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Apple Cranberry Baked Oatmeal

March 23, 2014 Appetizers & Snacks

Blessed be friends with a sharing spirit. Because of this blog, I’m constantly showered with recipes, stories, questions, and bacon (an entire category in itself). It’s no surprise that’s where some of JWJ’s best recipes got their start. I tweak them here and there, to accommodate my tastes and my pantry, but it’s unlikely they […]

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Chunky Apple Cake

October 17, 2013 Appetizers & Snacks

What’s better than apple cake made with just-picked apples? We had some beautiful apple picking on a picture perfect October day. Just look at that blue sky. And those luscious Macintosh apples exploding off the branch! New England rocks when it comes to the beauty and bounty of the Fall season. Then there’s always the one kid who takes a HUGENORMOUS […]

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Cranberry Walnut Chicken Salad

February 10, 2012 Sandwiches/Lunch

The transformation of my chicken salad recipe over time could easily be a metaphor for my life and journey as a person. In my not-that-adventurous 20’s, on the rare occasion I actually made chicken salad, I would add light mayonnaise and maybe celery if we happen to have any.  Truth be told, I was more of […]

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Oatmeal Obsessed!

February 1, 2012 Breakfast/Brunch

When I was a kid, you couldn’t have paid me to eat a bowl of oatmeal. There was absolutely nothing about it that appealed to me.  I was a SnapCracklePop and Corn Chex kind of kid and that was that. My teenage work experience at a local nursing home, where gallons and gallons of oatmeal were served (and then often […]

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