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river valley pasta

rivervalleypasta

This festive dish celebrates the fresh flavors of summer. Feel free to use zucchini ribbons in place of all the pasta, or vice versa, if you wish. I like this hot or cold. It tastes wonderful either way! for 4 servings: 2 cups fettuccine pasta cooked until al dente 2 small unpeeled zucchinis “ribboned” using…

{slow cooker} black eyed peas & bacon

blackeyedpeas

What could be more satisfying than a bowl of black eyed peas, with bacon and buttermilk cornbread biscuits? Not many meals come to mind. Black eyed peas are so easy to prepare in your slow cooker, and it’s the perfect appliance for making beans. They come out perfect every time. This makes a big batch…

easy buttermilk cornbread drop biscuits

easycorndropbiscuits

Here’s a delicious, super simple recipe for cornbread biscuits that go wonderfully with chili, ham, soup, salad, or black eyed peas! The recipe only calls for 4 ingredients, and it takes less that 30 minutes to prepare and bake the biscuits. PS… They’re also delicious as a breakfast treat. Split them while they’re hot and…

refrigerator zucchini pickles

zucchinipickles

Yet another way to use all of those zucchinis that are taking over your garden! This is so easy! You can use zucchini pickles on sandwiches, tacos, salads and, of course, wherever you’d usually use pickles or relish. I’ve even chopped them up and put them in tuna salad and egg salad. makes 2 (1…

grilled cheese sandwich taco

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What? A grilled cheese sandwich TACO? Yup! And, it’s incredible! The best of both worlds, mashed together in a stunning taco configuration. Just when you thought I was done posting taco recipes for awhile, BAM! 😉 The only trick is to cut very soft, French bread on the diagonal so you get two long, pieces…

cream cheese lasagna

cclasagna

Before I made a pan of this creamy, cheesy, delicious lasagna, I wondered what could be better than the classic version I grew up with. When I took my first bite of this, I answered my own question. Oh, man. This is so good. I love how easy it is to prepare, and how cream…

mama’s easy hamburger spaghetti

mamaspaghetti

Some days you just need to get dinner on the table fast. No need to skimp on flavor while doing so. Just make up a batch of my go-to hamburger spaghetti sauce. No muss, no fuss. A tasty, healthy dinner on the table in less than 20 minutes! 2 Tablespoons olive oil 1 medium onion,…

refrigerator dilly beans

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As long as Jeff and I have been married I’ve heard about his mom’s legendary dilly beans. I’ve never perfected the art of canning, as she has, so I’ve never attempted making them. Until I came across a recipe in an old magazine for refrigerator dilly beans. Oh my gosh. Could it be? Is it…

almond joy smoothie

almjoysmoothiefinal

In lieu of ice cream… perhaps you’d like something a bit more healthy? As much as I love a good ice cream cone in the summer, 3 or 4 (or 6) a week is too much. Too much of the wrong sort of fat and sugar for sure. That’s why, when the craving strikes, I…