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1 April, 2020

Cheesy Skillet Gnocchi

Posted in : Uncategorized on by : Chris

PrintCheesy Skillet Gnocchi Ingredients1 (16-ounce) package prepared gnocchi 4 links mild Italian sausage, casings removed 1 1/2 cups chopped tomato 2 garlic cloves, sliced 1/4 cup unsalted chicken stock 2 ounces part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded (about 1/2 cup) 1/4 cup chopped fresh basilInstructions2. Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Add sausage to pan; cook 6 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Remove sausage from pan.
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31 August, 2016

Best Banana Bread

Best Banana Bread
Posted in : Breakfast, Dessert on by : Chris

PrintBest Banana Bread Ingredients3 ripe bananas 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup butter (1 stick) 2 eggs 4 ounces sour cream (light is fine) 3/4 tsp baking soda 1 and 1/4 cup flour 1/4 tsp salt 1 tsp vanilla extractInstructions1. Mash bananas. 2. In a separate bowl combine the sour cream and baking soda. Mix well
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8 August, 2016

Apple Bacon Blue Cheese Salad

Apple Bacon Blue Cheese Salad
Posted in : Dessert, Lunch on by : Chris

PrintApple Bacon Blue Cheese Salad IngredientsMakes 8 cups Dressing: 2 strips thick sliced bacon, sauteed and diced 2 T. shallots, minced and  sauteed 1/4 cup apple juice concentrate 1/4 cup olive oil 1 t honey mustard 1/4 t. ground cinnamon salt and pepper to taste Salad: 1 bag mesclun greens (5 oz.) spring mix or
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5 August, 2016

Zucchini Bread

Zucchini Bread
Posted in : Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert on by : Chris

  Ingredients: 3 eggs (beaten) 1 scant cup oil 2 cups sugar 1T vanilla extract 2 cups grated zucchini (do not peel) 3 cups flour 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1 T cinnamon     Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour loaf pan. Beat 3 eggs. Add oil,
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5 April, 2016

Beef and Udon Stir Fry

Beef and Udon Stir Fry
Posted in : Uncategorized on by : Chris

Quick and easy stir fry! You could easily substitute in other vegetables if broccoli and carrots are not your thing. Udon is a Japanese-style thick wheat noodle and can be found in the refrigerated section of your local supermarket- very tasty, give it a try!     Ingredients: 2 (7-ounce) refrigerated udon noodles, seasoning sauce
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14 January, 2016

Basil Sausage Gnocchi Bake

Basil Sausage Gnocchi Bake
Posted in : Dinner on by : Chris

Sausage Gnocchi Bake Easy and delicious!   1 (16-ounce) package prepared gnocchi 4 links mild Italian sausage, casings removed 1 can petit diced tomatoes 1/4 tsp garlic powder 1/4 cup unsalted chicken stock 2 ounces part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded (about 1/2 cup) 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil   1. Preheat broiler to high. 2. Heat a large skillet over medium
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1 April, 2015

Beef and Cheese Empanadas

Posted in : Dinner, Lunch on by : Chris

  Ingredients:   2 tablespoon olive oil 2 medium onions, minced 2 tablespoons tomato paste 4 medium cloves garlic, minced or pressed through a garlic press (about 4 teaspoons) 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 2 teaspoons ground cumin 2 pinches ground cloves 2 pinches cayenne pepper 1 pound 85 percent lean ground chuck 1 cup low-sodium
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3 November, 2014

Blueberry Yogurt Pancakes

Blueberry Yogurt Pancakes
Comments : 5 Posted in : Breakfast on by : Chris

Every weekend we have our morning routine. On Saturdays I make waffles or pancakes with our boys, and on Sunday’s we buy bagels. We tend to skew towards waffles, as we are big fans of the Club Soda Waffles we posted way back. But every now and then we’ll change things up and make pancakes.
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6 October, 2014

Caramel Apple Pie Apples

Caramel Apple Pie Apples
Comments : 4 Posted in : Dessert on by : Chris

Fall. Around here, that means one thing in particular (to me at least) – apple season! I love apples. Raw apples are delicious. But there are so many delicious things you can do with apples. Apple pie. Apple cider donuts. Apple cakes. Apple sauce. Mmmm. There is a farm just 10 minute from our house
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1 September, 2014

Buttermilk Rosemary Garlic Biscuits

Buttermilk Rosemary Garlic Biscuits
Comments : 8 Posted in : Appetizer on by : Chris

When the boys are bouncing off the walls – or each other as the case usually is – sometimes baking is a good distraction for them. Rachel or I break out the mixing bowls, ingredients, and measuring cups, and find a quick recipe to whip up with the boys. They pull up the chairs to
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7 July, 2014

Zucchini Pickles & Moving

Zucchini Pickles & Moving
Comments : 6 Posted in : Appetizer on by : Chris
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Well hello. It’s been awhile! Sorry about that. It has been a whirlwind of activity over here! As I mentioned in the last post (back in April, yikes) we put our house on the market. It ended up selling quicker than we thought which is great! But meant we really had to hustle to get
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7 April, 2014

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Loaded Baked Potato Soup
Comments : 6 Posted in : Dinner, Lunch on by : Chris

There has been a whirlwind of activity at the Keenan household. This month, Rachel and I put our house on the market. We’ve talked about doing this for years, but now with our boys getting older we decided it was time. So we’ve been busy wrapping up our many DIY projects on this old house
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30 January, 2014

Sausage and Beef Chili

Sausage and Beef Chili
Posted in : Dinner on by : Chris
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The Superbowl is being played Sunday, which means one thing in this house: food. Chili sounds like a good food for Superbowl Sunday, no? If you were leaning in that direction, I’d like to encourage you to give this particular chili a try. The mix of sausage, beef, and spices is fantastic. Scoop it with
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20 January, 2014

Still Here!

Posted in : Just Talk on by : Chris

Hello friends! Sorry for the radio silence for a month now. It was not intended at all! It was kind of a combination of many things, which pushed the blog posting back. And, in all fairness, there were just some nights I just did not have the energy or motivation to sit down and type
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11 December, 2013

Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies
Comments : 1 Posted in : Dessert on by : Chris

Few things feel more Christmasy than overdosing on cookies. I bet if you took a poll and analyzed the number of cookies baked and consumed over the course of a year, you would see a gradually build up from September through November, a dramatic spike in December, and then a sharp decline in January due
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9 December, 2013

Pecan Tassies

Comments : 11 Posted in : Dessert on by : Chris

As I write this, I am sitting on the couch under a blanket, feet up on the ottoman. A big hot cup of Irish Breakfast tea sits on the end table and the Christmas tree is in front of me in all its decorated glory. The babies are down for their nap – no crying
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21 November, 2013

Mini-Lemon Cheesecakes + Giveaway

Mini-Lemon Cheesecakes + Giveaway
Comments : 4 Posted in : Dessert on by : Chris

Howdy folks. With a delicious mini-lemon cheesecake recipe AND a giveaway of beautiful wall lettering, you are in for a real treat today (see what I did there). For details on the giveaway, you can skip my reflecting on the bitter sweetness of my kids growing older. Otherwise, reflection time – go! Life is busy.
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