a scenes post

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Two weeks ago we spent a lazy weekend at home. It consisted of lots of naps in front of the fireplace, reading THIS (which was one of the most beautifully written books I’ve ever had the privilege of reading), watching reruns of Parks and Recreation and The Office. It was so darn cold all weekend!…

the ultimate bacon tuna salad croissant sandwich

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Mmmmmm…. We’re enjoying a cozy soup supper tonight and having these awesome sandwiches to go with it. These tuna fish sandwiches are so good. The extra ingredients (including bacon, hello) and the buttery croissant take humble tuna fish salad to a whole new level. They really are the ultimate!  4 to 5 Ultimate Tuna Fish…

slow cooker philly cheese steak sandwiches

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We’ve been using the slow cooker a lot this winter! I love developing new recipes for the Crock Pot. It makes cooking comfort food both fun and easy. Here’s my latest creation… You can pretty much use any steak or roast for this recipe. The slow cooking tenderizes even the least expensive cuts of meat…

pumpkin macaroni & cheese

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Tonight’s dinner was this creamy, dreamy pumpkin macaroni and cheese. I just added pumpkin to the usual bechamel and it turned out beautifully. I browned the butter before adding the flour and it made all the difference! ~ preheat oven to 350 degrees F. ~ ~ serves 8 ~ 13 oz. whole wheat elbow macaroni…

blueberry lemon cream cheese bread

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The secret to really good quick bread is using cream cheese. It’s just so good and it provides the perfect amount of creaminess and moisture the batter. I use it in my Strawberry Dream Tea Bread and in my Creamsicle Cupcakes too. Try these recipes when you want to serve something really special. ~ preheat…