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Small Laundry Room Organizing Ideas

This week the organizing bug got hold of me. Specifically, my laundry room was in dire need of drastic reorganization. It was a chore I had put off far too long.  Friends, I had been procrastinating for three years in tackling this project. Well, it's done and I am happy as can be.  This is not a pretty reorganization.  The pictures of this reorganization will not be Pinterest worthy. This laundry space is pretty much my space these days and I wanted to reorganize it for me. I don't love doing laundry and wanted to think through how I could make this a more productive space for me. This reorganization emphasizes practical solutions and reflects what I need. If you love practicality, too, stick with me. If not, do you. Three Steps and Three Days to Organize a Laundry Room This post contains affiliate links.  If you shop using these links we receive a small compensation.  Small Laundry Room Before Let's step back for a minute and talk about my laundry room.  Tr

Red Lentil and Sausage Soup

I'm a soup lover and during the winter months, I make soup about once a week.  Lentil soup has been in the rotation this winter and this year I've been loving this red lentil and sausage soup. Lentils are legumes, high in fiber and protein and low in fat.  That makes them perfect for a hearty winter soup.  You don't need sausage for a yummy, healthy lentil soup but adding sausage kicks up the flavor quotient. Hearty Red Lentil and Sausage Soup This post contains affiliate links. When you shop using these links we receive a small compensation. Hearty Red Lentil and Sausage Soup While the lentils are a light red before cooking, you'll find that they become more cream-colored when cooked.   You can find red lentils at most grocery stores. This is a quick and easy soup to make.  It will take you approximately 45 minutes from the fridge to the table.  That includes 30 minutes of cooking time. That means this recipe is great for a hearty weeknight dinner

Easy Chicken Parmesan-A Perfect Freezer Dinner

Chicken Parmesan is a favorite dinner in the Just One Donna house.  It's also a favorite restaurant menu choice. I like to keep Chicken Parmesan prepared in my freezer for those busy weeknights when we might be tempted to head to a restaurant instead of eating at home. That way, we'll have a delicious dinner all ready to go into the oven and save money to boot.  What's not to like about that? A Make-Ahead, Freezer Chicken Parmesan for Busy Families This post contains affiliate links.  I receive a small compensation when you shop using these links Easy Freezer Chicken Parmesan for Dinner This Chicken Parmesan recipe is made with everyday ingredients in the spirit of semi-homemade. You may already have the ingredients you need in your pantry.  That makes this an easy recipe for any mom or dad to prepare in advance for those busy weeknight dinners. Make a double batch and you'll have a baked Chicken Parmesan dinner for tonight and another one for the free

Classic Italian Lasagna Your Family Will Love

One of the rules I live by when planning meals is to make things easy for myself.   Lasagna is one of those dishes that solves many menu problems and it is for this reason, I turn to lasagna when I think of easy foods. That's especially true when I'm planning dinner for a crowd. My Classic Lasagna Recipe (I've included affiliate links in this post for your shopping convenience. When you make a purchase I will receive compensation.) Yummy Italian Lasagna Are you feeling like you need hearty comfort food?  Lasagna, a green salad, and warm garlic bread will certainly fit the bill.  Do you need to feed a group of family and friends this weekend?  Lasagna, a Caesar salad, and some flavorful focaccia bread will feed a large group. Do you want to have a ready to go meal in your freezer for any occasion?  Lasagna is easily reheated in your oven and ready to go when paired with a Caprese salad and warm garlic bread. I love  this enameled cast iron pan  for my lasagn