Cranberry Orange Muffins

These muffins are easy, but also perfect for any fancy occasion with their streusel topping. When we have leftover cranberry relish from Thanksgiving it always turns into these treats on Sunday morning following the holiday. Cranberry Orange Muffins Yield: 1 dozen muffins 1 large egg ½ cup milk ¼ cup butter, melted 1 tsp real vanilla extract 1/8 tsp orange […]

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Cranberry Peach Smoothie

Last night’s smoothie was so great I had to share it!  It was born of a need to decrease the freezer content. Putting something new in the freezer has become a joke around here, with all the food preservation and freezer meals we have crammed in there.  So, we are going to work on using ingredients and meals we already […]

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Garlic Rolls

Winter is upon us.  As I type this, I have a blanket wrapped around me like a shawl and a mug of herbal tea standing by.  A friend of mine used the hashtag #puttingonthewinterweight in a social media post the other day, and I laughed out loud.  There is some truth to the fact that our bodies crave different foods […]

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Soy-Glazed Tofu

Tofu is weird.  Weird people eat tofu.  I get it and I’m OK with it, especially when I can make a meal of it in 10 minutes.  I spent a large portion of my life as a vegetarian and here is something important I took away from that experience: Meat is meat.  Fake meat is not meat. For me, choosing […]

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Menu Plan and Week 2 of the 30 day Eat-In Challenge 

Monday did its best to knock me down this week, but I’m determined to get back up and finish the week strong!  Here’s what’s for dinner: Monday: Pasta Primavera. Tuesday: Leftovers. I want my Tupperware back! Wednesday: Pan-Glazed Tofu with rice and garden veggies. Yes, we eat tofu. We are that weird! Thursday: Something from the freezer. I’ll figure out what to defrost Wednesday night. Friday: Cedar plank salmon, salad and oven fries. Saturday: Ribs, cheddar biscuits and salad. Our best rib-cooking friends are coming to town and I’m planning to con him into helping with the meat. 🙂 Sunday: Popcorn, smoothies and a story.

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Hurry Curry

Curry is such a great dish for families.  It’s natural sweetness is a hit with kids, yet it can be spiced up to suit the grownup tastes as well.  If you’d like to keep it mild, be sure to use a mild or sweet curry powder, rather than a hot variety.  For those of you wanting to turn up the […]

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Roasted Rosemary Potatoes

Many herbs can be grown as perennials, either in the garden or as a decorative accent plant around the yard. Rosemary is perfectly suited for both locations and adds a wonderful flavor to dishes throughout the year. Chances are, if you don’t already have a rosemary plant in your yard, there is one close by. Many landscapers use rosemary as […]

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