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Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

I wanted to make something simple for dinner that could simmer on the stove while I was out of the house doing errands. I grabbed some turkey Italian sausages and mushrooms from the refrigerator and decided to make a...

Homemade Bread Sticks

Homemade Bread Sticks

I have always been scared to bake bread but it’s a fear I must face. Since I was making a big pot of spaghetti for dinner I decided to try baking homemade bread sticks. I found this recipe on...

Creamy Chicken Corn Chowder

Creamy Chicken Corn Chowder

It was a cold day outside and I was craving a hot bowl of soup. I had some freshly made chicken broth, leftover roasted chicken and frozen corn so I decided to make a creamy chicken corn chowder. I...

Homemade Chicken Broth

Homemade Chicken Broth

Nothing makes a soup taste better than homemade chicken broth. Whenever I roast a chicken, I always put the remaining chicken bones in a big pot of water along with some vegetables and seasonings and let them simmer for...

Cinnamon Snaps

Cinnamon Snaps

We were out of town visiting friends for the Thanksgiving holiday. It was a relaxing and fun time spent with amazing people. During our visit, my friend Madison, my daughter Meg and I decided to bake some cookies. Madison...

One Eyed Jacks aka Eggs in a Basket

One Eyed Jacks aka Eggs in a Basket

The first time I had this for breakfast was Christmas morning in 1996. I was living in Idaho with my two roommates, David W. and Dave M. We woke up in the morning, exchanged gifts then David W. made...

Italian Wedding Soup

Italian Wedding Soup

I had a wonderful time in Boise with my sisters and girlfriends. We ate at all of my favorite restaurants and my sister had her co-worker make her AMAZING chile rellanos for us again. They are pure heaven! We...

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Boise in the Fall – Image found here   …I have the best big sister a girl could ask for? My oldest sister surprised me with tickets to Boise for the weekend. I plan to hang out with my...

Mediterranean Salad

Mediterranean Salad

I saw this recipe in a Sunset magazine a few months ago and thought it looked delicious. I had all the ingredients on hand so I decided to make it for lunch. I adapted it a bit by adding...

Berry Banana Bread

Berry Banana Bread

I had two very ripe bananas to use up and some frozen fruit in the freezer so I decided to bake a loaf of berry banana bread. I was lucky enough to be sent a couple more bottles of...