Keeping It Simple And Perfect

Now that the dust, pine needles, sugar high, gift tearing frenzy is over I can take time to applaud myself and say that the holiday I designed this year was perfect for me. Did I just say it was for me? Yes that is right. We design holidays for other people and what we imagine…
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Easy Summer Freezer Meals Part 2

Living in the upper Midwest it seems like we have two cooking seasons…..crockpot and grilling. So while grilling season is open I plan on taking full advantage of it. But the beauty of crockpot cooking is you throw everything together in the morning, turn it on and return at night with a hot meal. I…
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Date, Bacon, And Bean Salad

I am teaching a class this week called “Meal Planning for Busy Families”, so my quest for finding those quick meals for families on the go has been heightened as of late.  The library has a great selection of fast meal cookbooks.  But I am on the search for ones that don’t add processed ingredients in…
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Lemon Shrimp With Roasted Peppers

Meals that take minutes and are healthy for you?  You will find both of those with this recipe.  What is really nice is that this can be a pantry/freezer meal.  You keep everything you need for this recipe in your kitchen for a gourmet meal with minutes notice.  Shrimp can be pulled out of the freezer…
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Oatmeal Bars With Chocolate-Covered Raisins

I love the name of this cookbook, “The Four-Sided Cookie“.  As a busy mom sometimes all I have time to do is a pan of bars so I am right there with the convenience of a bar versus a cookie.  Not a one color picture, but several back and white sketches to give you the…
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