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Laura Mack
Philadelphia, but Iowa girl at heart : )
I am an enthusiastic home cook
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I've had my fair share of cheesesteaks since we moved to Philadelphia five years ago, the city famous for its cheesesteaks. Every time we have visitors, it's a must to treat them to a cheesesteak at one of our favorite... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2013 at Lulu's Recipe Box
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I love throwing parties, so my husband turning the big 3-0 in early May was the perfect opportunity to throw a great party! TC is a simple guy and didn't want much of a fuss over the party, which made... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2013 at Lulu's Recipe Box
Looks like a fabulous trip! Loved seeing all of the pictures!
Toggle Commented May 11, 2013 on The Quick Version at Becolorful
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I was looking through my iPhone today and came across photos of these amazing, decadent no-bake brownie batter cheesecakes that I had made for our friends, the Dudley's. At the beginning of July, we had them over for a farewell... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2012 at Lulu's Recipe Box
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Wow! I can't believe it has been three months since I have posted a new recipe. In my defense, we were pretty much gone the whole month of July. Now that we are back from our vacation, I am back... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2012 at Lulu's Recipe Box
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With the beautiful Spring we have been having, there has been a lot of grilling going on in our house. I love grilling because it means I get to put TC to work. : ) He is in charge of... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2012 at Lulu's Recipe Box
Thank you for the comment Tricia! Enchiladas are one of my favorite meals. Check out the other enchilada recipe I have posted with the ranch dressing. It's another favorite! You really can't go wrong with any type of enchilada! : )
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Chicken fajitas are one of my favorite dishes to order at Mexican restaurants, so when I saw this authentic recipe, originally from Cook's Illustrated, I knew I had to try them. I have made fajitas at home before, but they... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2012 at Lulu's Recipe Box
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These cookie bars are, in two words, amazingly delicious! Even though I was practically drooling after pinning them from Two Peas and Their Pod, I wanted to wait to make them for a get together with friends. I knew it... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2012 at Lulu's Recipe Box
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I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day! TC and I made a delicious meal of penne alla vodka and garlic bread. We don't go out for Italian food often, but when we do, I love ordering pasta with vodka... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2012 at Lulu's Recipe Box
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Happy Valentine's Day! I know it's probably too late to whip up a batch of these sugar cookies for your loved ones today, but I thought I would still share the recipe for upcoming holidays like Easter and St. Patrick's... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2012 at Lulu's Recipe Box
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I'm sure everyone, myself included, can get into breakfast ruts every once and a while. I end up eating the same thing for breakfast for several weeks at a time and then getting sick of it. I normally go back... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2012 at Lulu's Recipe Box
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With the Super Bowl coming up next weekend, I know many of you are looking for tasty foods to serve your family and friends. I have a wonderful and what I'm sure will be a popular slider for everyone! This... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2012 at Lulu's Recipe Box
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Last winter, I started making my own pasta sauce. I couldn't believe how delicious and easy it was to make a large batch that I could freeze for weeknight pasta dinners. I have been using Giada's marinara sauce recipe, but... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2011 at Lulu's Recipe Box
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Whoever invented the Crock Pot is a genius! It makes my life so much easier when I can throw everything into the Crock Pot the night before, turn it on before I leave for work in the morning, and come... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2011 at Lulu's Recipe Box
Thanks for bringing that to my attention Paul! The amount of salt is 1/2 teaspoon. Thanks for visiting!
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Wow, can you believe it's October already?! Where has the time gone and apparently where has my blogging disappeared to? My sister even reminded me yesterday that I hadn't blogged since July and needed to post a new recipe stat!... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2011 at Lulu's Recipe Box
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While we were in Iowa a few weeks ago, my sister Sarah brought this delicious quinoa chickpea salad to a BBQ at my mother-in-law's house and I immediately asked her for the recipe. It was my first time eating quinoa.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2011 at Lulu's Recipe Box
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One of my favorite muffins is lemon poppy seed but I've never made them from scratch, let alone a box mix. I came across this simple recipe from Annie's Eats and was very happy with the results. I had all... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2011 at Lulu's Recipe Box
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Greetings everyone! I am back from a wonderful two week Midwest trip with my husband to visit our family and friends. Our annual summer trip back home can get a little crazy busy and exhausting but it's one of our... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2011 at Lulu's Recipe Box
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Everyone has their favorite, classic chocolate chip cookie recipe. Once you find a cookie recipe you love, it's hard to stray from that one and try new recipes. This has been my all-time favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe since my... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2011 at Lulu's Recipe Box
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Yesterday, we celebrated my husband's 28th birthday! It was an absolute perfect day outside, sunny and low 70's, and we had fun perusing Ikea, Best Buy and Lowe's together. We bought some herbs and flowers to plant outside on our... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2011 at Lulu's Recipe Box
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A Dutch Baby Pancake, sometimes called a German pancake, is an oven baked pancake that is delicious and so simple to make. It's made with ingredients that you always have on hand in your pantry and refrigerator. You put the... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2011 at Lulu's Recipe Box
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I'm on a roll with finding wonderful recipes on Tasty Kitchen. This healthy cashew chicken was a little sweet, crunchy from the cashews and vegetables and just delicious! I loved all the vegetables and chicken for a well-rounded and quick... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2011 at Lulu's Recipe Box
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My sweet niece Julia mailed us our Girl Scout cookie order last week and they finally arrived today. For me, the always delicious thin mints and for TC, shortbread. I'm sure we will share though. ; ) With our major... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2011 at Lulu's Recipe Box