Category Archives: easy

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Cherry Berry Jelly

Have you ever made cherry berry jelly before?  I had not.  Craig and I were given a couple buckets of cherries from his mother’s trees.  That’s way too many to eat, tummy ache for sure.  So I started to think about what can you do with a bucketful of cherries.  There is the traditional cherry […]

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Creamy Italian Chicken and Vegetables over Pasta

This an amazing combination of chicken and vegetables over pasta. The other day at work, Shelby and I were discussing what we were going to make for dinner. Sometimes you just have moments like that, food is what is on your mind and you really can use some new dinner ideas.  Shelby (one of my […]

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Chocolate Mint Brownies

This is another wonderful way to jazz up boxed brownies – make chocolate mint brownies.  Now I know you think I am talking about adding mint flavoring to the box brownies mix but I am really talking about adding the real deal.  I have an herb growing in my backyard and it is a chocolate […]

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Chocolate Crepes with Orange-Lemon Curd

Crepes are so easy to make, I forget how easy they are to make.  This orange-lemon curd is quite easy also because you use the microwave.  So with all that ease don’t hesitate to whip together these chocolate crepes with orange-lemon curd tonight for dinner. Tuesday night, I came home uninspired and with no desire […]

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Lemon Dijon Dressing

Have you ever done this, put together a delicious salad only to discover there is no dressings in the fridge or pantry?  I have several times, but how to solve this dilemma, ta da, homemade Lemon Dijon dressing to the rescue.   It is fresh and easy to make and only requires a few ingredients […]

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Cherry Chip Ice Cream

“You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream” – this cherry chip ice cream will have you screaming for more.  Cherry chip ice cream will always have me reminiscing about the role ice cream played in my life.  So with each spoon of this cherry chip ice cream you can think of my […]

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DIY – decorated mason jars

At a recent “Super Saturday” I made these adorable DIY – decorated mason jars.  They were so easy and took no artistic skill, which makes me qualified to make them. This “Super Saturday” was sponsored by the Relief Society in my church. Relief Society is awesome because it is a sisterhood with a purpose to […]

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Tomato Squash Bisque

Does reading Tomato Squash Bisque peak your interest in this soup?  First off, did you know bisque means a creamy soup that is usually shellfish or vegetables.  This soup is a delicious combination of vegetables with fresh tomatoes, delicata squash (you can use butternut squash instead), basil, and heavy cream (thus the creaminess). I started […]

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Chili Verde Pork Tacos

Do you think it is a dangerous thing to experiment with new foods when you are feeding your mother-in-law?  Apparently I don’t.  Probably because I have the most easy going, positive, and uplifting mother-in-law around.  So I didn’t think I would fail by cooking up chili verde pork tacos.  It helped that the chili verde […]

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Lemon Sugar Cookies

It was fun to make these lemon sugar cookies, I dusted them with lemon sugar that I made from lemon zest and sugar.  Lemon sugar is simple to make and a fun diversion from regular white sugar.  Just imagine the zippy tang it would add to your morning cereal.     Now there is a […]

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Sweet and Salty Magic Bars

Sweet and salty is all the rage and yes I am jumping on the bandwagon.  I don’t know exactly what it is about the combination but it is wonderful.  These sweet and salty magic bars will satisfy both your sweet tooth and your craving for salt.  Reality is they are just plain good.  So good […]

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Seafood and Fruit Salad

Oh, my goodness – I wasn’t very creative when it came to naming this salad; basically it just describes the healthy and delicious ingredients that you build the salad with.  I could call it a dump salad because almost everything was leftovers from a previous meal and all added together for a yummy, healthy salad. […]

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Strawberry Granola Yogurt Popsicle

One of the treats about spending time with Aimee, Nate, and baby is preparing meals for them.  I have a great excuse for trying new things.  One of the newest is this strawberry granola yogurt popsicle.  I am always on the lookout for healthy and yummy treats, you know the kind – the ones that […]

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Southwestern Pasta Salad

**I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. I love the combination of (what I consider) southwestern flavors. A little corn, tomatoes, black beans, cilantro – maybe some peppers, onion, and jalapeno too. These […]

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Schiaffoni Pasta with Vegetables

Way back in 1999 (a whole century ago), a beautiful, sweet young lady came to live with our family.  Heather was befriended by Craig’s parents while they served an LDS mission in the Washington D.C. mission.  Heather was from West Virginia and Norine and Gene (Craig’s mom and dad) thought it would benefit her to […]

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Italian Salami Pizza

Craig and I recently came home from a wonderful vacation to Portugal, Spain, and Italy.  While we were in Italy we visited our new friends, Bruno and Marina Soler.  Their daughter Marta, lived with us a year ago on an exchange student experience.  (Read a little about Marta and one of her recipes here) It […]