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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.  This red lentil soup recipe has been in the rotation this winter and this year I've been loving it with the addition of sausage.  Winter is the perfect time for hearty, warming soups, and this red lentil and sausage soup is no exception. Lentils are a fantastic source of fiber and protein, and when combined with spicy Italian sausage, they create a delicious, comforting dish that will satisfy your cravings and warm you up on even the coldest of days. 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 This red lentil and sausage soup is a delicious and nutritious meal that is perfect for the cold winter months. It's easy to make, and the addition of spicy Italian sausage adds a depth of flavor that will satisfy even the pickiest eaters. So grab a bowl, and a slice

Easy Chicken Parmesan-A Make Ahead Freezer Dinner

Chicken Parmesan is a favorite dinner in the Just One Donna house because it is a delicious dish that can satisfy your cravings for Italian food. It's also easy to make at home with simple ingredients you probably have in your pantry.  But what if you don't have time to cook on a busy weeknight? Don't worry, you can make Chicken Parmesan ahead of time and freeze it for later. I like to prepare Chicken Parmesan to have on hand in my freezer for those busy weeknights when we might be tempted to head to a restaurant instead of eating at home.  How to Make Freezer Chicken Parmesan for Busy Nights This post contains affiliate links.  I receive a small compensation when you shop using these links Easy Freezer Chicken Parmesan for Dinner Chicken Parmesan, also known as Chicken Pa

Classic Italian Lasagna Your Family Will Love

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.  One of the rules I live by when planning meals is to make things easy for myself. That's especially true when I'm planning dinner for a crowd. This classic lasagna recipe for a crowd with easy-to-find ingredients is my go-to recipe. My Classic Lasagna Recipe (Affiliate links are 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?  Comforting Italian-style lasagna with fresh herbs and spices served with 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 easily feed a large group.