3-Ingredient Cranberry Balsamic Dressing & other ideas for leftover Cranberry Sauce

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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! I hope you are all having a relaxing day enjoying time with family and/or friends, and feasting on amazing food!  I have so much to be thankful for.  The Hubby is incredibly patient and supportive, despite pregnancy hormones making me more moody and lazy than usual, and even more emotional.  The Bug… 

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Cranberry BBQ Turkey Stuffed Sweet Potatoes for #SundaySupper #Thanksgiving #Leftovers

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I loves me a good turkey sandwich.  The day after Thanksgiving, I love to mix some leftover cranberry sauce and mayo, spread it on cinnamon raisin or wheat toast, then slap on several slices of leftover turkey.  But when we were challenged to come up with a dish using Thanksgiving leftovers for #SundaySupper, I wanted… 

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Almond Crusted Chicken with Cherry Balsamic Sauce – Improv Cooking Challenge

OK, last month I took the easy road with Strawberries & Cream Improv Cooking Challenge, simply whipping up a Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie (and then proceeded to accidentally delete one of my most popular posts, so if you go back and re-read it, sorry.  At least the recipe is there).  So this time, I decided to… 

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“Bill’s Chili” and WFD?

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OK, OK, I know yesterday I said it was the last of the birthday party recipes, but I lied.  One more.  Because you have to have this recipe.  It is just too awesome.  And it has bacon. I am part of a few Facebook groups where members share recipes, and everyday we answer one question… 

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World’s Best Lasagna, or at least that is what the recipe says (and my gluten-free alternative)

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I am not Italian.  At all.  No little, old Italian grandmas in the kitchen, cooking up vats of gravy, and brasciole, and manicotti, and whatever else it is that Italian and Italian-American grandmas are always stereotypically making.  But I love Italy, and Italian food,though I have to admit that after several trips to Italy, I… 

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Grilled Steak and Mango Salad with Avocado Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

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I was never a big fan of Ranch dressing.  I never disliked it, but I never liked it enough to order it in restaurants or use the bottled stuff at home when I preferred honey mustard or balsamic vinaigrette.  Now my sister – she was one of those kids where you wanted to say, “Have… 

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Rosemary Balsamic Roast Chicken and a new job for The Hubby

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The Hubby started his new job today.  I am so excited for him!  He has been looking for a new opportunity for a while, and he really deserves this promotion.  So to celebrate, this weekend I roasted a chicken.  Well, not really.  I am actually just trying to clear out my freezer so that I… 

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Super Simple Slow Cooker Steak Pizzaiola

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One thing that gets me really annoyed and upset is throwing away food.  Yes, I know the whole, “there are starving children in Africa” thing, as my mom used to tell me.  I suppose I am a bit ashamed to admit that my reasons are not all that altruistic.  It really comes down to the… 

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Oscar Night Dinner for My Four Leading Men – Crockpot Beef Pot Roast with Mushrooms “Sorta-coto”

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It’s the same thing every year.  I always want to watch the Oscars to see all of the fabulous dresses and hairstyles, and the incredible jewelry, and my current celebrity crush (right now, I’ll take the Ryans – Gosling and Reynolds) in a tux.   In college, actually, for pretty much any awards show, we… 

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Of Lent and Leftovers (Mango Avocado Salsa Recipe)

I was raised Byzantine Catholic. It is pretty much like being Roman Catholic, but not really.  I could explain further, but I really don’t intend to use my blog for theology lessons.  But for us, Lent starts on Monday, not Ash Wednesday.  We don’t even really acknowledge Ash Wednesday.  I remember the first time I… 

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