Orange Beef Stir-Fry

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Dinner tonight was really good! It took a little bit of prep work (chopping all the veggies), but it cooked up really quickly, and I had some rice leftover from earlier in the week, so that part was taken care of! The fresh orange juice in the sauce is a … Continue Reading →

Deviled Potato Salad

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I almost forgot to post one of my favorite summer side dishes. I made this over the weekend when we grilled hamburgers and hot dogs. It’s a great spin on potato salad. Deviled Potato Salad 30-Minute Meals 2 – Rachael Ray 2 ½ pounds all purpose potatoes (such as new … Continue Reading →

Tortellini with Peas

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I made this recipe for lunch on Monday. When I saw it in the magazine, I laughed because it didn’t look like it should be called a “recipe” to me. But it was a quick and easy meal to throw together, and let’s face it, I love frozen peas. Tortellini … Continue Reading →

Awesome Sesame Chicken

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Dino loves sesame chicken, so I decided to give it a try at home. It turned out really well, but it was pretty labor intensive to fry all of the pieces of chicken a few at a time and drain them. I think I’d like to do the same recipe, … Continue Reading →

Potato and Double Corn Chowder

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Dinner Monday night was thrown into the slow cooker that morning. I got the recipe from a friend who I gave my old slow cooker to when I bought a new one. I’m addicted to this thing! Anyhow, she was seeking out cookbooks for slow cookers, and she brought leftovers … Continue Reading →

Applesauce Bread

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Tonight, I tried this recipe out for the second time. The first time, I went to add the appleasuce, but it had cobwebs in it. It was from an orchard upstate, and everything we got there went bad the next day. So I waited a week or so, and had … Continue Reading →

Tomato Beef Pasta

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Tonight I made a recipe that’s a staple around my house. It’s been adapted from a recipe my mom gave me, and actual amounts have been put in too! They’re all approximate though, it’s a pretty forgiving recipe. Just make sure there’s enough juice to cover and cook the noodles. … Continue Reading →

Basil-Potato Frittata

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Usually, Dino makes breakfast on weekends. He’s really good at it. But this morning (OK, early afternoon) I decided to give it a try. It was my first attempt at making a frittata, and it turned out GREAT! It had a lot of flavor, and the eggs were cooked perfectly. … Continue Reading →

Chicken Scampi

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Last night, I needed to make something quick and simple, so I went for this recipe from Cooking Light. I misread the directions and didn’t slice the chicken before browning it, so it took a little longer to cook. I don’t know why you’re supposed to bread it and then … Continue Reading →

Finnish Cockbull

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I wanted to try out a new cocktail on Thursday night, so I picked one out of a book that looked simple, and that we had all of the ingredients for. They turned out okay, but VERY strong. I served them over ice to try to dilute the alcohol a … Continue Reading →