Monthly Archives: January 2010

Pork Roast with Vegetables and Gravy


This is the Pork Roast recipe I have been using for years. It has always been…pretty darn good. We have enjoyed it. Liked it a lot, even. Made it frequently. However, after I received a bottle of Newman’s Own Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing I wondered how it might taste in this recipe. I added it and… put […]

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies


I have to apologize to all you fabulous dieters out there. I have to admit….I shouldn’t have made these beauties this week. But, I just couldn’t help myself. They were calling to me. This past Sunday afternoon MyHandsomeHusband asked “What should we make for dinner?”  I answered with “Chocolate Chip Cookies….what else?!” I have this theory that if you […]

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Alfredo Wraps


This week I’m featuring a few recipes that I have been experimenting with lately. These Alfredo wraps are made with Newman’s Own Alfredo Sauce. For the dough I used my French Bread recipe, though I’m sure you could make them using Rhodes frozen dough. I opted for dough from scratch. I have this strange need to use the […]

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Stuffed Jumbo Shells


This past December I was sent a fabulous package from Newman’s Own. There were some great products in the package including, Sakarooni Pasta Sauce, Alfredo Pasta Sauce, Medium Chunky Salsa, Light Honey Mustard Salad Dressing and Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing. I was able to play around with these yummy products and have created some great family […]

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Slim Down Saturday #3


Well, how are all of your New Years Resolutions coming along everyone? Can you believe January is 3 weeks old already! Time flies when you are having fun, I suppose.  I hope your dieters dreams are coming true, you aren’t feeling too deprived…and most of all I hope you are seeing some great results!   If […]

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Cream Cheese Cookies


Well, well. I know, I know… is still  January, but I couldn’t help but post these fun cookies! I found them at the wonderful site My Kitchen Cafe. There are fabulous recipes galore over there! I tried these cookies this past December and my kids loved them. They were actually even better the second day […]

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Watermelon Bouquet


    A fellow blogger left me a comment the other day asking me to please post about the watermelon bouquet pictured  at the top of my blog. I know that it is WINTER….and where I live here in chilly Utah you would be hard pressed to find a watermelon that tasted good and cost less […]

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Rumbi’s Mango Chicken Salad


I can NOT say enough wonderful things about this salad. It was created to taste like one of the Rumbi Island Grill salads. Shandra who created My Food Storage Deals and Deals to Meals is the brains behind this beauty. She has a real knack for making fabulous knock off recipes. Her sister is a […]

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How to Cook Brown Rice


Good Sunday morning everyone! I hope this week is dawning with wonderful possibilities for you all. I have to admit I am enjoying January.  Minus the fact that my little 3 year old twin boys are about to fly the coup, they are so desperate to get outside and run around. To little guys cooped up inside […]

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Slim Down Saturday #2


Happy weekend everyone! If you are new to this blog let me make you aware that Saturday is my day to post some great healthy, filling, get-me-something-to-eat-before-I-swallow-a-cheesecake-whole kind of  food. These food items are great for those of you who are trying to shed a few pounds. Myself included.  If you are looking for some fabulous […]

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