“Crack”aroni salad

I’ve been making this recipe for 15 years! Every summer it’s found at every camping trip and barbecue from May through September. People demand it of me! And who am I to argue? It’s easy, cheap, and delicious. I love this recipe because I can make a batch large enough…

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Easy Stacked Enchiladas Verdes

Who’s got time to individually wrap each and every tortilla??? Not this girl! Stacked enchiladas are a fantastic and ridiculously easy method for those countless busy nights that leave you with little time to cook.  These came out oh so delicious and show up often in the meal rotation. It’s like…

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Lumpia Love

Nope, sorry kids, this is not a recipe post…. well not yet anyway. This is a post about great friends. The kind that you may only see once or twice a year but nothing ever changes. You pick up right where you left off and fill in all the blanks…

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Artichoke and Roasted Garlic Stuffed Chicken

Artichoke and Roasted Garlic Stuffed Chicken. Enough said! Try it, you'll swoon! Small Town Girl Blog.

Sooooo this idea started with  an Artichoke and Roasted Garlic Dip recipe from Wonky Wonderful. I made this for my birthday shindig. Then next day, I pondered to myself, “Gee, this would be pretty damn good with chicken… maybe I could stuff a chicken breasts or two with it.” The…

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Food Hacks: How to Roast Garlic

Food Hacks: How to Roast Garlic. Small Town Girl Blog

For many of you this is a no brainer. But seriously, until you know, you don’t know! You know? And knowing how to do this correctly is kind of important…. especially if you love garlic.   When roasted properly, the cloves can be spread like butter. With a milder caramelized…

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Thanksgiving Part 2

There is a method to our madness…sometimes. Mountain Man and I both have our own delusions of grandeur. His tend to be on 4 wheels or floating, while mine tend to be in the kitchen or garden. Today was my day to dream big. There comes a time in a…

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Thanksgiving Turkey Loaf with Stuffing

Thanksgiving Turkey Loaf with stuffing. 1/2 the work, 1/2 the time. Have turkey dinner any night of the week! Small Town Girl Blog

I want turkey!! I want it all and I want it now!! I don’t want to wait a day for a turkey to thaw! I don’t want to fret over whether it is perfectly cooked to 165 degrees! In the words of the lovely Kimberly Wilkins: Get it? Thyme! Tehehe.…

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Chicken Antipasti

Baked chicken smothered in pesto topped with salami and mozzarella. Need more? Ok! Add a sauce made with garlic, cherry tomatoes, and artichokes. How about that? This unique mix of flavors comes together perfectly over pasta leaving you satiated both in taste and appetite. I love antipasti platters. They are one…

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Chicken and Rice

This is the simplest thing I know how to make! It takes a little time but you literally throw it together and let it cook. This is a great comfort food meal for a rainy day. Normally I play with my food all the time; add this, a dash of…

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