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bran muffins

Three-Week Muffin Mix

This bran muffin recipe is one of my favorite breakfast treats, and it’s always a hit with my nieces (ages 9 & 10), too.  My favorite thing about this recipe, though, is that you can make the mix and leave it in the refrigerator for several weeks.  The recipe actually says the mix will be [...]


Ground Turkey Two Ways

When I worked as a nanny, one of the moms whom I helped years ago taught me two quick and easy meals using just ground turkey and a taco pack seasoning.  She used this base to create two completely different meals — tacos naturally and Shepherd’s pie. Now that I’m a mom, I love that [...]


My Favorite Easy Meal: Wasabi Mayo Salmon

Calling anything a favorite is a big statement, but this one really is (as long as you don’t overcook the salmon)!  Not only is this super easy to make, but it is fancy enough to serve to guests or bring to potlucks – every time I make this, someone asks for the recipe.  It has [...]


Lemon Poppyseed Pappardelle

I love to make sure I have the extra wide noodles on hand for this; Trader Joe’s has a great lemon pepper variety. I’m on the fence about cooking with alcohol for a small child, there’s the general notion that it all boils off, but there’s also some thought that 85% remains. I’ll give you the [...]

cooking on sunday - meal plan and strategy

Cooking on Sunday – Sample Weekly Menu

One of the commenters from my original post about cooking on Sundays asked what a sample of a weekly menu looks like in our house. Since I know that everyone is always looking for kitchen inspiration, I thought I would share a couple of Confetti family weekly meal plans (nearly all of which is cooked [...]


Breakfast Muffins

Mr. Blue and I almost always eat our breakfast on the way to work.  We just never seem to get ready in time to eat at home, so I’m always looking for transportable breakfasts. This week, I tried something new with what I had on hand, and it worked like a charm.


Homemade Pepper Lunch

When I was on my honeymoon in Singapore, my husband’s eyes lit up when he saw a Pepper Lunch at a food court we were at. Basically you are entrusted with a hot skillet of raw meat with a mound of rice, corn, and butter in the center, and you mix it all around and cook it [...]

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