Are you all exhausted? From the holiday, or just in general…

I have to say that making a ham for Thanksgiving this year was better on so many levels! Less prep…less time on my feet. And just as many left overs. Winning!

But hosting a crowd and having house guests all week, pretty much drives me to drink makes me want take-out for the next month.

Well, that’s not going to happen. Entirely. There will be at least 10 days when I return to my standards – meals I make frequently, by family request.

These are all incredibly delicious and crazy easy!  [click to read more…]

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Chocolate Peppermint Roll Cake

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Easy No-Yeast Beer Bread

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French Quarter Cheese Spread

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Over 25 Recipes Using Left Over Thanksgiving Turkey!

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My Favorite Things Giveaway!

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Sauteed Mushrooms with Garlic and Lemon Pan Sauce

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Lemony-Pasta Stuffed Zucchini

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Apple Pie Waffles

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Easy Apple-Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread

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Bruschetta Scones

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