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Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup

Minestrone is a classic Italian soup – at least what we consider an Italian soup here in America.  I don’t often have it and that’s a shame!  I often think about ordering it when I go to Olive Garden, but I love their salad so much that I just always go that route.  Occasionally, my Read more

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Disclosure: Contains affiliate link. I’ve made a few different soups with my Instant Pot (I have this one).  There have been some definite misses.  I’ll keep working on those.  But there has also been some hits.  This started off somewhere in the middle – it was just okay.  But a few tweaks later and I love Read more

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Slow Cooker Chili (Freezer Friendly!)

Ahhh…chili.  Such fond memories of it. Football season is drawing to a close.  High school football is done.  College football is done.  The NFL is in playoffs.  I don’t know why I associate football and chili together.  I have images in my head of big football parties and a whole vat of chili on the Read more

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Celebrate Summer With These Recipes!

Summer cooking. Had me a blast. Summer cooking. Spring just couldn’t last. Summer’s a comin’!  Got your pool body ready?  Got your kids’ activities planned out?  Nailed down any summer vacation plans? For me: My pool body looks a lot like my snow shoveling body. My kids’ activities looks a lot like bike riding and Read more

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Have you heard this song by Nichole Nordeman?  If you’re a parent, it’ll hit you hard. If you have very little ones, it seems like time isn’t going fast.  But, one day, you wake up and you have a 5-year-old – even though it feels like you just gave birth to him.  I can easily Read more

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My kids are barbecue freaks.  The sauce, that is.  Not necessarily the style of cooking.  They don’t know much about that.  No, they love the sauce.  I’m not very adventurous with the meats that I cook with, but if I’m using barbecue sauce, they’ll eat it.  I have to be careful that they have chicken Read more

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Recipe – Corned Beef & Cabbage

When Irish eyes are smiling, it means that an angel gets its wings.  Nah, that ain’t true.  When Irish eyes are smiling, it means that someone clapped to keep Tinkerbell alive.  That’s a lie too.  Maybe it’s when Irish eyes are smiling, a clipped coupon gets doubled?  That’d be cool, but probably not right either Read more

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Are you a Manwich fan?  If so, making sloppy joes is really easy.  Just add cooked ground beef to the sauce and you’re done!  The problem is that I’ve experienced homemade sloppy joes that I like much better.  I like when I find homemade recipes that are still really quick & easy to pull together Read more

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Recipe – Easy Meatball Subs

Ahoy mateys!  I have a meal to share today that’s not just good for marines, but for us land dwellers too.  Meatball submarine sandwiches!  You can make them at home with very little effort – even less effort than getting in your car, putting on your seatbelts, opening the garage door, turning on your car Read more

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