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Cinnamon Doughnut Muffins

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Breakfast is a fluid concept around here.  My husband is up and out the door at 4:30 in the morning. My grouchy teenager gets up with just enough time to get dressed, brush his teeth, and run out the door to get the bus. That means that any breakfast type dishes that we consume either have to be portable or will also be good as a dinner option.

In the on-the-go category, you just can't beat muffins.  I make them a few times a month, and my to-try list just keeps getting longer and longer. I found these muffins from Sharon P. on the Taste of Home website.  I loved that everything to make them was something that I had in the pantry.   The only change I made to the recipe was to add a little splash of vanilla with the wet ingredients.

Well, that's not exactly true. I put my dry in one bowl, and started putting the wet into another when the phone rang.  Took the call, then came back and carried on.  After combining the two bowls, I started putting the ingredients away and realize…

Sally Lunn Batter Bread

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I am on a roll with yeast baking!  There was a time that I'd see it yeast in the ingredients list and just click on to the next recipe.  Not any more!  It helps that my new oven has a bread proof setting.  So when I wanted a bread item to go with spaghetti and meatballs, instead of running to the store, I ran to the Taste of Home site and printed this recipe for Sally Lunn Batter Bread.

I love that it's a no knead bread.  It came together super fast, but I do think I went about 1/4c too much flour at the end.  I still was happy with the texture inside and the crust. I did omit the honey butter that was listed with the original recipe. 


Leftovers were great as is, but also made amazing toast with a little homemade jam.  It held well for several days wrapped tightly.  Thank you so much to Jeanne V. for sharing her awesome recipe! 

On Tuesdays I like to share what the other Volunteer Field Editors are making.  AJ is serving up Vanilla French Toast, which I've made and we lo…

Parmesan Chicken and Lemon Rice

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Winters are long, seemingly never ending in New Hampshire.  One of the best ways I know to combat the blahs that accompany sometimes terrible weather is to make dishes filled with sunny, cheerful citrus.  I'll whip up a batch of my Gram's Lemon Cupcakes, or make some Orange Ricotta Pancakes.

Since I've been on a big rice kick, I went searching for a recipe that utilized citrus.  I found this lemon rice, and I was happy to look the chicken recipe over and see that it was also one my family would love.  I like thin cutlets rather than pounding out regular ones. For the onion, I had Bermudas on hand, and I did not add the cheese to the rice.


Not only was this great that day, but it reheated well also.  I can't wait to make it again using fresh spring peas rather than frozen.  If you're not a fan of English peas, you could also use sugar snaps or even asparagus tips.   Thanks so much to Colleen D for sharing her recipe!

Be sure to go and check out the other awesome rec…

Bananas Foster

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Today is Fat Tuesday, which signifies the end of Mardi Gras.  It's called that because today is the last day to indulge in all the wonderful, sinful things before beginning Lent.  I participated in another event last week where we shared Mardi Gras recipes, and I mentioned that I just couldn't decide between a main dish and a decadent treat, so I'm sharing the second one today.

I've heard of bananas foster before, but had never actually tried it.  I found this recipe on the Taste of Home site, and it comes together quickly and easily. Traditionally, the dish is finished with rum and then ignited to burn off the alcohol.  This recipe calls for extract, but you definitely can do it the other way if you chose.

You can serve this over ice cream, but since I made this early in the day, pancakes were definitely the most over the top way I could chose to enjoy it. I was pressed for time, so I used a mix, but you could make them from scratch if you're not a fan.  I made …

Family Favorite Recipes Round Up!

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March is here and for this month we are sharing some of our family favorite recipes. We have recipes for breakfast, dinner, sides and soups, as well as a few desserts that we hope your families enjoy as much as all of ours do. Keep reading to get ideas for your March menu planning. Just a reminder that our group of bloggers post a themed recipe round-up on the last day of each month to help you with meal ideas for the upcoming month!

~Breakfast~
Maple Apple Baked Oatmeal from Jolene's Recipe Journal
Banana Blender Muffins from Kate's Recipe Box
Granny's Zucchini Bread from Pies and Plots
Apple Ring Pancakes from Savory Moments
~Sides & Soups~
Creamy Horseradish Grilled Shrimp Deviled Eggs from Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck
Slow Cooker Pepperoni Pizza Soup from Kate's Recipe Box
Ham, Bean, & Rivel Soup from Savory Moments
~Main Dishes~
Broccoli Bacon Masher Pizza from Girl Gone Mom
Bacon Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole from The Saucy Southerner
Cheeseburger Stromboli from C…