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Cheesey Kale Quesadillas with Mole Sauce and home made Tortillas

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It was a home made day.  I made (roasted) cashew butter to go in home-made mole sauce to go in quesadillas made with home-made tortillas.  I was rewarded with possibly the best quesadillas I have ever made.  They didn’t spill or curl or flop the wrong way.  They were creamy and spicy and filled with lots of healthy kale.

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I have made a few mole-related recipes but never a mole sauce.  This year I bought my first jar of mole sauce and loved it.  However I was a little uncomfortable that it had peanut butter in it (because my 5… Continue reading

Poppy Seed Chicken Bubble Up

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This recipe combines two of my favorite recipes – my chicken noodle casseroles and my bubble up casseroles. I’ve been adapting my Cracked Out Chicken Noodle Casserole recently (French Onion Chicken Noodle Casserole and Buffalo Chicken Noodle Casserole) and decided to swap the noodles with biscuits. I figured if noodles were good, biscuits would be better.

O-M-G! This was delicious! I wanted to eat the whole pan myself, but my stomach wasn’t big enough. This is super creamy and delicious. The chicken mixture can be made ahead of time and tossed with the biscuits when you are ready… Continue reading

10 Drinks to Take the Chill Off Those Cold Days and Nights (PHOTOS)

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We’ve found 10 tasty drinks--some just for grown-ups–that are sure to take the chill off! From ciders and nogs to spicy coffees and teas, there’s something to please every palate!

#3 definitely has us intrigued. Check out our slideshow and then tell us: What’s your favorite thing to drink on a cold day? 

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East Brunswick cafe: Pope Joan

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I heard about Pope Joan long before I managed to go there for a meal.  The hype was right!  I loved it. The cafe is light-filled and stylish.  The meals are unusual and delicious.  The food is prettily arranged, often served on vintage plates.  It is satisfying without being heavy.  The staff waft by with floral jugs for topping up water glasses.  It has been easy to return a few times.

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Upon entering the cafe, it seems quite small.  However there are lots of tables down the side.  We had to wait for a seat on a Saturday morning but… Continue reading

Snapshot Saturday: Cooking in a Parka…

This is what one’s living room may or may not look like when their heat has been out since Wednesday night and they are living crammed into one room so as to make the most of the space heater and fireplace (i.e. forced family bonding).
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This is what one may choose to do if school is canceled on day two of their heat still not working (for the record, Cam wasn’t doing the actual driving; I was, much to my boys’ disappointment because apparently I drive like a grandma). To all my past Minneosta and Wisconsin friends and neighbors:… Continue reading

What’s For Dinner?

MONDAY

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WEDNESDAY

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THURSDAY 

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FRIDAY

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Chicken and Ravioli Carbonara

SATURDAY

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SUNDAY

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Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice

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CONNECT WITH PLAIN CHICKEN

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Pulled Pork Hot Dogs Recipe

Pulled Pork Hot Dogs Recipe

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Hot dogs piled with slow cooked pulled pork go great served for game day. These hot dogs are loaded with BBQ pulled pork, coleslaw and a dill pickle spear. The combination of flavors in this recipe really makes these hot dogs great. The pork is cooked in the slow cooker, shredded and the mixed with your favorite BBQ sauce. I like to cook the hot dogs on an indoor grill pan but an outdoor grill would be even better. If you want to save some time you can… Continue reading