil 1 package southwest or Cajun seasoning¬†or Fajita seasoning 1 small can green chilis or 1/2 cup salsa…

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Cream Puff Dessert – {Oh yes you should}

This recipe comes from my sister in law….it’s a huge family favorite as well as a favorite among our friends – or at least those lucky enough to have had it. LOL It’s seriously just a big cream puff *casserole* that is soooo easy and quick. And a perfect end to any meal. It’s delicious and full of flavor, but not heavy. Same recipe as the cream puffs: 1 cup water 1/2 cup butter (or margarine) 1 cup flour 4…

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Cinnamon Bread

A recipe from a cousin of mine that we all LOVE! It makes 1 loaf and about 8 muffins. 1 golden cake mix {or GF cake mix} 1 instant vanilla pudding mix 1/2 cup oil (canola) 1 cup water 4 eggs Beat together for 4 minutes In a separate bowl mix: 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 Tbsp white sugar 1 Tbsp cinnamon In greased loaf pan (as per my mom’s suggestion I grease the sides really well with margarine and…

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Bruschetta Chicken

I pulled chicken out yesterday because I knew it’s what I wanted, but I wasn’t sure how I wanted to prepare it. So I pulled out a cookbook I love (one from my aunt’s church group) and looked through the chicken recipes. Though I don’t like tomatoes, the recipe for Bruschetta Chicken just sounded awesome. I didn’t follow the recipe, but instead made up my own. I remembered buying cans of Aylmer Garlic and Olive Oil diced tomatoes and thought…

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Kick Your Cold With Magical Healing Soup

As requested on facebook – Magical Healing Soup! From Alicia¬† Silverstone’s book – The Kind Diet this soup is perfect for those days you are feeling a little under the weather. Like I am today – and have been since Thursday night. I woke up Friday knowing I shouldn’t eat anything BUT this soup – so after a great veggie filled shopping trip I did just that. It’s different each time I make it, so there really isn’t a *recipe*…

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Yellow Pepper Salsa

I have posted this recipe before but after looking through my old post I realized it was not great, so I’ve deleted that post and I’m doing it again. This recipe is intended to be cooked and canned, but I love it fresh as well, which as a former tomato hater¬†is HUGE!¬†   Yellow Pepper Salsa {Recipe came from a friend, so I can’t even take credit!} 2 cups chopped yellow peppers 2 cups chopped peeled tomatoes {no need to…

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Feeding the Captain #thesearethedays #makeyummyfood

Usually when the kids and I go away without the Captain, I like to leave prepared meals for him in the fridge. So while we are here¬†enjoying the condo, I left meals for him as usual, but also some¬†food in the freezer¬†for his next rotation¬†~ Here’s what I made: 1. Lasagna ¬†~ I don’t have a recipe or a photo, but I should get both. It doesn’t seem to matter how many lasagna’s I try, this one remains my favorite.…

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