Just A Pinch Blog: Janet's Notebook



Breakfast Recipes to Start the Weekend Off Right
September 12, 2017

Janet’s Notebook
Breakfast Recipes to Start the Weekend Off Right

Growing up, my mom would always say to me that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Because of mom's advice, I try to have breakfast every day....

Football Munchies to Put You on the Winning Team
September 5, 2017

Janet’s Notebook
Football Munchies to Put You on the Winning Team

It's the most glorious time of the year... football season! Suddenly Sunday's (and Saturday's in some parts of the country) take on a whole new meaning. Days are scheduled by...

Recipes that Reinvent the Basic Brownie
August 22, 2017

Janet’s Notebook
Recipes that Reinvent the Basic Brownie

Lately, I've been craving brownies. Not sure why, but I can't get this bake sale favorite out of my mind. Growing up, my mom would add raisins to the batter....

Bye Bye Boring Sandwiches, Hello Flavor
August 15, 2017

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Bye Bye Boring Sandwiches, Hello Flavor

Sandwiches are go-to for me. They can be on the lighter side if I'm looking for a small meal. Or, they can be loaded for something a bit heartier. Whenever...

Bushels of Tastiness in These Peach Recipes
August 8, 2017

Janet’s Notebook
Bushels of Tastiness in These Peach Recipes

Peach season is at its peak and my taste buds are on overload these days. Nothing says summertime to me more than biting into a nice, juicy peach. They're not...

Sweet Treats That'll Keep Your Kitchen Cool
August 1, 2017

Janet’s Notebook
Sweet Treats That'll Keep Your Kitchen Cool

It's hot, really hot. In my neck of the woods it gets pretty warm in the summer, but this year Mother Nature is playing a cruel joke. Even though it's...

Unusual Side Salads for Your Next BBQ
July 25, 2017

Janet’s Notebook
Unusual Side Salads for Your Next BBQ

We're in the throws of summer which, if you're like me, means there's a cookout every weekend. I love burgers, chicken, hot dogs... all the barbecue food. But, by this...

Flavorful Blueberry Recipes to Brighten Your Day
July 18, 2017

Janet’s Notebook
Flavorful Blueberry Recipes to Brighten Your Day

The markets are bursting with blueberries these days! That makes me very happy because not only are they yummy, they're super healthy. Packed with antioxidants, research shows blueberries can help...

Food Will Be the Star at Your July 4th BBQ
June 27, 2017

Janet’s Notebook
Food Will Be the Star at Your July 4th BBQ

Make sure you've made a run for propane or charcoals... Fourth of July is next week! I'm gearing up to host a party. I've pulled together recipes that'll make any...

Dive Into the Weekend With a Pool Party
June 20, 2017

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Dive Into the Weekend With a Pool Party

Whether you're lucky enough to have a pool in your backyard, belong to a community pool or own a kiddie pool (don't judge, they work wonders on a hot day...

Grill a Great Meal for Dad
June 13, 2017

Janet’s Notebook
Grill a Great Meal for Dad

Three cheers for dad! The man who was there to play catch after a long day at work, who taught us how to drive a car with a smile on...

Kicked-Up Burgers for Your Next BBQ
May 30, 2017

Janet’s Notebook
Kicked-Up Burgers for Your Next BBQ

What's better than a nice and juicy hamburger? The more napkins the better in my book! It's a must serve at cookouts nationwide. And to think a burger is so...

A Flavorful Menu for Your Memorial Day Cookout
May 23, 2017

Janet’s Notebook
A Flavorful Menu for Your Memorial Day Cookout

We're gearing up for Memorial Day weekend in my house. While we remember those who served in the armed forces and died for our freedoms, it's also a time to...

Strawberries Sweeten-Up Delightful Dessert Recipes
May 16, 2017

Janet’s Notebook
Strawberries Sweeten-Up Delightful Dessert Recipes

You know warmer weather is approaching when strawberries first make their appearance at the market. They're great in jams, salsa, salad and, my favorite, dessert. Strawberry shortcake is a popular...

A Memory of Mom in Every Bite
May 9, 2017

Janet’s Notebook
A Memory of Mom in Every Bite

It's funny how our memory works. Smell freshly cut grass and you may think of playing as a kid. Or going outside after a rainstorm on a hot day may...