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Cranberry muffins

My good friend Jenny was kind enough to bring me fresh cranberries straight from Cape Cod. Thank you Jenny, and Annie’s Crannies.

And of course, thank you to CrunchyCreamySweet.com, from which I obtained this recipe.


  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup plus 3 tbsp sour cream
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

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Chicken Parmesan mini meatloafs

I was worried this recipe might be too bizarre to be good, but that was fortunately not the case.

This one was inspired by EmilyBites.com.


  • 1/2 to 3/4 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 3 tbsp breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 tsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 small onion, diced
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup pasta sauce
  • 2 chicken tenderloins, shredded or minced
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

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Mini chicken pot pies

This recipe that I found on Tablespoon.com was everything I hoped it would be – simple, filling, doesn’t stick to the pan, and leftovers can easily be reheated for lunch tomorrow.

Also, I cook chicken a lot and I was looking for new ways to use my favorite meat.


  • 1 chicken breast, poached and diced
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can cream of chicken soup*
  • 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp Herbs de Provence**
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 2 (10 oz) cans Pillsbury biscuits

*I only had a 10.5 oz can, so I substituted with some homemade cream of chicken.

**Do take the extra three minutes to make your own Herbs de Provence if you don’t have that particular spice – I really think the flavoring made this recipe.

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French onion mini meatloafs

As I’ve mentioned before, virtually all meatloaf recipes to me are now mini meatloaf recipes, because I have hopped on that Pinterest bandwagon.

However, thank you very much to The Perfect Meatloaf Pan (that I almost never use anymore) for giving me this recipe in your nifty little booklet. I’ve adapted it just a teensy bit.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 packet Lipton’s onion soup and dip mix
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 3/4 (10 oz) can condensed French onion soup
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 tsp thyme
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • about 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese (can use Gruyere)
  • about 2 tbsp shaved Parmesan cheese (can use grated)
  • about 1/4 cup French’s French fried onions

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Mini (traditional) meatloafs

If you follow Pinterest at all you already know about the trend with making things in the muffin tins (or cupcake tins, if you will) that would not normally go in there. Since discovering this myself, I have almost completely switched over from making meatloaf in the designated meatloaf pans.

Today I’m sharing a traditional meatloaf recipe that I converted into mini-meatloafs, and the original recipe is from Campbell’s, and it’s here.

I am specifying that this is a traditional meatloaf because I also thoroughly enjoy two nontraditional meatloafs that I will be blogging about in the future: bacon cheeseburger meatloaf (and believe me, I am not a bacon person, unlike. . .everyone else) and a French onion soup meatloaf. But today, we’re going traditional with my go-to meatloaf recipe.

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