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Grilled Turkey & Brie (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Quick Winter Dinners)

2009-December-175

Wintertime calls for hot, filling meals that warm you up and keep you energized. And it seems that family life is super busy during winter as well. You know what that means. The family cook needs some quick, cozy menu ideas. At our house it might be beans and rice or a bowl of chili. […]

Meal Planning: Easy Meals for Busy Nights

Chicken-Pot-Pie

Although I am the quintessential food snob fairly particular about my food, my home has become fuller and busier over the years, and thus, my cooking habits have had to change. I no longer have hours to spend leisurely crafting a gourmet meal. That is for another season of my life. Although I love to cook […]

Cranberry Orange Granola (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Food Gifts)

2009-December-029

I love browsing in chi-chi food boutiques. I don’t like the prices they charge. So, instead, I’ve chosen to make my own delicious gifts to give to friends and family. I’ve shared the muffin kit with you. Today’s gift of good taste is one the boys and I experimented with just this morning. We took […]

Freezer Cooking Day: The End

2009-December-031

Hanging it up for the night They say that if you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it everytime. And while we both know that I aimed a little higher than humanly possible, it was good to dream a big dream for this freezer cooking day. In the interests of my family’s comfort and my sanity, […]

Freezer Cooking: Crazy Woman Lives to Cook Another Day

2009-December-017

Would you talk some sense into me next time? Yes, at about 5 pm, I realized that I was in deep. Due to a missing roasting pan, a long-cooking turkey, too much beef to cook in one round, etc, etc, my afternoon stretched into evening. When FishPapa came home, I still had beef to shred, turkey […]

Freezer Cooking: Noontime Update

2009-December-011

My big morning of freezer cooking has gone off with fits and starts. I haven’t made as much progress as I hoped. But, you knew that would happen, didn’t you? A few things to report: Don’t EVER try to cook a turkey on a rimmed cookie sheet. I almost attempted it because I couldn’t find […]

My Freezer Cooking Life for Today and Tomorrow

2009-December-008

my helper and me, bedheaded and ready to cook up a storm You knew I was a crazy woman, right? Just thought I’d put that out there right now. I’ve been planning and shopping and scheming for how to fill my freezer. I filled out my Freezer Meal Worksheet this weekend because I know I need […]

December Freezer Cooking Daze

I may hate myself in the morning. You see, I’ve devised a rather ambitious plan for this month’s Freezer Cooking Daze. It may take all that I have and then some to accomplish it. But, I know that the crazy cooking I did last month really paid off. With the upcoming Christmas holiday and family […]