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Biscuit-Topped Italian Casserole

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My sister and I bought new Le Creuset baking dishes on a great sale at Macy’s. They are the first Le Creuset’s I’ve owned, so naturally I was excited to use at least one of them right away. So, before I left work, I searched AllRecipes.com for a quick and easy casserole recipe where I […]

Cranberry Sauce

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My sister, Angie, also made this cranberry sauce for our Thanksgiving dinner. With mixed fruit included, it’s extremely good!! Ingredients • 1 cup water • 1 cup white sugar • 1 (12 ounce) package fresh cranberries • 1 orange, peeled and pureed • 1 apple – peeled, cored and diced • 1 pear – peeled, […]

Zucchini Bites

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My sister made these the eve before Thanksgiving for snacks and then we had some left over to serve with Thanksgiving dinner. Zucchini Bites Recipe INGREDIENTS: • 3 cups grated zucchini • 1 cup baking mix (such as Bisquick or homemade) • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese • 2 […]

M-dubs (Pickle Wraps)

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I know it’s the day before Thanksgiving, so I should be posting more elegant recipes for the season. But, I live away from my family, so they wanted me to make two apple pies for tomorrow since they haven’t tasted it yet. I’ve already posted the recipe for the apple pie and I’m not really […]

Garlic Cheese Bread Rollups

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We had some pasta the other night and I wanted to serve some garlic bread with it. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to go to the store, so I pulled out my last frozen loaf of bread dough and made something up real quick. Keeping with saving money and using up leftover food, I included […]

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

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So I posted my Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream CAKE, but now I’m going to tell you how to make just the ice cream! If you do not have an ice cream maker, then stop now and run to the store and pick one up before reading on… Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Ingredients 3/4 […]

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake

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Ben’s birthday was October 25, but I waited to make his birthday cake until this last weekend when his parents were visiting from Maryland. His mom’s birthday is mid-November, so we decided to celebrate together. When I found this recipe a few months ago, I knew right away that I would wait to make it […]

Maggiano’s Rigatoni di Gregorio

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Click here for an updated version of this recipe. We attended a Derek Webb concert last night at Wheaton College with two other couples. They came over to our house for dinner and dessert before the concert. It was my chance to serve a pasta dish and use my pasta bowls that I love! I […]

Stuffed Acorn Squash

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I like this dish because it’s fast and easy, and you can experiment with different varieties. It’s also healthy! Some people serve as a side dish, while I serve most of the time as the main dish, depending on the filling. It’s up to you! If you’ve never had squash and feel weary about trying […]

Pumpkin Cream Sandwiches and Other Party Food

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We had our 3rd Annual BYOP (Bring Your Own Pumpkin) Party yesterday afternoon. It started in 2005 a few months after we got married. I was asking Ben how he would like to celebrate his birthday with his friends, and he said he just wanted everyone to get together for a Fall party because he […]