Trim the Table, Trim the Budget

November 24, 2010

For Thanksgiving, turkey may be the star but the trimmings make the meal. I love sides and how they can become family traditions. What is your favorite? Are you a green bean casserole fan, like me, or are the sweet potatoes your favorite? Classic Green Bean Casserole 1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Campbell’s® Condensed Cream […]

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Eggland’s Best Holiday Baking Party

November 21, 2010

On Friday some of my best friends and I spent the entire afternoon doing one of our favorite things – baking! Eggland’s Best sponsored this fabulous baking party and we even had door prizes! We made Quiche, Cranberry White Chocolate Chunk Cookies and homemade ice cream, all with Eggland’s Best eggs. (See recipes below.) QUICHE […]

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Peach Crisp {A Delicious Summer Treat}

July 2, 2010

We simply love peaches. Fresh is best, of course, but we’ll eat them out of a jar, in a cobbler, or even in smoothies. I was jonesin’ for a dish-ful of warm peach crisp yesterday, so I searched for a good recipe. None of my foodie friends seemed to be of much help (I still […]

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Chicken ~ It’s What’s For Dinner

May 7, 2010

As most of you know, I’m very particular about what I eat these days. On most nights my family holds their breath as they ask what’s for dinner because, quite honestly, most often it’s pretty much up to them {“them” meaning Daddy}. Except for when I have a hankering for something specific. Well, lately I’ve […]

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Breakfast with Sandra Lee and Pillsbury

April 6, 2010

This morning, over breakfast, I had the chance to chat with Sandra Lee about Pillsbury Rolls and Sunday morning family rituals. What?! You don’t know who Sandra Lee is? That’s okay, neither did I before last week, but I’m sure glad I had a chance to “meet” her. Let me tell you a bit about […]

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A Big Hit {or Why I Created a Fabulous Chicken Dinner On The Fly}

January 12, 2010

It was 5:30 this evening and Ray called me from work. There was a huge promotion going on at The Old Spaghetti Factory and we could save 41% on all of their classic pasta dishes in celebration of their 41st anniversary – Happy birthday to The Spaghetti Factory! Well, it sounded like a great deal […]

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Oreo Truffles – Pure Indulgence

December 21, 2009

One can simply not resist these yummy and delicious Oreo Truffles that my kids and I make.  They are such a big hit at Christmas that we also make them for a scrumptious Valentine’s Day treat, as well! The kids have a blast rolling the mixture into balls, coating them in the chocolate, then, of […]

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Julia’s Meatloaf

August 20, 2009

By popular demand! Here’s what you need for Julia’s Yummy Meatloaf: 2 lbs ground beef 2 small french bread rolls, crumbled (or two slices of bread, crumbled) 3 beaten eggs 2 T worchestershire sauce salt and pepper to taste Mix all ingredients together. Be sure you get in there with your hands and get all […]

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Take-A-Break Bars

November 8, 2008

Not only are these bars a healthy snack, but they are easy to make and a big hit with the kiddos, too! here’s what you need: • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour• 1/2 teaspoon baking powder• 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon• 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional• 1 1/2 cups chopped mixed dried fruit• 2/3 cup oatmeal• 1/3 cup […]

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German Pancakes, Dutch Babies, or Pannkaka

November 6, 2008

We made German Pancakes for the first time the other day. I really wish I had come across this recipe before now… Katja has informed me that these are called pannkaka in Sweden, and pannukakku in Finland. La Mama Naturale says they are best with lemon and powdered sugar. And, Melanie calls them Dutch Babies! […]

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Chewy Chocolate Cookies

November 5, 2008

I got this recipe from a Nestle cookbook, years ago, and it has always been a favorite. Try them for a sweet, scrumptious snack…. They’re sure to become your favorite, too! here’s what you need: 1 1/4 c. softened butter, or margarine2 c. sugar2 eggs2 tsp. vanilla2 c. flour3/4 c. Hershey cocoa1 tsp. baking soda1/2 […]

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Take-Along Breakfast Special

November 3, 2008

Breakfast doesn’t have to be . . . well, breakfast! I made these Take-Alongs for a quick and easy lunch today, on english muffins. These make for a great on-the-go meal! here’s what you need: 4 hard-cooked eggs, chopped 1/4 cup (1 oz.) shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese 2 1/2 tablespoons bacon-and-tomato-flavored French dressing 4 toasted […]

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Graham Cracker Pudding

October 29, 2008

This pudding was super easy to make with my kiddos. The protein from the eggs in this recipe makes the graham crackers puff up while the custard pudding is baking, making it fun to watch, too! here’s what you need: • 8 x 11.5 inch baking dish• Cooking spray• 24 sheets of graham crackers• 4 […]

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Pound Cake

October 25, 2008

I had some of this scrumptious cake in Bentonville and begged for the recipe. Thank you, Christie! Today my twins helped me make this cake for my birthday… It’s super easy and affordable! Let me tell you, this cake is quite the treat! here’s what you need: 2 cups sifted flour2 sticks butter, softened2 cups […]

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Old-Fashioned Egg Salad

October 23, 2008

This afternoon I was making Egg Salad for lunch, and thought I would share the recipe that I found. There are many variations of this easy and affordable dish, but I’m a simple gal and just like to enjoy it in a sandwich! Ingredients * 1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise* 2 teaspoons lemon juice* 1 teaspoon […]

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Hard-cooked or Hard-boiled?

October 20, 2008

I just discovered that the hard-boiled eggs that I have been making aren’t actually hard-boiled! Did you know that hard-boiled eggs are actually hard-COOKED? HARD-COOKED EGGS This method is often incorrectly called boiled eggs. Although the cooking water must come to a quick boil for this cooking method, cooking the eggs gently in hot water […]

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Easy French Toast

October 18, 2008

This French Toast is so easy to make that even the kiddos can do it! 8 slices of bread – I like to use thick “french toast” bread5 eggs2 tablespoons milk1 teaspoon cinnamon Makes 8 pieces Bon Apetit!

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My Breakfast Casserole

October 16, 2008

After I had one of my babies (I can’t remember which one – there are too many) one of our friends brought us a casserole like the one I made here. I couldn’t find the recipe any where, but this is about as close as one can come to creating that fantastic breakfast. I can […]

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Mom’s Quiche

October 14, 2008

This quiche is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner… You could even make it the night before and enjoy a leisurely breakfast! It’s a huge family hit! 6 – 8 eggs, beaten well with ¼ cup of half and half.3 handfuls of sliced mushrooms, and ½ diced onion, sauteed in 3T butter.1 pound of washed […]

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Can’t beat the Muddy Buddies!

March 9, 2008

My absolute favorite party snack is the ever popular Chex Muddy Buddies Here’s how you make them… Ingredients: 9 cups Chex cereals (Rice are the best!)1 cup semisweet chocolate chips1/2 cup peanut butter1/4 cup margarine1 tsp. vanilla extract1-1/2 cups powdered sugar (I use tons more!) 1. Pour cereals into large bowl; set aside. 2. In […]

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