Tag Archives: dinner

Kitchens, Cooking and Crock Pot Confessions

This is going to be a brutally honest post. It’s going to hurt me much more than it will hurt you. Actually, there’s no reason it should hurt you at all. Me, on the other hand—here goes… My kitchen is … Continue reading

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Making Good Use of My Cheese Ball Leftovers

You probably know by now how much I love my cheese ball.  I like to make the full recipe, even for a smaller gathering, because the leftovers are wonderful to cook with. They’re great crumbled as a topping for baked … Continue reading

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Easy Crock Pot Beef Burgundy

Welcome to 2013! I hope you’ve had a nice beginning to your year. Mine has been full and busy. Now that we’re headed into the rest of our Minnesota winter, hearty warm meals become the warm welcome we look for … Continue reading

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Orange Cranberry Sauce and a Plea for Help

Well, I think I’ve recovered from Thanksgiving, how about you? It’s time to dive into Christmas! Luckily, I doubled recipes like mashed potatoes, wild rice dressing and cranberry sauce, so those things are ready for the big day. Although, I’ve … Continue reading

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De-stress Your Thanksgiving Preparations – Part 2 (And have a London Fog)

***UPDATE! I created a couple big event menu planning templates for you. Thanksgiving Chart    Event Chart – Blank Template You can use my examples as a starting point, and personalize the templates to your event. These are forms that I … Continue reading

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De-stress Your Thanksgiving Preparations (and have some lavender hot cocoa) – Part 1

Because this post is packed with information, I italicized the topics within the paragraphs. I hope this will help you find what you need (without being annoying as you read.) 😉 Thanksgiving dinner can seem daunting for a couple reasons. … Continue reading

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Make Ahead and Freeze ~ Wild Rice Dressing and Mashed Potatoes

Because feeding people is my love language and I have a large family, I have always loved making our holiday dinners. With my health issues, I can’t be on my feet for long periods of time, or for many days … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Turkey – or At Least Roast One

I love November! I don’t necessarily like the weather itself, but I love what it makes people do; snuggle up with hot drinks, slow down a bit, think about family and the coming holidays. But most of all, I love … Continue reading

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Quick and Easy Chicken Alfredo with Broccoli

    All’ Alfredo is so easy I feel like I’m cheating when I make it, especially with such a huge flavor payoff. Being American, I feel silly calling it “All’ Alfredo” so I call it “Alfredo,” which probably sounds silly … Continue reading

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A Sample from My Freestyle Cooking Class – With Recipes!

Four distinct chicken soups from L to R – Basic soup with either Bisquick Dumplings or egg noodles; Italian inspired – cannellini beans, dried oregano, diced tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, and fresh garlic; Asian inspired – Stir-fry oil, sesame oil, scallions … Continue reading

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