Mexican Quinoa Salad 4

Mexican Quinoa Salad

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been pretty wary about trying Quinoa for a very long time. Those little granules… how could those possibly turn into anything worth eating?!…

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No Yeast Cinnamon Rolls 1

No Yeast Cinnamon Rolls

If cinnamon rolls were kinder to my thighs and my love handles, I’d surely bake them often and nibble little cinnamon roll nibbles until my heart was content.  Cinnamon rolls…

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Meatballs 6

Homemade Meatballs and The Pioneer Woman Cookbook

There once was a relative who casually commented that she couldn’t believe that I didn’t have a recipe for homemade meatballs on my site. “I can’t have everything!” I told…

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Reuben Bread 15

Reuben Bread

My Irish husband has been demanding Corned Beef lately.  Must be something in the air causing this uncontrollable craving… or it must be that St. Patrick’s Day is almost here!…

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Peanut butter Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt 7

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies with Sea Salt

Years ago when our old house was up for sale, I mixed up a big batch of cookie dough and froze it in little cookie dough mounds. When we’d get…

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Homemade Marinara Sauce 1

Homemade Marinara Sauce

Soooooo, are you a jarred spaghetti sauce kind of family? Guilty here. Some jarred sauces have an off-taste- mostly too sweet due to (unnecessary) added sugar. I do have to…

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Brown Butter Soda Bread 1

Brown Butter Soda Bread with Honey- Cinnamon Butter

My Mother-in-Law apparently makes the best Irish Soda Bread. My son Brooks spends weekends sometimes with his grandparents and comes home raving about his Grammy’s homemade bread.  Wouldn’t you think…

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Green Velvet Cheesecake Cake 7

Green Velvet Cheesecake Cake

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up soon, and because I have a very Irish (& proud of it) husband– it’s my duty to share a few St. Paddy’s Day recipes….

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Chocolate Muffins 1

Chocolate Muffins

I have some good news. Relieving news. “I’m Exhausted, but in a Happy Way” kind of news: I finished writing my cookbook yesterday! Yahoo! It’s off to the publisher for…

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Chicken Stroganoff 2

Chicken Stroganoff

Happy Monday, my wonderful readers! I have yet another special guest posting today while I power out three more days of writing my cookbook. Almost done, phew! Please welcome Bev…

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Frito Snack Mix

Frito Snack Mix

While I hunker down and take the next week to complete my cookbook manuscript, I have a series of three very talented bloggers guest posting on RecipeGirl. These girls all…

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Butterfinger Rice Krispie Treats 9

Butterfinger Rice Krispie Treats

I may have mentioned my weight-loss Biggest Loser competition a few weeks ago. Yeah, I’m still trudging along with it, losing slowly (the way you’re supposed to, right??) and trying…

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Bacon and Corn Griddle Cakes 4

Bacon and Corn Griddle Cakes

We’re a banana-pancake kind of family. Rarely does a regular-old pancake grace a plate in the RecipeGirl house. Bananas are pretty much always sliced up and cooked right on in…

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Stuffed Zucchini Boats 7

Stuffed Zucchini Boats

My son Brooks acquired a new hobby last summer while we were on vacation: fishing. He hooked up with his East Coast cousins and their fishing neighbor named Eric. Eric…

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Red Velvet Cookies 1

Red Velvet Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

This is the story of how I saved an ugly cookie.  Actually, let me re-phrase that… how I saved a disgustingly ugly-looking cookie that was totally worthy of eating but…

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Nutella Heart Ravioli 5

Nutella Heart Ravioli

You know how there are just some foods in life that you absolutely cannot live without, no matter what?  I’ve got a few of those.  Like root beer, and red…

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Red Velvet Heart Pancakes_TidyMom

Red Velvet Pancakes with Sweet Cream Cheese Topping

Today I have a very special guest… the first-ever guest poster on my good friend Cheryl at  Cheryl shares recipes, crafts, tutorials and amazing photography on her blog. …

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