No Margaritas Tonight

Provided that there aren’t other things happening, in our house Tuesdays are known as Tijuana Tuesday. That means serving up tacos or burritos or enchiladas – anything Mexican goes. And Mexican Food (most of the time) is accompanied by Margaritas.

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Celebrate Iowa with a Twist

Is this heaven? No, it’s Iowa. Or more precise, it’s National Iowa Day. When you realize that nearly all of Iowa is farm country, you can see why some might think it’s heaven.

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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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Welcome to Wild Card Wednesday

No National Days jumped out at me for inspiration. There was National Pralines Day, but I’m not a candy maker. A pro at eating candy, just not big on making it. Our other choice – National Parchment Day. Goes well with Pralines, doesn’t it?

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Easy Hassleback Baked Chicken

Chances are, you’ve got boneless chicken breasts in your freezer. You might even have some Provolone Cheese in the fridge. Mushrooms and Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto might be a stretch, but that’s okay. If you have kids; you just might have some Salami in the lunch meat drawer to go with that Provolone.

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Cooking Made Easy

If it’s Thursday, it must be Italian – or whatever Thursday means to you. I know this is going to sound crazy, but one of the ways I’m keeping track of the days is with the use of a weekly menu planner. It’s on the refrigerator. I have a little circular magnet that is moved from one day to the next. My family knows what to expect for dinner, and I know what day of the week it is and what I need to prepare.

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Slow-Cooker Barbecued Beans with Sausage Ring

It’s Wild Card Wednesday in my house, which means anything goes. Feel like breakfast for dinner? Why not! Eat Pizza in bed? You bet.

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Dump-and-Go Meatball Lasagna

Dump-and-Go recipes are great right now for two reasons. First off, many of us have children at home. We have become independent Home-School groups. Taking care of the family while meeting the educational needs of our children takes up a lot of time. Dump-and-Go recipes come together quickly. And that’s a good thing.

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Sausage Broccoli Spiral

Bright, colorful and super easy to make – what could be better? Family meals need not be stressful – we have enough stress in our lives, thank you. A little chopping, a can of tomatoes, and there you go.

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Spicy Beef and Butterfly Pasta is Oh So Good

Although this dish is not a Hamburger Helper meal, it truly is in the spirit of whip it up delicious. The Cheddar Cheese Soup and Hot Salsa just wake up your taste buds. Served with a quick salad and it’s an easy meal for our hectic lifestyles.

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Quick Spaghetti and Meatballs with Garlic Bread

Okay folks, this is a hack to end all hacks and a cheat to end all cheats. If you can boil water and turn on the oven, you can have a fast and filling Italian Feast. The key here is quality over quantity.

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Foil Baked Salmon for Garlic Lovers Everywhere

Salmon is an unusual fish in that I like salmon better than Hubby likes salmon. That says a lot when you consider it was Hubby who turned me around where fish was concerned. The last meal I ate in a hospital was salmon and it was good. Salmon is something delicious from the kitchen no matter who is doing the cooking.

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One-Pan Complete Rosemary Chicken Supper

Who doesn’t like an entire meal that cooks up in a single pan? I know, there are plenty of one-pan wonders out there. What I like about this one, aside from the convenience of a single pan, is that the vegetables are some of my favorite.

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One-Pot Ground Beef Pasta with Versatility

When I saw this one-pot delicious Spaghetti dish with plenty of vegetables, I knew instantly that it would be a one-pot hit in our house. So pretty, so flavorful and so perfect for this time of year.

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The Grand Taco Touchdown!

I know, football season has barely begun, so why am I thinking Super Bowl? In part because I don’t really care what teams are playing so I can think ahead. I’m only a fan of football for two reasons – I love my husband and I love the “munchie” style foods we all enjoy.

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