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Tofu stir fry

Actually Yummy Tofu Stir Fry

Posted on May 19th, 2014

You don't often overhear people saying, "Gee, I could go for a big piece of tofu right now." In fact, I have never heard that. Ever. Maybe if you run…

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Alice Springs Chicken

Alice Springs Chicken Copycat

Posted on Mar 6th, 2015

Happy Friday everyone. Man am I looking forward to the weekend. It's been a long week and I'm ready for it to be done. This recipe is a great for…

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apricot chicken masala

Apricot Chicken Masala

Posted on Apr 4th, 2016

Who loves Indian food? I do! When I was first married, I made dinner for my in-laws. I made an Indian curry dish, assuming that everybody…

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BBQ Chicken Salad

BBQ Chicken Salad

Posted on May 23rd, 2014

BBQ Chicken salad is one of my family's favorite salads. We like to eat salads about once a week. They are easy, sort of healthy and in the summer…

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BLT Fusili 2

BLT Fusili

Posted on Sep 26th, 2014

I found this recipe many years ago in one of my Sister-in-law's cookbook. It sparked my interest because the BLT didn't stand for the usual things.…

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broccoli cheese soup

Broccoli Cheese Soup

Posted on Jan 26th, 2015

Anybody else getting spring fever? February is my least favorite month of the year and it's only 5 days away. (Or maybe I should be glad I have 5…

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Char Su Pork Chops

Char Siu Pork Chops

Posted on Apr 23rd, 2014

I don't think I ate a lot of pork chops as a kid. I didn't really eat them as an adult either. That is, until my sister-in-law Jaci (who is an…

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Cheesy Garlic Pull Aparts

Posted on Mar 2nd, 2015

Back in the day, The Strongman and I lived in married student housing at the University of Utah. Those were the "salad days." There was a local pizza…

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Cheesy Potato Soup

Cheesy Potato Soup

Posted on Apr 11th, 2014

This recipe comes with a good story, not a flattering one, but an important one. When I was dating my husband (and still wanting terribly to impress…

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chicken Bryan

Chicken Bryan- Carabbas Copycat

Posted on Apr 13th, 2015

Several years ago my sister-in-law Jenni made this dish. It was love at first bite. I now request this dish all the time, even though I have never…

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Chicken Pot Pie Crumble

Chicken Pot Pie Crumble

Posted on Feb 6th, 2014

I have discovered that my daughter loves chicken pot pie. Who knew? I think it is pretty yummy too. She skips around the room when she finds out that…

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Chipotle Chicken Skewers

Chipotle Chicken Skewers

Posted on Oct 6th, 2014

This weekend most of my family gathered at a remote cabin for our annual "Pretend to Watch General Conference" reunion. The children outnumber the…

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Copycat Applebee’s Oriental Chicken Salad

Posted on Apr 15th, 2014

  I love salad! I really do. I know I am not alone. In my mind there are two types of green salads. The side salad. This is the salad that is…

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chick fil a style chicken nuggets

Crazy Good Chick-Fil-A Style Chicken Nuggets

Posted on Jun 6th, 2016

I have a slight love affair with  Chick-Fil-A. Mostly it's their lemonade. I can't get enough of the stuff. It's my liquid weakness. But, I…

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creamy fettuccine with asparagus 9

Creamy Fettuccine with Asparagus

Posted on May 8th, 2015

Here it is. The promised asparagus recipe. This is a great simple recipe that combines a lot of my favorite things: Pasta, tomatoes, cream cheese,…

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Crisp crusted oven baked fish

Crisp Crusted Oven Baked Fish

Posted on May 7th, 2014

I have a couple of recipes that make me pretty happy. I guess happy in an unusual way. This particular recipe is one of them.  Let me tell you why…

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Crispy Oven Chimichangas

Crispy Oven Chimichangas

Posted on Nov 3rd, 2014

Chimi...cha cha cha cha cha...changa...cha cha cha. A most delicious food. It's basically a fried burrito. I love to order them at the fresh-mex…

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feijoada

Feijoada- Brazilian Black Bean Stew

Posted on Aug 2nd, 2016

Who is excited about the Olympics? Anyone? I am disproportionately excited this year. I LOVE the Olympics. Winter and Summer. I love the worldwide…

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Pepperoni Pizza Salad

Grace’s Pepperoni Pizza Salad

Posted on May 18th, 2015

Shawna has lots and lots of stuff to keep her busy. Eight kids will do that.  I'm really not sure how she accomplishes the very basics in life, let…

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Hoisin chicken rice bowl

Hoisin Chicken Rice Bowls

Posted on Jul 28th, 2014

**Update: I'm back from Disneyland and have fixed the post. It now has the most important part...the recipe. I hope you enjoy! Oops!  So Anita…

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homemade pizza dough

Homemade Pizza Dough

Posted on Jan 19th, 2015

  Pizza is a usual occurrence around here. It's easy and let's face it, who doesn't love pizza? There are a ton of different toppings and…

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indoor pulled pork

Indoor Pulled Pork

Posted on Jan 12th, 2015

Anybody got the winter blahs? Anybody  just wishing they could get outside and barbecue? Well I'm feeling that way. Luckily, I have a little trick…

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Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Jamaican Jerk Chicken with Mango Salsa

Posted on Aug 18th, 2014

It's not every day you get to call your food mean names. So, if you are feeling any unexplained rage and need to take it out on someone other than…

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Barbecue Meatballs

Koleen’s BBQ Meatballs

Posted on Jan 9th, 2015

I declare this the week of meatballs! They just keep popping up over and over. My parents served meatballs when we went to visit them this week. Then…

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Macaroni Cheese

Macaroni Cheese

Posted on Jan 1st, 2014

I just finished reading a book that took place in Scotland. They called this dish Macaroni Cheese instead of Macaroni & Cheese. I think it makes…

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miso glazed salmon

Miso Glazed Salmon

Posted on Feb 8th, 2016

Miso glazed salmon is one of my staple "I don't know what to make and I don't have any time" meals. It is easy, quick and oh so tasty. Seriously, it…

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Mix It Up kid friendly Sushi

Mix It Up-Kid Friendly Sushi

Posted on May 22nd, 2015

Earlier in the week I shared a recipe that Shawna's daughter Grace entered into the PBS Lunchtime Challenge. During that post, I also told you to…

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Moroccan Chicken with Couscous

Moroccan Chicken and Couscous

Posted on Jan 18th, 2016

I love it when I try a new recipe and it's a  home run! That happened this week. It was delicious, healthy, easy and a completely new flavor/idea.…

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Mustard sauce for ham

Mustard Spread-Perfect for Condiment for Ham

Posted on Mar 27th, 2017

Easter is almost upon us. And Easter dinner means Easter Ham. Many years ago I was introduced to this mustard spread. It is the perfect condiment…

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Nancy's Beef Stew

Nancy’s Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Posted on Feb 26th, 2014

This is definitely a throw back recipe for me. My mom used to make this slow cooker beef stew quite often when we were growing up. I'm not sure why…

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parmesan crusted salmon

Quick and Easy Parmesan Crusted Salmon

Posted on Apr 24th, 2015

It's Friday. Fish Day. One reason I love making fish is that it cooks so quickly. It's spring and spring is full of soccer games. We have a…

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ricotta sausage calzone

Ricotta Sausage Calzone

Posted on Mar 20th, 2017

When I was in college, my husband and I loved to eat at a college pizza spot called The Pie.  They had a version of a calzone, they called a…

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shrimp and grits

Shrimp and Grits

Posted on Oct 1st, 2014

When my daughter was a baby I decided I needed an adventure. My sister-in-law Jessica had started working for Delta Airlines and gave us a couple…

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Simple Sloppy Joes

Simple Sloppy Joes

Posted on May 5th, 2014

Go ahead sing it. "Sloppy joe, sloppy sloppy joe." Maybe nobody remembers that Adam Sandler song. It came out during his Saturday Night Live prime. I…

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italian dip sandwich

Spicy Italian Dip Sandwiches

Posted on Jun 6th, 2014

I love a good french dip sandwich. They are just darn good. But if you take a french dip sandwich and give it some pizazz, that is nothing but a good…

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sushi bowls

Sushi Bowls with Wasabi Mayonnaise

Posted on May 9th, 2016

It's no secret my family loves to eat sushi, even my kids.  But, let's face it. Buying sushi is ridiculously expensive. And making it is time…

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Tender Grilled Ribs Made Easy

Posted on Jul 27th, 2015

  There is nothing like a slab of ribs; Something primal about eating with your hands and being unable to avoid making a mess of your…

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Terikyaki Glazed Salmon

Teriyaki Glazed Salmon

Posted on Feb 10th, 2014

As a child, fish was possibly one of the worst punishments my mom could dole out. Maybe it was because we didn't eat it very often so it was new and…

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tips for shaping pizza dough

Tips for Shaping Pizza Dough

Posted on Jan 25th, 2016

Over the Christmas break my daughter took a pizza cooking class. I watched the kids in her class trying to shape their pizza dough. It was a little…

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yorkshire beef

Yorkshire Beef

Posted on Jan 11th, 2016

This recipe is an old family favorite. We would eat it on Sunday dinner, especially when I got to choose what we were having. I have no idea what is…

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