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Homemade Alfredo Sauce with Broccoli and Chicken

Homemade Alfredo Sauce with Broccoli and Chicken

For dinner tonight I decided to try making a homemade alfredo sauce.  This was my first time making a white sauce and I used Greek-style yogurt instead of the more traditional heavy cream in an attempt to lighten up this dish.  I also added chicken and broccoli […]

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Easy Rice Cooker Spanish Rice

Easy Rice Cooker Spanish Rice

I’ve been trying to avoid pre-packaged foods as much as possible. Although convenient, most are loaded with sodium and other un-healthy additives. A healthy alternative to packaged rice mixes, I love the Lundberg Rice Blends. Available in many varieties, the custom blends of whole grain and brown rices are […]

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Easy Coffee Cake Recipe

Easy Coffee Cake Recipe

For Mother’s Day I wanted to make breakfast for my mom but because I work on Sunday mornings I needed something that could be made up ahead of time.  After looking at a number of recipes I asked Mom what she would like and she pulled out […]

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Easy Homemade Doggy Meatball Treats

Easy Homemade Doggy Meatball Treats

I made some very easy to make meatball treats for my petrified foster dog. He is very picky about what he will eat and he will only take meat treats from my hand. These meatballs do not contain any extra spices. I only used two ingredients. Ground […]

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Easy Chocolate Pudding Cake & Chocolate Glaze Recipe

Easy Chocolate Pudding Cake & Chocolate Glaze Recipe

Occasionally, I pick up a fresh baked pudding cake at the grocery store. I like the moist texture of the pudding cake, and it is available with a variety of toppings. I thought I’d try making my own pudding cake. I used a box cake mix and […]

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Homemade Apple Pie Recipe

Homemade Apple Pie Recipe

My favorite dessert is pumpkin pie (if you missed it here is my recipe for Orange Pumpkin Pie) but my second favorite dessert is apple pie.  I love the simple combination of apples, cinnamon, and sugar, and wrapping it all up in a light flaky crust just […]

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Spaghetti Pie – An easy recipe for Pi Day

Spaghetti Pie – An easy recipe for Pi Day

We have spaghetti for dinner at least once a week in my house and occasionally we make more than we can eat at one time.  Do you have leftover spaghetti that you need to use up?  Here’s a simple recipe that will take that spaghetti and transform […]

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Orange Pumpkin Pie – My New Pi Day Favorite

Pumpkin pie is my favorite pie so I knew I wanted to make one in honor of Pi Day.  I decided to mix it up a little and added orange zest for a little tang.  I also used a homemade graham cracker crust but if you don’t […]

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Celebrate Pi day with Pie!

Celebrate Pi day with Pie!

Did you know that there is a day dedicated to pie? Pi, I mean. Pi day is quickly approaching, celebrated on 3.14. Pie and pi sound the same, so what’s the difference? Well, pie is a food, most commonly a dessert. They are usually baked, and circular […]

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Easy Decadant Moist Cake from a Boxed Cake Mix

Easy Decadant Moist Cake from a Boxed Cake Mix

When I moved to a NJ suburb of Philadelphia, I heard rave reviews about a local bakery. I couldn’t wait to try one of their phenomenal cakes. Finally, after much anticipation, I had the opportunity to try a renowned cake. Boy was I disappointed. This was not […]

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