Weekly Menu Plan {November 28, 2016}


I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving! I skipped my Weekly Menu Plan last week since we were going to be traveling and had a short week of meal preparation. Plus, Thursday was the big day and we would be having traditional Thanksgiving fare. This week I'm making a variety of meals Plus, we got a bonus meal from our neighbor of gumbo! He only asked that I baked some cookies in return so who can refuse that deal! I love our new neighbors--one of them loves to grill and make classic Southern comfort food. Another one has a large smoker in his backyard and smokes just about everything! Have you ever had homemade smoked cheese? So yummy! I'm the baker in the group so I'm happy to share the love and that way we all get what we want making what we like and share the extras. Now on to this ...

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Biscotti

This post was originally posted in November 2012. I've updated the photos and the content just a bit. It was originally part of a Sunday Supper event for Food Gifts so I've left those links here so you can check them out too. But I promise, this Chocolate Chip Cookie Biscotti is still super yummy! ...

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Loaded Baked Potato Dip-only four ingredients and oh, so delicious! It's one of our all-time favorite dips and perfect for any occasion! Get the recipe at MealPlanningMagic.com

Loaded Baked Potato Dip

Many years ago, I worked in a bank in the marketing department and that’s when I was first introduced to this Loaded Baked Potato Dip. Part of our job was to provide food for the company meetings and my boss at the time made this dip for EVERY meeting. Apparently it wasn’t just a tradition, it was ...

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Kitchen Gift Guide and Wishlist--some of my favorite gadgets and small appliances for the kitchen! Read more at MealPlanningMagic.com

Kitchen Gift Guide and Wishlist

I’ve had this list of some of my favorite kitchen tools and small appliances in my head for awhile now and wanted to share them with you in this Kitchen Gift Guide and Wishlist. Whether you’re looking to add to your own wishlist or buying for friends and family, these are items that get used ...

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50+ Fabulous Food Gift Ideas

The holidays are upon us! I've always liked giving homemade food gifts for the holidays and they are great for hostess gifts to when visiting friends and family. There's just something special about that personal touch when you've made something yummy to share with others. We like to give them as ...

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Thanksgiving Leftover Pie is comfort food at it's best! Combine your favorite traditional Thanksgiving leftovers like turkey with a creamy vegetable mixture, stuffing and mashed potatoes then add a pie crust to make this savory pie that is sure to be a huge hit and take reinventing leftovers to a new level. Get the recipe at MealPlanningMagic.com

Thanksgiving Leftover Pie #WeekdaySupper (ad)

Thanksgiving has to be one of my most favorite holidays of the year—food wise for sure! I grew up enjoying many of the traditional Thanksgiving dishes like roasted turkey, homemade stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy and cranberry sauce and definitely pumpkin pie! I’ve come to love the stuffing and ...

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How to Organize Your Freezer in 5 Easy Steps to Save Time & Money | Get the tips at MealPlanningMagic.com

Organize Your Freezer in 5 Easy Steps

This post originally appeared in January 2011. It has been updated to add new photos and update the text a bit. I still use all of these tips regularly so I hope they help you too! It's time to get organized! Ok, if you ask me, I'm pretty sure there are few people who are actually shouting that on ...

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Weekly Menu Plan {November 14, 2016}

Weekly Menu Plan This week I'm keeping things semi-simple meal wise and using up what's already in my freezer from Dream Dinners! This week is filled with extra meetings and activities so I need to have some simple go-to recipes to get dinner to the table more quickly. Here goes: Monday: ...

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This Pumpkin Pie Dessert gives traditional pumpkin pie a makeover for a twist on an old favorite. It's easy to make ahead, too!

Pumpkin Pie Dessert Squares

This post appeared on my blog almost five years ago! It's so yummy and still one of my favorites so I updated it with new photos to share again with you all since it is probably new to many of you! I originally got the recipe many years ago for these Pumpkin Pie Dessert Squares from my mom. I ...

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My secret to saving time and money in the kitchen? My Ultimate Kitchen Assistants - find out more at MealPlanningMagic.com

Ultimate Kitchen Assistants To Save You Time and Money

You guys, I have a secret. I have a team of kitchen assistants that help me get meals to the table a bit more easily. No, I’m not talking about a maid or a butler or anything like that. I’m talking about my team of small appliances that help me in the kitchen. They save me time and money and I’m not ...

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Weekly Menu Plan {November 7, 2016} Find inspiration at MealPlanningMagic.com

Weekly Menu Plan {November 7, 2016}

Hey y'all, How did it get to be November already? November 7th no less?!? I always expect the year to slow down but I guess it doesn't always listen to me--ha! This last week we were busy with the last of marching band competitions, another band audition, company in town and just living life! I ...

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