try this: grilled herb shrimp with mango salsa

This is one of my kids favorite meals. I have to double it and we NEVER have leftovers!! This recipe sums up why I adore Ina Garten: simple, fresh and amazing!! We just made this camping over the fire and it was soooooooooooo good!! (Not your typical camping fare, huh?) Grilled Herb Shrimp 3 garlic […]

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southwestern breakfast burrito

We were perusing the Sargento website looking for a recipe we wanted to try using Sargento Ultra Thin Cheese. The kids immediately picked these Bacon, Egg & Swiss Wraps, saying “Yay! Breakfast burritos!”We like burritos of all kinds here in our house. We adapted the recipe to make it our own, swapping out cheddar for […]

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recipes for cinco de mayo

I’m pretty sure I could eat Mexican food every day for the rest of my life and be perfectly and completely happy. Not to mention, I am kind-of well know for making an amazing margarita. Not a bad signature drink! Here is my super-dooper secret recipe. You will LOVE it! Margarita 1 can frozen limeaid […]

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try this: hot chocolate stirrers

I found these on Pinterest a few weeks ago and bookmarked them for sale at the holiday bake sale we were planning at church. They were soooo easy and SUCH a hit! I found these red and white paper straws on Amazon. Hot Chocolate Stirrers large marshmallows dark chocolate for melting straws sprinkles This is […]

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try this: roast chicken with thyme and tomatoes

I found this recipe on Pinterest last week and gave it a try. Definite hit! I served it with crusty french bread and spinach sauteed with garlic. Roast Chicken with Thyme and Tomatoes 1 lemon 1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes 8 sprigs thyme 1 tablespoon capers 1 cut up whole chicken (or 4 thighs and […]

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breakfast casseroles

For the brunch, I tried two new recipes for breakfast casseroles – and they were a home run. (This is so me by the way. Trying a completely new recipe for a party.) Bacon and Potato Bake adapted from our best bites 4 cups country-style hash browns (cubes, not shredded), completely thawed 1 12-oz. package […]

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fall brunch menu

On Saturday, we had Fall Brunch for the woman at church. It was lovely – fall entertaining is so easy. Pumpkin, apples, cinnamon… you can’t go wrong! I was crazy busy last week getting everything together, but it all worked out and was wonderful! The hardest part was fighting off my family from all the […]

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try this: chicken barley soup

Fall is soup season! And I’ve been on the hunt for new recipes. I ran across this one in Everyday Food and adapted it for what I had in the house. It was really yummy – all the kids gave it a thumbs up! Chicken Barley Soup 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 3 carrots, diced […]

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french onion pot roast

Ah, Fall. The magical time of year your calendar fills up and you’re stuck trying to figure out what you can make for dinner in the 15 minutes between soccer practice and ballet lessons while your children, who just came home from school, are underfoot claiming to dying of hunger. Meet my BFF – my […]

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gluten free fall cocktail party menu

This week I had a little cocktail party with some friends, two of whom are gluten free. I was immediately stumped about what to make. Just about every appetizer that came to mind had gluten in it – crabcakes, stuffed mushrooms, anything with puff pastry, crackers for the cheese plate… even the spinach and artichoke […]

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