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Pinterest Recipes ~ Tested and Approved

I LOVE PINTEREST! When I am menu planning, I like to look for new recipes on Pinterest. I never know if they are going to be good or not, so I like to hear from other people that they have tried it and liked it. So, I thought I would share some of the recent recipes I have tried and liked! Last night I made grilled honey mustard chicken (I didn’t have dijon and had…

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New and Improved Zucchini Alfredo

We are continuing “Zucchini Week” here and so far it is going well! I am still freezing more than we can eat, but it will be good in casseroles and zucchini bread this winter. Tonight we had sausage, potato, and zucchini packets on the grill, but last night my husband wanted my new and improved version of zucchini alfredo. The original recipe is HERE, but we like this one better. It is creamier and the…

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Zucchini Pie

It is zucchini season!!! Yay!!! We have an abundant harvest this year, so as a little challenge, I am going to try to make zucchini a different way each night this week. Tonight was zucchini pie! I have posted this recipe before, but I made a few tweaks so I thought I would repost it. Zucchini Pie 4 cup sliced zucchini 1 stick butter 2 eggs 1/4 tsp. pepper 1 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. oregano…

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Easy Cheesy Eggplant

My family LOVES eggplant. As a kid, I turned my nose up at it just because it sounded gross. It really isn’t. You just have to know how to cook it- which I didn’t, until recently. This cheesy eggplant tastes like a mouthful of butter and cheese. Yummm… And I can justify it because eggplant sounds healthy. Wanna’ know how? Good. I took pics… Start with some pretty eggplant. Any color is just fine. Peel…

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Freezer Jalapeno Poppers

OK. So, I took these pictures last summer. I mean, I DO plan on making jalapeno poppers but not just yet. I am supposed to be taking it easy (which is killing me!) Instead I am just gonna’ sit here holding this super cute baby and blog about it. The ingredients… 24 jalapeno peppers12 oz. softened cream cheese2 cups shredded cheddar cheese1/4-1/2 cup crumbled, cooked bacon or bacon bits2 cups milk1 cup flour2 cups bread…

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Raspberry Custard

My kids love to pick wild raspberries! I did get to make one batch of ice cream this year, but for the most part, I am only “allowed” to make raspberry custard. Everyone in this house loves it, except for me. I am picky and I just don’t like seeds. So, based on the recommendations of everyone else in my household, you should give this recipe a try! 🙂 Raspberry Custard 1 1/2 cups wild…

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A Big Batch of Filling- Freezer Cooking

Now I am going to show you what to do with those leftover crusts from the uncrustables sandwiches…  I save them to make filling!  I get a lot of compliments on my filling and it is so moist!  It is really simple to make, too.  Here is what you need: 6-7 loaves of white bread3-4 medium onions3-4 stalks celery8 sticks margerine I know!  That is a lot, right?  I like to make my filling in…

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Eggplant Parmesan (Freezer Cooking)

One of the best ways to save money (and have better food) is to preserve fresh vegetables when they are in season.  I love to have eggplant already breaded and frozen for a fast, easy meal in the winter.  If you don’t have a garden giving you lots of lovely, purple eggplants you can pick some up for cheap while they are in season at a local farmer’s market.  Out of two very large eggplants,…

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Pretzel Buns

When I am feeling particularly ambitious, the kids and I make homemade soft pretzels.  They like playing with the dough to make different shapes and sometimes we use them as buns.  This is a recipe meant to be like those pretzels you get at the mall.  They are awesome!  Here is how we make them… Sprinkle yeast onto the warm water.  (Ooooh… fascinating!) Stir to dissolve. Add brown sugar and mix that up, too.  Then add the salt and…

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Bread Pudding

Bread pudding is something that my mom made quite a bit when we were growing up.  It is a great way to use up bread that is not so fresh, or those icky end pieces. You can serve it warm or cold, and it is also perfect for breakfast or a dessert. Bread Pudding 6 eggs 1 cup sugar 1 tsp. vanilla 2 cups milk 8 slices of bread spreadable margarine or butter cinnamon Start…

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