Molly Yeh’s Spiced Chicken Pot Pies

I definitely like pot pies and always have. When I was a kid, if a restaurant had it on the menu, I usually ordered it. Oddly enough, this twist on a pot pie is actually a version I might prefer over the traditional. I really like the flavors with it.

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Meatloaf Meatballs

In some ways, meatballs seem like more time than a loaf because you have to roll each one. But if you have some time ahead to make the meatballs and chill them, this can be faster for the actual meal because the baking part is so much shorter. It’s a little more foolproof if you are used to baking meatballs, but maybe not a meatloaf.

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Wayback Wednesdays: Arabic (Pita) Bread

I have been trying to make pita bread on repeat for the last 6 months because I finally got another baking stone. Years ago when I was living solo, I had my own baking stone. It didn’t seem to work particularly well, and I think it might have even broken? Either way, I wasn’t going to cart it 3000 miles to my new home. I decided to give them another try and put one on my wishlist. My dad and M got it for me, and I have been trying it with different recipes. I still wasn’t having the best luck, so I put a pause on it. Then, I saw someone share a recipe for their pita bread which got me interested…only to see that theirs used a bread machine. So, I decided to try my first pita recipe which is on here.

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Mixed-Bag Mondays: Sweet and Salty

Another “eh” pair of dishes, one salty, and one sweet. Neither one is particularly terrible, but I won’t be remaking them. The worst part about the sweet one? I am not positive which recipe it was…so there is a chance that I will accidentally make it again. Eep. I hope not! I would rather make a new recipe then remake one that was just “meh”.

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Corned Beef Sides: Mashed Potatoes and Cabbage

If you’re making corned beef, you probably want to feel fully Irish and make some potatoes and cabbage. You can make mashed potatoes however you want. I actually thought I had shared mashed potatoes on here before. I have no idea how I haven’t. Since I don’t have pictures to show, I will have to make them again soon (I have plans to make them for Father’s Day this year) and take pictures to explain. Although, I have different ways to make mashed potatoes if I am making them dairy-free, if I have a potato ricer or masher handy, with a mixer…I have done them lots of ways. My latest favorite way is with a masher, but the other ways work too, if that is what you have.

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Corned Beef in the Oven

I know, this is a few months late for most people. But, I also want to make the case that corned beef is easy enough to be made at other times of the year, too. We didn’t even have it for St. Patrick’s Day because I assumed it was too hard/fussy. Then I got curious and looked up recipes.

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Topic-Changing Thursdays: Shaving Cream Art

We wanted to make a special card for the Fudgelet’s teacher for Teacher Appreciation week, so we decided to try a craft idea that uses shaving cream. I got some cheap white shaving cream and it worked pretty well.

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