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Mushroom Chicken Cream Pasta


I found this recipe out of a Ladies Home Journal magazine that a coworker brought to work. She brings a few magazines each month and I always search for some cheap and easy recipes. If I like any of them, I’ll go to the copy room and make a *color* copy. SHhhhhhh!! Don’t tell anyone […]

Quick-Roasted Chicken

Use this chicken for a main dish or shred it and use it in the Mushroom Chicken Cream Pasta. If using for the pasta, use only the chicken and preserve the tomatoes and onions for another dish. Quick-Roasted Chicken (adapted from Ladies Home Journal) 1.5 – 2 lbs skinless, boneless chicken breasts 1 can (14 […]

You Make My Day!


Thanks to two very sweet food bloggers out there (Lauren and Jaime) for letting me know that my blog “Makes Their Day”. I’m supposed to list 10 others that make my day and link to them. But, because I’ve just recently awarded an E for Excellent award and I am very short on time right […]

Gooey Yet Cake-Like Brownies


Every Thursday night we hang out at our friends to watch LOST together. Last Thursday I decided at last minute to make some brownies to bring with us. Believe it or not, I do not have a favorite brownie recipe yet (besides boxed brownie mix from the grocery store) so I logged on to […]

E for Excellence


Thanks to Brooke at “…and a Cookie for Dessert” for awarding Pennies on a Platter with an E for Excellent! I’m so glad she enjoys my blog, especially the Hawaiian Rolls! Now I am supposed to award 5 other blogs with an E for Excellence. Blogs I enjoy. Typically, I believe they are supposed to […]

Ham and PBDDL Glaze


So most of my readers should now know about BlakeMakes. If you have not yet checked out his site, you might want to SOON and get in on the fun! Become a Sooper Hero and you won’t miss a beat! I received my free jars of Peanut Butter Dulce de Leche last week and took […]

Pumpkin Pie Shake


Ben loves pumpkin. To me, pumpkin is seasonal and should be consumed only 3 times a year: Fall, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. I’m slowly breaking out of that mindset as Ben requests something pumpkin flavored all year long and I’m feeling bad for constantly saying “No, it’s not time for pumpkin!” Truth is, I made this […]

BlakeMakes It to My House Today!


Exciting day today!! I recently signed up to be a Sooper Hero at BlakeMakes. What is a Sooper Hero you say? The brief version is “a person who receives free food” and the more detailed version is found at BlakeMakes website. I received my first round of free food today, which is BlakeMakes Peanut Butter […]

Broccoli with Orange Sauce


I need to stock my recipe files with more fruits and veggies. This recipe fits both categories as it includes broccoli and oranges. It seemed to be a strange combination as I was reading the recipe, but not when we tasted it! It was great and we’ll definitely have it again. The biggest benefit…it’s super […]

Linguine with Mushrooms & Ham


I’m on this kick where I want to try some healthier recipes. So many of our friends, family, and friends and family of friends (!) are having health issues, particularly associated with heart complications. It’s very sad and dispiriting to hear of these things, so it makes me want to ensure Ben and I are […]