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Blueberry Pancakes with Cinnamon and Nutmeg

I don't spend much time on Just One Donna talking about breakfast.  That's because breakfast is more often than not, a simple meal focused on eating something quick and easy that allows me to get on with the rest of the day.  Occasionally, I'll put a little effort into breakfast.  Blueberry pancakes are one of those occasional family friendly breakfasts that take just a little effort.  Every time I make blueberry pancakes, I tell myself I should make them more often. Fresh Blueberry Pancakes for Breakfast This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.  Purchases made using these links help support the costs to maintain this blog. Delicious Blueberry Pancakes with Cinnamon and Nutmeg Do you make pancakes?  They are such a simple food.  They really are a beautiful thing in their simplicity.  It's amazing that mixing a little flour, milk, baking powder, and salt with this family friendly recipe can make such a delicious and satisfying breakfast food

Shrimp Boil Dinner in Foil Packets for the Grill or Oven

I've been obsessed with this Shrimp Boil Dinner recipe for the past six to eight weeks.  It has been a perfect dinner for the grill, but it can easily be made in the oven.   That means we can enjoy it all year long!  I love it so much that I decided it is time to share the recipe with you so you can become obsessed with it, too.  There are so many reasons to love this recipe. A Quick and Easy Shrimp Dinner Shrimp Boil Dinner in Foil Packets Here are just a few of the reasons you will love it: The preparation time is short.  You can pull this dinner together in less than 15 minutes.  The ingredients are fresh. There's minimal chopping This is a one-pan recipe. There's no mess and no cleanup.  Just throw your foil away. It takes 20 minutes to cook. You can make it on the grill or in the oven.  That means you can have this shrimp dinner all year round. I usually make each of my foil packages with enough for two people.  The recipe is written for on

Get Your Soup on with Delicious Slow Cooker Corn Chowder

It amuses me that as soon as I flip the calendar from August to September each year my cravings for soup begin.  This year is no different from any other because soup has been on my brain since the first of September.  Overnight the temperature cooled making today the day I absolutely had to make my first pot of steaming, hot corn chowder.  The pot I chose to use was my slow cooker .  Nothing can be easier than cooking up this hearty corn chowder in your slow cooker. How to Make Corn Chowder in Your Slow Cooker (I include affiliate links to products for your shopping convenience.  Purchases you make through these links help to support this blog.  Thank You) Corn Chowder Bacon adds heartiness and flavor to this chowder so you'll want to start by frying up about four slices of your favorite bacon.  I like to keep my bacon in the freezer, packaged in four-slice portions.  That makes it easy for me to pull out just what I need.  Freezing the bacon makes it easy to dice for

Family Favorite Banana Bread

I can hear you now.  Ho-hum, you are saying.  Banana bread is just so yesterday.  Yes, everyone has a banana bread recipe, but this is the one we use in my family.  It is the banana bread my mom made for my brothers, my sister and me, and for all her grandchildren. Now that I am a grandmother, this is the banana bread I make for my precious granddaughter.  This is the banana bread that is at the top of the favorite foods list for three generations of our family, so it is definitely not a ho-hum recipe for us. Best Banana Bread for Breakfast or Snacks Freshly Baked Banana Bread So what makes this banana bread recipe a family favorite?  Our banana bread is moist, dense, sweet and packed with banana flavor.  It is delicious warm from the oven, but it gets even better a day or two later.  A slice of banana bread travels well, so it makes for a quick breakfast when grab-and-go is all you have time for.  When we want to kick this recipe up a notch on the decadence scale we will add

How to Make a Quick and Tasty Confetti Rice Side Dish

Occasionally, we like to have rice as a side dish at my house.  Plain rice is not our thing, so I'm always mixing something into it.  I've also been known to buy the prepared rice mixtures in a box to have a quick rice side dish ready whenever I'm too busy to make it from scratch.  I try not to use the prepared mixes very often because I like to control the ingredients in our food.  This confetti rice is one of my favorite made from scratch rice recipes for a quick weeknight side dish. 25 Minute Confetti Rice Confetti Rice for Weeknight Dinners When I was making this rice the other night, I looked at the ingredients on the cutting board and thought the name, Confetti Rice, would describe it perfectly.  Genius, I thought!  Confetti rice is a perfect name for this dish.  So, when I sat down to write this post to share the recipe with all of you, I decided to Google "confetti rice".  Google gave me 628,000 results!  I guess now we'll have 629,000 confet