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Author Archives: Jamie

Hearty Sausage and Barley Soup

It is a soup kind of day, here in Utah! Up until the past few days, our winter has been super mild here this year. My front yard tulips have started to poke out of the ground, I packed away the winter boots and actually wore flip-flops a couple of times during February. I know, crazy. […]

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Pepperidge Farm® Milano® Cookies, A Little Time for Yourself and a GIVEAWAY

If you are looking for the Weekly Menu Plan, click here.   When I was offered the opportunity to write about Pepperidge Farm® Milano® cookies (love!) I jumped at the chance. Theses fabulous cookies have been a favorite of mine for years. What’s not to love, yes? Then, when I discovered Milano cookies is running a campaign […]

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Weekly Menu Plan Mar.2-8

Here comes another week! Can you believe it. My family and I have just returned (late last night) from a fun vacation (more on that coming up on the weekend report) where it was hot, sunny and gorgeous. It’s cold and snowy here in Utah and the warm sun was welcome blessing. As I type this there […]

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Lightened Up Beef Stroganoff

Last week I had the opportunity to view a webinar video presentation from the nice people at Beef. It’s Whats for Dinner. The video was chuck full of information about beef, what kind of cuts are most popular, what to look for when choosing meat at the grocery store and some simple techniques for cutting […]

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Caramel Apple Cream Cheese Dip

Several weeks ago my sweet friend Kristine introduced me to this amazing dip. Sweetened cream cheese is covered with caramel, sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar and topped with chopped white chocolate. Good glory, its fabulous. The flavors pair wonderfully. If you love Apple Pie Caramel Apples, this is a quick way to get your fix. It […]

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Weekly Menu Plan Feb.23-Mar.1

Here we are, ready to start another week of wonderful family-pleasing food! To this weeks plan, I have added a great crock pot recipe, something for your grill (it is so dang warm in Utah!) and a breakfast for dinner option. Sometimes breakfast for dinner is a welcome change, yes? Hope you find something to love, […]

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Double Chocolate Mint Cookies

Today is National Chocolate Mint Day. I bet you knew that. I suppose it was already circled on your calendar with a bright pink highlighter, yes? Who could blame you, Chocolate and Mint are two of my very favorite combinations as well. I have to say these wonderful cookies I brought to share with you today […]

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Weekly Menu: Feb. 16-22

Happy post valentines week, everyone. Hope you had a great holiday. I have a fantastic menu lined up this week that includes (among other things), 2 great crock pot meals and a wonderful 30 minute skillet dinner. Hoping to save a little time in the kitchen this week. Life is busy, yes? Hope you find something to love! Loaded […]

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The Weekend Report: True Love

Yesterday, my daughters and I made just under 1000 chocolate dipped strawberries. Because we are partly (super) crazy, but mostly so Anna (my eldest daughter) could earn money to pay for her high school choir trip to California. I got some pretty wild looks when I left Costco with this many berries, I really did.   […]

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Easy Chocolate Fondue

My parents gave me a fondue pot for Christmas. (Nice, aren’t they!) I’ve been having a great time trying out recipes for it, and have been through several versions of chocolate fondue in my search for something with just the right consistency and sweetness. I am happy to report that the recipe I brought to […]

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