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Copycat Chick-fil-A Chicken Nuggets

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I’m sitting here, staring at my screen, trying to figure out how to tell you that these little bites are the closest I’ve come to finding a replica of Chick-fil-A’s chicken nuggets.  These are very close and I am extremely excited to know that leftovers are still in my freezer, ready to be enjoyed at […]

Chocolate Chip Scones

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In my opinion, fewer things make a finer morning breakfast than a cup of coffee accompanied with a delicious scone.  Although I’ve enjoyed a handful of different scone recipes in the past, I believe I have finally perfected the ultimate dough formula in these chocolate chip scones.  Everyone has different tastes, but my favorite type […]

The Simplest Tomato Sauce

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You’ve heard it from me once or twice that we eat a lot of spaghetti in my home and I’m not ashamed of it.  My mother instilled this habit on me, so it definitely has become nostalgic.  I already shared with you my favorite spaghetti meat sauce that stores in my freezer, ready to be […]

DIY Homemade Flour Tortillas

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It seems many bloggers have a bucket list of sorts.  Most of them have publicly written about them and call them a 30 by 30 list (30 recipes they want to try before turning the age of 30) or 101 things I need to do before I die, etc.  I’m here to admit, I definitely […]

Graham Crackers

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You can call this part two of a three part series of posts.  Yesterday, I shared with you a Roasted Marshmallow Ice Cream and today, these homemade Graham Crackers.  Can you guess where I’m going with this yet? ;)  If not, you’ll find out tomorrow! This recipe is unbelievable and I only wish I found […]

Patriotic Pops

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Looking to cool off this holiday weekend?  I think these festive popsicles will do the trick!  Ben was excited to have one of these icy treats when he came home from golfing in 110-degree temperatures.  After each bite, he kept remarking how good it tasted.  I’m sure he wasn’t just speaking from heat delirium, because […]

Rich Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

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Can you believe this Friday is already the beginning of July?  Doesn’t that mean summer is halfway over?  But, wait, didn’t summer just begin?  Either way, July does mean one deliciously major thing in our nation…ice cream!  Aaahhhh, and you thought I was going to say FREEDOM (cue Mel Gibson in Braveheart).  Yes, I’m entirely […]

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 […]

Hot Dog Buns

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Before we moved last August, we sold our grill.  Facing its fourth move in only 5 years, it just wasn’t going to make it across country.   We knew that once the moving truck arrived to our new home in California, the grill would probably limp down the ramp with at least a few broken pieces.  […]

Cheese, Ham and Chive Waffles

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Are you thrown off already just by the title?  Savory waffles, really?  Trust me, it took some time to convince myself to finally make these and try them.  The ingredients listed just didn’t seem to work in a waffle.  Ricotta cheese, cheddar cheese, ham, chives, and…orange zest?  Weird. Although we ended up having these for […]

Corned Beef and Cabbage Pizza

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Saint Patrick’s Day (March 17) is quickly approaching.  I’m not the biggest fan of what may be considered traditional Irish food, so this isn’t really a time of year that I eagerly anticipate.  Apart from certain Boxty recipes and fillings that I actually like, the food sits too heavy for me, and seems a “wee […]

Coconut Chicken with Apricot Sauce

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A few months ago a friend of mine started an email recipe exchange with several of her friends.  Although I’m not exactly hurting to find new recipes, I was excited to join the group and see what everyone would share each month. I’m embarrassed to say that since I have so many recipes already bookmarked […]

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

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Every time my mother in law visits, she brings this amazing banana bread with her.  I’ve made it a couple of times, and although I think it is good, it is never as delicious as when she makes it.  It could be because I’m one of those people who sometimes enjoys others’ home cooking over […]

Buffalo Chicken Bites

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It’s football season and I’m ready for some party food! Let’s take a quick time out from baby food posts, shall we?  We had friends over this week for Monday Night Football and I immediately knew I had to try these Buffalo Chicken Bites that I had bookmarked.  I also knew that if they turned […]

Homemade Baby Food: Freezer Friendly Facts

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Freezing homemade baby food has become a fun obsession.  As I mentioned in the last post, taking just a few hours out of a day to make a large bulk of baby food will reward you with weeks worth of supply.  And, it’s easier than you may think. For your baby’s first tastes (fruits and […]

Mini Pecan Pie Muffins and a Cookbook Giveaway! – CLOSED

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Wow, these muffins are hands down the easiest I’ve ever made!  With only 5 basic ingredients, you can quickly whip up a batch of these.  Freeze the rest for up to two months and you will always have a snack on hand. All you have to do is microwave them for 30 seconds, and voila!  […]

Cheese Bagels

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Cheese is something that I can add to just about any food, and it will bring it to a whole new level for me.  Think about it… I’ll add melted cheese to salsa, top a cracker with a slice of cheese, nibble some cheese with my wine, sprinkle Parmesan cheese on my pasta, dip my […]

Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos

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Maternity leave has been the best time of my life.  Spending 12 weeks, 24 hours a day, with my new son, Judah, has been such bliss that I can’t believe it is almost over.  It’s flown by, and now I return to my full-time job this Thursday. Not only does this mean less time with […]

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 […]