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Be Smart, Use Your Fliers

Be Smart, Use Your Fliers

Are you one of those people that put the weekly flyers in the recycle bin? I know so many people who do this. You are not alone. I have asked friends why and the resounding answer is that they have no interest in leafing through the flyers, it just takes too much...

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Emulsify… Who Knew?!

Emulsify… Who Knew?!

I was making a Beef Ragu the other day with Tagliatelle pasta-which by the way was super fantastic-and I learned a new term. Emulsify. I mean, I thought I knew what this meant but not related to pasta. When adding olive oil to a salad dressing, one would add it to the...

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Flank Steak with Chimichurri

Flank Steak with Chimichurri

Chimichurri is the newest love in our house. I know it has been around for a long time, but we recently discovered this divine combination of fresh flavors. Last summer, when the world started to open up, our first stop for dinner was a local restaurant called Pretty...

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Glazed Sirloins

Glazed Sirloins

If you love steak the way that we love steak, then THIS recipe is for you. Seriously. My family looks forward to BBQ season because they know this recipe will always be in the rotation. I mean, yes, I do make steak with salt, pepper, and garlic but this marinade takes...

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Broccoli Buffet Salad

Broccoli Buffet Salad

I know I am aging myself here....but back in the day, bringing a Broccoli Salad to a potluck was one of the go-tos. As I think about going to a baseball tournament where I need to bring "something", my brain automatically comes back to this salad. It is crisp, tasty,...

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Goat Cheese and Pear Salad

Goat Cheese and Pear Salad

Are you looking for the perfect side dish to bring to a potluck or to serve to a large group? Look no further! This is the one! Years ago, my hubby Rick and I went to our friend's place for dinner. They were always amazing at pulling together fantastic food that...

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Slow Cooker Bacon Garlic Pork Loin

Slow Cooker Bacon Garlic Pork Loin

Did someone say bacon?! Making pork with bacon seems to be an ideal pairing, right? On top of that, this dish takes 10 minutes to prepare, then you walk away for 4 hours. AND there are only 5 ingredients! This is made with pork loin, and that means that there is a...

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Slow Cooker Hungarian Goulash

Slow Cooker Hungarian Goulash

I don't know about you but when I was a kid, the word "Goulash" did not sound remotely appealing. Although after my Mom made it, it was pretty good. As I have mentioned in previous posts, and for those who know me...my Mom had a few (very few) recipes that she would...

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A Complete Storage Guide

A Complete Storage Guide

Have you ever made chicken in the oven, put it in the fridge, and wondered at what point is it no longer safe to eat? Do you do the sniff test? Or how about veggies that you made last week. Do you think they are good to eat until you see a bit of fur growing? Well,...

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Instant Pot Beef Bulgogi

Instant Pot Beef Bulgogi

As I mentioned in a previous post, I (like thousands of other people during the Pandemic) bought an Instant Pot. I kept seeing friends of mine posting on social media about how easy, quick, and tasty food was in this contraption. Needing to understand what the hype...

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Do You Like Butter Chicken?

Do You Like Butter Chicken?

The kids and I LOVE Butter Chicken. I mean, I have ordered from 2 different restaurants for take out and 1 dinner was a smidge spicy. Katelyn loved the flavours but could not take the heat. She loved it so much that she ate the entire bowl with tears streaming down...

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Instant Pot Pad Thai

Instant Pot Pad Thai

"What's all the hype about this Instant Pot thing?" I know, I thought the same thing. A friend of mine would post tons of recipes on Facebook that she made for her family of 23 (ok, so that is a slight exaggeration... they are a blended family of 8) and they all...

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Mango Chicken Salad

Mango Chicken Salad

If someone said to me, "Hey Carolynne, if you could only have one salad to take with you on a deserted island, which one would you chose?" THIS IS THE ONE! I mean, the bold flavor of fish sauce with the crunchy, crushed peanuts and the sweet mango...seriously. Ok, I...

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Korean Short Ribs

Korean Short Ribs

I'm not even sure if I can say Korean Short Ribs without salivating. We save these tasty morsels for special occasions and Father's Day is just around the corner. What does Rick want for Father's Day? You guessed it... these finger lickin' bites. When you set your...

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4 Common Cooking Mistakes

4 Common Cooking Mistakes

Whether you think of yourself as Bobby Flay re-incarnate or not, there are a few cooking tips to keep in mind when grilling, cooking and sautéing. The Frequent Flipper/Stirrer Your food needs to cook. In order to cook, sometimes you just need to leave it alone. I...

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Rhubarb Squares

Rhubarb Squares

Rhubarb is in season now! Ok, so I'm going to be honest here. We are not rhubarb eaters in my house, but I believe that you may be. And that is why I reached out to my friend Erin who is a rhubarb Queen. She makes everything from jam to desserts with it and her family...

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Green Beans Almondine

Green Beans Almondine

Keep it super-simple! This is code for, I don't have the freaking time to pull together a side that will take an hour to create. All right. Now that we have this really clear, first I am going to tell you that this is something that is a step above steamed green...

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Crispy Garlic Smashed Potatoes

Crispy Garlic Smashed Potatoes

I am always looking for new potato recipes. When I cook potatoes, I rotate through mashed, roasted and baked, but I know there are other options. And then I found this recipe that was a great change, and super tasty! My family is a bit strange-Nathan loves roasted and...

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Brussel Sprouts in Pancetta

Brussel Sprouts in Pancetta

Let's get real: anything cooked with pancetta is amazing, am I right? My Kid Nathan, my son, is 13 and is not a fan of veggies. At all. Most kids will at least eat carrots, but mine...it is a struggle. Whenever I find a veggie that he will venture to put on his plate...

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Boobies in Brine

Boobies in Brine

You know those magazines that you see on the rack? You know, the rack that the grocery store strategically place mere inches from your face as you wait in line to put your groceries on the belt? This recipe came from one of those magazines in 2005! I am seriously a...

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Grammie Russell’s Apple Crisp

Grammie Russell’s Apple Crisp

What do you think about when you close your eyes and visualize your grandma? I think of green bean casseroles, melt-in-my-mouth pot roast (oh my gosh, I am actually salivating) and baking. Usually it is apple crisp, but she was a Jedi when it came to whipping up food...

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Peach Prosecco

Peach Prosecco

I'm going to give you an image. Are you ready? There you are. Walking along the deck of the cruise ship with the wind blowing in your hair on the Pacific Ocean. You are walking along the deck investigating everything the ship has to offer: unique gift shops, exquisite...

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Keto Friendly Candied Pecans

Keto Friendly Candied Pecans

Jenn is my travel buddy. So far, we have gone to Chicago and Boston together and our next venture will San Francisco-once we are able to travel across borders again. It was on our last trip to Boston where she told me her secret to losing weight and staying mentally...

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Pesto Pasta

Pesto Pasta

Katleyn is developing her own style, her own palette and is starting to dabble in the kitchen. At 16, she is just starting to become adventurous with putting ingredients together that sound appealing to her, so, this recipe was her creation! The kid loves pasta. She...

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Beef Salad Nacho Bowl

Beef Salad Nacho Bowl

I love beef nachos and when toying with the idea of adapting the same ingredients into a salad....well, hell yes! So, let me give you a smidge of history before I talk about this flavorful lunch: Katelyn is 16 and at some point wants to be a vegetarian. She has cut...

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Spring Asparagus-3 Ways

Spring Asparagus-3 Ways

Spring has sprung, the grass is ris, I wonder where the birdies is? I know, an odd little phrase, and this is what my Dad would say every now and again, particularly when spring was in the air. You know, when the grass is a bit greener, the days a longer and the sun...

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Hey Sassy Friend!

Hey Sassy Friend!

Welcome to the world of SassyGrub! Here, you will find recipes that have gone through the intense approval process of my family, foodie thoughts that ramble through my brain on a regular basis as well as tips to help you get from A to B in record time. Save time and...

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Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup It's time to dust off your Crock Pot and simmer some soup! Crock Pot 2 Cups Veggie or Chicken Stock4 Cloves Minced Garlic1 Each Carrot - Peeled and Chopped1 Each Granny Smith Apple - Cored, Peeled and Chopped1 Each Butternutsquash - Peeled...

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Whisky Maple Apple Crisp

Whisky Maple Apple Crisp

Whisky Maple Apple Crisp You'll LOVE this combination over, and over, and over again! 6 Each Apples, peeled, cored and diced into bite size pieces.3/4 Cup Brown Sugar1 Tsp Cinnamon2 Tbsp Maple Syrup (Or more, if you like things a bit sweeter!)1 Cup Whisky (Of...

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