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  • Chocolate Cream and Strawberry Pie
    on Jul 28, 2016 in dessert Pie
    Chocolate Cream and Strawberry PieFasten your seat belts, this chocolate cream is dark and rich and whoa. Slice this beauty of a pie into 16 pieces unless you're truly a chocoholic and can deal with the richness. This is best eaten after a lighter me...
  • Healthy with Anne
    on Jun 1, 2016 in health
    Here it is! My newest endeavor, Healthy with Anne. I recently got burned out caring for others at my jobs (because the caring at home never ends!) and decided to go in a different direction, I signed up for a few online courses, pulled my entire life...
  • Money Saving Ingredient Substitutions
    on May 26, 2016 in money saving
    Quick blurb from me - I haven't done one of those in a while - about one of my favorite topics; Saving Money! Not only are these subs cost friendly, several of them are flat-out healthier! Keep this list on-hand for times when you're in the middle of...
  • Peach Cobbler
    on May 23, 2016 in dessert
    Peach CobblerIt's just about peach time! Peak time for fresh peaches is usually July in most states, but they're out there as early as May. Choose fruit that yield to slight pressure but aren't mushy and try to avoid hard peaches. All the flavor and...
  • Turkey Waldorf Salad
    on May 13, 2016 in dinner salad
    Turkey Waldorf SaladI remember this stuff as a kid - it was a big deal in the 1970's it seems. I don't recall it with any type of protein, however. I added leftover turkey to mine, but you can surely use chicken or even shrimp!Leftover turkey is alre...
  • Herbed Cheese Crackers
    on May 5, 2016 in snacks
    Herbed Cheese CrackersThis cheese and herb business isn't over yet. I first made these a really long time ago - like, 20 or so years - and loved them each time. I can't keep them longer than a day around here and they're so worth being shared.Please...
  • Herby Cheesy Goodness
    on Apr 29, 2016 in appetizers cheese
    I've been a gardener for quite some time now (check out my gardening posts!) and that includes growing my own herbs each year, as well.Herbs are one of the easiest things to grow, outside, inside, in pots, in the ground. Many are really rather hearty...
  • Chicken Panko Romano
    on Apr 27, 2016 in dinner
    Chicken Panko RomanoPanko is a Japanese bread crumb that provides a crunchy coating like no other. Combined with Romano cheese, the result is divine. A thick and hearty tomato sauce offsets the crunch and makes this a perfect meal for company or spec...
  • Earl's New American at Peddler's Village
    on Apr 12, 2016 in media event
    I had the immense privilege of attending the media event for the re-opening of Earl's New American at Peddler's Village this weekend. As we rarely get away from the kids, we decided to make a night of it.Peddler's Village has been one of my favorite...
  • Huli Huli Chicken
    on Mar 30, 2016 in chicken dinner grilling
    So, it's not that warm out yet, but some of us like to fire up the grill as soon as temps reach 55. This chicken is a beautiful reason to get your grill heated up! Huli Huli Chicken is authentic Hawaiian cuisine and highly coveted, spurring Hawaiians...
  • Veggie Lasagna Rolls
    on Feb 12, 2016 in dinner
    Veggie Lasagna RollsOh my goodness, it's COLD out there! I mean, really chilly for us in Eastern PA. Temps look to drop to negative teens in wind chill, so we're battening down the hatches and staying near the stove.Nothing warms you from the inside...
  • King Cake
    on Feb 6, 2016
    Mardi Gras wouldn't be the same without a King Cake. Not to be prepared or eatenbefore January 6th, also known as Epiphany, Twelfth Night or Three Kings' Day, it's arich yeast dough most commonly filled with cream cheese, shaped into an oval ring and...
  • Super Bowl 50
    on Feb 3, 2016
    This is, hands-down, one of my favorite times of year. Whether or not my team (The Pittsburgh Steelers) made it into the Bowl, I love to watch. Along with that watching comes eating and these recipes are tried, tested and heartily approved by my fami...
  • Chicken Fajita Tostadas and Pintos and Cheese Salad
    on Jan 21, 2016 in dinner
    Chicken Fajita TostadasThe flavor of fajitas with the crunch of a taco combine in these tostadas. Pre-made tostada shells and pre-cooked chicken to make prep and clean-up easy.Chicken Fajita TostadasHands-On Time: 15 minutesReady In: 20 minutesServes...
  • Patty Melts
    on Jan 19, 2016 in dinner sandwiches
    Classic Patty MeltPatty melts are classic diner fare and my very favorite, to boot. The best I've had is at the Royal Diner in Washington, N.J. In fact, here's my review:Straight out of 1940 with very few changes made, this diner is old-school awesom...
  • Easy Pizza Rolls
    on Jan 16, 2016 in dinner
    It's game day! Playoffs for Superbowl 50 are ON and I needed dinner and football munchies. Here's a kid-pleasing favorite that's also a game day winner and not too hard on the budget. Use store bought pizza dough to streamline prep, but make you...
  • Quiche Feast!
    on Oct 31, 2015 in Breakfast brunch eggs quiche
    I've been making quiche for over 20 years (yes, I'm really that old) and it never gets boring. In fact, the combinations of fillings are limitless and I don't think I've ever had a quiche I didn't like. Now, if you have "real men" who won't eat quich...
  • Inspiralize the Spring with Tuttorosso Tomatoes
    on Apr 1, 2015 in salad veggies
    Light and Lemony Spiralized Veggie "Pasta" SaladSpringtime is time for lighter and fresher fare and there's no better and more fun way to incorporate fresh veggies into your diet than with a SpiralizerHave you tried a spiral slicer yet? I have a smal...
  • Green Chile Mac and Cheese
    on Feb 17, 2015 in cheese dinner macaroni and cheese
    Green Chile Mac and CheeseNot for the faint of heart or calorie conscious, this pasta is spicy and rich. The poblanos add heat and flavor while the Mexican crema cools things down at the same time. Topped with crunchy Panko crumbs, you'll go back to...
  • Daniel East's Over-The-Top Tuna Pasta Salad
    on Feb 16, 2015 in Pasta salad
    I've shared recipes of Dan's before, (see The Soup and Daniel East's Classic Turkey Noodle Soup)  but this one takes the cake, I didn't have ONE child who didn't love this - me, too!While I was putting it together I kept thinking, "Thi...