Slow Cooker Lasagna (crock pot) recipe

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  I realize I have given you a few options when it comes to lasagna….but this one has got to be the easiest one yet. No need to boil noodles (yay…) you could make the filling and keep it in the fridge for a couple days (make ahead…bonus!) And it is really really tasty. Great week night meal…all you need is a salad and you are good to … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Chinese Chicken Recipe (crock pot recipes)

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I think that it is so funny….one of my all time most popular post is a slow cooker recipe. This angel chicken recipe is number 2 on the blogs most visited post. So….I thought I would dish out another super easy…super yummy…crowd pleasin slow cooker recipe. This is perfect for those busy school nights when everyone is running in and out….you can … [Read more...]

Fresh Tomato Lasagna recipe

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  This recipe makes really great use of all the fresh tomatoes from our gardens right now. All the ingredients are fresh, tasty and make this lasagna light instead of heavy. It can be made ahead too. Love that! Here is how you put together some Fresh Tomato Lasagna... In a medium skillet over medium-low heat, melt  butter. Sauté … [Read more...]

Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe

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  I know you have heard the story about how I grew  up at the beach (Avalon, NJ) during the summer months. When I was around the age of 13 or so I started working at the local deli. I worked there all through college and it became like a second home to me. I have such great memories of Donnelly’s deli. It was a family run local … [Read more...]

Grilled Hot Wings (buffalo wings)

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Love…hate relationship. Me and hot wings. I love how they taste…I hate that they are bad for you. Love the different sauces you can eat them with…hate that they are a mess to make and eat! Bill is a huge fan of hot wings…and we were both searching for a way to enjoy them with less fat, less mess…and MORE fun :) With a bit of experimenting….this is … [Read more...]

4 minute tortellini lasagna

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No kidding. This took 4 minutes to make. It was a day when we had tons of homework...no one was really getting along, Monday, raining...and I had to throw dinner together. Here is what I did....seriously the easiest thing I have ever made!  First..place the frozen spinach in the microwave to thaw it. While that is thawing--get out a 9 by 13 … [Read more...]

Easy roasted chicken

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I make this every time I sign up to take a friend dinner. I wanted to share how incredibly easy it is...and it is always much appreciated! The key to this being EASY...for you and for the recipient is to use a foil roasting pan. A deep square one is best. Preheat 450 oven.  Roughly chop up carrots and onion (if you have celery you could use … [Read more...]

Beer Braised Chicken

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Anytime I find a recipe for chicken that makes me think---hey, I haven't cooked chicken that way yet...I'm on it. Bill says this is some of the tastiest chicken that he's ever had...we all loved it. So I had to share... Starts with a fan favorite...BACON...chop up a 1/4 of a package.... Leave the happy bacon grease in the pot and add in the … [Read more...]

BLT pasta salad

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I recently made this for a teacher welcome back lunch. It is called a BLT pasta salad. What I love about it is it can be served at room temperature and it is still fabulous! Great way to use up some tomatoes! I made double and a half of this recipe....to be sure I had enough.  Boil 4 C penne noodles. In a measure cup, combine all … [Read more...]

10 minute Alfredo Sauce

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Found this recipe and I had to share...it was flavorful, semi-healthy, and so quick! I served it with some chicken and pasta. It was a big hit! One thing I didn't do...but I will do next time is blend all the ingredients well prior to heating in the sauce pan. I just sort of dumped everything in the pan and started to heat...but the cream cheese … [Read more...]