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Retake Homemade: Baked Croutons

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I don’t know about you, but I was never a natural salad eater.  My dad would eat it, drowned in ranch (thus eliminating the healthy part), and mom wouldn’t touch it.  So I was 12 or 13 before I was ever really exposed to salad eating families.  And what got me through was not dressing, […]

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Retake Homemade: Red Beans and Rice

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Look at that!  I’m finally back posting on my own revolution.  :blushes:  Sorry I’ve been busy.  Moving on! I confess, I have never been a huge fan of red beans and rice.  This probably stems from my hatred of kidney beans in my chili, which was then generalized to kidney beans in everything.  And the […]

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Retake Homemade: Hearty Tuna Casserole

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I swear, I’m about to give up on tuna casserole as a dish to be served in our house.  No matter what variation I make, hubby just doesn’t like it.  No matter, this current incarnation made ME happy.  It is an adaptation of this Light But Hearty Tuna Casserole from Taste of Home.  I’d actually […]

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Retake Homemade: Cowboy Casserole

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This one was an adaptation of a recipe from the August/September 2010 Taste of Home (pg. 43).  I loved the concept of this recipe, but I needed to make a few adjustments in the name of healthy and grown up.  Tater tots are a thing of the school cafeteria and do not come into my […]

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Retake Homemade: Smoky Stuffed Potatoes

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Down in the south we have a deli chain that started in an old gas station in Oxford, MS.  MacAlister’s.  This place was a college staple of mine since it was only about a mile and a half from campus.  In addition to the usual deli fare of sandwiches and salads, they have a line […]

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Retake Homemade: Mexican Corn Muffins

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After last week’s meh Mexican spoon bread, I opted to try a jazzed up version of my mother’s Mexican cornbread.  Since we were taking it to a party, I thought muffins would be best (and it fits with my obsession for mini these days).  Results were moist and flavorful, a nice side to a Mexican […]

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Retake Homemade: Mini Pizza Puffs

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The inspiration for this recipe hails from the April 2010 issue of Everyday With Rachael Ray (pg. 83).  I offer this up as a homemade alternative to stuff like Totinos pizza roles.  They’re fresh, light, easy as can be, and a WHOLE lot healthier.  I made a few substitutions to the original recipe to lighten […]