Pan Seared Flank Steak with Red Wine Mushroom Sauce

The holidays are hectic. This Pan Seared Flank Steak with Red Wine Mushroom Sauce will make everyone think you slaved in the kitchen all day!

Pan-Seared Flank Steak with Red Wine Mushroom Sauce

Is your Thanksgiving week as busy as mine? Between the kids’ schedules, errands to run and getting a head start on my Thanksgiving cooking, dinner is often an after thought. So I need easy meals that don’t take long to get on the table. And since we will be eating turkey quite a bit in the next week, I crave a good cut of beef. And this Pan Seared Flank Steak with Red Wine Mushroom Sauce doesn’t disappoint.

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White Russian

Classic White Russian

 Winter has arrived and a Classic White Russian is the perfect way to take the chill out of the air. Winter showed up a little early this year, and I’m not happy about it.  We are on track for a record cold November, and that’s not something to brag about. Especially since I’m (admittedly) still…

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Open Face Fried Egg & Spinach Sandwich (1 of 3)

Open Faced Fried Egg and Spinach Sandwich

Get your greens right away in the morning with this Open Faced Fried Egg and Spinach Sandwich! Healthy eating is such a struggle this time of year, especially when you are a food blogger, and holiday candies and cookies are literally covering EVERY surface in the kitchen just waiting to be photographed. You won’t hear…

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#GWL5Faves 4th Edition - hostess gifts

#GWL5Faves 4th edition

 Don’t show up empty handed on Thanksgiving! Check out some of favorite hostess gifts in this 4th edition of #GWL5Faves.  Holiday gatherings are just around the corner, and whether it’s an informal cocktail party or a daylong celebration, you don’t want to show up empty-handed. In our 4th edition of #GWL5Faves, Lisa and I rounded up…

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Arugula Salad with Blackberries and Creamy Goat Cheese Dressing (1 of 2)

Arugula Salad with Blackberries and Creamy Goat Cheese Dressing

Juicy berries are the star of this Arugula Salad with Blackberries and Creamy Goat Cheese Dressing! Charlie has always been my salad eater. Unique for a 9-year old, no? He requests salads for school lunches and even ordered one for dinner when we went out for pizza with his flag football team! (How many little boys turn…

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Taste of Home Cooking School Online

Holiday Gift Giving with Taste of Home Cooking School Online

Need a unique present for someone special on your holiday shopping list? Give them the gift of online cooking classes from Taste of Home! Who remembers the Sears toy catalog? The arrival of that catalog in our mailbox was a big deal in our house. My brothers and I would pore through that sucker every…

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Overnight Fireman's Breakfast Casserole (1 of 2)

Overnight Fireman’s Breakfast Casserole

You may start hosting brunch more often once you get a taste of this easy and flavorful Overnight Fireman’s Breakfast Casserole.  Pat’s family is from Minnesota, and my family is from Nebraska, so rather than dividing our time between the two states for holidays, we alternated Thanksgiving and Christmas with our families after we were…

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fall book club menu

Fall Book Club Menu

Hosting book club this month? We’ve got you covered with our Fall Book Club Menu!  We’re back, as promised, with our fall book club menu. Do you guys remember how this all started? Our friend, Rachel, who used to be in our book club (but has since moved away) was persistent with her requests to “Just…

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Spicy Roasted Squash with Goat Cheese

Spicy Sweet Roasted Butternut Squash with Goat Cheese

Fall side dishes don’t get much easier (or more delicious) than this Spicy Sweet Roasted Butternut Squash with Goat Cheese! You know those foods that you love to eat, but they are too much work to prepare? Butternut Squash is the perfect example of that for me. I swear I’m going to slice my hand off…

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