Five for Friday – what I’m reading now

the picky palate jenny flake

My name is Deanna, and I am a reading junkie... Thank goodness for kindle because my reading consumption would be nearing hoarding-level status without it. I am lucky that I have many talented friends who write fabulous books, and I am THANKFUL that so many cookbooks are now available as kindle books because as much as I love (LOVE) cookbooks, I am running out of room for them!! (ps - if I ...

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Cheesy Chicken Mexican Dip

Cheesy, hot dip, chicken dip, Mexican dip

Happy day after Memorial day! It's one of those holidays that just screams BBQ, grilling, fresh fruit and yummy dips...this is one of my family favorites. It's a staple on game day in the fall, and a must have for picnics, potlucks and parties in the summer...did I mention easy? That too! This is what you'll need: Chicken, cheese (I used cheddar jack), refried beans, salsa or canned tomatoes ...

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Happy New Year!

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What - almost three weeks late? No matter, it's still a new year! I am happy to say that I am officially kidney stone free. It only took 6 months to get there, 2 attempted surgeries, 2 successful surgeries, and a whole lotta medicines. SO now I am on a (semi) health kick. Don't worry, I won't be doing anything TOO radical. I have been reading books, posts and magazines, watching scary food ...

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Ninja winner and endless sniffles


Sorry for the delay in posting - the flu/plague/ok, maybe just a bad cold - has invaded our house. The little guys stayed home yesterday while I tried all I could to NOT get sick (so far so good - keep your fingers crossed! Now...what was I here for??? Oh right! The giveaway! The winner of the ninja cooking system according to is... (grrr...the rest f my post got ...

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More Thanksgiving prep


Today I made the stuffing, potatoes, sweet potatoes and green bean casserole...the recipes I use can be found in my Springpad Thanksgiving notebook - it's been a fabulous resource for me to organize this year. I have my menu, decoration ideas, recipes and more. I'm looking forward to using it for Christmas too! This is one thing I really had fun playing with - baking in the ninja. You can ...

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