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Day 38–Tony’s Smoked Beef Brisket

By: | 0 Comments | On: August 9, 2014 | Category: 5 Star Meal, Blog

Sooo….I have been cooking for over a month now, and I felt smart enough to try my hand at the smoker. Those of you who know me well know that before I started this journey, I did not eat very much meat at all…really only chicken and fish. The reason... more

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Day 35–Baked Manicotti with Sausage and Peas

By: | 0 Comments | On: August 6, 2014 | Category: 5 Star Meal, Blog

I’ve always loved manicotti, but I have never had it quite this way. I am so glad I pulled this recipe, because it truly deserves 5 stars! Usually, I fill manicotti with spinach and ricotta cheese. It’s a lot of white stuff with some greens tucked into the shells. This... more

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Day 27–Best Lasagna Ever

By: | 0 Comments | On: July 29, 2014 | Category: 5 Star Meal, Blog

Happy National Lasagna Day!! I received an email from Carrabbas this morning inviting me to come to their restaurant to celebrate this wonderful holiday. Sorry Carrabbas, I think I will do my celebrating at home! This recipe reminds me of the movie “Elf.” I love the part in the movie... more

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Day 25–Oven Roasted BBQ Chicken

By: | 0 Comments | On: July 27, 2014 | Category: 5 Star Meal, Blog

Mmm, Mmm, Good. Oh wait, that’s a Campbell’s soup jingle, right? It doesn’t matter…these BBQ chicken thighs are just that and more! I am glad I did not wait a few months for this recipe. It was a hit with almost all of the family….more on that in a minute.... more

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Day 20–Fish Tacos

By: | 0 Comments | On: July 22, 2014 | Category: 5 Star Meal, Blog

Who can go from 2 star to 5 star in one day? This girl can. Tonight’s recipe was a hit. There is absolutely nothing leftover tonight! When the family came in from work tonight, the first thing out of their mouths was “Hmmm…something smells good!” The food didn’t last long... more

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Day 16–Brick Oven Pizza (Brooklyn Style)

By: | 0 Comments | On: July 18, 2014 | Category: 5 Star Meal, Blog

I have to say, tonight was the first night I actually felt proud of myself. Not only did I make homemade pizza dough and it turned out delicious, but the pizza themselves were fantastic AND I did it all while entertaining tonight! When I told Todd that I was going... more

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Day 14–Corn Fritters

By: | 0 Comments | On: July 16, 2014 | Category: 5 Star Meal, Blog

Happy National Corn Fritter Day!! I’ve never heard of a corn fritter before, and I am glad I checked what day it was and decide to make this side dish. According to Wikipedia, corn fritters are a traditional savory Southern USA snack. Well, this Southern girl has finally tasted some... more

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Day 6–Salmon Cakes

By: | 1 Comment | On: July 9, 2014 | Category: 5 Star Meal, Blog

Anybody else know what capers are? I just used them in a most amazing dish and I still have no idea what I just used! Maybe by the end of this post I can provide a little education and we both will come out smarter!   I don’t want to... more

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Day 3–Shepherd’s Pie

By: | 2 Comments | On: July 6, 2014 | Category: 5 Star Meal, Blog

So, this was a special request by my 15 year old who is very into things like Dr. Who and other British TV. I would have never tried this otherwise! Be prepared to pay more for this meal! I almost had a heart attack when I went to buy the... more

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Day 2– Slow Cooker Barbecued Ribs

By: | 0 Comments | On: July 5, 2014 | Category: 5 Star Meal, Blog

Happy National Barbecue Day! If you know me well, you know I don’t really eat a lot of meat. Maybe it’s because I never liked chewy, stringy bits of meat getting stuck in my teeth. I think the problem was I did not know how to properly cook it! Every... more

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Quote for the week:
“There is not a thing that is more positive than bread.” ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky