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Top 5 of 2013

Hope everyone had a Happy New Year!  I started this blog just a few short months ago, yet already some favorites have emerged!  Here are your top 5 recipes from 2013!

#5. Salt and Lemon Boiled Artichokes with Balsamic Dill Mayo


#4. Red Hot Cranberry Sauce


#3. Pomegranate Jelly


#2. Peppermint Chocolate Quick Bread


and drumroll please…..

#1. Autumn Squash Soup



You guys really liked the soup!  I guess I’ll have to develop more soup recipes in 2014!

Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas

Whose is exhausted from the festivities from the past few days?  I know I am, but everyone still needs to eat.  Here are some quick and easy dinner ideas to get you thru the rest of the week.



Penne with Hidden Vegetables with a side of garlic cheese bread



Vegetarian Chili


Wet Burritos


Roasted Fish and Potatoes with a side of roasted broccoli


Autumn Squash Soup

Happy eating!



Party Ideas: Campfire Christmas

Having a holiday party this year and having trouble coming up with theme?  This idea for a campfire Christmas is so cute and very quick and easy to throw together.

How about we start with the decorations?


Get yourself a lantern (I’ve seen them as Target, Ross, or any big chain store like that), then utilize your free labor (kids!) to help you collect some pinecones, pieces of pine, and some red berries.  (If you can’t find any of these fresh Joann’s has a great selection of fake garland for very cheap). You will also need some battery operated tea lights.


Cover the tables first in a red plastic table cloth, then add a strip of butcher paper, and finally a festive scarf.  So simple!  I was able to find the scarfs at my local dollar store.  Put your lantern in the center of the table and arrange the pinecones, greenery, and berries around it.  Turn on your battery operated candles and your tables are done.

Now for the best part, the food!

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