The Easiest Homemade Frozen Hash Browns

Homemade frozen hash browns are cheap, easy, and filling. Keep a bunch in the freezer for quick and easy breakfasts callmebetty.com

I often find myself perusing the aisles of the grocery store, looking at the overwhelming myriad of food products meant to make our lives better, healthier, easier, or faster.  Some of these items truly are useful time savers that I use during busy weeks (things like pre-chopped veggies, bagged salads, fresh salsa), but other items…

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Convenient Breakfast Foods for Lazy People

Breakfast Casserole

So let’s get real for a minute and talk about breakfast.  Guys, I hate breakfast.  I have no desire to do anything in the morning aside from curl back under the covers and go back to sleep.  Cooking is the last. thing. on. my. mind. I have had a long-standing relationship with grape nuts for…

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How to love food when the world tells you not to

How to Love Food when the world tells you not to from callmebetty.com

I want to ask you a question, and I want you to think about it long and hard before you continue reading this post.  Do you LOVE food? Do you get excited for your next meal or snack?  Do you love the sound and aroma of onions sauteing on the stove?  Do you love the…

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Lighter Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble

Make the most of rhubarb season with this lighter version of the classic strawberry rhubarb crumble from Call Me Betty callmebetty.com

Ask me how many times I have made this strawberry rhubarb crumble since I first saw those beautiful red and green stalks in the grocery store about a month back.  Go ahead.  ask. Six.  The answer is 6.  I think I may single-handedly be keeping the rhubarb business afloat here in Central Ohio folks.  I…

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DIY Whole Grain Oatmeal Pancake Mix

Homemade pancakes are so easy with this DIY whole grain oatmeal pancake mix from Call Me Betty callmebetty.com

So I gotta be honest ya’ll.  I don’t really get pancake mix.  I understand that there is a time and place for convenience foods, but pancakes are seriously SO easy and SO tasty to make.  It really and truly doesn’t take much longer to whip up a batch of homemade pancakes than it does to…

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Why Yummly is the Coolest tool for foodies ever!

Why yummly is a super helpful tool for foodies and food bloggers from callmebetty.com

I wanted to title this post “Why Yummly is the coolest NEW tool for foodies ever,” but it turns out that once again I am a little late to the party.  Launched in 2009 Yummly is only slightly newer than my “new” car, but it IS the coolest tool for foodies ever.  I will be…

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Funeral Potatoes from Scratch

These funeral potatoes from Call Me Betty are packed with flavor and will make you feel alive, no condensed soups in this tasty from scratch version of the dish callmebetty.com

Funeral Potatoes.  What a morbid name for something so tasty.    Also called cheesy potato or hashbrown casserole, I think that basically every human from Utah grew up eating (and loving) funeral potatoes.  These scrumptious potatoes are typically served at funerals, but they also often grace the table at Christmas or Easter (they pair WONDERFULLY…

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20 Wholesome and Easy Casserole Dishes

These casseroles are not what you're used to, they are wholesome, delicious, and from scratch! callmebetty.com

Once upon a time there was a girl named Amanda, but everyone called her Betty. Amanda began to feel like a bad wife because she never asked her husband what he wanted for dinner. She cooked whatever she felt like and he never complained.  Okay, he only complained once but it was about carrot ginger…

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Garlic Herb Chicken Con Broccoli (Olive Garden Copycat)

This knock-off Olive Garden Garlic Herb Chicken con Broccoli from Call Me Betty hits the nail on the head for garlicky, creamy goodness, give it a try!

So let’s talk about Olive Garden here for a second.  On the one hand, it’s a pretty great restaurant.  They have awesome soup, salad, breadsticks, and entrees.  There aren’t many restaurants that I look forward to each aspect of the meal (or where I can literally eat a full day’s worth of calories in an…

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10 Reasons Cooking from Scratch is TOTALLY worth it!

Compelling reasons cooking from scratch is better than ordering takeout from callmebetty.com

  It’s 5:30 p.m.  Your daughter has probably just taken all of the dvds off the shelf for the fifteenth time today and is now kicking back with a handful of cheerios that she threw off the high chair at breakfast.  Your husband has yet to walk through the door, you forgot to thaw the…

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