Category Archives: Busy-day meals

Roast Chicken and Cabbage

My friend Kelly sent me a link to a Seattle Times article a couple of weeks ago. She sent me the article because it had a review for five different recipes, focaccia being one of them. I wanted to make … Continue reading

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Chipotle Dry Rub

Last weekend, we all went to visit Matthew’s mom. It was her birthday, and we all masked up and sat outside with her to celebrate. We ended up staying a lot longer than anticipated, so I had to whip up … Continue reading

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Thai Peanut Sauce

Being all cooped up at home, I start to get cravings for food I can’t have (i.e., going out to a restaurant). Yesterday, I looked around my kitchen, and decided to make something adventurous, since going out was not an … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Chili

This chili is very simple. I got the recipe from my friend Shelli. When our oldest kids were just teeny tiny, they were good buddies. We spent a lot of time together back then. Long luxurious days where we talked … Continue reading

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Sesame Noodle Salad

Every year at my daughter’s elementary school, they have a festival called “International Night”. All the kids (and sometimes the parents and teachers) perform dances, there is a big potluck of the most amazing food, and of course, a bake … Continue reading

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Quick and Delicious Tomato Sauce

I make this pasta sauce frequently, and some of my favorite things about it is how quick it is to make, it only requires three ingredients (tomatoes, butter, and onion), and it is delicious! This recipe comes from Marcella Hazan’s … Continue reading

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Arepas, Take Two!

Sometimes, and for me, quite often, I have to do things wrong before I can do them right. This is a gross understatement. Anyway, my first attempt at making arepas was successful, and my family loved them, but it wasn’t … Continue reading

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Hamburger Buns

Last week, I wanted to make smashed burgers for dinner, but realized we didn’t have any hamburger buns. Not wanting to run out to the store, I decided to find a recipe and make them myself. Why not, right? So … Continue reading

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Smashed Burgers (Midwest Style)

Okay, I kind of can’t believe I’m going to write a post about this. But for a long time now, I have not really enjoyed eating burgers at restaurants. They are always too big, too thick… too something. As long … Continue reading

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Perfect Fried Eggs

I know there are many techniques to making fried eggs – – over medium to be more specific, and until I found this one, I had many mishaps: broken yokes, eggs drift away from each other on the pan making … Continue reading

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