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Cranberry Sauce

Super easy homemade cranberry sauce – just three ingredients and a few minutes on the stovetop. 1 bag fresh cranberries, rinsed 1 cup orange juice 1 cup sugar How-to: Stir ingredients in a saucepan, bring to low simmer and cook … Continue reading

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Chicken Pot Pie & Biscuits

Enough for a family! Fills a 9X13 baking pan, and sometimes more.  In saucepan, combine: 1 cup sliced carrots 1 cup frozen peas 1 cup frozen corn 2 cups cubed potatoes 1/2 cup chopped celery 2 cups chicken broth (feel … Continue reading

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Baked

fresh zucchini just begs to be baked into fragrant, cinnamon-laced bread. Who am I to argue?

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Maple Syrup Glaze

This is a delicious glaze for fish, chicken, or pork (probably not a good match for beef or other dark meat).  We had it on cod a few nights ago and it was well received by the housemates. 1/2 cup … Continue reading

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Something from nothing

I am convinced that as long as there are tortillas and salsa in the house, something can be made and called dinner. Tonight: leftover medley. in a large cast iron skillet: 1/2 a chopped onion, 1/2 pound of chopped bacon. … Continue reading

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Chicken & Wild Rice

Feeds a family of 6 big eaters. Heat oven to 400*F In a large casserole dish, layer the following: 2 cups wild rice 2 14-oz cans of chicken stock, plus 1 can of water 1 Tbsp soy sauce 1.5 cups … Continue reading

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BBQ Turkey Chili a la Crockpot

This one is family sized. Allow 20 minutes or so for prep, and then it should sit in the crock pot for about 6 hours. Step One: In a medium sauce pan, put 16 oz dried beans (your choice) and … Continue reading

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Recipe: Crustless Quiche

This is another recipe that is more of a guideline on how to whip up some dinner out of seemingly nothing. Quiche is amazingly forgiving when it comes to ingredients and it is a great way to use up small … Continue reading

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Skillet Salmon

Here in the Pacific Northwest I get spoiled with ready access to fresh seafood, so it makes our dinner menu frequently. I picked up a 5-pound salmon (just $5.99 / pound) at the Market the other day and got two … Continue reading

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Make-ahead casserole

I love dinners that I can put together when I’m not busy, and then just pop in the oven the nights we ARE busy.   Here’s an easy casserole dish that is customizable and can be made 1-2 days ahead, or … Continue reading

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