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Traditions

Traditions
I love figuring out new traditions to make with my own little family. I definitely found one for General Conference on Sunday morning. My sis-in-law (SIL) Dana was telling me about how often she goes to my friend Hannah's blog and tries out her recipes. She was telling me about all the yummy ones she has tried, including the sticky bun breakfast ring and told me I had to try it. So I decided this morning was the best time to make them while I had the LDS General Conference playing in the background. Let me just say WOW! My Aubri said while eating her sticky bun, "these are so yummy mom!" If you haven't already, you need to check out my beautiful and talented friend Hannah's blog! **If you aren't on Pinterest yet, please let me know and I'll send you an invite. Here is the recipe with my results in pictures: (hopefully it tempts you to try it!) Sticky Bun Breakfast Ring 2 small tubes refrigerator buttermilk biscuits OR 1 tube Pillsbury Grands buttermilk biscuits 3 Tbsp. butter, melted

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Dessert Recipe: No-Bake Boston Cream Pie Strata Cookbook Recipe But even with making your own homemade pudding from scratch, this recipe doesn't take more than an hour to put together, and then it is all done. Since it needs to be refrigerated before serving, it's the perfect thing to make ahead of time for a dinner party. I love making this the night before a big party, or even the morning of. People always go wild for it. If you want to really take it over the top, you can always make homemade graham crackers too!

The Gangs all Here Jalapeno Cream Cheese Crescent Poppers Note: The ingredients above make 32 little Crescent Poppers. It’s easy for a grown man to shovel about 8 of these in his mouth without thinking about it. So depending on who you’re having over, you might want to get another tube of rolls and one more cube of cream cheese. Don’t worry about the jalapenos, you will have enough for a second batch with this one can. Unless you want over the top spicy poppers. Crockpot Cube Steak and Gravy » The Post-It Place There are several meats that you can always find either on sale or marked down. That is chicken (either in drumsticks, quarters or thighs) and cube steak. The thing with cube steak is that it can be pretty tough. I make it several different ways but this is our all-time favorite. It is so tender it just falls apart with the stir of a wooden spoon.

Dinner Tonight: A Tomato Sandwich + Salad with Lemon Caper Dressing After a long day -- be it at work, or running errands, or taking care of kids -- sometimes all we crave for dinner is something simple. Luckily, simple foods are perfect for summer, when most of the produce is begging to be eaten in the most straightforward form possible. This menu includes thick toast spread with an aioli that couldn't be easier to whip together (you just throw all the ingredients in a food processor), and topped with the best tomatoes you can find at the market. A salad that doesn't need anything beyond greens and a bright dressing is on the side. A dinner this good speaks for itself. The Menu

Cinnamon Swirl Bread I made this bread late at night and poured a glaze on top to intensify it even more. I knew there was a problem before cutting into it because it was sunken in the middle. I found out that the innards of the bread were not fully cooked. I went back to the website to see what others had said about the cake, and they mentioned that the gooey center was the best part, but my cake was a bit too gooey. I heated the cake up more, which caused the sides of the bread to burn even more and the top of the bread to form an extra layer of crust from the glaze I had put on before. Homemade Calzone I wanted to make something to take on the road, but the contents of the refrigerator were saying PIZZA. Hmmm... pizza is not so portable. Then I remembered CALZONE! Calzone is basically the same as pizza but with a much prettier appearance. If you want to impress your family, make your regular pizza into a calzone, and watch them "ooh and ahh."

A Mingling of Tastes: Lemon Lovers' Lemon Bars These are the lemon bars I’ve been craving! I always loved my mom’s recipe, which is virtually identical to the one in my red Betty Crocker cookbook. However, as my tastes and preferences have changed, I outgrew the classic. The shortbread crust is delicious, but it loses its crisp, flaky texture so quickly. CopyCat Recipe: Olive Garden Dressing « Because Barenaked Chef said so… I’ve made quite a few “copycat” recipes, most of those not quite up to snuff. The same went for a recent Olive Garden Dressing I made. I should have known when it began with a bottled dressing, but I gave it a try. Finally, I combined a recipe I found with a cruet of Italian Dressing that I prepared from 2 envelopes of Good Seasonings, and I had my dressing! Still don’t get it? Just go below, I’ve combine all the ingredients you will need in one place:

easy ricotta gnocchi $2.58 recipe / $0.65 So, have you had gnocchi yet? No? Well, you better get on that. Gnocchi are wonderful little chewy pasta pillows. They’re light, fluffy, slightly chewy, and completely satisfying. Spicy Chicken Tortilla Roll-Ups When looking for an appetizer one of the key requirements is often that it can be prepared in advance. No one wants to be stuck in the kitchen throughout their party and no one wants their guests to be eating cold food that should be hot. This recipe meets both of these criteria. You can assemble these a few hours ahead of time and keep them refrigerated.

No Bake Vanilla Cake Batter Chocolate Truffles No-Bake Vanilla Cake Batter Chocolate Truffles If you like: cake batter chocolate Three Cheese Chicken Alfredo Bake Everyday Southern Living tweets a dinner idea. A few days ago they tweeted about a Three Cheese Pasta Bake for dinner. I checked out the recipe and thought it sounded fantastic!

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