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Eight Time-Saving Cooking Tips

by Rachel Paxton CreativeHomemaking.com 1. Plan meals at least a week in advance to incorporate the use of leftovers. For example, have baked chicken, mashed potatoes, and gravy for dinner Sunday, and then use the leftover gravy as the base of beef stroganoff Monday. 2. If you know you're not going to have time to cook one evening, prepare two dinners the night before and just reheat one the next night. » Read more

Easy Summer Macaroni Salad Recipes

by Rachel Paxton Macaroni salads are always a big hit at summer barbecues. These recipes are easy to prepare and you can make them ahead of time. They taste better if you let them sit in the refrigerator and let the pasta absorb the flavors of the other ingredients. Surprise your loved ones with one of these delicious pasta creations at your next summer family get together. » Read more

Easy Spaghetti Recipes

Spaghetti has always been a favorite family meal. My teenage daughter will eat leftover spaghetti for breakfast, lunch, and as a mid-afternoon snack. Not everyone loves spaghetti so much that they will go to that extreme, however, and the same meals can getting boring after awhile. Here are some ways to jazz up this old favorite: » Read more

Easy Pumpkin Pie Recipes

A heavenly slice of flavorful pumpkin pie and delish whipped cream is the perfect way to complete any holiday meal. Here are 3 pumpkin pie recipes that are fun, easy and incredibly tasty! » Read more

Easy Apple Pie Recipes

A traditional meal isn’t complete until you’ve had a slice of some fresh baked apple pie. Here are several easy apple pie recipes to serve your holiday guests this season. » Read more

Cookin’ Couscous

By Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers Couscous has been popular among many different cultures, one of the first written recipes for couscous is found in a 13th century Hispano-Muslim cookbook, which references the recipe as "known all over the world.” Many people think of couscous as Middle Eastern or Mediterranean in origin, but it is really from Western Africa where details of cooking and making couscous date back to the 10th century. Today, couscous remains a staple in Moroccan, Tunisian, and Algerian cuisine. » Read more

Christmas Cookie Recipes

Break out the bake ware! The holidays are coming and that means Christmas cookies and goodies galore. Here are some favorite recipes to warm your hearts and bellies during this festive time of year. » Read more

Chinese Chicken Crock Pot Recipes

By Natalie Schloesser www.natalies-recipes.com With just 10-15 minutes in the morning, these recipes will give you a delicious healthy Chinese meal with little preparation right before dinner; just cook some instant rice, spoon and serve » Read more

Cajun Fish

By Elizabeth Yarnell www.gloriousonepotmeals.com Servings 2 » Read more

Brown Rice for the Family

By Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers Some of the key nutrients in brown rice include B vitamins, maganese, selenium, iron and fiber. The health benefits of brown rice read like a laundry list to disease prevention and boosting the immune system. These benefits include lowering cholesterol, reduced risk of diabetes, heart disease, heart attack, stroke and colon cancer, reduced severity of asthma, and lower frequency of migraine headaches. » Read more