Category Archives: Cooking

Freezer Cooking Adventure Part 2

I’m finished!!!!! Final tally over the past 2-3 weeks is 30 dinners, 4 loaves of bread, 26 individual lunch items, chicken broth, beans, plus 2 gallon bags each of 3 breakfast items (pancakes, burritos, and biscuit sandwiches). And can I … Continue reading

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Freezer Cooking Adventure

On Saturday, I decided to start a little Freezer Cooking adventure to try to fill up my freezer with many meals for breakfasts, lunches, and dinners when we are busy this summer. Today, I woke up with a cold and … Continue reading

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Cookie Snobs

It’s been a well-known fact around our house that I’m a cookie (or baking) snob. People will give us gifts of cookies, and unlike normal people I will have to worry if the cookies are edible because, well, some are … Continue reading

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A New Menu Planning Challenge for Me

The stuff in my freezers is getting old which is not a good thing, so I’m trying to plan my menus around what I actually have in my freezers and not purchase much until the old stuff is all gone. … Continue reading

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Cooking w/Bryan: Bacon-infused burgers

This was a recipe I came up with early on in our marriage.  Really, it follows a very simple rule: Bacon is good.  So Amie was making hamburgers and adding seasoning to the meat, and I suggested she add bacon.  … Continue reading

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Cooking w/Bryan: Paper Apples

It’s another great installment of “Cooking with Bryan”.  As you know, I strive for simplicity.  Today’s recipe has one ingredient.  You can’t get any more simple than that.  Well, I suppose a fasting meal recipe might be shorter.  The ingredient: … Continue reading

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How I get ready for Thanksgiving

I spent this morning thankful for coffee my wonderful husband got for me after a night with a sickie chickie. It was a nice quiet morning which I enjoyed very much. About mid-morning, I turned my thoughts to food preparation. … Continue reading

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Cooking w/Bryan: Root Beer Waffles

Here’s how to make Root Beer Waffles: 1. Decide to make breakfast.  Look for bacon for bacon and eggs.  Don’t find any.  Don’t find any sausage either.  Admit that you’re not digging in the freezer too much and decide to … Continue reading

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Cooking w/Bryan: One pot spaghetti

It’s the first entry in Cooking w/Bryan.  Today’s recipe:  One-pot spaghetti. I find this recipe helpful when you don’t want to do a lot of dishes.  And by a lot, I mean more than one pot.  I used this recipe … Continue reading

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Garlic and Olive Oil-My Favorite 10 minute dinner

This is what happens for dinner at my house when we’re swamped for time.  I start a pot of water to boil on the stove. Then I get out my ingredients.

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