Recipes by Janis Smyth

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Boston Cream Pie

Boston Cream Pie by Janis Smyth

Because I’m just all about the “new” today.I like my new layout a great deal; it gives me lots of room for modification so I can change the look in the form of new headers and colors and buttons on a regular basis without having to take the time to design and code a new theme every time I want to change it. I hope y’all like it too;…

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Zucchini Pancakes

Zucchini Pancakes by Janis Smyth

I was going to write a review of a local restaurant today for Travel Tip Thursday, but the unbloggable continues, along with overwhelming amounts of work and the stressful situation with my nephew (good news and bad news there – fortunately, the good news outweighs the bad but I’ll go into that later), so I’m rerunning a very old…

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Pepper-Crusted Filet Mignon

Pepper-Crusted Filet Mignon by Janis Smyth

Happy Monday, everyone! When I logged in to my admin panel to begin this post, I saw that it is my 500th. Wow! Then it occured to me that my 2-year “bloggiversary” is Saturday.I’m just all sorts of special today, aren’t I?I hope you all had a lovely Valentine’s Day. Beloved, who was supposed to be home Saturday morning, had his…

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Classic Scalloped Potatoes

Classic Scalloped Potatoes by Janis Smyth

Ya know, just when you think you’ve got it all figured out, they throw you for a loop.Go – check out my post, then my comments, from yesterday.Did I get all misty-eyed when I read that? You bet I did. That man is getting some serious pampering when he gets home this weekend. *sigh* I guess I’m sappier than I…

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Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding

Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding by Janis Smyth

I’m not a big bread eater. Oh, every now and then I’ll get a hankering for a good sandwich or I’ll have a piece of toast with my Sunday brunch or a warm roll with dinner, but I’m not one of those people who can’t do without bread – to be honest, I’d miss cornbread way before I’d miss sandwich bread or dinner rolls.Nor are Beloved and…

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Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup by Janis Smyth

Tuesday evening Beloved was in the living room watching something on television (probably either Cops or America’s Dumbest Criminals Trying to Flee the Authorities and Failing Miserably), The Young One was in the kitchen looking for something to eat (30 minutes after dinner) and I was sitting in front of my laptop, playing a game (and…

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Roasted Beets with Wilted Greens

Roasted Beets with Wilted Greens by Janis Smyth

You don’t see many recipes out there for beets, which is kind of sad. Beets are good for you and when properly cooked, they taste great, too.I never really ate beets growing up, although when I became an adult I found that I liked pickled beets in salads. Other than that, I’d only had them canned and I’d never eaten the greens – too…

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Swedish Meatballs

Swedish Meatballs by Janis Smyth

You might notice something a little different today. Yup, all of the photos are watermarked with the URL to this blog. This is something I never thought I’d have to do, and it’s certainly not anything I ever wanted to do.This month, I noticed that while the number of visitors to my site had increased, mostly for legitimate reasons,…

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Jan’s Pimento Cheese

Jan’s Pimento Cheese by Janis Smyth

Back in August 2008, when this blog was in its infancy and I had just a fraction of the readers I enjoy today, I was lamenting the things I could easily find in Texas that were extremely scarce here in northeast Ohio, particularly in Podunk. At the top of the list were burgers from Dairy Queen (no burgers in Dairy Queen???), Dallas…

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Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp by Janis Smyth

I am late today posting, and the rest of the week may be a bit haphazard – the drug dealer from Florida who bought this dump, sight unseen, as a “legitimate” front our responsible and immensely caring landlord has taken our rents and run because that’s what sleazy gigolo criminals do forsaken us due to financial difficulties and the…

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