So I’m probably one of the last people on earth to hear about these: They’re called EasyLunchBoxes and I love them. There is a large, medium, and small section for foods. It makes it really easy to pack fruits and veges. The compartments aren’t sealed from each other but the company also sells little sauce containers with […]

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This dish goes together quickly and then simmers for an hour. This recipe comes to me from my brother-in-law, Paul. He served his mission in Kentucky and Ohio and brought back this recipe. It quickly became a family favorite. My daughter requested it for her birthday dinner this year. So let’s get started.

First, you’ll need […]

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This morning we filmed another Kate’s Kitchen episode featuring these yummy fajitas. I call it family style because I prefer chopped ingredients over the typical julienned ingredients. It leads to fewer meltdowns at the table when my little cowboys and cowgirls bite into the tortilla. Chopped ingredients are much easier for little mouths to manage.

Here […]

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Wow, it’s been a long time since I posted a recipe. Something about having a baby. I’m just happy to get dinner on the table for my family without stopping to take pictures and finding the time to blog it. Anyway, he’s (my baby!) eighteen months now, and I’m starting to breathe again. So let’s […]

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I’ve been experimenting with quite a few new recipes this summer so I thought I’d share one my family has been requesting again. In fact, we’re having it for dinner tonight. Let’s get started.
You’ll need 4 bonleless, skinless chicken breasts. When I photographed this recipe, I used frozen because that’s what I had. Today I […]

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Here’s an inexpensive steak dish that my family enjoys. I’m quite picky about the ground beef recipes I like to eat, and I especially detest little bits of ground beef disguised in casseroles. I make vegetarian lasagna and spaghetti for that reason. (If I want some protein with my spaghetti, I’ll prepare chicken cacciatore instead […]

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This is an old standby for a quick meal at my house. The prep is very easy and it cooks fairly quickly. My second daughter always requests BBQ Meatballs for her birthday dinner. So lets get started:

Crack 2 eggs into a bowl and add 3/4 cup oatmeal and 1 cup canned milk. Stir together and add 1 […]

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“I brought you a gift,” my husband said.
I stopped myself from turning around right away. I carefully  measured the wet ingredients for cornbread muffins. Interruptions during the measuring process frequently cause interesting results when I’m cooking, so I finished the job before turning to see my gift.

Nate spent the day filming a commercial for high […]

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This is a favorite soup for my family. To get started you’ll need 3 strips of bacon, chopped or …

if you have some bacon grease that will work just fine. The bacon grease adds the flavor we’re looking for. We don’t necessarily need the bacon.

This soup requires a lot of chopping, so I do […]

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My older sister introduced our family to this recipe years ago. My husband likes it because the crust reminds him of Yorkshire Pudding–his favorite side dish with roast beef. No, a potato is not a side dish when roast is served. It is an extension of the roast. So I’ve been trained. By my husband.
I […]

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I planted Kale for the first time this year. I’d heard good things about how rich in nutrients it was and since I make green salads quite frequently, I decided to give it a try. Upon tasting it raw in a salad, I quickly determined never to plant it again. I even blogged about preferring […]

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I love this meat glaze. It can be used for pork (shown above), chicken, or beef. It is mighty tasty no matter the meat and so simple. I generally mix the glaze, pour over meat in a slow cooker, and cook on high for five hours. The following recipe is enough for a 3-4 pound roast. […]

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FOR THE BEEF:
3 lb. Pleasant Valley chuck or rump beef roast
(that’s my bit for advertising, but it is really, really good meat)
1 onion, chopped
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
6 garlic cloves, chopped
2 T. whole black peppercorns
2 bay leaves

FOR THE SAUCE:
1 large (1 lb.) can tomato sauce
1/2 pound green chiles, roasted, skinned and sliced OR 1 8 […]

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