Zucchini Oven Chips

These zucchini chips were a fun and different side to go alongside some grilled chicken.  The original recipe called for plain breadcrumbs but I decided to substitute panko bread crumbs to add an extra crunch.  They were soft on the inside and crispy on the outside and would be great dipped in marinara sauce.  Baking

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Baked Beans

These baked beans are a favorite side dish throughout my husband’s family and the recipe has been passed down to me.  They are present at every barbecue we host or any that we attend with my husband’s family.  My parents are now addicted to them and serve them all the time. These take minutes to throw together and bake

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Quick and Easy Dinner: Peanutty Sesame Noodles

This is one of our favorite quick, go-to meals around our house. I never thought I would like peanut butter in a savory meal but turns out I love it.  The addition of soy sauce, vinegar, brown sugar and hot sauce tones down the peanut butter taste and rounds out the sauce nicely. I have

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Cucumber Salad

This is one of my favorite foods ever.  I love cucumbers and this is such a delicious, vinegar-y side dish that I could eat all by myself.  And I do since my husband doesn’t like cucumbers. I’ve never had a recipe for this salad.  It’s one that I learned watching and helping my mom in the kitchen. 

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Oatmeal Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

Somehow my Joel and I missed out on Girl Scout cookie season.  They weren’t knockin’ on doors, they weren’t at the grocery store….  When I stumbled across this recipe it reminded me of the missed Do-si-dos (also known as Peanut Butter Sandwiches) and I knew we had to try them. Luckily, I came out with

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Quick and Easy Dinner: Chicken Satay

This is an incredibly simple and amazing meal that we eat at least once every two weeks during grilling season.  It’s perfect for busy weeknights since you can mix the marinade in the morning and throw in the chicken then simple come home and grill. The soy, sugar and ketchup combine to bring a sweet and savory flavor

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Mini Corn Dogs

These nuggets of fried goodness are a total guilty pleasure.  Fried foods don’t grace our table regularly and this is the first time I have ever made homemade corn dogs. But it won’t be the last.  I won’t be making these as often as my stomach would like but they will be on our dinner menu occasionally. These were

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Baked Macaroni and Cheese

This is the ultimate comfort food in our house.  Whenever I eat this, it totally takes me back to my childhood.  We very rarely had the “blue box” and I plan to keep it that way in my house.  The love of mac-n-cheese was almost ruined for my brother and I when my dad didn’t dice

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Sloppy Joes

These delicous sloppy joes are made in less than 30 minutes for a simple weeknight meal.  The addition of barbeque sauce makes these a little smoky adding a new twist and tang to the standard sloppy joe.  Pile this high on a bakery bun and serve alongside creamy coleslaw or pasta salad.  To make these a

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