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Cornflake Chicken Strips

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We love Chick-Fil-A, but there isn’t one yet in the Chicago-land area.  Crazy, I know.  The closest one is about an hour drive north to Wisconsin (and, yes, we have made the drive just for the chicken!).  I needed to find a “go-to” chicken tenders recipe, fast.  This is it! The source where I found […]

Mama G’s Maryland Crab Cakes

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You do not even know how long I’ve been waiting to make these…and therefore post them.  It’s not exactly a penny pinching meal, but even Pennies on a Platter is allowed to splurge once in a while.  Every Christmas dinner at my in-law’s involves Mama G’s crab cakes.  And, if you haven’t figured it out […]

Cake Batter Ice Cream

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In celebration of my 2-Year Blog Birthday, I gave away a Cuisinart Ice Cream maker to one of my lucky readers.  Jessica was the winner!  Jessica’s favorite ice cream is Maggie’s Moo’s Better Batter, which I’ve had myself many times and also love.  So, I experimented and came up with what I think is a […]

And the winner is…

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First, before I announce the winner, I want to thank all of my readers for such nice comments!  It’s because of YOU and your comments that I’m encouraged to keep going with this blog. Let’s look at a list of your top ten favorite ice cream flavors: Your favorite… Mint Chocolate Chip! Next favorite… Chocolate! […]

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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It’s not too late to check out these quick and easy ideas for a tasty Valentine’s treat! Just bake up your favorite brownies and use a heart-shape cookie cutter to cut them out.  Apply a ‘blob’ of your favorite icing and top with a candy conversation heart!  I gave this ‘I Want You’ heart to […]

Ultimate Flourless Chocolate Cupcakes

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The girls came over the other night to watch the Bachelor (go Melissa!), so I whipped up these cupcakes from a cupcake calendar that one of the girls gave me for Christmas.  Unfortunately, that particular girlfriend was sick and didn’t end up making it.  When making these, I set two of them aside to send […]

Happy 2-Year Blog Birthday Giveaway! – Time’s Up!

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Time is up for the ice cream maker giveaway.  Thanks for all your comments and nice feedback!  Check back soon…  I’ll contact and post the winner Monday, 2/23 along with a recipe for their favorite ice cream! I’m so excited to announce that today is my 2-year blog birthday!  (Or, “blogiversary” as some call it.)  […]

Pasta Fagioli

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Seriously. This recipe is going around.  It’s been around, come around and back again.  So, I knew it had to be good after seeing it pop up on about a million, or ba-jillion, food blogs.  And, after trying it, I now understand why.  It’s such a perfect meal!  We had our friends over for dinner […]

Potato Slabs

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The last of my posts for Super Bowl 2009.  I saw this idea on Amber’s Delectable Delights.  The thought of another easy recipe was definitely appealing, so I added it to my menu list right away.  These pretty much have the same taste as Potato Skins, but not as much work since you do not […]

Quick Fix: Buffalo Chicken Mini Sandwiches

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This was the main plate I served at our Super Bowl party last Sunday.  I made these sandwiches into mini-sandwiches to multiply the serving size, and it worked out great!  With all of the other food served, mini-sandwiches were the perfect portion size.  These were a hit!  Very tasty and I love the buffalo hot […]