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Mid-Week Mixers: Smothered Filet Mignon

Here’s another celebratory dinner to try for family, friends, or someone special. Naomi says: Every New Years Eve I prepare some type of filet for my family to celebrate the upcoming New Year. I was going to make my standard dish when I found this one. This is a restaurant quality dish that is super […]

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Mid-Week Mixers: Drunken Crab Pot

February is the month for celebrating and love! Enjoy these tasty, romantic dinners to share with someone special. Adapted: Food Network and Emeril Lagasse Naomi says: Every New Year’s Eve, I celebrate with my family by going whole hog on dinner. Dinner is usually some kind of filet with seafood. This year, I found a […]

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Mid-Week Mixers: Naomi’s Perfect Chili

I hope this month’s posts helped keep warm during the start of winter. Will be back next month with more! Naomi says: About mid Fall, this recipe becomes a staple in the Blackburn home. It warms the soul with a bit of a bite, but not a bite you in the butt bite. Like your […]

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Mid-Week Mixers: Six Sisters Disneyland Potato Soup

Adapted: Six Sisters Naomi Says: We are heading into St. Patrick’s Day and I love it!! I love the foods and drinks of St. Pat’s and plan a nice little selection for The Pub and Grub Forum this month. I happen to come across this recipe on the Six Sisters website. I had planned on […]

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Mid-Week Mixers: Copykat’s Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Naomi says: I love the Copykat site ran by Stephanie Manley and this was a new recipe from there for the Blackburn family. Although, this isn’t my favorite Olive Garden soup, I sure do enjoy it. I also loved how easy it was to make! Now, although I did make a couple of changes, the recipe […]

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Mid-Week Mixers: Naomi’s Perfect Chicken Noodle Soup

Looking at a map of the US this past week it’s all purple, pink and blue because it’s cold outside! But we’re here to warm you up with wonderful soups to take the chill off. Prepare a pot of hot, delicious soup and get ready to snuggle into a cozy robe when the wind blows. […]

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Mid-Week Mixers: Paula Deen’s Meemaw Christmas Cookies

COOKIES! That’s what I think of when I think of Christmas. There are always different kinds scattered around during family get-togethers. Share YOUR favorite cookie recipe in the comments. Naomi says: Being a lover of Paula Deen, she is ALWAYS represented in my Christmas packages. I stumbled upon this recipe off of one of the […]

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Mid-Week Mixers: Cranberry Christmas Punch

Yep, Christmas is just around the corner and who doesn’t love a good drink to celebrate the season! What’s your go-to drink for the holidays? Naomi says: I had stumbled upon a recipe for a Christmas gin drink on Pinterest and thought it looked interesting. Now, we are not huge gin drinkers in the Blackburn house […]

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Mid-Week Mixer: Pumpkin Crunch

The Holidays is not the time to watch your diet. I say have fun and splurge until next year! Naomi says: Several of my Facebook friends are notorious for posting recipes on their profiles. Now, I have to say that NONE of these recipes are low-fat. Not a one!! When my friend Lisa posted this […]

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Mid-Week Mixers: Slow Cooker Apple Crisp

We’re back in November with another great slow cooker recipe from Naomi. Share your favorite slow cooker recipe in the comments! Naomi says: For Thanksgiving, I did a whole bunch of cooking and wanted dessert to be really simple and not have to play with it. As my standard practice, I started stumbling in my favorite […]

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Mid-Week Mixers: Stephanie O’Dea’s Crock Pot Acorn Squash

I know I love crock pot dishes and Naomi gives us one that looks wonderful for a cold day.  What’s your favorite crock pot dish for fall/winter? adapted: Stephanie O’Dea Naomi says, One of my crock pot “go to girls” is Stephanie O’Dea. I own both of her crock pot cookbooks, Make It Fast,Cook it Slow and More […]

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Mid-Week Mixers: Zucchini Brownies

Naomi has given us a great recipe with zucchini so you can say it has veggies in it! Love to hear what you think of this sweet treat. Naomi says, Boy I love these little bad boys. No one can guess that these super moist gems have zucchini as one of the main ingredients. I […]

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Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

We’re continuing the pumpkin theme for fall with yummy cupcakes! Naomi says, Every month, I attend a live book club at my library. I love bringing fresh baked goods to them and my library staff. It allows me to try out new recipes for the blog and not have them stay at my house to […]

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Crock Pot LOW FAT Pumpkin Spice Latte

It’s that wonderful time of the year when it’s getting cooler and the leaves start changing colors and hot treats are in! We’re going to celebrate October and Fall with delicious pumpkin recipes starting with Crock Pot LOW FAT Pumpkin Spice Latte! Adapted: Stephanie O’Dea Naomi says: I am a huge fan of Stephanie O’Dea. […]

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garlic herb shrimp

Midweek Mixers – Grilled Garlic and Herb Shrimp

We hope you’ve enjoyed our Tailgating September food as much as we have. Here’s the last recipe, Grilled Garlic and Herb Shrimp, and I think Naomi saved the best for last. Her family absolutely love these lil bad boys and can chow down on these sweet little morsels of shrimp goodness. Various herbs, lemon juice and […]

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spicy chicken wings

Midweek Mixers – The Neely’s Spicky Chicken Wings

A standard for sofa tailgating in the Blackburn household are chicken wings. We love these little things and there are numerous ways to make them instead of just Buffalo wings. I stumbled across this recipe from The Neely’s and jumped right on them. They were fantastic. Now, the Neely’s served them with a horseradish sauce that […]

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