Homemade Chicken Nuggets for Kids

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  I have been trying to crack the homemade chicken nugget code for a while now. My kids have hated everything I've tried; they've complained that they were too spicy, the wrong texture or they just didn't "look" like chicken nuggets. Isn't a chicken nugget supposed to be made out of chicken? … [Read more...]

Cook Once and Eat for a Week: Three Fast and Healthy Dinner Ideas

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Over the past few weeks I have been taking some major shortcuts in the kitchen. The daily grind has taken it toll this winter and the running around from activity to activity makes cooking for five seem impossible sometimes.  The last thing I want to do is go through the drive-thru.  So I have come … [Read more...]

Operation: Organization 2014 ~ 25 Healthy Freezer Meals from Terry

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    Happy New Year! Have you all been enjoying Operation: Organization, or what? I am so motivated by what I've been reading here at 11 Magnolia Lane that I don't know where to begin. I do know that I am inspired to kick off 2014 organized! A great way to start a new year is by … [Read more...]

Kid-Friendly Recipe: Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

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My almost-ten-year-old daughter has become quite the little chef lately.  I'm not sure if it's just natural interest and ability, or perhaps a pleasant side effect of homeschooling (maybe both), but since one of the main goals of parenting is to grow independent, responsible, self-sufficient adults … [Read more...]

In the Kitchen: Spring Menu Reveal

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  My Spring Menu has "hatched" and I am so excited to share this healthy but satisfying menu that truly captures the essence of spring (at least I think so!).  This menu offers a ton of fresh veggies, light and fluffy fritattas, and energy-packed protein shakes that will get you … [Read more...]

Sneak a Peek at the Spring Menu: Fish Cakes with Remoulade Sauce and Romaine and Carrot Shredded Slaw

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  As you all know the Spring Menu/Meal Plan is almost ready to be revealed and I have been testing the recipes and enjoying every bite.  This particular recipe may be a family staple as it is light, crispy and wonderful for spring and summer.  The remoulade sauce is a favorite and goes … [Read more...]

In the Kitchen with 11 Magnolia Lane, Week #2

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Welcome to week #2 of In the Kitchen at 11 Magnolia Lane. I know that in real time we are more than two weeks into the series, but cyber time seems to move at a different pace. We have so many interests here at 11 Magnolia Lane: home make-overs, DIY projects, fashion, photography, women's health … [Read more...]

Reinventing Your Leftovers: Tilapia Taco Salad with Cilantro Sour Cream

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  Quick and Easy Tilapia Taco Salad I hope everyone enjoyed the tilapia with green bean, mushrooms and tomato in a sherry cream sauce last night.  I know I did.   I am a bit embarrassed to admit that I ate all the green beans last night, leaving behind two naked tilapia filets and … [Read more...]

Tilapia with Sherried Green Beans, Mushrooms and Tomatoes

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Ingredients 4 Tilapia filets 1 1/4 pounds green beans, trimmed and cut in half Coarse salt and pepper 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 tablespoon butter 1 onion, finely chopped 1/2 container of mushrooms sliced 10-12 grape tomatoes sliced in half 1/2 … [Read more...]

{How to} Cook for a Dinner Party

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    As promised I am back with more details on the menu I served for my recent Dinner Party. Here is the menu~ APPETIZERS Brown Sugar Dijon Brie Cheese & Cracker Plate MAIN COURSE Shrimp Scampi (from Barefoot Contessa) Feta Salad (brought by my friend Tracey) Focaccia … [Read more...]

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