Category Archives: Cooking

What’s for dinner: Broccoli and Carrot Soup

I had an abundance of broccoli in the fridge this week and didn’t have any ham to make my go-to scalloped potatoes dinner. It was a mix of stems and florets as I don’t generally steam the stems as part … Continue reading

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Snowy Day Freezer Meals: Stews and Soups

I’m breaking out of the December holiday coma with some hearty, winter freezer meals. The slow cooker is great year round, but winter is where I think it shines. Nothing like coming home from work to a hot cooked meal … Continue reading

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Into the New Year: What on earth to do with all that ham…

We had Christmas at our house this year, which meant left overs attacked my refrigerator! The roast beef was mostly gone, but the spiral ham was never going to be eaten in sandwiches alone. What is a girl to do? … Continue reading

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Summer Freezer Meals – BBQ Time!

With BBQ Season upon us and the slow cooker getting less and less use, what is a freeze meal planner to do? What about freezing meat in marinades ready for the BBQ? Exactly! I planned the freezer meal for my … Continue reading

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Kitchen Sink Cooking: Breaded Chicken Tenders

We are finally into our own place. We moved in April and there are still more boxes floating around than I can count; however, life is starting to fall back into a normal rhythm. Yup – cooking, cleaning, sleeping, the … Continue reading

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Kitchen Sink Cooking: Freezer Meal Lasagna

Lasagna is a very versatile dish and also very simple to make and cook. You can make mini ones in a loaf pan as pictured above or use a large pan to serve a dinner party. No matter what your … Continue reading

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Kitchen Sink Group Cooking: Freezer Meals

Life is always better when there is a group of friends involved.  Since moving early summer of 2013, I have been working on building friendships in my new hometown area.  I like to believe that it is going well! I … Continue reading

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Kitchen Sink Cooking: Chocolate Covered Spoons and Peppermint Bark

It’s the second week of December and Hubby gets furloughed… who does that? Other than maybe Ebenezer Scrooge… He wasn’t the only one, basically his whole department was. not that it makes it any better. Hopefully he will return to … Continue reading

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Managing the Working Household: How to Remain Sane… Hopefully (The Basics!)

I have a wonderful hubby… have I mentioned that before?  I am terrible about telling him (always seem to harp on the negatives…) and really could not do anything without him.  Before you ask, he is not for sale or … Continue reading

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Kitchen Sink Cooking: Homemade Liqueurs

When we went to the Chicago Botanic Garden talk on preserving herbs, one of the speakers also mentioned preserving fruits and making liqueurs… I thought “I can do that…” and so I did.  I know, shocking! On the way home … Continue reading

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