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Recipes

Miss Lily’s Mocha Madness Ice Cream

2013-07-30 19.01.27

I have been searching and searching for a good ice cream recipe that didn’t require cooking. The problem with cooked ice cream recipes is that they take way too long to actually get to ice cream. When it is 7:00 in the evening and I think, “Hmmm, I want ice cream” that doesn’t mean I want ice cream tomorrow. I want ice cream right now! This recipe is super easy and rivals anything you’ll get from Ben and Jerry’s. Continue reading

Quick Chicken Cacciatore

2013-04-24 16.57.04

I love chicken cacciatore. The blend of chicken, onions, garlic and rich tomato sauce is just amazing, but most recipes call for bone-in chicken and simmering all day. I just don’t have that kind of time. My husband is huge fan of chicken parmesan, which is also a pain to make from scratch and requires breading and frying. Not the healthiest thing in the world. One night, I came up with this recipe and it is now a staple in our household. It’s so fast, it’ll be ready before the huge pot of water boils. Continue reading

Make your own brown sugar

2013-05-27 07.35.33

This morning my husband decided to make oatmeal. He likes brown sugar and cinnamon in his oatmeal but I realized that I had used the last of the brown sugar making peanut butter cookies on Saturday. Then I remembered how easy it is to make brown sugar. I mixed up a batch and now my husband is happily eating his oatmeal. Continue reading

Auntie’s Meatballs

2013-04-27 15.27.32

This recipe is based off my Aunt Lorraine’s meatballs. She makes them every year for Christmas Eve and you better be quick because they get devoured! I have made a few changes to the recipe but I will always think of them as her meatballs.

Homemade meatballs are amazing and much easier to make than most people think. I make a huge batch of these then freeze them. They can be used for spaghetti and meatballs, meatball sandwiches, swedish meatballs or as a topping for pizza. I make my meatballs on the smaller size so they are more versatile. Continue reading

Homemade hamburgers and oven baked fries

2013-05-22 18.28.37

 

When I was out at the store today, I decided that I really wanted hamburgers for dinner. I also stumbled upon an interesting recipe for oven baked fries which inspired the ones I made tonight. Bingo – we have a dinner plan! Continue reading