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Grilled Chicken Quesadillas

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I’m happy to say we are loving our new grill and finally getting familiar with using charcoal instead of gas.  It’s amazing how much more flavor a charcoal grill adds, especially when using special mesquite or wood chips, or whatever it is that Ben keeps soaking in water first then throwing into the coals.  I […]

Blueberry and Pineapple Yogurt Pops

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Down the road from my college in Nashville, TN, there was a little shop that opened called Las Paletas Gourmet Popsicles.  This “mom & pop” joint made their popsicles from fresh ingredients and natural fruit flavors.  Among the semi-normal popsicles such as a strawberry and blackberry mix, you could also find wacky combinations like watermelon […]

Penny’s Weekend Garnish

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This Week on Pennies on a Platter This section highlights the recipes posted this week on Pennies on a Platter and other updates to the blog, if any. Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies – Using staple items in my pantry, these cookies now make an appearance in my home possibly way too often. Brisket Quesadillas with Mango […]

Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies

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It’s no secret how much we love our cookies here in the Pennies household.  I wish I could tell you how many variations I have bookmarked, but I simply can’t count past my ten fingers.  ;)  When we want a quick and easy dessert, cookies are usually the way we go. Often, I get the […]

Brisket Quesadillas with Mango Barbecue Sauce

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Lately, one of my favorite foods to make are quesadillas.  I hardly ever order them in a restaurant, because for some reason I always end up regretting that decision.  But, at home, they rarely disappoint.  And, at home, I can be in control of what and how many ingredients are stuffed in between those crispy […]