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taste of christmas ~ baking to-do list

So…right before Christmas I went and hurt myself.  Christmas baking is on a bit of a back burner (pun intended) because of it. As I was cutting Bible verses to put in our candy packages for the parade, I managed to be distracted enough to grab the blade of the paper cutter.  Our ladies’ Bible…… Continue reading taste of christmas ~ baking to-do list

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pesto & parmesan pinwheels

The other day I wanted to make something other than sandwiches for our fellowship meal which follows our communion service.  We have been having a cold potluck (our space does not have an oven) lunch as an extension of the Lord’s Supper. I was perusing Pinterest and was inspired by this recipe.  They had me at pesto and…… Continue reading pesto & parmesan pinwheels

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donair…cheater-style

  Are you wondering what exactly constitutes a donair?  According to donair.org (yes, believe it or not, that’s a thing), donairs are also known as “doners”, “gyros”, “doner kebabs”, and “donners”.  Whatever you may call them, they are traditionally either Greek or Turkish in origin. We were introduced to the donair pizza on our first…… Continue reading donair…cheater-style

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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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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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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