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2017 Recipe Round Up

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2017 is coming to a close, and I made a lot of great dishes this year!  My annual goal is 52 new recipes tried, and this year I made 83!  Not all of them have made it here to the blog yet, but here's a recap of the ones that did.

Thanks so much to everyone for their continued support.  Your comments make my day. Happy New Year, wishing you prosperity, health and joy for 2018!
Jolene


Toasted Mexican RavioliTurkey Gnocchi SoupChocolate Cake with No Bake Oreo FillingSatisfying Tomato SoupSpeedy Shepherd's PieWaffle Monte CristosBacon Cheeseburger Slider BakeCan't Leave Alone BarsMelt in Your Mouth Pot RoastHerbed Cheese SticksCinnamon Apple TwinkiesCoconut Macaroon PieSt. Patrick's Day TwinkiesApple Streusel MuffinsBacon Turkey SubsApril Fools "Grilled Cheese & Onion Rings"Apple Bacon Cheddar Grilled CheeseSage Chicken Cordon BleuLoaded M&M Oreo Cookie BarsEasy Citrus HamSpring Pea and Radish SaladHoney Butter Peas and CarrotsOld Fashioned Carrot Cake w…

Top 10 Posts of 2017!!

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Coconut Lime Grilled Chicken

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I have a huge upright freezer that I vowed to use better in 2017. I prepped a lot of recipes back in August, and I have been working through them over the last few months. I first made this back when I could get to my grill outside, and the guys devoured it before I could even reach for the camera.  Now, the grill is buried under a few inches of snow and ice, so I prepared this batch on an indoor grill.  Not as pretty to photograph, but still tastes amazing!

I didn't make any changes to the recipe except to use dried parsley instead of fresh.  One of my resolutions for 2018 is to get an herb garden in!   Thank you so much to Ruth at Living Well Spending Less for this fantastic recipe :)





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Coconut Lime Grilled Chicken by reviewed by Jolene's Recipe Journal December-19-2017 Ingredients 3 to 4 limes1/4 cup olive oil1 can coconut milk3 to 4 garlic cloves, minced1/4 cup onion, diced1/4 teaspoon ground ginger2 teaspoons seasoned salt1/2 teaspoon black pepper1/2 cu…

Yuletide Eggnog Cupcakes

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It's #NationalCupcakeDay! We are big fans of cupcakes here, especially around the holidays.  There are so many flavors to choose from! I saw these Yuletide Eggnog Cupcakes on the Taste of Home website, and I couldn't wait to try them.  I made the cupcakes as written, but my guys don't like cream cheese frosting. So back I went to Taste of Home and found the Easy Vanilla Buttercream Frosting.  I subbed in eggnog in place of the milk, and it turned out perfectly. If you don't want a heavy frosting, you can thin it down with more eggnog and make it more of a glaze.

How do you eat a cupcake? Just dive right in? Use a fork? I like to cut the bottom off, put it on top, sandwiching the frosting inside.  :)  Thanks so much to the Redhead Baker for hosting! Be sure to check out the other great cupcakes being shared today through the links at the bottom of the post.






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Yuletide Eggnog Cupcakes by reviewed by Jolene's Recipe Journal December-15-2017
4 large eggs…

Chocolate Marshmallow Meltaways

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I hope you are enjoying #ChristmasCookies Week, I know I am! I've already changed my holiday baking list three times, and I'm sure I'll be adding to it again.  These Chocolate Marshmallow Meltaways from Taste of Home have definitely been added to the list!  The only changes I made to the recipe was to use whole milk instead of 2%, it's what I have on hand, and garnished them with some holiday sprinkles.  The base cookie isn't overly sweet, so it makes it perfect when you add the marshmallow and the frosting to it.  Thank you so much to Joanna S. for sharing her recipe, these were like hot cocoa that you could eat!

Thank you again to Ellen from Family Around the Table and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures for all the hard work you've put into this!  And don't forget, tomorrow's the last day to enter for your chance to win that amazing prize pack from Nielsen Massey!





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Chocolate Marshmallow Meltaways by reviewed by Jolene's Recip…

Norwegian Chocolate Chip Cookies

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My guys could eat chocolate chip cookies every day, and I'm always looking for fun spins on them.  I found my second recipe for #ChristmasCookies week on the Taste of Home website. The cinnamon sugar on these really makes them different and fun. They have an amazing crisp/chewy texture that we loved. Thank you so much to Bonnie B. for sharing her recipe :) Her tip to use a pizza cutter to slice the cookies was brilliant!

So many awesome recipes being shared this week, I don't even know which one to try first. I'm having a great time deciding though! Scroll down to check them all out, and don't forget to enter for your chance to win a prize package from Nielsen Massey!


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Norwegian Chocolate Chip Cookies by reviewed by Jolene's Recipe Journal December-6-2017
2 sticks butter, softened
1 1/3 cups sugar, plus 3T
2 eggs, large
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Prehea…