Beefy Midwest Macaroni Hotdish Skillet

Thirty-five years ago today, I married my best friend. It’s been an amazing adventure, filled with highs and lows, shouts and whispers. Anyone who says they have the perfect marriage or never fight are either kidding themselves or they live on different planets. Marriage isn’t about the good times, it’s about working through the rough patches with your love still intact.

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The Beauty of a Cowboy Tater Casserole

Today is National Pina Colada Day. As everyone knows, Pina Coladas are a sweet, rum-based cocktail that includes Cream of Coconut and Pineapple Juice. If you are expecting a recipe, think again. While I do like Malibu Rum (coconut rum) in a tall glass with Pineapple Juice, that’s about as close as we come to a Pina Colada in our house.

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Weeknight Cottage Pie

I don’t know about you, but in my house Wednesday’s are known as Wild Card Wednesdays. That means on the Weekly Menu Planner, anything goes for Wednesday’s Supper. We might even have breakfast for dinner if the mood strikes.

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Wow – Cheesy Italian Beef Pie

Today’s National Day needs no recipe. It’s National Grape Popsicle Day. Easy enough. Make up a batch of Grape Cool-Aid. Pour it into plastic cups, place in the freezer. Once the liquid begins to freeze, insert popsicle sticks, continue to freeze until solid. Too much trouble? That’s okay, you’ll find popsicles in the frozen section of the grocery store.

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Embrace the Day with Home-made Hot Pockets

Last year, Empanada Day fell on Holy Wednesday of Holy Week. This year, it’s the Thursday after Easter. On the Church calendar, we are now officially into the Easter Season, also known as Eastertide. In the Church, the Easer Season are the 50 days from Easter Sunday to Pentecost Sunday. Easter Season is celebrated as a single, joyful feast called the Great Lord’s Day.

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Castaway Skillet Supper

Hey there, how’s life in 2021 been so far? We’re still on such a roller coaster ride in California, half the time I don’t know if I’m coming or going. We’re open, we’re closed. Stay home unless your skiing. Depressed? Shop retail. Just don’t go inside a church, because that’s where the virus thrives.

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Simple Beef Risotto Supper

Every now and again, I get a craving for something simple yet not typical for supper. Beefy Corn Rice-A-Roni is a great example. Just three simple ingredients – a box of beef Rice-A-Roni, a pound of ground beef and a can of corn.

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Not Another Taco Tuesday

Today is the first day of December. That means National Pie Day and Eat a Red Apple Day. It’s also Rosa Parks Day. Before we get into all the ins and outs of today, let’s just stop a moment to honor Rosa Parks. If ever there were an example of dignified courage, it is Rosa Parks.

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Say Happy Birthday with Tamale Skillet Pie

On the National Day front, today is National Baklava Day. Personally, I think Baklava Day should be celebrated in December. It’s one of my favorite Holiday Baking projects every year, a tradition in our house. Today is also Homemade Bread Day. What is better on a cold day then the smell of bread baking? Yum!

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Some Like It Hot

When I made this one-skillet supper for the first time, it was the week of our daughter’s Celebration of Life Gathering. As you can imagine, my thoughts were elsewhere. So rather than tinker around with a new recipe, I was on autopilot and followed the recipe to the T.

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A Sizzling Soft Taco Day

Today is a special day – not just Taco Day, but Soft Taco Day. While those hard shells do bring a crunch to the table, in our house soft shell tacos rule.

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Rich Mushroom Hamburger Steaks

Today is National TV Dinner Day. TV Dinners are one of those “you’ve come a long way, Baby” ways of getting foods conveniently from the freezer to the table for a home-cooked meal. While Swanson was the first to bring packages meals to the consumer in 1953, they were not the first to consider the possibility.

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Impossibly Possible Taco Pie

Impossible pie is oh so fitting for today’s recipe share. As a Catholic, I need to acknowledge that today is the Nativity of Mary. She was the Immaculate Conception, born without sin. Miracles do happen.

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Honoring the Buffalo Soldier

Today is National Buffalo Soldier Day. In 1992 Congress set this day aside to commemorate the formation of the first regular Army regiments of African American soldiers in 1866. Following the Civil War, Congress passed the Army Organization Act, creating six all-black cavalry and infantry regiments. It was the first such creation during peacetime.

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Zesty Italian Crescent Pie

The first time I read though this recipe from Pillsbury I thought it was good, but needed some tweaking. After all, they called their recipe Zesty Italian Crescent Casserole. Catchy title, but one small problem. Well, actually two if you want to get picky about it.

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