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Thoughtful Funny Gifts Make a Comeback: Your Christmas Gift Guide

Authored by robertportman on Fri, Nov 01 2013 - 03:12 AM

The holiday’s can be stressful when it comes to setting a budget (and keeping it) for gift giving. If the amount of money that we spent reflected how much we care, we’d be giving everyone checks for a million dollars. But if you have done really well all year with your household budget, the holiday is definitely not the time to blow it. ...

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Recipe of the Week

Authored by wolvienne on Sun, Oct 27 2013 - 04:56 AM

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2013-10-27 07:47:23 These Barbecue Chicken Calzones are a perfect meal for those crazy nights when there isn't much time to cook!  They are so easy to put together, that even your kids can join in the fun!     Barbecue Chicken Calzones   Ingredients: 6 slices bacon 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 small yellow ...

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Authored by wolvienne on Sun, Oct 13 2013 - 03:23 AM

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2013-10-13 06:12:38 This easy pumpkin cake starts with a cake mix and is spiced with cinnamon and ground cloves. It is made even more delicious with a luscious cream cheese frosting. Spiced Pumpkin Cake   Serves:   Makes 18 servings.   Ingredients   Step 1:  1 package (2-layer size) yellow cake mix 1 ...

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Recipe of the Week

Authored by wolvienne on Sun, Oct 06 2013 - 04:59 AM

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 2013-10-06 07:49:32 A delicious fall dish.   Deviled Pork Chops with Apples and Squash   Makes: 4 servings Prep: 7 minutes Cook: 8 minutes   Ingredients 4 thin-cut, bone-in pork chops (about 4 oz. each) Salt and pepper 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1 cup panko breadcrumbs 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 tablespoon ...

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Recipe of the Week

Authored by wolvienne on Sun, Sep 29 2013 - 05:11 AM

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2013-09-29 08:01:51 Here is a recipe that beats packaged meal kits any day. Easy Pasta Skillet Recipe   Makes: 8 (1-cup) servings.   Ingredients  1 pound ground beef  1 jar (24 to 26 ounces) spaghetti sauce  2 cups water  1 tablespoon McCormick® Perfect Pinch® Italian Seasoning   3 cups ...

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Authored by wolvienne on Sun, Sep 22 2013 - 05:56 AM

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2013-09-22 08:41:25 Here's a nice side-dish to add to any dinner.   Fried Cabbage   Ingredients 5-6 strips of bacon (more or less if you like) 1 head cabbage, chopped Salt and pepper to taste   Instructions In large skillet, fry bacon until crisp. Place bacon on paper towel lined plate and remove all of the bacon grease ...

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Authored by wolvienne on Sun, Sep 15 2013 - 06:15 AM

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2013-09-15 08:20:13 September is apple harvest season. here is a recipe that celebrates apple harvest in a sweet way.   Apple Rings WithCinnamon Cream Sauce Ingredients: 1 Large Egg White     1 cup Water     1 Tablespoon Vanilla     1 ...

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Recipe of the Week

Authored by wolvienne on Sun, Sep 08 2013 - 05:35 AM

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2013-09-08 08:26:59 When you need that Asian flavor on pizza night, there’s nothing better than a Chicken Teriyaki pizza. It’s incredibly simple to make. Chicken Teriyaki Pizza   Ingredients: 1 pizza crust 1 can of pineapple chunks 2 boneless chicken breasts; cut into small pieces 1 clove of garlic, minced 1 onion, sliced ...

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Authored by wolvienne on Sun, Sep 01 2013 - 05:00 AM

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2013-09-01 07:31:23 When I was growing up, Saturdays were always special because we would always have pancakes or waffles for breakfast. Waffle Saturdays were extra, extra special because Mom would slice up strawberries and break out the ice cream and we would chow down on Strawberry Waffles for dessert. (Bet you didn't have dessert with ...

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Recipe of the Week

Authored by wolvienne on Sun, Aug 25 2013 - 06:06 AM

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2013-08-25 08:50:58 It's that time of year when the berries are ripening, and there's nothing like a berry muffin to make a nice addition to your meal.   Raspberry Streusel Muffins   Ingredients   Streusel2/3 cup all-purpose flour1/3 cup brown sugar1/8 tsp salt1/4 tsp ground ginger4 tbsp butter, cold   Muffins2 cups ...

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Authored by wolvienne on Sun, Aug 18 2013 - 02:04 AM

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2013-08-18 04:39:47 If you love grilled cheese sandwiches, try a Cuban. A Cuban sandwich is a grilled cheese with a kick.   Cuban Sandwiches     Servings: 4 ServingsPrep Time: 5 minutesCook Time: 2 minutes  Ingredients 1 loaf French bread Mayonnaise Dijon mustard 1/4 lb. thinly sliced ham 4 slices Swiss cheese ...

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Authored by wolvienne on Sun, Aug 11 2013 - 06:17 AM

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 2013-08-11 09:03:15 Here is recipe for your hotdog loving children (or grandchildren for that matter) to enjoy. Try it!   Seashell Hot Dog Bake   Makes: 6 servings Prep: 25 minutes Bake: 350°F 35 minutes   Ingredients 8  ounces dried medium shell macaroni 1  large onion, chopped (1 cup) 1  clove ...

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Authored by wolvienne on Sun, Aug 04 2013 - 06:20 AM

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2013-08-04 09:19:08 Here is a summertime recipe to gives you a little something different for that lunch menu.   Spinach Salad with Grilled Ham and Peaches   Serve with grilled corn on the cob.   Makes: 4 servings Prep: 25 minutes Grill: 10 minutes   Ingredients 2 1-inch-thick slices crusty bread 1 pound boneless ...

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Authored by wolvienne on Sun, Jul 28 2013 - 05:40 AM

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2013-07-28 08:32:53 Here's a quickie to make when the family comes over.   Sloppy Joe Sliders   Ingredients: 1 1/2 tbsp. oil 2 cups chopped onion 3 lbs. lean ground beef 2 cups barbecue sauce or ketchup 1 cup FRENCH'S® Classic Yellow® Mustard 1/2 cup FRENCH'S® Extra Tenderizing™ Worcestershire Sauce 2 pkgs. ( ...

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Authored by wolvienne on Sun, Jul 21 2013 - 06:24 AM

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2013-07-21 09:20:07 Try a new twist on an easy dinner salad.  Ranch Ham and Pasta Salad Prep Time 20 minutes Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes Servings: 6   Ingredients 4 unpeeled small new potatoes, cubed (2 cups) 2 cups uncooked radiatore (nugget) pasta (6 ounces) 2 cups broccoli flowerets 1 cup diced fully cooked ham 1/4 cup ...

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Authored by wolvienne on Sun, Jul 14 2013 - 06:29 AM

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2013-07-14 09:22:06 Make Peach and Blueberry Crisp a sweet ending to your Sunday meal! Peach and Blueberry Crisp Ingredients: 2 cups fresh, rinsed blueberries 4 peaches peeled and chopped (~2 1/2 cups) 1 1/2 Tablespoon cornstarch 1/3 cup sugar Zest and juice of one lemon   For Topping 1/2 cup flour 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats 1/3 ...

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Authored by wolvienne on Sun, Jul 07 2013 - 04:36 AM

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2013-07-07 07:28:00 A new twist on Bundt cakes! Neapolitan Cake Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 2 hour 15 minutes Servings: 12   Ingredients 1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® white cake mix 1 cup water 1/4 cup vegetable oil 3 egg whites 1/4 teaspoon almond extract 10 drops red food color 1/4 cup chocolate-flavored syrup ...

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Authored by wolvienne on Sun, Jun 30 2013 - 04:50 AM

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2013-06-30 07:27:19 Here is a quick and simple recipe that you can make in a 9 inck cast iron skillet. Easy Blueberry Skillet Cake Servings: 4 to 6Prep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 35 minutes   Ingredients   Streusel Topping: 1/4 cup slivered almonds1/4 cup granulated sugar2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) unsalted butter2 1/2 tablespoons ...

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Authored by wolvienne on Sun, Jun 23 2013 - 05:37 AM

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2013-06-23 08:25:27 Here's a nice change-up of that old standby favorite: Meatloaf. Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf Total Time:       1 hr 10 minutes   Yield:      1 (9 by 5-inch) loaf   Ingredients   1 pound ground chuck 10 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled 1 (8-ounce) ...

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Authored by wolvienne on Sun, Jun 16 2013 - 06:00 AM

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2013-06-16 08:54:49 Treat your Father special today with a Porterhouse BLT Salad! Porter House BLT Salad   Ingredients 4-6 strips of cooked bacon1 bag of Dole American Blend Salad mix1 cup cherry tomatoes1 cup shredded cheddar cheese2-3 hard boiled eggs   INSTRUCTIONS Brown bacon until done. Drain on paper towel. Cut into pieces ...

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Recipe of the Week

Authored by wolvienne on Sun, Jun 09 2013 - 06:12 AM

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2013-06-09 09:02:40 A honey mustard-flavored dressing coats the colorful combination of chicken, broccoli, tomatoes and bacon in this tasty sandwich filling. It's great for a picnic because you can prepare the filling ahead and assemble the pitas at the picnic site.   Picnic Chicken Pitas   Prep/Total Time: 20 minutes Yield: 4 ...

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Recipe of the Week

Authored by wolvienne on Sun, Jun 02 2013 - 01:16 AM

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2013-06-02 04:09:46 These gooey little cakes-for-one make for a divine ending to a dress-up dinner. Chocolate Baby Cakes with Chocolate Glaze Makes: 4 servings Prep: 35 minutes Cook: 25 minutes   Ingredients Fudgy Chocolate Cake batter (recipe below) 1/2cup semisweet chocolate chips 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1/4cup heavy cream ...

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Recipe of the Week

Authored by wolvienne on Sun, May 26 2013 - 01:37 AM

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2013-05-26 04:17:37 Here is a recipe that you can use for that first grilling day of the year (or do inside if it's raining.) All American BBQ Bacon Cheeseburgers Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 28 minutes Makes: 4 servings Ingredients: 1 lb. ground beef 1/2 cup KRAFT Original Barbecue Sauce, divided 4 KRAFT Singles 4 Kaiser rolls or ...

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Authored by wolvienne on Sun, May 12 2013 - 05:16 AM

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2013-05-12 08:04:38 Happy Mother's Day! Today I present you with that standard Mother's Day gift of "breakfast in bed". (Of course, droopy flower and two hour kitchen clean-up must be provided by your family.) Very Vanilla Fruit Salad Ingredients   2 cups strawberries, halved   1 cup blueberries   1 cup fresh or canned ...

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Recipe of the Week

Authored by wolvienne on Sun, May 05 2013 - 12:46 AM

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2013-05-05 03:27:15 Here is an easy recipe called Breakfast pizza. It also makes a great weeknight supper Easy Breakfast Pizza Prep Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes   Ingredients 1 can (13.8 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated classic pizza crust 8  LAND O LAKES® Eggs 1/4 cup half-and-half or milk 1/8 teaspoon salt ...

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