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Roasted Red Pepper & Herb Pinwheels

Making a recipe that appeals to all generations is often a challenge. I think I might have the only two-year-old who doesn’t love pizza, but I may have found a compromise! This recipe for roasted red pepper & herb pinwheels was a hit with him, and he affectionately called them “pizza cookies.” Last year, a […]

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Chicken, Bacon & Cheddar Sandwich

Ready or not, fall schedules are here with all of the busyness this brings to our weeknight meal planing. At this time of year I find that even my well-intentioned meal plans fall by the wayside if I can get away with serving leftovers for dinner a night or two in a row. And then […]

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Margherita Pizza: A Tribute to Italy’s Queen & Flag

Pizza is one food that just about everyone can agree on loving from an early age. Even my two-year-old loves pizza night. The love of pizza not only transcends generations, it spans the centuries. Forms of pizza have been a beloved food since ancient times. Records show flat breads topped with vegetables, herbs and cheeses […]

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Bring this Quinoa Harvest Salad to Your Next Gathering!

Have you been tasked with bringing a salad or side to your next holiday gathering? If so, this Quinoa Harvest Salad is just the thing! In fact, I’m bringing it to a Thanksgiving party tonight, where we’re expecting 60 people. It’s our big Thanksgiving outreach party for our ministry, where we serve Thanksgiving-inspired turkey sandwiches […]

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An Inspiring Chicken Sandwich with Cheddar Sauce and Oven Fries

This spring, my sister had an exciting research trip planned all across England, and my family and I decided to tag along. Her travels took her to the gorgeous Cornish coast in southwestern England, London and Oxford. We also made sure we saw the white cliffs of Dover and the cathedral in Canterbury too. Travel […]

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Lasagna… Without a Big Trip to the Grocery Store

It’s mid-afternoon and if you’re anything like me, you haven’t given a thought to dinner yet. But with a well-stocked pantry, you figure there are any number of things you can make with ingredients on hand. Except for one dinnertime favorite: lasagna. Who keeps copious amounts of ricotta cheese on hand? It goes bad so […]

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Friday Night Quiche

I recently attended a teen youth group function where instead of having “Friday Night Pizza,” several of the teen’s mom’s sent along a quiche to share. This filling dish goes a long way and can be eaten without any utensils when made in a tart pan. If you thought that quiche was just an inexpensive meal to make […]

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Monday Morning On The Farm

Last month I had the opportunity to spend a Monday morning at Conebella Farm, observing the daily operations and assisting with staging photos for a photo shoot we had planned. The day began at dawn for the photographers as they captured glimpses of the sunrise over the horizon of Conebella Farm’s sprawling acres of cornfields, […]

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Apple Cheddar Panini

It’s the time of year when apples turn up in just about everything. I can’t say I’ll complain about that though, because this crisp fruit can add a hint of sweetness or a delightful crunch to many fall dishes. One of my recent favorites is an Apple Cheddar Panini made with multi-grain bread, sliced cheddar […]

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Easy Cheesy Meals

This month we are saying farewell to the lazy days of summer and welcoming the hustle and bustle of the fall season. With school in session and fall activities beginning I know I have been thinking about how my cooking will need to change a bit with the busier season. When life gets busy, I […]