Pea Salad for a Crowd

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When I first shared my pea salad recipe in the summer of 2012, I shared a recipe that makes two servings. It’s perfect for everyday  family life. It doesn’t leave leftovers – yay!

But for holiday gatherings and crowd pleasing picnic or barbecue buffets, I need to scale the recipe up.

Since my pea salad tends to be a popular item on Pinterest around the holidays, I thought I’d share the scaled up quantities for the best pea salad ever.

(for more photos and the original recipe, check out this post on the best pea salad ever)

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spinach corn enchiladas recipe

spinach corn enchilada

Guess what I’m having for dinner tonight? Spinach Corn Enchiladas.

These are a healthy rendition of enchiladas.  I used leftover chicken, frozen spinach, canned corn, onions, and green salsa for the filling.   If I’m out of chicken, I just use black beans instead.  Or eggs. This totally works as a fancy breakfast taco if that floats your boat.

There’s enough filling for a dozen enchiladas, so you can freeze and use in a future dinner of enchiladas or quesadillas.

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Pantry Challenge Bar Cookie Recipe

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I give up.  I don’t know what to call them.  English toffee cookies, no compromise cookies, three bears cookies.  Take your pick.  I’m calling them the pantry challenge bar cookie recipe, but I’m open to suggestions.

My mom always called these “English Toffee Cookies.”  But that’s kind of misleading.  They don’t have the layer of chocolate creamy goodness that most recipes with that name have.

As I explained earlier, I refuse to compromise my cookies.  That’s where the name “No Compromise” cookies came from.  I don’t want to compromise on ingredients OR flavor.   They could also be called “Compromise Cookies” because the one bar cookie can be made into several flavors of cookies at once.

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It’s not Christmas without my Sugar Cookie Recipe

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I grew up with these as the “go-to” sugar cookie recipe of the family.

I have many fond memories of cutting out shapes, decorating with sprinkles, and baking the cookies with my mom.  But technically, these aren’t sugar cookies.  The original recipe called them “old fashioned tea cakes” and it was from the 1953 edition of the Red River Cookbook published in Shreveport Louisiana (and currently out of print).

When I first became a mom, I couldn’t WAIT to share the holiday sugar cookie tradition with my boys.

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