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Easy Desserts: Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Recipe

Need a quick and easy no-bake dessert that your friends and family will love? Try this layered mousse that combines a chocolate layer with a raspberry layer for a fabulous fruit and chocolate taste. Layering into glasses makes the dessert special but it’s not necessary. Decorate with fresh or frozen raspberries, chocolate curls, or a dollop of whipped cream.

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Freezer Cooking Recipes: Mexican Rice

This recipe is very mild and exact measurements are not important on this recipe. Add and remove any ingredients you don’t like or have on hand. If you prefer, you can double or triple the corn tortillas and layer them between layers of filling with extra cheese.

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Herb Butter and Olive Oil Saute Recipe

I’ve been travelling a lot lately and with three trips in the next three weeks, I’m feeling a little guilty about leaving my husband home to fend for himself. It’s not that he can’t; in fact, he’s very capable. But he’s the hardest working man I know and with a full-time job as a firefighter and a part-time business as a finish carpenter, leaving behind some easy-to-make or ready-made-meals when I’m gone, is the least I can do.

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Review: Dinner is Ready Cookbook – 30 Meals in One Day Recipes

I love cooking in bulk.  As a vegetarian it allows me to cook meat for my husband 1-3 days a month and then not have to deal with it again...

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REVIEW: The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Easy Freezer Meals

I’m picky about the cookbooks I buy.  There’s NOTHING worse than buying a book to find only one or two recipes I’ll try....

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OAMC: Mild Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya Recipe

I know that traditionally Jambalaya is spicy hot, but my husband is not a fan of hot stuff.  So this Jambalaya in mild with just a tiny...

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OAMC Spanish Rice with Shredded Beef and Cheese Recipe

My husband likes rice with anything. This is actually a different version of Spanish Rice than I usually make because I had different...

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Easy Baked Pecan-Crusted Chicken Strips Recipe – OAMC Version

I’ve been cooking with the kids since they were babies.  In the beginning I gave them food to play with on their high chair table. ...

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Gimmie Lean Vegetarian Sausage Mini Lasagna Recipe – OAMC Version

I’m working on portion control and one way I’ve done that is to combine my love for freezer cooking with my new lifestyle...

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TABASCO® Original Red Sauce Adds Tons of Flavor To This Make-Ahead Enchilada Casserole

I am NOT a fan of hot for hot’s sake when it comes to food. I do like a little heat when it adds a layer of flavor to the food though, especially when it’s cooled down by something creamy like sour cream.

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Freezing Fruits and Vegetables Guide – Simple Steps To Perfect Preservation

Freezing fruit and vegetables is a great way to make your produce last a lot longer than the shelf-life. It also protects your produce...

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Macaroni and Cheese for Adults OAMC Freezer Options

I love Macaroni and Cheese, but I gave up the boxed stuff years ago because it’s too processed and has too few real food ingredients...

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