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Oven-Barbecued Beef Brisket

This recipe has been updated from the archives. Please click the link below to view the updated version. Beef Brisket with BBQ Sauce

Cream Cheese Frosting

Use this for cakes and other recipes, like these Pumpkin Bars and this Carrot Cake. PrintCream Cheese Frosting 2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened 1 tsp vanilla 2 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar, siftedBeat cream cheese, butter, and vanilla with electric mixer at medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about […]

Berry Cobbler

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This post has been updated from the archives.  Please click here for the new recipe.

Mushroom Parmesan

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Great vegetarian meal! Neither Ben or I are vegetarians, but I saw this recipe on Everyday Italian on the Food Network, of course. It looked so delish I had to try! We loved it! Since it’s made with Portobello mushrooms, it has more of a meaty texture to it and is very filling. We had […]

Chocolate Ganache

This is my “go-to” ganache recipe.  I usually don’t have set measurements and go by feel.  And, it also depends on how I’m using it and what consistency I need. So, this is my best attempt at giving you measurements: PrintChocolate Ganache 1/2 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/4 cup unsalted butter 1/2 cup heavy whipping […]

Poppyseed Chicken

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I love this stuff! Cheap AND Easy!!! In college, my roomies and I would always sneak more of this from the cafeteria back to our dorm rooms for a nice midnight snack. You might be thinking “Cafeteria food? Yuck!” But, no….not when it came to the Poppyseed Chicken! I just got the recipe a few […]

Alfie’s Inn – Cheap Eat!!

Ben and I had dinner tonight at Alfie’s Inn in Glen Ellyn. We heard they had the best burgers around. Honestly, we didn’t have our hopes up because how many times do you hear that someone has the best burger? They all can’t have the best burger. But, now that we had a taste of […]

Jalapeno Cheese Corn Bread

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If you noticed, although I have a food blog, I do not claim to invent these recipes or take any credit for creating them. I simply find them on the web, magazines, cookbooks, or TV and try them out so I can filter out the bad ones and share the good ones with you! This […]

Easy Chicken Enchiladas

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If you ever visit a church for the first time, see if they have a welcome packet for new visitors. Highland Hills Baptist Church in Grand Rapids, MI has the best welcome kit! My sister and brother-in-law attended this church regularly when they lived in Grand Rapids, along with my ex-boyfriend, so I visited a […]

Oreo Truffle Eggs

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You already have the recipe from Oreo Truffle Bombs. I just added food coloring and a jelly bean on top to cover the toothpick hole. I shaped these into eggs for the Easter season. The green ones are mint oreos, and the blue are regular. Oreo Truffle Bomb Recipe

Pepperoni Rolls

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I’m thinking of calling these Pepperoni Sushi instead because that’s what they look like before cooking them. Guess I’ll stick with Pepperoni Rolls though. When I was at my parents a few weeks ago, we had dinner at a restaurant called Old Chicago. My older sister, Angie, was also visiting the same time so she […]

Italian Meatloaf

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This is Michael Chiarello’s recipe (one of my favorite Food Network personalities). It’s a must-try, and if you do…it’s a keeper! So flavorful, you won’t believe you’re eating meatloaf! <Click here for updated post and recipe>

Mini-Baked Wonton Cups

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This weekend was a special one. I was sent to a seminar in Grand Rapids and therefore was able to visit my family. My sister, Angie, also came home to see the family so it was just like old times again. We decided we needed to make something for the food blog since we were […]

What Would You Put on Your Panini?

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When you have an extra $30 – $50, get yourself a panini press. We got our’s as a wedding gift and it is one of our most precious kitchen items. When we’re in need of a quick lunch or dinner, we’ll just get our panini press out and whip up a delicious sandwich! Now, regular […]

Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

This is the first time I’ve made fish. I’m not a big seafood lover, or “liker” for that matter. I’ve always liked shrimp and used to eat fish sticks when I was little, but always kind of gagged at the thought of eating any other seafood. It’s now time to change my grotesque disposition of […]

Oriental Cashew Asparagus

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1 lb. asparagus spears1 ½ cups fresh button mushrooms, quartered1 medium red onion, cut into thin wedges¼ cup red sweet pepper, chopped1 tbsp. butter1 tsp cornstarch2 tbsp. teriyaki sauce1 tbsp. water2 tbsp. cashew halves1. Snap off and discard woody bases from fresh asparagus. Bias-slice asparagus into 1-inch pieces.2. Place a steamer basket in a saucepan. […]

Buttery Onion Braid

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On Sunday, we knew we were going to have a big Sunday dinner at our Pastor’s house later in the evening so we wanted to eat a light lunch. I whipped up a Spinach Apple Salad and Buttery Onion Braid. It definitely held us over until dinner was served at 6pm. PrintButtery Onion Braid 1 […]

Spinach Apple Salad

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2 tablespoons cider vinegar 2 tablespoons vegetable oil ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon sugar 1 cup diced, unpeeled apples ¼ cup chopped sweet onion ¼ cup raisins 2 cups torn fresh spinach 2 cups torn romaine 1. In a small bowl, combine vinegar, oil, salt and sugar; mix well. Add apple, onion and raisins; toss […]

Fruit Pizza

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The recipe is from Pampered Chef, but I added some extra fruit beyond their instructions. This works best if you have a baking stone… *UPDATE 3/4/09*  Click here to see The Final Rose Fruit Pizza. PrintFruit Pizza 1 package (18 ounces) refrigerated sugar cookie dough 1 container (8 ounces) vanilla, strawberry or banana low-fat yogurt […]

Death by Chocolate

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Chocolate Heart

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If you read my post on our family blog, then you will know that the pictured heart is what I made Ben for Valentines, and I promised to give the directions on this food blog. So here it is: Valentines Heart:Place stainless steel heart shaped cookie cutter on cookie sheet line with wax paper.Pour melted […]