Recipes Archive

Hawaiian Chicken Marinade

Growing up, one of my favorite places to eat was Steak & Ale. Anybody remember that restaurant? I even had one of my birthday parties there and invited a bunch of my girlfriends back in elementary school. We all go dressed up in nice dresses and had a lovely dinner at Steak & Ale. My …

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Hamburger Pasta Soup {Crockpot}

I love when I’m scrounging around in the kitchen for something for dinner and the ingredients just fall into place. That’s what happened the other night when I was looking for something to make in the crockpot for the next day. Lately I’ve been on a quest to buy 1 new ingredient once a month …

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Praline Sweet Potatoes

One of my all time favorite holiday recipes is this recipe that my Granny passed along to me, Praline Sweet Potatoes. So amazing. I was never a fan of sweet potatoes/yams until I tried this. I have people beg me every year to make this, so it is no doubt a must try! Servings: 8 …

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Praline Pumpkin Pecan Cake

I’m always on the lookout for different variations of holiday desserts. I get bored with the normal pumpkin or pecan pie. This Praline Pumpkin Pecan Cake is a true crowd pleaser. Pecan Pie + Pumpkin Pie = this delicious dessert! Servings: 12 Prep Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 50 minutes Ingredients: 1 can (15 oz) …

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Sausage and Rice Stuffed Peppers

I don’t know about you, but I occasionally get a serious hankering for stuffed peppers. Lately I’ve been wanting to try something a little different. I found a recipe by Martha Stewart and I while I’m not a huge fan of hers, I decided to give it a try with a few alterations. This turned …

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Crockpot Meatballs with Ragú #simmeredintradition #ad

Being married to an Italian decedent, I’ve heard stories of Rob’s great grandparents who came over “on the boat” from Italy to New York. With little money and lots of hope, the one thing they were armed with was tons of delicious recipes passed down from their family. This is much like the story of …

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Spicy Chicken Veggie Soup

In the morning before I left for work, I threw the raw chicken (each chicken breast cut into 4 or 5 big chunks to help them cook quicker) along with the chicken broth, carrots, onions, and garlic. I allowed that to cook for about 4 hours on high. When I came home and lunch, I …

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Cheesy Potato Soup {Crockpot}

The weather here is getting colder (at least a few days each week) and I love that because that means its soup weather! This Cheesy Potato Soup can be prepared in the crockpot and who doesn’t love that! Servings: 12 Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 5 and half hours Ingredients: 5 pounds russet baking …

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Butterscotch Apple Toffee Cookies

I’ve been wanting to try a pudding mix cookie. When I thought about mixing apples with a butterscotch flavor, I thought there was no better recipe to try it with. Cookies with pudding mix in the batter becoming quite soft and more cake like, so keep that in mind if you decide to do this …

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Low Fat Garlic Honey Marinade Recipe

This marinade is great for pork tenderloin, pork chops, chicken, or shrimp. Can’t wait to try it with shrimp! It is so easy just whip up the Low Fat Garlic Honey Marinade the night before and grill the next day. Servings: 1 cup (for 2 lbs. of meat) Prep Time: 5 minutes + marinade time …

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One-Pot Southwest Skillet Beef & Rice

If you haven’t figured it out by now, I love Mexican food of all kinds. Mexican, Baja, Southwest, Santa Fe…I adore it all! This Southwest Skillet Beef & Rice is a meal I’ve made for years, but I decided to try it as a one-pot meal. I was so glad I did. So easy and …

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Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

It’s the time of year when pumpkin patches are visited, jack-o-lanterns are carved, and pumpkin seeds are toasted. My kids always enjoy collecting the seeds from the pumpkin, getting all that ooey-gooey inards off the seeds, and toasting them. These always turn out great. Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour Ingredients: Pumpkin seeds …

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Frito Pie

One of my favorite dishes that my Granddad made growing up is Frito Pie. I mean how can you turn down seasoned ground beef, cheese, and Fritos! This is one of those meals I also used to help Granddad make. This is a great meal to prepare with your kids, because it’s easy to prepare …

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Baked Cinnamon Apples

Cooler weather, leaves beginning to change, football… It is officially fall and I’m loving it! I love seeing the large bushels of apples at the market during this time of the year. This recipe is one of my favorite standbys. I used these Baked Cinnamon Apples as a side dish, a dessert (just add some …

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Philly Cheesesteak Roll-Ups

It’s been awhile since I’ve come up with a new variation to my yummy roll-ups. The other night I had a serious craving for Philly Cheesesteaks, but we didn’t have any buns. Then, it occurred to me that I could make Philly Cheesesteak Roll-Ups. These were so delicious and since it was soccer practice night …

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Southwestern Salsa

I always enjoy going to “covered dish” events. Being the foodie that I am, I love food and trying new recipes makes me heart and my taste buds happy. When we were at the lake with our Scout Troop, I got to try a few new recipes that I kept a mental note of. One …

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Cheesy Hamburger Potato One-Pot Dish

I recently had a week, where I decided I was not going to the grocery store. What we ate for dinner would come only from ingredients we had in the pantry/fridge/freezer. One of the nights, I looked in the fridge and saw a pound of ground beef, an onion, and about a half of red …

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Monterey Chicken {Chili’s Copycat Recipe}

I posted this on my old blog way back in 2009, but recently made it again and decided to post it here. This Monterey Chicken is similar to the one that Chili’s serves. It’s got bacon, cheese, and BBQ sauce which creates lots of layers of flavor. You wouldn’t think something this good would be …

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Microwave Mac & Cheese

Recently when we were out of town, I was looking for a microwavable meal. I scrounged together these few ingredients and decided to attempt it in the microwave. Since I was taking this side dish and making it into a meal, I needed to add something to it. I had some thick cut ham, so …

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One-Pot Tamale Pie

I am constantly on the lookout for new Mexican dishes. I found this recipe for Tamale Pie and knew I had to try it. I decided to adapt it a bit and make into a One-Pot Tamale Pie. This recipe brought me back to the days when my Granddad would crack open a can of …

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