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13 February, 2019

Banana Bread

Banana Bread
Posted in : alcohol, baking, banana, bread, breakfast, cheap, chocolate, dessert, easy, food, recipe, rum, snack, sweets on by : Jeanette Rueb
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Banana bread is one of my favorite treats. It’s just cakey enough to make my body think I’m giving it a real dessert, but it’s ever so slightly healthier for you. It’s high in fiber and a classic baked good in any American kitchen. In the past, we’ve had banana pumpkin bread, which had a
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6 February, 2019

Marinated Pork Chops

Marinated Pork Chops
Posted in : cast iron, dinner, easy, food, one pan, pork, quick, recipe, teriyaki on by : Jeanette Rueb
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If you’re looking for a dinner that’s quick to make and impressive to eat, look no further! Spend five minutes whipping up the marinade for this dish, set up some potatoes cooking in the crockpot (check out last week’s recipe for that one), and come home to about 15 minutes more work to heat up
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30 January, 2019

Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes

Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes
Posted in : butter, cheap, crock pot, crockpot, dinner, easy, food, potato, potatoes, recipe, side, Slow cooker, vegetables on by : Jeanette Rueb
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Somehow, I’ve managed to spend six years of my life with an Idahoan and almost two years living in the potato state without adding a mashed potato recipe to my blog. Don’t get me wrong, it isn’t because I have some vendetta against mashed potatoes — they’re probably my favorite way to eat potatoes —
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9 January, 2019

Root Veggie Beef Stew

Root Veggie Beef Stew
Posted in : alcohol, beef, classic, crock pot, crockpot, dinner, easy, food, recipe, Slow cooker, wine on by : Jeanette Rueb
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Beef stew is your classic hearty food. It’s a set-it-and-forget it type of meal that rewards you in the evening with a delicious and filling dinner. There are countless variations on it across the internet and throughout cookbooks. Somehow, until now, I haven’t put up a recipe of my own, though I’ve made it many times
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2 January, 2019

Hoover Stew

Hoover Stew
Posted in : antique, cheap, dinner, food, food history, History, hot dog, pasta, recipe, vegetables, vintage on by : Jeanette Rueb
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During the Great Depression, food was scarce and people had to make due with what they could get. Canned goods were extremely popular because they had long shelf lives and were inexpensive. For some people who grew up during the Depression, canned goods remained a staple in the pantry. As a kid, I remember my
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26 December, 2018

Cake Cookies

Cake Cookies
Posted in : baking, cake, cheap, chocolate, Christmas, cookies, dessert, easy, food, recipe, snack, strawberries on by : Jeanette Rueb
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If you’re experiencing the holiday rush and need to make a lot off cookies stat, here’s a trick that will save your sanity for sure. Cake cookies are exactly what they sound like. You use store-bought cake mix to create fast, easy cookies. Make them as simple or as wild as you want, the base
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19 December, 2018

Wassail (Mulled Cider)

Wassail (Mulled Cider)
Posted in : 21, alcohol, antique, apple, apples, booze, Christmas, drink, drinks, easy, family, food history, History, holidays, recipe, Spice, vintage, vodka on by : Jeanette Rueb
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Here we come a-wassailing Among the leaves so green, Here we come a-wand’ring So fair to be seen. Love and joy come to you, And to you your wassail, too, And God bless you, and send you A Happy New Year, And God send you a Happy New Year Most people have heard the song
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5 December, 2018

Hungarian Chicken Heart Stew

Hungarian Chicken Heart Stew
Posted in : cheap, chicken, crock pot, crockpot, dinner, easy, food, foreign, international, recipe, Slow cooker on by : Jeanette Rueb
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Unpopular as the opinion may be, I’ve been a fan of organ meats since I was a little kid. My grandparents used to eat them on the regular, and I spent a lot of time with them. So, thanks to Nana and Poppa, I’ve got a bit of a soft spot for something most Americans
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28 November, 2018

Italian Chocolate and Black Pepper Cookies

Italian Chocolate and Black Pepper Cookies
Posted in : baking, chocolate, cookies, easy, food, Italian, recipe, spicy on by : Jeanette Rueb
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Today’s cookies are a trial for a classic Italian cookie cake that I will be making later this month for our choir’s Christmas concert. These were made as a Thanksgiving dessert designed for everyone to enjoy, including my father-in-law who isn’t much a fan of sweets. Instead of making a mince pie or something else
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21 November, 2018

Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken and Olives

Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken and Olives
Posted in : alcohol, chicken, crock pot, crockpot, dinner, easy, food, foreign, healthy, international, recipe, savory, Spice, wine on by : Jeanette Rueb
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Just like the Harry Potter-inspired pumpkin pasties from last week, this week’s recipe is straight from the pages of another YA book series, The Immortal Descendants. At one point, the main crew enjoys a meal of Moroccan chicken and olives, which I thought sounded pretty good, so I looked up a few recipes, picked and chose from
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