Easy Shepherd’s Pie Recipe Using Leftover Mashed Potatoes

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Thanks Connie for the recipe. This easy Shepherd's Pie Recipe Using Leftover Mashed Potatoes is a meal your whole family will enjoy and appreciate left overs! Shepherd's Pie Recipe Using Leftover Mashed Potatoes St. Patrick’s Day is coming up and so we were all a little bit Irish.  I hope you wore green so you didn’t get pinched, ate a serving of corned beef & cabbage with a side of Irish soda bread, and said “Blarney” at least once!  I recently discovered that my husband is of Irish ...

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Easy And Delicious Salisbury Steak Recipe

Salisbury Steak Recipe

Easy And Delicious Salisbury Steak Recipe  For many families, ground beef is a favorite. It’s quick to prepare, quite versatile, and can be inexpensive. For the most part, ground beef is a kid-friendly meat that can be the center of many classic meals: cheeseburgers, spaghetti & meat sauce, tacos, just to name a few. Salisbury Steak is an oldie-but-goody, ground beef dish that is making a comeback. This dish was created during the 1930's when home cooks wanted a new and tasty way to ...

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Fun Things to do on Valentines Day when You’re on a Budget

Fun Things to do on Valentines Day when You're on a Budget

Fun Things to do on Valentines Day when you're on a budget Valentine's Day is one of those days that you either love or hate. When you were young child you either loved receiving a ton of cards in your box or you dreaded opening your box to see if you got any. As a teenager you either loved of the spectacle surrounding the new feelings you were experiencing or all you felt was angst about the entire mess that is adolescence/young adulthood. In your 20s Valentine's Day can mean so many ...

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Baked Macaroni & Cheese Recipe

Baked Macaroni & Cheese

Baked Macaroni & Cheese Recipe Baked Macaroni & Cheese Recipe-My kids would eats pizza and macaroni & cheese every day if I let them.  I’ve experimented with a number of macaroni & cheese recipes over the years and I think I’ve found “the one”.  A trick to making this classic Baked Macaroni & Cheese Recipe is constantly stirring the roux when adding the milk and then cheeses.  You don’t want the heat too high or you will scorch the milk or cheese sauce, and that will ...

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Beans, Greens & Pasta Recipe

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Beans, Greens & Pasta Recipe Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Dry beans are a money saver.  Aside from having a large yield when cooked, they have a long shelf life and are nutrient-rich.  Beans are also a wonderful source of protein, fiber, and iron and they are naturally low in sodium and calories, unlike their canned counterparts which sometimes have up to 15% of the daily value of sodium. The only challenge with dry beans is the fact that you do have to plan ahead when preparing ...

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Chicken & Broccoli Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

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Chicken & Broccoli Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Dry pasta is on sale every week somewhere.  It is a staple that is easy to stock up on, as well as quick and easy to prepare.  There are many varieties now, including whole wheat, multi grain, low-carb, semolina, gluten-free, just to name a few.  Most families love spaghetti and pasta sauce, and it’s a go-to meal at least twice a month.  ...

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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Check out this super delicious Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread Recipe Who says pumpkin bread is just for the fall? In my family, we enjoy this chocolate chip pumpkin bread recipe all year round. It's easy to make and my kids love to eat it as part of any meal. And it's always a big hit at my husband's office. This recipe yields 3 loaves of chocolate chip pumpkin bread, so I usually send one to work with my husband and save the other 2 for my family to enjoy. It's so great warmed up with a little butter, or a side of ice ...

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Smokey Joes – A Homemade Sloppy Joes Recipe

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Homemade Sloppy Joes Recipe In my opinion, anything that’s served on a bun or eaten with your hands is the perfect family-friendly meal. I grew up eating Manwich sloppy joes.  Rather than use the canned sloppy joe sauce that is full of sodium, I gave home-made sloppy joes a try.  I used a coupon and got a can of fire-roasted tomatoes for next to nothing, so I built my sloppy joe recipe around those smoky tomatoes.  To make the recipe as healthy as possible, use a ground meat that is ...

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Cranberry Orange Juice Chicken Recipe

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Cranberry Orange Juice Chicken Recipe My dear friend, Laura, shared a recipe with me years ago called " Sweet and sour Chicken". It calls for 1 lb of boneless, skinless chicken breasts, 1 small bottle of Catalina dressing, 1 jar of peach preserves, and 1 envelope of onion soup mix. Simply mix together, pour over chicken breasts and bake. I have experimented with this basic recipe many different ways. Using pineapple preserves and the juice and zest of 1 lime creates the refreshing flavors of ...

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Sausage & Potato Slow Cooker Supper Recipe

Sausage & Potato Slow Cooker Supper

   Sausage & Potato Slow Cooker Supper Recipe The busier life gets, the more I use my slow cooker.  I like meals that taste baked, but are actually made in the slow cooker which is a very easy method of cooking.  This casserole bakes slowly with very little moisture.  I was skeptical, at first, because this recipe didn’t call for any liquid in the slow cooker.  But, I gave it a try, and I’m so glad I did.  The edges browned beautifully giving the dish a crispy texture.  This ...

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