Stuff I’ve Gotta Share and You’ve Gotta See

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Here’s the favorite post of the week:  Stuff I’ve Gotta Share and You’ve Gotta See

Overnight Breakfast Casserole Recipes

I’m crazy about making breakfast casseroles for visiting guests in my home.  Here’s something I shared on Parade magazine‘s blog recently:  5 Overnight Breakfast Casserole Recipes.  You’ll want to bookmark these for times when you have a lot of people in your home to feed.  It’s so convenient to make breakfast the night before and then just pop it into the oven the next morning!

Healthy Soup Recipes

I know there are some of you who are probably wishing to begin the New Year on a healthy note.  Here are 6 Healthy (Better for You) Soup Recipes that you should check out!


Before the holidays began, I snuck in a 5 day juice cleanse from Suja.  I’m a fan of doing occasional juice cleanses (they just make me feel good), so I was excited to try one that I had not tried before.  Although I caught the flu in the middle of doing my cleanse, I really enjoyed the juices… they made me feel great… I wasn’t hungry… and I’ll do another cleanse with Suja sometime after the New Year when I’m not in the middle of being sick!  You can find their juices at Whole Foods, but they also have a mail-order delivery juice cleanse available.


Here’s a product I was super excited to discover over the holidays:  Reynolds Cookie Baking Sheets.  They are folded pieces of parchment that unfold flat and fit your cookie sheet pans perfectly.  I love them, and I will keep them around for cookie baking!


Remember that juice cleanse that I told you about above???  I also ate donuts over the holidays (OOPS!)– something I never… EVER do.  But we had family visiting… and it was a fun surprise to bring home some donuts.  Of course, I couldn’t resist.  My favorite:  maple bars.


Tahoe has tons of snow!  I’ve been up skiing once so far, and the snow was perfect.  Come ski in my neck of the woods!


Here’s a recipe my sister and I tried over the holidays that was really yummy! >> Escarole and Brussels Sprouts Salad from Food and Wine.  We actually used baby kale in place of the escarole and we were very happy with the result.  It was delicious and different!

Chutney Baked Brie

Here’s an appetizer I shared with visiting relatives over the holidays:  Chutney Baked Brie.  It’s SO good, and it’s only 4 ingredients.  YUM.

Tessie the Labradoodle

And finally… this was my Christmas gift this year:  Tessie the 7-week old Labradoodle!  My husband came home on the 23rd with her in a box, and he surprised me and my son.  My son was excited.  I cried.  She’s an adorable, loving addition to our family.  She’s our first pet!

Hope you had wonderful holidays, and Happy New Year!

Lori Lange of Recipe Girl

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  • dealsncoupons wrote:

    Wow!! Tessie is really adorable.
    Thank you for sharing the casserole recipe, I always face problems when it comes to surveying hot,fresh food to guest. Thank you for your help 🙂

  • Emily @ Life on Food wrote:

    I live for breakfast casseroles on the weekends. So comforting and easy. Plus there is always leftovers for Monday. Win, win!

  • Karen @ On the Banks of Salt Creek wrote:

    I’ve always thought a Labradoodle would be awesome. Now that we live on a farm in horribly wet Oregon it would end up being a LabraMUDdle.

  • Elizabeth Fitzmaurice wrote:

    Oh my gosh, that is the cutest dog! What a face.

    Happy New Year and thanks for sharing all you share with us!

  • Kylee wrote:

    Thanks for sharing these stuff, Lori! Tessie is super cute! Happy New Year!

  • lisatberry wrote:

    Juice cleanse = guilt free donut eating…that’s how my mind works…luv the new puppy…I’m currently playing with my new black lab puppy they add so much to the family..congrats and Happy New Year.

  • Kate Sparks wrote:

    Like the cookie sheet parchment paper, but parchment paper does so much more!!! And I love your new puppy

  • Ashley wrote:

    The baked brie looks delicious! I need to try something along those lines sometime 🙂

  • Auntiepatch wrote:

    What a wonderful Christmas gift! Please give Tessie a hug from Auntie Patch in San Diego!

  • Joanne @ Fifteen Spatulas wrote:

    Oh my goodness, Tessie is adorable!!!! <3

  • Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen wrote:

    My favorite news from you via the blog yet, Lori…your first pet, Tessie! Best Christmas gift ever. No doubt she will be spoiled with love. 🙂 Warmest wishes to you and your family for a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year! xo

  • Liz wrote:

    She’s so beautiful. You’ll have so much fun with her. What a wonderful gift.

  • Patti wrote:

    We have a Labroddodle too ! And a Goldendoodle too! both Great Dogs!!!

  • Sally wrote:

    Tessie is adorable!

  • Liz S. wrote:

    Tessie is so precious!

    Wishing you a very happy New Year, Lori!