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Cabbage Rolls (Pigs in the Blanket)


I grew up eating Pigs in the Blanket, made by my mom. I’ve often made the ‘lazy’ hot dish version, but have never tried actually making the rolls myself. I started with my mom’s recipe, then used a few recipes I found online to come up with my own unique version. We thought they turned out great!

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Bok Choy Salad


Every once in awhile we get baby bok choy through Bountiful Baskets. I discovered this salad recipe and it was a hit with my family. I imagined it’d be much like the Chinese coleslaw that I love so much, but it was completely different. Very unexpected, but very good!

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Ravioli Lasagna


I adapted this recipe from one found on It seemed to be a hit with my family and it was a hit with me because it was MUCH quicker than making traditional lasagna.

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Apricot Soy Pork Chops


Found this on the For the Love of Cooking blog. It’s originally a Cooking Light recipe. It was delicious served with brown rice. My hubby loved it and my 4-year-old even gobbled his up. Definitely a keeper!

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Holiday Gelatin Salad


This is an old favorite from Taste of Home’s Light & Tasty magazine, Oct/Nov 2007. I love to make it for Thanksgiving. I lean more towards full-sugar jello these days, but it also tastes great with the sugar-free versions. I rarely serve it with the topping.

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Pork & Broccoli Stir-Fry


From the November ‘13 issue of Every Day with Rachael Ray. Delicious served with jasmine rice!

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Greek Salad with Couscous


Found this on I love Greek salads and I had a box of Israeli couscous in my pantry so this caught my eye right away. It’s absolutely delicious!

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Arkansas Green Beans


I found this on via Pinterest. She found it on This recipe is amazing. I first made it last fall for a tailgating get together and I got so many compliments on it. One guy actually told me he doesn’t like green beans, but he couldn’t stop eating these. I converted a green bean hater. *pats back*

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Pulled Pork Casserole


I saw this one morning on Mr. Food. It caught my eye because it used refrigerated BBQ pork, a staple at my house. I loved how convenient this was to make, how quickly it came together for supper, and that my husband raved over it. There’s nothing pretty about this casserole, but the taste was delicious!

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Rhubarb Crunch Cake


I got this recipe from my Weight Watchers leader in 2002. It’s delicious and I always get lots of great comments about it.

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