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Better than Panera broccoli cheddar soup

by Karen on February 1, 2012

I’m back on the fitness train, so it will be a long time before I can enjoy this particular recipe again. But that’s no reason I can’t share it with you! I am an absolute fanatic for broccoli cheddar soup, and this experiment started when we attempted to recreate Panera’s version. This is a blend […]

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Super simple slow cooker hot beef sandwiches

by Karen on January 25, 2012

This recipe comes from my parents. I’m not sure if it was originally devised by my mom or dad or if they picked it up from someplace else, but I know they’ve been making it on Sundays for years. With just five main ingredients, it couldn’t be simpler, and it’s really delicious. Perfect football food […]

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Easy weeknight roasted chicken and potatoes

by Karen on December 7, 2011

Most people think of roasted chicken as a fancy Sunday dinner. The truth is, it’s so simple that you can easily make it on a busy weeknight. The price averages 89 cents a pound at my grocery store, which makes it a pretty frugal meal, too, since we always have leftover dark meat to use […]

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Lasagna with old-fashioned marinara sauce

by Karen on November 9, 2011

This is one of the only recipes that I prefer to cook instead of Tony. The recipe came from my mom. It was my favorite meal when I was a kid, and it’s one of the first things I ever learned to cook, so I have a lot of fun making it myself. It’s not […]

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Chicken and broccoli stir fry

by Karen on November 2, 2011

Every once in a while, I get a craving for Chinese food. What I do not crave, however, is the MSG and other generally yucky stuff in Chinese takeout. I’d also prefer not to spend a third of our weekly grocery budget on one meal. We found this recipe one night when I was craving […]

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This is one of our favorite go-to comfort food recipes. Who doesn’t love homemade macaroni and cheese? While adding fresh vegetables to the dish doesn’t counteract the butter, cheese, and whole milk, it does add lots of nutrients and flavor, and it’s a great way to sneak some veggies into a picky kid’s diet. This […]

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If you’re a regular reader of my blog, then you know my husband is the cook in our house. It’s not that I can’t cook; I know my way around the kitchen. It’s just that my husband is a more inventive and more accomplished cook, and since it’s something he enjoys doing, he cooks dinner […]

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