Just A Pinch Blog: Janet's Notebook



Hearty Cabbage Recipes for Your Next Meal
February 13, 2018

Janet’s Notebook
Hearty Cabbage Recipes for Your Next Meal

Sauteed or steamed, I love cabbage. It's a great source of vitamins B and C and potassium. Cabbage is an unsung hero in my mind and gets a bad rap....

Valentine's Day Menu for Dinner at Home
February 6, 2018

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Valentine's Day Menu for Dinner at Home

While I show people I love them year around, it's nice to have a special day to show how much I care. But a prix fixe menu and an insanely...

Casseroles Your Family Will Give Two Thumbs Up
January 16, 2018

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Casseroles Your Family Will Give Two Thumbs Up

What did we make for dinner before casseroles? Seriously. They are simple to throw together and are a hearty, comforting dinner option when the weather is colder. Here are a...

Satisfying Soup Recipes to Warm Your Belly
January 9, 2018

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Satisfying Soup Recipes to Warm Your Belly

It's been cold. Actually, I'm not sure cold is the right word. Frigid may be more appropriate. While the temperature typically dips where I live in the winter, this is...

Healthy, Flavorful Recipes for the New Year
January 2, 2018

Janet’s Notebook
Healthy, Flavorful Recipes for the New Year

The holiday season is a time for indulgence... and, oh boy, did I indulge. I don't regret the pieces of cake and all the cookies, but it's time to reset...

Lucky New Year Food Recipes
December 26, 2017

Janet’s Notebook
Lucky New Year Food Recipes

It seems the older I get, the faster time flies. Weren't we just talking about our resolutions for 2017? Well, it's that time again and I'm going to bring in...

Delicious Christmas Breakfast Ideas
December 19, 2017

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Delicious Christmas Breakfast Ideas

After Santa's delivered his goodies and all the gifts are unwrapped, I like to make a delicious breakfast for my family. Some years I go all out and prepare something...

Easy Christmas Side Dish Recipes
December 12, 2017

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Easy Christmas Side Dish Recipes

One of the easiest ways to add something to a holiday meal is to amp up the side dishes. Ham, roast beef and turkey are traditional main courses. And for...

Easy Christmas Cookies for A Fantastic Cookie Tray
December 5, 2017

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Easy Christmas Cookies for A Fantastic Cookie Tray

During your next grocery haul, make sure to stock up on sugar, flour, and butter... it's cookie making time! A festive tradition in many households is making Christmas cookies. It's...

Homemade Hostess Gifts for the Holidays
November 28, 2017

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Homemade Hostess Gifts for the Holidays

It's party season! Seems, for me, every weekend from Thanksgiving to Christmas I'm attending some sort of holiday party. Wherever I go, I like to bring a small homemade gift...

Simple Recipes for Thanksgiving Turkey Leftovers
November 21, 2017

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Simple Recipes for Thanksgiving Turkey Leftovers

The meal is over and the leftovers have been packed away. Now comes the question what to do with all the turkey. Reinvent them with one of these simple recipes...

Pork Tenderloin, It's What's for Dinner
October 31, 2017

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Pork Tenderloin, It's What's for Dinner

Ever wander through the meat department at the grocery store and see a pork tenderloin on sale? Everyone knows you can throw pork chops in a bag, shake them around...

Easy Cookie Recipes Bursting with Fall Flavors
October 24, 2017

Janet’s Notebook
Easy Cookie Recipes Bursting with Fall Flavors

Cookies are a favorite in my house. I typically bake a batch to have handy for when guests drop in or when I need to bring an easy dessert somewhere....

Treat Yourself to Pumpkin Desserts
October 17, 2017

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Treat Yourself to Pumpkin Desserts

It's pumpkin season! Everywhere I food shop, pumpkin, pumpkin everywhere. And you know what... that's OK with me. I love to eat anything pumpkin in the fall especially when it's...