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Quick and Easy Chili Recipe

chili recipe

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This is the chili recipe that I’ve been using for many years.  It’s quick and easy as the name states and I do love quick and easy when it comes to recipes!

There isn’t any chopping required unless you choose to chop fresh onion rather than using frozen.  The prep is basically the time it takes to cook the hamburger and pour in the other ingredients.

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15 Amazing Make-Ahead Breakfast Ideas!

make-ahead breakfast

 

Christmas morning can get pretty crazy for most of us.  Whether it’s entertaining visitors at your house, rushing off to spend Christmas day with family or simply the hustle and bustle of your own family opening presents.  Something that makes the morning run much smoother is to have the breakfast preparation already completed.

I’ve put together 15 make-ahead breakfast recipes that can be made the night before and will be ready to go on Christmas morning.  With this amazing group, we should be ready for breakfast this Christmas!

To see the recipe, just click on the link below each picture and Read more….

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Blueberry CakeBlueberries are not only flavorful and scrumptious; they’re packed with nutritious value, which makes them a fruit that I try to incorporate into my diet whenever I can.  There have been lots of studies done on the health benefits of blueberries and some of the things they’ve discovered are pretty exciting.  So if you’re trying to make healthy food choices for yourself and your family, read on! Read more….

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Healthy Snack IdeasLike you, I’m trying to learn how to eat healthier.  I wanted a long list of healthy snack ideas to choose from when preparing my shopping list, so I decided to create one.  Now I’m sharing it with you in the hopes that you”ll find it beneficial too! Read more….

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homemade pretzelsMy grandchildren really like pretzels.  Do yours?  They like the straight ones, the curly ones and the large pretzel sticks, which we sometimes eat for lunch with peanut butter to dip them in!  So today when they were over we decided to try our hand at making homemade pretzels from scratch. Read more….

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dessert bars

This is the first time I’ve made these dessert bars, so I wasn’t too sure what the result would be.   I was so pleased because they are total ooey, gooey goodness!

My taste testers were myself, my son and daughter-in-law and my husband, Paul.  My son and daughter-in-law loved them; in fact my son has already requested more.  When they were warm out of the oven my husband wasn’t too sure about them, but the next day he commented “you know, these are pretty good”.  And he showed his enthusiasm by helping us to eat the entire 9 x 13 inch pan over the next few days. Read more….

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Vegetable Soup

I’ve never been a big fan of vegetable soup!  In other words, I’ll never reach for it at the grocery store or order it at a restaurant.  But there is one vegetable soup I love.  It’s the vegetable soup my mom used to make for us and the only one I’ve ever made.  Until now I don’t think the recipe has ever been written down, I just make it the way my mom did.

Recently my husband Paul, asked me to make some of “my vegetable soup” (he’s hooked on it now too), which started my thinking that maybe someone else might just like this easy recipe too.  So now I’m sharing it with all of you in hopes that you’ll enjoy! Read more….

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breakfastThis simple little breakfast casserole has been a hit with everyone I’ve shared it with.  I’ve often been asked for the recipe, so I thought I would share it with you in the hope that you’ll feel the same way!

Anytime we have company staying with us or with any family vacation, this casserole is a must.  It’s fantastic because you make it the night before and let it sit in the fridge overnight.  In the morning you just pop it in the oven at 350 degrees and in about 45 minutes you have a delicious, hot casserole. Read more….

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cherry cookies
Do you ever receive recipes from friends or co-workers and even though you have every intention of making them, it just seems that you never actually get it done?  It’s happened to me many times. Recently as I was looking through my recipe binder I came across one of those recipes for cherry cookies.  The recipe was called Cherry Winks and I decided to give it a try.

Anything with cherries, especially maraschino cherries can’t turn out bad, right?   Read more….

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easy dessert recipe

This easy dessert recipe is so quick to make, yet it tastes so good!  You’ll find yourself reaching for the ingredients again and again.  And with all of those beautiful red cherries, I think Cherry Delight is the perfect festive holiday dessert!

The holidays have snuck up on me this year.  Until a few days ago, I hadn’t even given a menu a second thought.  In past years, I’ve tried too hard to make a big dinner, turned down help when offered and ended up stressed out in the kitchen.  I’ve decided I’m not doing that this year.

Here are some of my thoughts on keeping it simple:

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