Alea’s Slow Cooker Baked Beans

by Alea on June 25, 2013

I love baked beans. They are an essential part of our summer barbecues and picnics. But who wants to turn on their oven for several hours on a hot summer day? Not me! So I cheat and make my baked beans in a slow cooker. This slow cooker baked beans recipe is really easy to […]

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My husband called me while waiting in an airport for his flight home last week. It soon became obvious that he was hungry because he started telling me how much he loved my wraps. Then he started sharing ideas for wraps that I could make him in the future. I was pretty sure by “the […]

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Alea’s Korean Barbecue Chicken

by Alea on May 28, 2013

I really enjoy the Korean Barbecue Chicken at one of our local restaurants and occasionally find an excuse to stop in. However a while back I realized that for less than the cost of one meal at the restaurant, I could make enough at home to feed my whole family and the neighbors. Seriously! And […]

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Alea’s Honey Mustard Salmon Salad

by Alea on May 7, 2013

My husband loves salmon, but it is rather expensive when you have to buy it at the grocery store. One way that I add salmon onto our menu without breaking the budget is by using it in salads. I only need 6 – 8 ounces of salmon to create a flavorful salad. My husband and […]

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My daughter says we “speed date” food because I love playing with ingredients and am constantly creating new recipes. My family becomes attached to certain recipes and wants me to make the same things over and over and over again. My daughter says that asking for spaghetti twice in one month is not asking for […]

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Alea’s Asian Chicken Salad Wraps

by Alea on April 9, 2013

I love, love, love me some Asian Chicken Salad! I could eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And I have. Now, I’ve made it easier to take my favorite meal on the go by placing it in a wrap. There are a couple of steps to making this wrap from scratch. You can save […]

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As I was getting ready to make my breakfast casserole, I suddenly had the impulse to make it healthier by adding vegetables. I asked my kids what vegetable they thought I should add and my oldest son replied “BACON!” My son’s transcripts from college indicate that he is quite bright, so I am pretty sure […]

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Alea’s Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup

by Alea on March 12, 2013

My family loves corned beef and cabbage, so I take advantage of the sales on both items at this time of year. I buy extra corned beef when it goes on sale, so we can enjoy it over the next couple of months rather than just on St. Patrick’s Day. When I make Corned Beef […]

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Alea’s Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

by Alea on February 26, 2013

Growing up my mom often made tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. And I’ll be honest, it wasn’t one of my favorite meals. But when I saw Erin’s Carmelized Onion Grilled Cheese, I thought, “Now that’s a grilled cheese sandwich!” Her adaptation made me start thinking of ways I could alter traditional grilled cheese sandwiches […]

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Alea’s Slow Cooker Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

by Alea on February 12, 2013

{Repin It!} My kids and I love sweet potatoes, but my husband isn’t as fond of them as we are, so I am always trying new ways of serving sweet potatoes to make them more appealing to him. When I adapted my Twice Baked Potatoes recipe and replaced the potatoes with sweet potatoes I finally […]

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