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Warm Tuna Casserole

Warm Tuna Casserole

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A simple recipe to make when you are crunched for time and on a tight budget. It should feed up to a family of 5 and makes great leftovers too. My Dad used to make this for us kids all the time growing up and we loved it. He used to top it off with crushed potato chips and lots of love.

Roasted Red Potatoes with Rosemary and Garlic

Roasted Red Potatoes with Rosemary and Garlic

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These potatoes go great with almost any meat you would think to pair them with. They are extremely simple to prepare and the longest part is the cooking time. Set them in the oven and basically forget about them for about 20-25 minutes. This allows you plenty of time to prepare the rest of your meal and give those items more attention. Potatoes will come out crispy on the outside and perfectly cooked on the inside. Yummy!

Wedge Salad

Wedge Salad

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This wedge salad is crisp and refreshing. The green apples gives some tartness, the bacon adds the salt, and the blue cheese adds some bite. The creamy garlic dressing is easy to make and really ties everything together. This salad can be a meal in itself, or can accompany any main dish. Yummy!

Peach Cobbler

Peach Cobbler

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Being from the south, my family eats a lot of cobblers. My favorite is peach, because my Grandma used to take fresh peaches from her orchard, and make an awesome peach cobbler. I don't have any peach trees around, nor the time to use fresh peaches, but this canned version tastes pretty darn good. This cobbler is simple to make, but tastes like you spent hours on it. Top it off with some vanilla ice cream, or some whipped cream...or both!

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

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Great Grandma Lucille was not one for using canned sauces; she preferred to make her own. Boy were we lucky when she would whip up some of her famous homemade spaghetti sauce! Her recipe is actually extremely simple, so I am not sure why more people don't make their own every once in awhile. The difference in taste is amazing! Use fresh herbs to really give it a homemade touch.

Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Looking for a quick dessert that your kids can help make? These homemade ice cream sandwiches are simple and tasty! Let your kids choose their cookie dough, and ice cream flavors and see how many creations they can come up with! Freeze the leftovers and have them for quick snacks when it is hot outside. Yummy!

Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwiches with Honey

Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwiches with Honey

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Peanut butter is loved by kids all over the world. Some eat it with jelly, some with honey, some with sugar, or some just plain. This simple recipe is one that I am sure your kids will enjoy. It combines peanut butter, one of their favorite things, with bananas, one of their favorite fruits (at least my kids love them). Drizzle on some honey to give it some added zing, and you have a quick meal that kids will love to make and love to eat even more!

Reuben Wraps

Reuben Wraps

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These simple wraps are a perfect change of pace from the normal sandwich. Creamy Thousand Island dressing and Gruyere cheese give it the Reuben flavor but since it is made with turkey, it is much healthier. Try it with some baked potato chips or a side salad, and you have a quick meal that is great tasting and great for you!

Cherry Pineapple Crisp

Cherry Pineapple Crisp

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My sister's recipe which she affectionately calls “Dump Cake”, tastes great and is super simple to make. Try it with different fruits or even different cake mixes. The possibilities are endless. Serve with ice cream or by itself. Careful, you may want to eat the whole thing!

Homemade Wheat Rolls

Homemade Wheat Rolls

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My Mother used to make these rolls for Thanksgiving and Christmas and they were always amazing. There is nothing like homemade rolls! They take some time, mostly waiting for the dough to rise, but they are worth it. Try them once and you will never want to go back to packaged rolls again!

Judy's Pecan Pie

Judy's Pecan Pie

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One of my Aunt's friends, Judy, makes this wonderful pecan pie. She throws in some chocolate chips and they give it a little added sweetness. This pie is quick and easy to make, and will definitely become a favorite at your next family function.

Creamy Cole Slaw

Creamy Cole Slaw

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Cole Slaw is a quick recipe that you can make as a side dish to go with any main course, whether it is barbecue, burgers, or just a nice club sandwich, this is sure to be the perfect partner. Creamy cole slaw would be perfect for an outdoor picnic as well. Try this simple version of an American classic today!

Hamburger and Rice Casserole

Hamburger and Rice Casserole

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This is a recipe that is an old family favorite. I am not sure where it originally came from, but it has been altered several times and is very versatile. You can add whatever other ingredients you want to make it to your liking. It is fast and reasonably cheap to make as well. My Mom used to make this for our family growing up and I always loved it. It is even better the next day!

French Dressing

French Dressing

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My family loves French dressing. The tangy taste goes great with salads or meats, and is healthier than cream based dressings. This homemade dressing recipe comes from my Great Grandma, Lucille. You can prepare this recipe in just 20 minutes and store what you don't use. I hope you like it as much as my family does.

Beef Casserole with Biscuit Top

Beef Casserole with Biscuit Top

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This is a version of my Great Aunt Cindi's recipe. I love beef potpie, but don't always have the time to make it. This quick casserole has all the same flavors but is super easy to prepare. Toss in whatever ingredients you prefer and create your own recipe. This casserole is a fun way to get kids to eat their veggies too. They hide under the biscuits and they hardly notice them.

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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Mashed potatoes are one of the favorite side dishes ever created. You can serve them with almost anything, cover them with cheese, gravy, or just eat them plain. You can whip them up with skins on, or make the traditional skin off kind. There are so many ways to enjoy this simple side dish. This version is made with the skin on, to keep the nutrients, and lots of garlic and fresh herbs to give them tons of flavor!

Kids Chili Mac

Kids Chili Mac

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Most kids love macaroni and cheese so why not jazz up their favorite dish and make this quick chili mac recipe? Your kids can help make it and add whatever ingredients and toppings they like. It is a good way to sneak in some veggies, beans, etc. Your kids will love this simple meal!

Diabetic Banana Bread

Diabetic Banana Bread

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Banana bread is a great recipe that you can easily make at home. This recipe is specifically for people who are diabetic, but you cannot tell by the taste! Since there is no added sugar, this is a great way to treat yourself, but not put on any pounds as well!

Easy Polenta

Easy Polenta

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Polenta is a recipe that comes from Northern Italy. Italians use it as a base for braised meats, or just as a side dish to any great meal. This simple recipe is a substitute for the slow cooked polenta that would be made in Italy. Most of us don't have 3 hours to make it, so this recipe is a great way to prepare light, fluffy polenta that has all the flavor, but is ready in 30 minutes.

Penne Pasta with Pesto

Penne Pasta with Pesto

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Pesto is a beloved pasta sauce that is extremely versatile. It can be used on sandwiches, wraps, meats, and even salads. This pesto recipe is simple, yet tasty. In less than 30 minutes, you can have a quick, delicious meal on the table for your family. Throw in some vegetables or chicken and you have a whole other creation!

Tex-Mex Chicken Tacos with Chili Onion Rings

Tex-Mex Chicken Tacos with Chili Onion Rings

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These chicken tacos are super simple to make, but man are they good! They have a fiery sauce that really gives them a lot of flavor, and the chili onion rings are a fun garnish. Try these tacos tonight and your family will beg you to make them more often!

Herb & Lemon Butter Tilapia

Herb & Lemon Butter Tilapia

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I love to cook fish because it is so versatile and usually simple to make. This is one of my Mom’s creations that helped instill my love of seafood at a young age. Creamy, lemony, herb butter coats the Tilapia and gives it great flavor. You could substitute any fish you like: salmon, halibut, etc. Serve it with some fresh steamed vegetables and you have a quick, healthy, meal!

Carbonara Pizza

Carbonara Pizza

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Rachael Ray makes this amazing carbonara pizza recipe that is quick and delicious. Whenever you are in the mood for pizza, but you want something a little more refined than just pepperoni, try this simple recipe. Serve it with a side salad and voila, you have a complete meal in 30 minutes!

Vegetarian Enchiladas with Green Chile Queso Sauce

Vegetarian Enchiladas with Green Chile Queso Sauce

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Many people in my family are vegetarian but, being from Texas, still love Mexican food. This was a recipe I adapted so that everyone could have something to eat at our large family gatherings. Whether you make it as is, or throw in your own veggies, it is sure to please even those carnivores in the family.

Diabetic Oatmeal Cookies

Diabetic Oatmeal Cookies

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Who knew you could prepare oatmeal cookies with no brown sugar? Well you can! My Great Grandma used to make these cookies with a brown sugar substitute called Brown Sugar Twin. They taste just like normal oatmeal cookies but they are sugar free. Enjoy!

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    10/10/11

    Breejha wrote:

    Thank youso much Sarah for sharing your G-Grandmother's recipes.. Sadly, my G-grandmother and Grandmother's were lost.

    5/08/11

    lasyayasjoe wrote:

    I love this website. You have easy and fabulous recipes.

    11/11/10

    domergirl98 wrote:

    You have fabulous recipes posted! I can't wait to try them all:)

    10/02/10

    EcoMeg wrote:

    Hi Sarah - I'm the person who reviewed your peanut butter cookie recipe twice. I accidentally submitted my first review with the default 3 stars, so resubmitted it with 5. I'm sorry about that.

    8/13/10

    Theresa111 wrote:

    Hello Sarah. I hope your summer is going well. You have such lovely recipes.

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