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Pasta with Chicken and Broccoli Ragu

This photo doesn’t do the dish justice. I love mixing a tomato sauce with broccoli. And when it’s lightly roasted broccoli like you find in this recipe, it’s all the better. Roasting broccoli brings out a great, lightly sweet flavor in it. Will and Paige gobbled this up. (This is part of The $7 Dinner …

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All-American Beef Cheddar Bacon Hand Pies

When I was a kid, my family had a tradition that we called Fun Friday. Each Friday, we’d eschew our regular eating habits in favor of fun, but not necessarily good for you, food. Sometimes we’d layer tacos with seasoned ground beef, lettuce, tomato, cheddar and salsa. Other weeks, we’d make homemade pizzas with pre-formed …

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Extra Easy Cinnamon Rolls with Vanilla Bean Glaze

I am not apologizing for this. I thought I would come on here and tell you how I rarely use prepared anything. And then I would discuss how I love starting our meals from fresh, whole ingredients and seeing then mix and meld together to form new and exciting dishes. Then I would talk about …

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Basic Beef for Bolognese, Calzones, Shepherd’s Pie and More

I love – LOVE – the ease of food that can do double duty. For instance, a roasted chicken like the one mentioned on the Everyday Food blog today can be Sunday dinner, Monday chicken tacos, Tuesday chicken and rice and Wednesday chicken salad. Talk about a blessing for a busy, harried mom — or …

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Potato Leek Soup

I am up to my ears in leeks these days, but it’s not a bad thing. Parmesan roasted leeks are delicious. And sauteed leeks are versatile. But the recipe de resistance is potato leek soup. This comforting, pureed mixture of sweet leeks, starchy potatoes and flavorful chicken broth is warming on a rainy day. It’s …

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