Take-out Tuesday, Anything Goes Galette

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If you find your refrigerator has a little of this, and a little of that, but not enough of anything to stand alone, a galette is a great way to stretch things into a whole additional meal     I had a little corn, some fresh spinach and frozen artichoke hearts     Anything goes … Continue reading

Party Panache, Orange Glazed Bacon Wrapped Stuffing Balls

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I know this week is all about giving thanks, being with family and friends, and feasting, but it’s also a big week of football  🏈 Besides turkey and trimmings we will need football food! I know tomorrow’s Thanksgiving, and I’m not trying to rush Christmas, but we are all about red and white  🐘 Our … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Elevating Lowly Leftovers to Elegance!

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November is rapidly changing from the quiet month I had pictured, watching the days grow shorter and gathering thoughts for the holidays… into all kinds of wild and wacky things! It is definitely not a “no wake zone” around here… You know how one thing leads to another… We had some construction done to eliminate … Continue reading

The Organized Life, “Mise en Place” Oh, the things you can make!

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“Mise en place” is a French phrase which translates to “put in place”   It is referenced often in the culinary world, to describe the way chefs prepare their ingredients before cooking Wouldn’t you love to be a chef on TV, and have little bowls of chopped ingredients, spices, and herbs neatly arranged for you,  … Continue reading

Recipe Box, BBQ Pork & Corn Torta & Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower

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Our favorite go to meal is pork butt, also known as Boston butt,  cooked on the grill.  It’s easy to prep, all it needs is a good seasoned rub patted all over it, then put it on the grill, low and slow, and go about your day     It’s a WIN WIN, everybody likes … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Panko Potato Balls

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Here’s a fun little bite you can make out of those leftover holiday potatoes     With about 2 servings left of mashed potatoes or a potato casserole, like Hash Brown Potato Gratin, or Slow Cooker Brown Butter Potatoes, you can whip up 20 little potato balls for a deliciously different appetizer     Use … Continue reading

Recipe Box, BBQ Supper Eggrolls

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This is a great way to reinvent leftovers! Stuff them into an eggroll wrapper and fry or bake them~ BBQ sauce, pulled pork, corn and coleslaw makes a tasty package! Smear a little sauce on the eggroll wrapper.  I used Berry Burst BBQ Sauce Top the sauce with pulled or shredded cook pork, cooked corn … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Ham Tetrazzini with Mushrooms & Asparagus

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I know things are Christmas Crazy right now, but pin this to make later with your leftover holiday ham~ I promise you will thank me, HH raved about this for days I usually make at least one casserole a week from what I have in my fridge, and this tetrazzini came together with some leftover … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Apple, Pecan and Pomegranate Stuffing Muffins

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You know the saying, Presentation is everything… Well these gorgeous little stuffing “muffins” will be the talk of the table, and you won’t be slaving in the kitchen making them~ I grew up eating Pepperidge Farm stuffing, so it’s a big part of my holiday cooking, and the preseasoned mix is so easy to work … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Thanksgiving Casserole

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Let me start by saying my foodie son was not impressed with this dish  😳 But my husband loved it!  And I loved it because it took NO time to whip up  😊 It’s not fancy …which is why my son didn’t love it   😝 It’s just chicken vegetables and stuffing combined in a casserole…which … Continue reading

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