How to Turn Spaghetti Leftovers into Spaghetti Pie

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There’s not very many comfort foods I love more than a warm plate of spaghetti.  My mom’s spaghetti sauce can take your mom’s any day of the week. It’s one of my favorite dishes on earth. And it’s one of those recipes she’s never written down, but made for decades. We ate spaghetti almost every …

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How to Cook the Best Steak of Your Life: 5 Minute {INCREDIBLE} Steak Marinade

We are blessed to have a freezer full of cow that we use weekly for burgers, roasts, etc.  We are also spoiled with a handful of sirloins, ribeyes, porterhouse, and T-bones steaks as part of our stash that we get to feast on frequently.  I have to say that this marinade makes the most INCREDIBLE …

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30 Minute Baked Potato Soup

Don’t you love recipes that you can whip up in a hurry, yet taste like they’ve been cooking all day? I’m a huge fan of those and an even bigger fan of using leftovers for an entirely different meal.  The day before I made a roast with baked potatoes in the crock pot.  {You know …

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Best of 4tunate 2012: Recipes

           This week I’m taking a little rest for the holidays and looking back on some of the best posts of 2012, including RECIPES.  Eat. Drink. and Be Merry {And Bright}! 1. Easy Layered Mexican Pizza 2. Roast Beef Sandwich Roll 3. Slow-Cooker Taco Soup 4. Banana Berry Smoothie 5. Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps 6. …

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Creamy Salmon and Dill Pasta Recipe

I love when a throw together meal turns into a “keeper”.  And there’s something about rotini pasta that makes it more kid-friendly! Here’s the conversation that happened after this meal was devoured:  Brad: You should totally make this meal again. Me: Really? It’s a keeper? Brad: Yes. Write it on your meal plan for next …

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Questions and Answers about Buying a 1/4 of a Cow {Take THAT Pink Slime}

The internet has has been exploding over the "pink slime" beef found at a local grocery store near you. Many grocery stores have been quick to respond to this PR train wreck, and government officials have been reporting on how “safe” it is for consumption. {Here’s a list of pink slime free grocery stores. } …

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Easy Layered Mexican Pizza

Pin It I tried an experiment in the kitchen this week and the results were definitely worth sharing.  It was one of those meals that you were already craving the leftovers as you were cleaning up the kitchen. 😉 I named it Layered Mexican Pizza, but you could also call it Mexican Lasagna. Take your …

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Simple Hot Mini Deli Sandwiches

These simple hot deli sandwiches are a family favorite.  It makes for a quick dinner, an appetizer, or you can even make extra and freeze these for fast lunches. We love these for family get-togethers this time of year and they pair wonderfully with a warm bowl of soup. Every time I’m meal planning Brad …

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