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my december menu

Here’s a glimpse of some dishes I made during this past December. Lots of keeper recipes!!! spiced pumpkin cake | Another successful recipe from the Real Simple cookbook. You know I’m not much of a baker but this cake was simple and delicious. Plus it looks pretty. almond bark with pretzels, M&Ms, & craisins | [...]

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my september/october menu

It appears I didn’t cook much in September or October. I was out of town quite a bit so I’m guessing that contributed to the lack of activity in my kitchen. Here is a glance at what I did get to in the fall. chili cook-off | Sam’s office held a chili cook-off this year. [...]

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my march menu

This is a bit late… I apologize. You know how it goes. Life happens fast and next thing you know it’s May. You blink and you live in a new house. You wake up from a nap and you’re 31. I’ve heard it never slows down, so I’m going to adjust as best I can. [...]

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slow-cooker sweet potato chowder

This recipe comes from a book I’ve told you about before, the Paleo Slow Cooking cookbook. It is full of easy, healthy, paleo-friendly recipes for your crock pot. This one is genius. I would have never thought to puree sweet potatoes to use as the cooking liquid. They’re full of flavor, and when combined with [...]

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“real” food recipes

My Lenten venture this year is complicated. I have decided I will try to cut out processed foods during Lent and continue thereafter as a lifelong way of eating. Now, this being said, I know it won’t be possible 100% of the time, but I’m making a conscious effort to know exactly what I’m putting in my body. I’m [...]

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my January menu

Since I wasn’t really great at keeping up with my weekly menu recaps last year, I decided to try something different this year: a monthly recap. You can click most of the pics below to take you to the recipe. And, here is what I made in January… enjoy. Pioneer Woman cinnamon rolls | Technically I [...]

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the best of 2012

I’ve taken a look back to see what the most popular recipe posts of 2012 were… some are a bit surprising. I had forgotten about some, yeah, my memory is great. Were these some of your favorites as well? {january 2012} Of course January resulted in a healthy breakfast smoothie as everyone was making their resolutions [...]

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menu/life recap: the final stretch

Okay, since this recap is LONG overdue, it’s going to cover the past 6 weeks. I’ll keep it short and sweet with pics and links. Here goes… [week 46 - november 12 - november 18] skillet vegetarian curry chicken noodle soup slow cooker beef curry [week 47 - november 19 - november 25] work thanksgiving [...]

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Paleo Slow-Cooker Tortilla-less Chicken Soup

I bought this cookbook on a whim after seeing it on pinterest. I thought some healthier slow-cooker recipes could be beneficial, especially going into the winter months. The first recipe I made was the tortilla-less chicken soup and we loved it. I already had cooked chicken, so we just made this on the stove top in about [...]

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Slow-Cooker Barbecue Baked Beans

Ok, so typically baked beans are well, baked. But if you aren’t one of the lucky ones to have a double oven, then you can’t necessarily make baked beans AND anything else at the same time. I ran into this problem recently when making some barbecue ribs. Of course the perfect side dish for barbecue is baked beans, [...]

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