Simply Delicious Chicken Pot Pie

Tonight we had one of those warm, soothing comfort foods for dinner – chicken pot pie!  There are two things you will not see in this recipe – cream of chicken soup or celery (I’m not a celery lover).  The filling is made totally from scratch.  Chicken pot pie is one of Grace’s favorites, and

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Belgian Waffles

Right after Thanksgiving, my husband caught one of those Black Friday deals and ordered a….waffle iron!!!  Not just any waffle iron, mind you.  It is a lovely, stainless steel one made by Black & Decker.  It makes 4 square waffles at a time.  And, I’m saving the best for last – it has nonstick, removable

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Classic Gingerbread Cookies

Happy December 1st!  With Christmas right around the corner, I think it’s time to bake some Christmas cookies.  One of my all-time favorites are the traditional, soft gingerbread cookies. The recipe I use yields perfect cookies every time! Classic Gingerbread Cookies 3 cups flour 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp

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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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