• Enchiladas with Green Sauce for fifteen and Agatha Christie

    September 20, 2013Danita

    How are Green Sauce Enchiladas and Agatha Christie related? As I started writing this post I realized some background information was needed to explain why I made enchiladas for fifteen people. That reminded me of Agatha Christie’s novel Death on the Nile.  She dedicates each of the first twelve chapters to a character, because you need…

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  • Chicken Tacos

    September 19, 2013Danita

    One night I hadn’t thawed anything for dinner.  Running out of time and ideas, I decided it would be chicken tacos.  Only one problem, I had never made chicken tacos and didn’t have a recipe for them either.  Since I had eaten them before, I figured, I would just “wing it”.  The first thing I…

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  • BBQ Pork Sandwiches

    September 17, 2013Danita

    BBQ Pork Sandwiches….easy dinner for busy families! Fall, or so they call it here in Texas, is a very busy time of year for us.  I know this is the case for many families.  For us it’s not all year long, for which I am thankful.  As a face painter, fall is our oldest daughter’s busiest…

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  • “Fancy” Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu

    September 13, 2013Danita

      I always thought of Chicken Cordon Bleu as one of those “fancy” dishes you only get at restaurants or bought frozen at the grocery store.  The restaurant version is usually wonderful, while the frozen version is OK if you’re in a hurry and don’t mind “processed” food.   Several years ago my mother-in-law and…

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  • Honey Pecan Pork Chops

    September 11, 2013Danita

    I like to plan our meals a month in advance, then make one big grocery list and get everything that I need.  A few months ago I was making the monthly menu and feeling like we had been eating the “same ol’ thing”, so I decided to look through my cookbooks. In my Gooseberry Patch…

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