Just A Pinch Blog: Janet's Notebook



Simple Recipes for Thanksgiving Turkey Leftovers
November 21, 2017

Janet’s Notebook
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

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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...

6 Recipes to Celebrate Dessert Month
October 3, 2017

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6 Recipes to Celebrate Dessert Month

October is National Dessert Month. Yes, there is a whole month dedicated to what I think I should be considered a meal. Raise your hand if you plan your main...

Apple Recipes Your Family Will Fall For
September 26, 2017

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Apple Recipes Your Family Will Fall For

Apples are about to become abundant at local grocery stores and farmer's markets. For me, besides cooler evenings, it's the first real sign of fall's arrival. From breakfast to lunch,...

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...