The Food Brie Cooked and Baked

A record of every food cooked or baked in my kitchen in 2010

104. pumpkin pie

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Recipe source: Libby

Tomorrow, BP and I are hosting a Thanksgiving supper for Little Brother and Dad.

Little Brother requested pumpkin pie, and you can’t go wrong with the classic Libby recipe.

Last year, I attempted a pumpkin-pecan pie. It was less than successful. This year, I’m sticking with basics!

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Libby pumpkin pie

Written by louise914

November 23, 2010 at 10:14 pm

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103. go green chicken sammies

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Recipe source: Rachael Ray magazine

When God created the avocado, He knew what He was doing. It is the perfect texture and has just the right flavor to make any meal better.

BP requested these yummy sandwiches, which I had made once before a couple of years ago.

These sandwiches are fresh tasting with a little bit of a kick from the jalapenos, red onion and pepper jack cheese. Definitely a good, fresh meal to enjoy prior to three days of Thanksgiving lunches and suppers coming up this week!

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go green chicken sammy

Written by louise914

November 23, 2010 at 10:11 pm

102. Betty Crocker meat loaf

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Recipe source: Betty Crocker

When I asked BP what he was hungry for last week, he requested meat loaf.

I don’t have a photo of it because I made it for him and popped it in the oven before leaving for the evening.

It must have been pretty good because it looked like he had seconds!

Written by louise914

November 23, 2010 at 10:04 pm

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101. penne with chicken and pesto

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Recipe source: Allrecipes.com

Even though this dish goes together really quickly, it still has that restaurant-quality taste.

I used pesto that I made this summer (using basil from our garden) and froze.

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penne with chicken and pesto

Written by louise914

November 7, 2010 at 7:54 pm

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100. Colleen’s slow cooker jambalaya

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Recipe source: Allrecipes.com

I do not know Colleen, but she makes a mean jambalaya.

This was very good, but mine was definitely too spicy – the kind of spicy that makes your nostrils burn when you smell it.

Next time, I’ll choose a milder sausage and cut down on the cayenne pepper.

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Colleen's slow cooker jambalaya

Written by louise914

October 29, 2010 at 8:32 pm

99. Kathy’s roast and vegetables

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Recipe source: Allrecipes.com

I’m still working on using up carrots from BP’s garden, and both BP and I love love love carrots cooked with a pot roast. We actually could care less about the roast – it’s all about the carrots in our house.

This recipe instructs you to sear the roast before placing it in the slow cooker. I highly recommend this step, as it does improve the quality of the roast, but if you’re short on time (as I was), you can just throw everything in the crock and it will still taste good.

This is a very easy, classic pot roast recipe for those days when you need a good, hearty slow cooker meal.

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Kathy's roast and vegetables

Written by louise914

October 25, 2010 at 7:42 pm

98. sausage, cabbage and potato skillet

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Recipe source: Diane, my super-sweet coworker

When Diane told me about this recipe a while back, I tucked it away for future reference. And it sounded like a good, easy meal for this weekend, so I pulled it out.

It’s a simple recipe:

Add some water to cover the bottom of a large skillet. Layer one head of cabbage (cut up into pieces), some sliced potatoes (enough to cover the cabbage), salt and pepper, and then slice Polish sausage on top. Cover and simmer for 1.5-2 hours.

This was a very simple, really good meal – and economical, too! We like bread (a lot), so we also had a baguette with our meal.

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sausage, cabbage and potato skillet

Written by louise914

October 24, 2010 at 6:47 pm