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easy peasy peach cobbler

Growing up, whenever my mom would ask us what we wanted for dessert, the answer was always, always, peach cobbler. We didn’t waste time on apple crisp or brownies. I was pretty sure my mom put crack in it, until I started making it myself. There’s no crack… but this stuff is pretty dang good. And it’s easy.

15 Oct 2012
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royal rice krispie treats

I know what you’re thinking. Really? A recipe for rice krispie treats? Can’t you just read that off the back of the cereal box? Well, my friend, you can do that – if you are willing to live a life of mediocrity. However, if you want life-changing, habit-forming, waistline-expanding deliciousness… you may just have to try

10 Oct 2012
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quinoa burrito bowls

So… I’ve been hearing all this hype about “quinoa.” After finally learning how to say it (keen-wah), I decided I better get on this bandwagon and learn to cook it. I went to buy some at Wal-Mart, and the cashier was asking me all these questions about it. I felt like kind of like an

04 Oct 2012
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white chicken alfredo lasagna

Here’s the story: I love lasagna. I love white sauce. I love chicken… I love spinach. So, pretty much, this lasagna is the perfect combination. I combined a few different recipes in search of the perfect recipe… and I think it turned out pretty fantastic. The secret to this recipe is to be especially liberal

30 Sep 2012
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parmesan knots

These little knots were super easy to make and super delicious. There’s not much more I need in a recipe. You may want to double this batch, because, simply put, you’re gonna want more. Parmesan Knots 1 tube (12 oz.) refrigerated buttermilk biscuits 1/4 c. olive oil 3 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese 1 tsp. garlic powder

21 Sep 2012
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grandma’s chicken noodle soup [with HOMEMADE noodles]

There’s nothing like good ol’ homemade chicken noodle soup on a cold fall day. The homemade noodles in this recipe are my grandma’s recipe… and they are what really bring this soup home. They are also surprisingly easy to make! [Scroll to bottom for complete recipe.] I have the recipe in my grandma’s handwriting… doesn’t

20 Sep 2012
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cheddar bacon ranch dip

Okay, so this is the easiest, most addicting dip ever. The recipe is courtesy of the Plain Chicken blog (I’ve tried a few recipes from this blog, and have never been disappointed). She called it “crack,” and it proved to be so at girl’s night. Beware… you won’t be able to stop eating this once

14 Sep 2012
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creamy tomato basil soup

Okay, this is the BEST tomato soup I have ever had – and that includes Zupa’s, Paradise Bakery, etc. It is just REALLY delicious, and it is actually a SUPER easy recipe.   Start with the onions – dice them well!   Sautee the onions until they are translucent.   The sherry is optional… but

27 Aug 2012
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hummus

 I don’t know about you, but I love me some delicious hummus. However, I feel it’s kind of hit-and-miss with store-bought hummus – so I decided it was about time to make my own. It was actually super easy… especially if you have a nice food processor (which I decided I need to invest in). Ingredients:

01 Jul 2012
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chicken & veggie omelet

Ingredients: 4 mushrooms, thinly sliced 4 broccoli florets, chopped 1/4 c cooked chicken, shredded 1 T red pepper, chopped 1 T green pepper, chopped 3 green onions, chopped 1/4 c shredded mozzarella cheese 2 eggs 2 T milk 1 1/2 t butter salt & pepper, to taste Directions: Sauté the mushrooms, broccoli, cooked chicken, red

01 May 2012
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