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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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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Jewelry… To Give or Not To Give.   That is the question

Make Her Valentine’s Day Sparkle!

Family Tacos Night

Ingredients 1 lb ground beef 1 pkg taco seasoning 1/4 c water 1/4 medium onion diced 1/4 medium green bell pepper diced 1 – 2 tomatoes chopped 1/2 head iceberg lettuce chopped 1 pkg  flour tortillas 1 pint sour cream 1 8oz jar of your favorite salsa. Cheddar or Mexican blend shredded chesse Tostitos Chunky …
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Beef Pepper Steak

Ingredients 2 lbs sirloin steak sliced ultra thin2 medium bell peppers1/2 onion cut into strips2 Tbsp soy sauce1 cup beef broth4 cups cooked rice2 tsp olive oil2 Tbsp cornstarch dissolved in waterCalphalon Contemporary Hard-Anodized Aluminum Nonstick Cookware, Deep Skillet, 13-inch, Black by Calphalon Directions Once steak and veggies are sliced heat medium skillet on medium-high heat. …
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Jen’s Tres Leche Cake

1 Yellow or White cake mix ( I usually use a Duncan Hines) Butter, eggs and oil or water as directed.1 lg container of cool whip1 can sweetened condensed milk1 can evaporated milk1 cup milk or heavy creamCinnamon to sprinkle on top. Mix batter according to direction. Pour into pan. I like a 9″ x …
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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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Red, Blue, Cheesecake Salad

This is a great red, white, and blue dish for any patriotic holiday. It gets even better if you switch out the fruits like kiwi instead of blueberries and leave the strawberries with your bananas and you just got Christmas colors. This lucious, fluff like treat is always one of the first things to disappear …
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Easy Boccoli Salad

Salad 1 16 oz pkg Bacon 1/3 c red onion 1/2 c dried cranberries, Craisins 2 heads fresh broccoli florets 1 1/2 c shredded cheddar cheese 1/2 c sunflower kernels Dressing 1/4 c Blue Cheese dressing 1/8 c Avocado oil Mayonnaise 1/8 c heavy cream 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 1 Tbsp cider vinegar …
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