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tastes like chicken ~ easy baked chicken parmesan

The leftovers from our giant Costco package of skinless, boneless chicken (see this post) went to the following night’s dinner–chicken parm.  This is one of my faves.  In the interest of trying to make it a little healthier, I bake it.  It still comes out crispy on the outside and juicy inside, without the added…… Continue reading tastes like chicken ~ easy baked chicken parmesan

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makin’ fatayer

What, you may ask, is a fatayer (or fatayir)??? We first had fatayers in a little restaurant run by a Syrian woman while traveling.  The place was rather obscure from the outside, but trip advisor gave it a good rating, so we were game to give it a go.  We would much rather try something…… Continue reading makin’ fatayer

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tastes like chicken ~ crockpot tikka masala

My Love recently had some meetings in the ‘big city’ so ya know what that means?  Costco run!  I do miss me my Costco.  It’s so wonderful to be stocked up on some of the Costco essentials…coffee, cocoa, olive oil, and veggie straws among a myriad of other goodies. My Love is a man.  He…… Continue reading tastes like chicken ~ crockpot tikka masala

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soup’s on ~ ham and bean soup

It seems we’ve been eating a lot of ham and a lot of chicken.  You know how it is…something goes on sale and you stock up. We often have guests after church on Sundays, and I like to make something easy, something that doesn’t require much effort.  Ham is always a good go-to.  Plus, I…… Continue reading soup’s on ~ ham and bean soup

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mac ‘n’ cheese

This past Sunday, we cooked up another ham from our Christmas-sale freezer stash. Hams are great when you’re penny pinchin’.  They often feed a crowd then keep on giving with leftovers.  We shared our ham dinner with a lovely couple from church, then enjoyed some ham sandwiches for lunch the following day, and there was still…… Continue reading mac ‘n’ cheese

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baked beans

We recently shared our dinner table with a lovely couple.  We feasted on ham, baked potatoes, roasted carrots, a garden salad, and biscuits. As time permits, I like to make stock, soup, etcetera from bones.  When I thought about the potential of that old ham bone, I immediately decided on beans.  How would I meld ham and beans together…… Continue reading baked beans

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tastes like chicken ~ honey soy chicken breasts

My cl boy begs for skinless, boneless chicken.  He is the most meticulous meat eater on the planet.  Not a speck of fat, a flake of char or minutest of skin will pass his inspection–or his lips for that matter.  In fact, it’s not just meat, but anything really.  His toast must be browned just…… Continue reading tastes like chicken ~ honey soy chicken breasts

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fresh herbs and pesto

A lovely couple recently gifted us with some fresh herbs:  thyme, rosemary, sage and basil. I wanted to use the basil quickly as it doesn’t keep as well as some of the sturdier herbs. For the rosemary, thyme and sage, I wrapped them in a slightly damp paper towel and sealed them in a plastic…… Continue reading fresh herbs and pesto

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birthdays, baking, and bonding

We’ve been busy around here!  We’ve had a revolving door of visitors and events, travel and moving more stuff–which means unpacking and attempting to minimize our chaos. It’s been wonderful to have so many friends and family (and some new friends,too) sharing our home.  My cb girl and her hubby visited early in the fall.…… Continue reading birthdays, baking, and bonding

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easiest ever rolls

When I found this recipe on Pinterest, I didn’t realize it would be life altering.  These rolls are light and fluffy, super yummy and best of all are done in under 2 hours!  Yes, that’s right.  Two hours.  You’re welcome.   Anytime I’ve served them, they’ve gotten rave reviews.  My Love can’t resist sneaking one…… Continue reading easiest ever rolls