Cheddar Hash Brown Crust

In Casseroles, Easy Meals, Egg Dishes, Gluten-Free Options
by Ann on 16/04
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Some time ago, I shared a recipe that was essentially a speedy solution to a missing ingredient.  When I found myself without the ingredients needed to fill the… Read More »

Baked Pineapple Casserole

In Breads & Muffins, Casseroles, Gluten-Free Options, Holidays, Side Dishes
by Ann on 14/04
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Can Easter really be less than a week away?  After a weekend of delightful weather–so welcome after the long, cold, snowy winter–it’s actually starting to feel a bit… Read More »

Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs

In Cookies & Candy, Desserts, Holidays, Nuts & Nut Butters, Snacks
by Ann on 12/04
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When I think of my grandmother, many things come to mind.  She was full of life, funny and frugal, yet so very generous. This was a woman who… Read More »

Leftover Spaghetti Pizza

In Easy Meals, Pasta, Pizza & Sandwiches
by Ann on 09/04
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People often ask me if I spend my days cooking away in my kitchen.  It’s a logical question. After all, I write about food and develop recipes!  But… Read More »

Amazing Parmesan Garlic Bread

In Dips, Dressings, Sauces & Salsas, Side Dishes, Vegetarian
by Ann on 07/04
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Spaghetti for dinner is always a hit here.  If I take a few extra minutes to make this special garlic bread, the smiles are twice as wide!  For… Read More »

Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce

In Gluten-Free Options, Kitchen Basics, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Mason Jar Ideas, Pasta, Slow Cooker, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 04/04
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Note:  I am bringing this much-loved sauce to the top of the page for a couple of reasons. First, I have some complimentary recipes coming soon!  Additionally, I… Read More »

Quickie Cookie Baked Oatmeal

In Breads & Muffins, Breakfast Foods, Cookies & Candy, Easy Meals, Gluten-Free Options, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Snacks
by Ann on 02/04
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When I have the pleasure of some one-on-one time with my 3-year-old niece, I like to think of a project or activity she will really enjoy.  Whether it’s… Read More »

April Fool’s Fruit Punch

In Holidays
by Ann on 31/03
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We don’t often have lots of juice or soda on hand, so when I offered tall glasses of fruit punch last April Fool’s Day, my kids were rather… Read More »

April Fool’s Meatloaf Cake

In Beef, Gluten-Free Options, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes
by Ann on 29/03
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My dad’s favorite April Fool’s joke wouldn’t play very well this year.  When I was a girl, he’d celebrate this mischievous holiday by waking me up with the… Read More »

Instant Baked Oatmeal — 4 ingredients with a protein punch!

In Breakfast Foods, Easy Meals, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options
by Ann on 26/03
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When preparing a bowl of stovetop oatmeal or one of my many baked oatmeal recipes, I use regular or steel cut oats.  So when I was challenged a… Read More »