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Busy Cooks January 2012 Archive


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The Easiest Super Bowl Party

Tuesday January 31, 2012
For the easiest ever Super Bowl party, make some chili! Two kinds of chili should be enough to satisfy everyone. One simmers on the stovetop, and the other cooks in ... Read More

Last Minute Pork Recipes

Monday January 30, 2012
When you're pressed for time, any last minute recipe is valuable. I especially love these Last Minute Pork Recipes because they're so delicious and easy to make. Pork, when cooked ... Read More

Puppy Bowl Appetizer Party

Sunday January 29, 2012
Next Sunday is the Super Bowl! If you're interested, I hope your team wins! At my house, we're having a Puppy Bowl Appetizer Party. That show, on Animal Planet, is ... Read More

Five Ingredient Crockpot Recipes

Friday January 27, 2012
Five ingredient crockpot recipes save you time in two ways. First, you're only using five ingredients, so there's not much to prep. And second, the crockpot does most of the ... Read More

Virtual Super Bowl Recipe Exchange

Thursday January 26, 2012
Whether or not you're interested in football, you can throw a party on Super Bowl Sunday. My Super Bowl Snacks and Anti-Super Bowl Party Foods are all delicious, quick to make, and ... Read More

Risotto. 'Nuff Said.

Wednesday January 25, 2012
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Meals From Your Pantry

Tuesday January 24, 2012
In the winter, you often don't want to go outside. Sometimes you can't! If you're snowed in, the roads are icy, or it's just too cold to brave the elements, ... Read More

Main Dish Pies

Monday January 23, 2012
Pies are always fun to make and eat. But main dish pies just don't get as much attention as the sweet stuff. That's a shame, because a savory pie is ... Read More

Start With ... Barley

Sunday January 22, 2012
If you're looking for healthy and comforting food, try these recipes that all start with barley. Barley is an inexpensive and delicious whole grain that is a good addition to ... Read More

Chicken in the Crockpot

Friday January 20, 2012
I have lots of crockpot chicken recipes that are easy and delicious. But one of my all-time favorites is Chicken Cacciatore, which is rich and so comforting on a cold ... Read More

Make Some Muffins

Thursday January 19, 2012
I love making muffins. They're usually the first thing beginning cooks make because they're so easy. These delicious recipes will brighten your morning, and if you need to run out ... Read More

Best Mac and Cheese Recipes

Wednesday January 18, 2012
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Top 10 Ground Beef Recipes

Monday January 16, 2012
Ground beef is a kitchen staple. It can be used so many ways: in skillet dishes, in meatloaf, in spaghetti sauce, and in casseroles. If you can find grass-fed ground ... Read More

Savory and Sweet Fondue

Sunday January 15, 2012
I've always thought that fondue is a fabulous food and should be rescued from its 1970s reputation, when just about everyone had a fondue pot in the closet. Fondue is ... Read More

Birthday Cake Recipes

Friday January 13, 2012
January is birthday month at our house. And these fabulous birthday cake recipes are perfect for those special celebrations. Don't worry - I've included some delicious cake mix cakes along ... Read More

Crockpot Meatball Recipes

Thursday January 12, 2012
It's finally cold outside! As I write this, the temperature is 13 degrees. That's more like it. Now I can pull out my recipes for the coldest part of the ... Read More

Best Family Cakes

Wednesday January 11, 2012
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Best Quiche Recipes

Tuesday January 10, 2012
On a cold winter night (if it's cold where you live; it was 48 degrees in Minnesota today!) a quiche is just the thing. Quiches can be made out of ... Read More

Start With ... Oatmeal

Sunday January 8, 2012
Oatmeal is a staple ingredient in most pantries. With just a few additional ingredients, start with oatmeal and you can turn it into a hearty bread or a special sweet ... Read More

Meatloaf Madness

Saturday January 7, 2012
Meatloaf is a recipe I only make in the fall and winter. It's such a comforting meal, hearty, easy to make, and so inexpensive! You can stretch a pound of ... Read More

Best Winter Recipes

Thursday January 5, 2012
These best winter recipes are perfect for a cold evening. Nothing warms you up more than a slice or two of one of my favorite recipes ever, Mexican Pizza. Crockpot ... Read More

It's National Spaghetti Day!

Wednesday January 4, 2012
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Healthy Five Ingredient Recipes

Monday January 2, 2012
If you, like most people, are making a New Year's resolution to lose weight, these healthy five ingredient recipes come to the rescue. Now, you can try any diet on ... Read More

January Recipe of the Day Newsletter

Sunday January 1, 2012
It's January! That means it's time to sign up for my January Recipe of the Day Newsletter. A new recipe will be sent to your inbox, free, every day this ... Read More

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