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Lemon Icebox Pie

This pie screams “childhood” to me, because it was the most-requested pie in our household growing up.  There were some birthdays where we requested to have this pie instead of birthday cake!  My dad likes it with cherry pie filling poured over the top, and it’s yummy that way, but I like it just plain […]

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Beef Stew a la Mama Train

Beef Stew a la Mama Train

Here at the Train casa, we eat soup about once a week. One of my new favorites was inspired by Pioneer Woman’s Sunday Night Stew. So very yummy. The best part of her Sunday Night Stew is serving it over mashed potatoes. To. Die. For. So, I decided to come up with my own version! […]

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Panko Roasted Broccoli | Trains and Tutus

Panko Roasted Broccoli

Steaming broccoli is so last season. Just sayin’. If you haven’t eaten oven roasted broccoli; Shame. On. You. It’s good. REALLY good. And what in the world could be better than oven roasted broccoli? Oven roasted broccoli with garlic flavored Panko (Japanese style breadcrumbs) and Parmesan cheese is better! Oh. My. YUM. Panko Roasted Broccoli […]

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Oh. My. Flatbread | Trains and Tutus

Oh. My. Flatbread.

So, Papa Train and I are trying to eat cleanER. That means no refined flour. Did I mention I love all things bread? Sigh. Luckily for me, I came across THIS recipe for Homemade Whole-Wheat Flatbreads by Amanda(what an awesome name!) at The Taste Tester. Nothing could have prepared me for how stinkin’ good these […]

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Homemade Tortillas

Nothing says “Tex-Mex” like a nice warm flour tortilla.  My mother-in-law warms them up right on the stovetop for the girls.  It’s one of their favorite snacks.  Fresh store-bought tortillas are good, but THESE, my friends, are even better! Ingredients: 4 cups white flour 1.5 tsp. salt 2 tsp. baking powder 4 Tbs. vegetable shortening […]

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31 Days of New Recipes ~ Chili Tortellini

I love chili and I love pasta, so when I saw this recipe, I knew I wanted to try it. Original Recipe:  Chili Tortellini by Picky Palate Modifications:  I used onion powder instead of onion, and didn’t have any fresh cilantro, so I omitted it. Procedure: Easy.  Gotta love one-pot meals. Verdict:  Hubby and I […]

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31 Days of New Recipes ~ Creamy Tuscan Pasta

  My family loves pasta, and I love Mel’s Kitchen Cafe website.  When I saw this one come through my news feed, I knew I needed to make it. Original Recipe:  Creamy Tuscan Pasta Sauce by Mel’s Kitchen Cafe Modifications:  I didn’t have a full 8 oz. of sundried tomatoes, so I just used what […]

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31 Days of New Recipes ~ Snickerdoodle Cake

I may have mentioned before how much I love snickerdoodles.  They’re one of my favorite cookies.  So, when I saw the recipe for this cake, I was intrigued, and pinned it immediately.  Brown sugar buttercream?  Sounds like a little bit of heaven. Original Recipe:  Snickerdoodle Cake with Brown Sugar Cinnamon Buttercream by Foodie with Family. […]

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Santa Fe Chicken Enchiladas

I discovered this at the store……….   Yum! So, I came up with a simple chicken enchilada recipe that would be great on a week night or for when company comes. First, mix 2ish cups of cooked shredded chicken with a container of Santa Fe Blend Philadelphia brand Cooking Creme and a can of diced […]

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Fruit Crunch

When I was growing up, this was my mom’s go-to dessert anytime my dad had to take something to work for a pot-luck. I think she would have preferred to make something else at times, but my dad always asked for this dish.  It’s both easy and tasty — what’s not to love? Ingredients: 1 […]

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