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Showing posts from September, 2017

Hearty Flaxseed Rolls

As the outside temperatures get cooler and cooler, my craving for all things comfort-food-related increases.  One food that makes its way into my diet this time of year is homemade bread.  Homemade bread goes perfectly with a bowl of steaming soup, another food that takes its place on my must-have comfort food list during the colder months of the year. These flaxseed rolls will satisfy your desire for warm bread. How to Make Hearty Flaxseed Rolls in Your Bread Machine This post contains affiliate links.  If you make a purchase using one of these links I will receive compensation that helps pay for the costs to maintain this blog. Hearty Flaxseed Rolls Portion control can be an issue when making homemade bread.  After all, who can resist fresh bread? Once you start cutting into the fresh loaf, all self-control seems to float off into the wind.  One way I try to place limits on my bread eating is to make rolls rather than loaves of bread.  

Light Up Your Life with Pine Cones

Have you noticed how it is getting dark earlier at night these days?  The thing I like least about fall and winter is how early the sun goes down.   Today I'm sharing a simple, pretty solution to the dark hours ahead of us.  Read on for a DIY fall decoration that will light up your life. A Lighted Fall Pine Cone Basket  This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.  The compensation I receive when you shop with these links helps to support the costs of publishing this blog. A Lighted Basket of Pine Cones There are two solutions I gravitate to to solve my dislike of the dark nights of fall and winter. Sure, you can turn on the lights, but I prefer little pockets of light to brighten the dark corners of my rooms. For that, I'll use either flameless candles or strings of mini LED lights. Flameless candles with automatic timers are my first love.  You'll find them all over my house.  They are easily tucked into shelves and fit nicely into ba

The Secret to Easy, Family-Friendly Meals

I don't know what I would do without my pantry.  It is because of my pantry that I can whip up meals for my family relatively quickly any day of the week.   Regular followers of Just One Donna  know that my recipes are straightforward, flavorful, and simple to prepare.  Good food, prepared simply is my goal day in and day out.   A well-stocked pantry will help you to do the same.  September is a perfect time to update your pantry in preparation for end-of-year holidays and family gatherings. A Guide to a Well-Stocked Pantry (This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.  Purchases made through these links will help support this blog.) What is a Pantry? For me, the term pantry refers to the places in your kitchen where essential meal-planning ingredients and tools are stored.  When I use the term pantry I am talking about the ingredient cabinets and refrigerator space in my kitchen. The most important space I have dedicated to meal planning is the pantry

An End of Summer Pizza

Have you ever made a pizza with garden-fresh tomatoes? When my garden tomatoes are ready to harvest one of the ways I like to highlight their sweetness is with a pizza.  I keep it simple. The three tomato plants I have in my garden just keep on giving.  I'm not complaining.  I wait for my tomato bounty all year long.  That's why you'll find a lot of tomato recipes on Just One Donna in the summer.     This fresh tomato and mozzarella cheese pizza is a favorite. A Fresh Tomato and Mozzarella Pizza (This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.  Your purchases made through these links help to support this blog.) Fresh Tomato and Mozzarella Pizza Pizza became easier to make at home than ordering out when I got a pizza stone.  It took me a little while to get the hang of baking pizza with the pizza stone, but once I did my preference for pizza became any kind of pizza I make at home.