Just A Pinch Blog: Janet's Notebook



Easy Homemade Soup Recipes
January 17, 2017
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Janet’s NotebookEasy Homemade Soup Recipes
By Janet Tharpe

In my part of the country, one day it's cold the next it's warm. I'm not sure Mother Nature can figure out what season it is. Even if the weather...

It's Chilly... So It's Time for Chili!
January 10, 2017
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Janet’s NotebookIt's Chilly... So It's Time for Chili!
By Janet Tharpe

Hearty and flavorful, chili is my go-to recipe when the weather turns cooler. Serve with a side of cornbread and you have a comforting dish. Plus, it makes the house...

Lite Bites for the New Year
January 3, 2017
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Janet’s NotebookLite Bites for the New Year
By Janet Tharpe

I ate my way through the holidays - cookies, cakes, pies, etc. No thank you was not in my vocabulary the past couple of months and I definitely need to...

Tastefully Kicking Off the New Year
December 27, 2016
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Janet’s NotebookTastefully Kicking Off the New Year
By Janet Tharpe

Goodbye 2016, hello 2017! Wow, this year flew. Feels like just yesterday I was making my resolutions and anticipating what 2016 had in store. This New Year's Eve, we're heading...

Family Favorite Christmas Recipes
December 20, 2016
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Janet’s NotebookFamily Favorite Christmas Recipes
By Janet Tharpe

One of the best gifts I get each year is biting into a sugar cookie. It's a recipe I used to make with my mom and grandmother as a child....

Gather Around the Table for a Memorable Christmas Meal
December 13, 2016
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Janet’s NotebookGather Around the Table for a Memorable Christmas Meal
By Janet Tharpe

There are 12 days until Christmas! Wasn't Thanksgiving just yesterday? Hopefully, you've wrapped up your holiday shopping and can now focus on that daunting item on your to-do list... planning...

Tasty Homemade Gifts to Give This Christmas
December 6, 2016
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Janet’s NotebookTasty Homemade Gifts to Give This Christmas
By Janet Tharpe

Something I love to do each holiday season is to give homemade gifts. Not only is it economical and tasty, but it's special for the recipient. Who doesn't love to...

Sweet Cookies for the Holiday Season
November 29, 2016
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Janet’s NotebookSweet Cookies for the Holiday Season
By Janet Tharpe

Take out the flour, check the sugar and leave the butter on the counter to soften, it's Christmas cookie season! This is one of my happiest times of the year....

A Sweet Ending To Thanksgiving
November 22, 2016
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Janet’s NotebookA Sweet Ending To Thanksgiving
By Janet Tharpe

The turkey has been eaten, leftovers are packed up and hopefully, you picked the winners in the Thanksgiving football games. Now, it's onto dessert. Were you tasked with making the...

Let's Talk Turkey!
November 8, 2016
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Janet’s NotebookLet's Talk Turkey!
By Janet Tharpe

The star of Thanksgiving dinner can be finicky to make and a tad daunting. There's nothing worse than serving guests a dry turkey. Prepare one of these mouthwatering recipes and...

Create Your Favorite Candy Classics at Home
October 25, 2016
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Janet’s NotebookCreate Your Favorite Candy Classics at Home
By Janet Tharpe

Happy Halloween! At my house, we always have lots of trick or treaters. I love to see the kids in their costumes and so happy when I throw candy into...

Unusual Pizza Recipes for Your Next Pizza Night
October 18, 2016
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Janet’s NotebookUnusual Pizza Recipes for Your Next Pizza Night
By Janet Tharpe

Now that the weather is getting cooler, we're reintroducing Friday night pizza parties at my house. I'm all for ordering in sometimes, but it's fun to make pizzas from scratch....

Easy Dinner Recipes for When You're in a Pinch
October 11, 2016
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Janet’s NotebookEasy Dinner Recipes for When You're in a Pinch
By Janet Tharpe

You've sat down, figured out what wonderful meals to cook for the family and headed to the market. Suddenly, there's an extra football practice, ballet class ran late or you...

A is for Amazing Apple Recipes
October 4, 2016
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Janet’s NotebookA is for Amazing Apple Recipes
By Janet Tharpe

Do you know how many varieties of apples there are? Over 7,000! I recently learned that and was amazed. Lately, the markets are overflowing with apples, which puts a smile...

Flip the Menu This Week, Serve Breakfast for Dinner
September 27, 2016
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Janet’s NotebookFlip the Menu This Week, Serve Breakfast for Dinner
By Janet Tharpe

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. In my house, though, breakfast isn't only limited to morning. Sometimes I like to serve a recipe traditionally for breakfast at dinnertime....

Fall's Favorite Flavor Shines Bright in Pumpkin Recipes
September 20, 2016
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Janet’s NotebookFall's Favorite Flavor Shines Bright in Pumpkin Recipes
By Janet Tharpe

Fall means cooler evenings, football, shuffling kids from practice to practice, the return of casseroles to the dinner menu and pumpkin everything. I admit I have fallen to the pumpkin...

Football Frenzy is Here
September 6, 2016
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Janet’s NotebookFootball Frenzy is Here
By Janet Tharpe

It's back ... are you ready for some football? I sure am! In the south, just like in your part of the country I imagine, everything turns football as me...