International Day of Friendship

The International Day of Friendship is a United Nations (UN) day that promotes the role that friendship plays in promoting peace in many cultures. It is observed on July 30 each year. In 2011, the UN proclaimed the International Day of Friendship with the idea that friendship between peoples, countries, and cultures can inspire peace …
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Jen’s Green Bean Casserole

I started with the basic recipe and have perfected it through the years. I always get great comments on it, and of course the true test no leftovers! My husband started urging me to make a double batch so he can have some left over. It’s an easy recipe to go up or down for …
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NATIONAL CHILI MONTH – October

Each year in October when the air starts to get a nip to it, National Chili Month comes around to warm us up. What a perfect time to honor the ultimate chilly weather snack, just as winter is right around the corner. Chili is the ULTIMATE comfort food. Close your eyes and picture this: the first snow …
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Spinach Artichoke Crusted Salmon

Fish Fridays can be a challenge, especially when you dont like most fish. I started with a Pintrest pin for inspiration, used some of its elements then turned it on its head to make what we like to eat. 5 Salmon filets 5 Salmon filets 3 Tbsp lime juice 1 cup italian bread crumbs 1 …
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Shrimp, Mushroom Pasta

8 oz white mushrooms 12 oz bag frozen cooked, peeled deveined shrimp 1 pint grape tomatoes 2 Tbsp minced garlic divided 1 Tbsp minced purple onion 2 Tbsp lime juice 1 tbsp Olive oil 1/8 cup Blue cheese crumbles 1/4 cup Feta cheese crumbles 4 oz deli spinach artichoke dip 3 tbsp finely chopped sharp …
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Oven Roasted Squash

3 Zucchini 2 Yellow Squash Olive oil Butter Salt Peper Clean squash well Cut in half lengthwise Slice into 1/3 inch thick slices Cover baking sheet with aluminum foil or nonstick baking mat.  I like foil option so you just throw it away. Toss slices with butter and olive oil Season to taste Cover with …
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Fall into Happiness

September is here! I love fall, & not just because pumpkin-spice everything is back on menu’s. (I’m a Cinnamon dolce latte girl.) After the high temperatures of summer in Florida I look forward to cooler breezes blowing through the northwest Florida climate. While our fall runs a much shorter period of time here there are …
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Jen’s Easy Chili

This is fall or winter comfort food everyone looks forward to. If you don’t know this yet I worked in retail for almost 20 years. It makes it challenging to serve a home-cooked meal for dinner. Especially when there are dietary observances in play. I perfected this with the help of my best friend my …
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Jen’s Easy Shepherd’s Pie

This is a savory meal that will make you forget you’re dieting. I make mine low-carb for our diabetic friendly family. I make it with more meat and veggies. We skip the regular mashed potatoes. For a low carb or keto version, you can do parmesan and cheddar cheeses with mashed cauliflower now available in …
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Cucumber, Tomato Salad

2 medium cucumbers, chopped into1/4 in pieces 2 c grape tomatoes (I like the sweeter taste of grape over slight tart flavor of cherry tomatoes). 1/2 c minced radishes 5 oz fresh Basil leaves 2 Tbsp minced red onion 3 tsp Extra Virgin Olive oil 2 tsp Red Wine Vinegar Salt and pepper to taste …
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