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Onion Barley Casserole

 Here's an easy side dish that is a nice alternative to rice.  I found the original recipe on All Recipes and the only change I made was to swap vegetable bouillon for beef bouillon. Onion Barley Casserole Serves 2 1/2 cup barley 1 tbsp oil 1 1/2 cups water 1 tsp bouillon (I used veggie)… Continue reading Onion Barley Casserole

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Baked Pumpkin Ziti

 Every once in a while I like to flex my cooking muscles by attempting a complex recipe.  Something completely from scratch that is a little more difficult that what I normally whip up on a Tuesday night.  This usually occurs on special occasions, as was the case last weekend for Valentine's Day. I recently checked… Continue reading Baked Pumpkin Ziti

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Easy Baked Polenta

I'm sort of a polenta virgin.  I've heard about it here and there but I don't really know much about it to be honest.  I've had it maybe once in my life.  But I've always been interested in making it at home.  So when I came across a recipe for easy baked polenta on All Recipes not too… Continue reading Easy Baked Polenta

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Mardi Gras & Double Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Happy Mardi Gras!  In case you didn't know, today is Mardi Gras and that means Fat Tuesday in French.  I wish I had planned ahead and made something Mardi Gras-ish to post today, but alas I did not.  I do have a yummy recipe as the title of this post suggests, but first....  Have you ever… Continue reading Mardi Gras & Double Chocolate Chip Pancakes

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Big Bowl of Cozy

 There are tons of homemade vegetable soup recipes out there.  I've made vegetable soup with pasta and veggies, beans and veggies, whole grains and veggies, and just veggies.  There are so many different varieties, it almost never gets boring.  Plus I love soup, especially right now when it's so cold outside.  But I never really thought of… Continue reading Big Bowl of Cozy

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A Delicious Breakfast

I love to eat oatmeal for breakfast and today I actually got my booty out of bed early enough to make it.  Yea!  And today I pretty much made dessert oatmeal:  peanut butter and chocolate.  Mmmm. Peanut Butter Chocolate Oatmeal Serves 1 1 cup water 1/2 cup old fashioned oats 1 tbsp ground flaxseed Dash… Continue reading A Delicious Breakfast