Month: November 2011

Buffalo Chicken Tenders

I just love Family Fun magazine!  I saw this recipe in last month’s issue and decided to give it a try.  These are great for dunking, which my kids love.  After making them last night for dinner, the verdict is in.  WINNER!!! Buffalo Chicken Tenders (Family Fun magazine) 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut

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Mom’s Best Cornbread

Today I am posting my mom’s recipe for cornbread, and I’m calling it “Mom’s Best Cornbread” because well, simply put, I think it’s the best! Mom’s Best Cornbread  2 cups cornmeal 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 3/4 tsp salt 2 eggs, beaten 2 cups buttermilk 2 Tbsp oil (1/4 cup) Preheat oven to 450 degrees

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Maple-Walnut Pumpkin Pie

  I first noticed this recipe in our free Pillsbury 2011 calendar when I flipped over to the month of November.  It looked scrumptious!  So, I made it this evening for Thanksgiving. Even better…as I was setting out the ingredients, my son wandered into the kitchen and asked if he could help!  So he helped

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Pumpkin Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

This is one of my all-time favorite fall desserts – you just can’t go wrong with it!  It’s the perfect dessert for Thanksgiving.  The recipe comes from my mother-in-law, who is a wonderful cook. Pumpkin Spice Cake 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups sugar 2 tsp cinnamon 2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 4

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Cheesy Baked Ziti and Pizza Puffs

Monday.  Again.  Got the kids up and ready, fed them breakfast, and dropped them off at school.  Felt like I was forgetting something.  Went home, did my workout.  Still felt like I was forgetting something.  Then, it hit me: dentist check-up for the kids at 3:30.  Ugh.  Time to put an easy dinner plan into

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Easy, Cheesy Quesadillas

Sunday nights at our house mean one thing: Mexican for dinner!  I’m not really sure when it started, but it did.  I suppose it could be because cooking Mexican food is relatively simple, and I like keeping it simple on Sundays! So, tonight we had quesadillas.  Plain cheese (4 cheese Mexican blend thanks to our

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Food, Food, and…More Food!

Today we enjoyed a family gathering for the holidays.   A bit early, but that’s OK!  When you have a family as large as my husband does, there’s sort of a lot to take into account with everyone’s schedules.  So…Christmas came early today!  And my children rejoiced!!! Since I have been gone and not actually

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Emeril’s Oven-Roasted Cauliflower

Question of the day: do you ever eat cauliflower? I can tell you that for most of my life, the only time I ever ate cauliflower was when it came from a raw veggie tray, along with broccoli and carrots, and gobs of ranch dressing. Recently, I have discovered another way to eat cauliflower that

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Cranberry-Orange Bread

With the nasty weather we’re having, this was the perfect day to spend in the kitchen!  I finally made another batch of those tasty granola bites (http://www.anotherlunch.com/2010/05/recipe-chocolate-chip-granola-bites.html), since I didn’t get to last week when my daughter was sick.  Boy, have I missed them!  They are the perfect snack when you’re on the go. I

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