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mushroom spinach pasta bake

Mushroom Spinach Pasta Bake with pine nuts

I have a couple of vegetarians in my family.  So, I like to try out a few recipes every now and then, that are perfect for them to eat!  This is what I came up with…a Mushroom Spinach Pasta Bake with pine nuts!mushroom spinach pasta bake Continue reading

creamy broccoli soup

Creamy Broccoli Soup

It was a chilly, blustery night last night, so I decided that it was the perfect night for a warm bowl of Creamy Broccoli Soup and some warm homemade bread!  Are you hungry yet? This recipe is one that I was given many years ago from a dear friend.  It is so good and and it is good for you too!creamy broccoli soup

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broiled asparagus and mushrooms

My Most Favorite Side Dish-Broiled Asparagus and Mushrooms!

 I can’t believe that I have not shared this recipe before now…it is my absolute, most favorite, out of this world, wonderfully delicious…side dish!

Broiled Asparagus and Mushrooms!

broiled asparagus and mushrooms

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Two Easy Holiday Tips

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Rock-it Oil. All opinions are 100% mine.

Today I have two helpful tips to make your holidays easier!  Do the hustle and bustle of the holidays leave your kitchen in need of a pick-me-up?  Do you need an idea for a great party food or a wonderful dinner that everyone will love?  Well I have an answer to both of these questions!

I made some thin crust pizzas for the holidays and it leaves such a mess on my countertop with all of the flour, olive oil and water all mixed in there together.  But using this Rock-It-Oil Stone spray on the countertops…cleanup was a breeze!

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mac and cheese

Homemade Mac and Cheese

After my husband and I got home from our vacation a week or so ago, I was craving some good old fashioned comfort food.  We had eaten out for every meal for 9 days straight and we were both tired of restaurant and fast food.  I thought that good old fashioned, homemade mac and cheese sounded good!  I really did not make this when my kids were growing up and I cannot figure out why, because most kids love mac and cheese and the homemade kind is so much better than the boxed kind!homemade mac and cheese

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pan fried rosemary tilapia

Pan Fried Rosemary Tilapia

This recipe is so good and it is very easy to make.  I have not always been a big fish lover, but since I have discovered Tilapia, I have a new found love for this mild tasting fish!pan fried rosemary tilapia Continue reading

sinful potatoes

Sinful Potatoes!

If you are on a diet or trying to eat better foods, you will not want to read this post!  

These potatoes truly live up to their name and they are so good that they “should be illegal,” as my husband would say!  :) sinful potatoes Continue reading


Pantry Shopping List

I don’t know about you, but in the summertime when it is hot, I don’t really like to spend a lot of time in the kitchen cooking meals…so I always like to stock my pantry, so that I can usually pull a meal together in no time at all!  Really I like to have my pantry stocked all of the time, but for some reason I tend to do it better in the summer time!

I decided that for my post today I would share a pantry shopping list that I put together:


 To download a copy click on this link: pantry shopping list

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