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Author Archives: Jamie

Penne Pasta with Hearty Meat Sauce (30 Minute Meal)

I love a good skillet recipe, especially when the whole dish can be prepared in just the one pan. Less mess, less dishes to wash…it’s a good thing. This wonderful (30 minute!) Penne Pasta with Hearty Meat Sauce is my latest attempt at the one skillet meal and it turned out fabulously. My family loved […]

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Weekly Menu Plan: May 25-31

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Hope you are having a great time with the people you love. I have my menu plan for the week up and ready to go. Most of the dishes are super easy, which is a blessing…yes? Couldn’t resist posting this fabulous display of tulips I snapped a picture (with my phone!) […]

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Ice Cream Sandwich Dessert

Sometimes you need a recipe that packs a lot of curb appeal, tastes delightful and is so easy to prepare it’s absolutely ridiculous…am I right? There is a place in this world for ridiculously easy, there truly is. This yummy Ice Cream Sandwich Dessert is certainly that. You only need five ingredients to make it […]

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57 Summer BBQ Recipes

Every year just before Memorial Day rolls around I like to post a hearty collection of Summer BBQ Recipes, because summer is on the horizon and I know there are at least a dozen of you who will be hosting, attending and enjoying fabulous backyard bbqs all season long. It’s a great time of year. […]

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Classic Macaroni Salad

Ah, the Classic Macaroni Salad. My late Grandma Barb used to make one similar to this and I have to say I was inundated with thoughts of her while I was making it yesterday. It’s funny how certain foods (and songs!) remind you of people. My Gram loved to cook and Macaroni Salad was one […]

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How to Cook Perfect Pasta

Looking for the Weekly Menu Plan? Click HERE to see it. I have received a hoard of emails lately (ok, really only 3) regarding pasta and how to cook it just right. I figured it was high time I put a post together detailing a few simple pasta cooking techniques that have worked well for me. […]

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Weekly Menu Plan: May 18-24

Another weeks worth of recipes for you today, including a fresh and fabulous Strawberry Spinach Salad,  a little something for your grill and THREE crock pot recipes (it’s that time of year when life is busy and cooking time is limited, yes? …come to think of, I don’t know a time of year when life isn’t […]

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Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars and 17 Chocolate Chip Recipes for National Chocolate Chip Day

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are a favorite of mine. The combination of the hearty oats mixed with sweet milk chocolate leaves me a bit weak in the knees, I have to admit.  I have been using my moms classic recipe for years (see it here). I love it to the moon and back, not just because the […]

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Margarita Pizza

“What’s for dinner, Mom?” said a teenager who lives in this house. “Margarita Pizza.” said I. “Mom, we don’t drink.” was the reply. I had to chuckle and reassured the teenager that I hadn’t added any kind of alcoholic beverage to his dinner. He was relieved. But then I got to wondering why this amazingly […]

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Weekly Menu Plan: May 10-17

I feel a little bit guilty publishing a menu plan today (Mothers Day), as I am hoping all of you mothers out there are taking a break from your kitchen duties and are sitting somewhere with your feet up eating bon bons. This is my most sincere wish. Hopefully once you are back in the saddle […]

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