"The best times you are going to have in life are at the dinner table and in bed." Old Italian saying. So relax, and enjoy the simple things!


Most Popular Recipes of 2012: Healthy Eating

Chicken Casserole
Chicken Casserole
Baked Eggplant Parmesan
Baked Eggplant Parmesan
Italian Mac n Cheese
Italian Mac n Cheese
Pizza Rustica
Pizza Rustica
Stuffed Artichokes
Stuffed Artichokes 

Ground Beef Stroganoff
Ground Beef Stroganoff
Spaghetti and Clam Sauce
Spaghetti and Clam Sauce

Weekly Menu Plan:

Sunday: Lentil Soup with Rustic Bread

Monday: British New Year's Eve Party bringing:

Tuesday: New Year's Day Brunch at our house:

Homemade Bagels with white fish salad 
Sausage, Egg & Cheese Casserole

Wednesday: Black eyed peas, Kabocha Squash, Kale

Thursday: Chicken Dijon, Fingerling Potatoes Boiled and Buttered, with Green Beans

Friday: Cheese Raviolis in Butter and Sage with a Green Salad

Saturday: Leftovers

This post is shared with:

Tuesday Food:
Hearth & Soul Blog Hop @ Premeditated Leftovers
Tempt my Tummy @Blessed with Grace
Trick or Treat Tuesday @ Bru Crew Life
Totally Tasty Tuesday @ Mandy's Recipe Box
Tasteful Tuesday Party @ Nap Time Creations 
Traditional Tuesdays @ Cooking Traditional Foods
Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays @ SS& GS
Show Me What You Got @ Our Delightful Home
Tasty Tuesday @ 33 Shades of Green
Tuesday Talent Show @ Chef in Training
Hand Made Tuesday @ Ladybug Blessings
Tuesday Time Out @ Reasons to Skip Housework
Take a Look Tuesday @ Sugar Bee Crafts
Share it Link Party @ Winthrop Chronicles
Wednesday Food:
What's Cooking Wednesday @ Confessions of Overworked Mom
Wholesome Foods Wednesday @ This Chick Can Cook
Cast Party Wednesday @ Lady Behind the Curtain 
Whimsy Wednesday @ The Melrose Family
 Wednesday Whatsit @White Lights on Wednesday 
Recipe Box @ Bizzy Bakes
Fresh Foods Wednesdays @ Gastronomical Sovereignty
Wednesday Adorn from Above @ Adorn from Above
Show and Share @ Semi Homemade Mom
Wonderful Food Wednesdays at @ Home Take 2
Wicked Good Wednesday Blog Party @ The Wilderness Wife
Linky Party @ Bloom Designs
Seasonal Celebration @ Natural Mother's Network
Wildcrafting Wednesday @ Self Sufficient HomeAcre
Wednesday Extravaganza @ Hunger Little Girl
Clever Chicks Blog Hop @ The Chicken Chick
Thursday Food:

Full Plate Thursday @ Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Tastetastic Thursday @ A Little Nosh
Link it Up Thursday @ Seven Alive
Creative Thursday @ Michelle's Tasty Creations
Fantastic Thursday @ Three Little Chiefs

Thriving on Thursdays @ Domesblissity
Tasty Thursdays @ The Mandatory Mooch

Friday Food:
Foodie Friday @ Home Maid Simple
Friday Favorite (DYI too) @ Simple Sweet Home
Foodie Friday @ Not Your Ordinary Recipes
Feasting in Fellowship @ Comfy in the Kitchen
Gallery of Favorites (DYI too) @ Premeditated Leftovers
Friday Favorite Finds @ Finding Joy in my Kitchen
Foodie Friday @ Rattlebridge Farm 
I Freakin' Did it Friday @ Miss Information
Simple Meals Friday @ Mexican Wildflower
Friday Food Fight @ Run DMT
Freedom Friday @ My Turn
Weekend Wonders @ The Thriftiness Miss

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  1. Hi Diane,
    Thanks for being an inspiration in 2012 and wishing you and your family the very best in 2013, Happy New Year!
    Miz Helen

    1. Thank you Miz Helen.
      Just made your sausage cranberry cookies for a party. I hope I don't eat all of them before we get there.
      Happy New Years to you.

  2. Your recipes look delicious. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, Jo-Ann

  3. What delicious looking recipes, my family would love them all, I was wondering how the Clootie turned out :)

    1. People thought it was strange, except for the Brit. They ate it!

    2. So funny, looks strange but tastes good right?

  4. Yes, yes, yes, yes and oh yes. I sorta kinda totally love all these!!! Pining pinning pinning etc!!

    Thanks my Friend for sharing these. I am now starving.

    1. Glad to hear, now dig a path and get yourself to the grocery store.

  5. Hi Diane,
    I can sure see why these are some favorites from this year, I want to try all of them, you always have great recipes. Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. So funny I was just at your most popular dishes and I was thinking the same thing.

  6. Diane, I certainly understand why these are the most popular recipes. One is more tempting than the next. I am proud to be featuring some of these, this week at the Recipe Box.

    1. Thank you so much... I definitely enjoy many of these meals on a regular bases.


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