Monthly Archives: December 2008

Potato-topped Beef Bowl

I thought this recipe looked interesting…kind of a modified Shepherd’s Pie, right? This was good. In fact, it was even better today for lunch! I will make this again, with a couple of tweaks. I will marinate the Quorn in … Continue reading

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Vegetable Casserole

This is one of my favorite dishes that my mom makes. When she visited my house last Christmas, we made it together to take to my aunt’s house. Everyone there raved about it. This Christmas I decided to make it … Continue reading

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Monkey Bread

This is what I make for breakfast every Christmas morning (I say every- for the last two!). It’s so easy, and it’s nice to serve with other stuff, or just have it on a plate and people can pinch off … Continue reading

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Oatmeal Kiss Cookies

These are the third kind of cookies that I made to give away to neighbors and clients, and they are my favorite! I am secretly happy that this recipe makes so many! I had a little tub of them leftover … Continue reading

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Frosted Peanut-Butter Cookies

This is an easy way to “dress up” a basic cookie mix. I bought a bag of dry peanut-butter cookie mix from Target. You are dressing them up by adding this yummy frosting on top. I chose to decorate them … Continue reading

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Five-Layer Bars

I’ve been making cookies all weekend. I don’t normally make cookies unless I am having a specific craving for them. I am making 3 kinds of cookies to give to neighbors and my pet-sitting clients, and also for Toby’s holiday … Continue reading

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“Chicken” & Pasta in Peanut Sauce

Ok, I tweaked this recipe so much, I don’t think I actually made THIS! I didn’t have faux-chicken on hand, so I used the Morningstar Farms Meal Starters in “Steak” flavor instead. The peanut sauce was wayyyy too spicy for … Continue reading

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Caribbean Rice & Beans

There’s one thing I have to say about last night’s dinner: Eh. I did not love this. It was ok, but I ate it just because that was all I made for dinner! Toby liked his. He added more Creole … Continue reading

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Skillet Vegetables on Cheese Toast

This recipe is also from Better Homes & Gardens magazine (I subscribe mainly for the recipes!). This was really easy to prepare- it’s a good recipe to make when you need a hot meal fast! Some tweaks that I made: … Continue reading

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Tortellini Florentine Soup

First of all, let me say that Toby said tonight that this is one of his “favorite things that I’ve EVER made”, and also that it’s “top rate”. Wow! And you know what, this one is so EASY! Basically you … Continue reading

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