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8 DIY Gifts for Neighbors

I love my neighbors. They are so nice and have helped us out numerous times since we moved in.

Once we left our garage open and they knocked on our door to let us know. I was so thankful that we didn’t leave it open all night! We live in a nice town, but you truly never know.

They also are super sweet with Bugs and always answer all of his million and one questions. So I really love to give them a DIY gifts for neighbors just say thanks for being nice!

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Recipes

Christmas Pizzelles

Making pizzelles is a Christmas tradition in my husband’s family. My family has always made tons of homemade cookies and sausages. But since John’s family lives far away, and he misses the pizzelle cookies, we decided to make them ourselves one year. This pizzelle recipe is from my husband’s family and makes so many pizzelles. They are definitely time-consuming to make, but they are so delicious and keep well for a few weeks.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie and Strawberry Trifle

Chocolate Chip Cookie and Strawberry Trifle

It’s almost the 4th of July! I’m so excited! It’s a day to celebrate the founding of our country. My whole family gets together and we go swimming and spend time together and light fireworks. We always have hamburgers and hot dogs, but I like this think of fun and interesting desserts to have. Since its summer and it’s going to be hot out, you have to have fruit and something light! I think these Chocolate Chip Cookie and Strawberry Trifles will be just the thing to help cool everyone off.

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Turkey Meatloaf

Turkey Meatloaf

My husband loves meatloaf. He would probably eat it everyday if he could. I on the other hand, have never been a big fan of meatloaf. I’m not sure why, I like meatballs, and the ingredients are pretty similar, so who knows! When he’s going to be in the office, he likes to bring his lunch to work. But he doesn’t always know if he’ll be in the office or out in the field. Sometimes things come up and are added to his schedule. So it’s not always feasible to make a meatloaf on the weekend and know that it will all get eaten during the week.

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Chicken Parmesan Casserole

Chicken Parmesan casserole

My husband loves chicken parmesan. We are definitely an Italian family, we eat a lot of Italian food. But making chicken parmesan can be so time consuming! Having to bread the chicken and use all the bowls to do that. Then getting out the pan and cooking it. So many dishes to do after all of that! This has no dishes! Except for cooking the shredded chicken, or if you use a pyrex dish.

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Vegetarian Pasta e Fagioli

vegetarian pasta e fagioli

I love having easy to reheat meals on hand for those days when I’m too lazy to make myself a sandwich. Sometimes all you want to do is pop something in the microwave and have a full meal. I hate resorting to the freezer aisle at the grocery store. This Vegetarian Pasta e Fagioli is better than anything you’ll find in the freezer section. It’s so easy to make and to store in the freezer for those days, or nights, when you just don’t feel like doing anything but popping something in the microwave.

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Crockpot Shredded Chicken

crockpot shredded chicken

I love my crockpot. It has made my life so much easier! We use it probably 1-2 times a week for a ton of different meals. One of our new favorite is this crockpot shredded chicken. It is so easy to make. All you have to do is throw it in the crockpot and forget about it and you have moist, tender chicken! I love recipes that just do their thing and I don’t have to do anything at all!

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Chicken Fried Rice

Chicken Fried Rice

I love friend rice, it’s such a versatile meal! You can throw pretty much anything into it and it’s going to be delicious, and left over fried rice is even better. Wednesday’s have traditionally been Chinese food night for my husband and me. When we were in high school, we used to go to a youth group on Wednesday nights. We had a bunch of friends that would go and since this was way back before I was allowed to date, it was the only night we could go out together. Our friends would get together and we’d go out for Chinese food before youth group. I have no idea why we chose Chinese, but to this day we both still get cravings for Chinese food on Wednesday nights.

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