Just A Pinch Blog: Janet's Notebook



"Nut"-Thing but Love for These Pecan Desserts
April 10, 2018

Janet’s Notebook
"Nut"-Thing but Love for These Pecan Desserts

There are strong opinions about putting nuts into dessert. Some say no way, while others raise their hand high (I have both hands raised) for any dessert, including ones with...

Delicious Recipes Using Springtime Produce
April 3, 2018

Janet’s Notebook
Delicious Recipes Using Springtime Produce

Spring has sprung! OK... maybe that's wishful thinking in some parts of the country. But we are so close to warmer weather and farmers' markets bursting with spring produce. I'm...

End Easter Day on a Sweet Note
March 27, 2018

Janet’s Notebook
End Easter Day on a Sweet Note

A meal is not complete without dessert, especially at the holidays. It's a day to indulge a bit while spending time with family and friends. I've found some Easter dessert...

Easy Easter Dinner Recipes
March 20, 2018

Janet’s Notebook
Easy Easter Dinner Recipes

Easter is quickly approaching, so it's time to begin putting together an Easter menu. Not everyone in Louisiana prepares their ham like Melissa Dommert (Baytown, TX) makes her Louisiana Style...

Cauliflower Recipes For People Who Don't Love Cauliflower
March 13, 2018

Janet’s Notebook
Cauliflower Recipes For People Who Don't Love Cauliflower

Cauliflower is magical! It's a natural source of antioxidants, packed with fiber and contains choline (which is essential for learning and memory). It's delicious and versatile. Cauliflower takes on the...

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

Janet’s Notebook
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

Janet’s Notebook
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

Janet’s Notebook
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

Janet’s Notebook
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

Janet’s Notebook
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...