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Beef, Black Bean and Chorizo Chili

It took a few days of resting but I am finally feeling better. We had friends over for Halloween night and I wanted to serve something warm and comforting after a long night of Trick or Treating. I was...

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Happy Halloween

For the first time ever, I am revisiting a recipe. I am doing this for two reasons… It’s a fun way to make lunch a little more special for Halloween – your kids will love it! I have a...

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Maple and Brown Sugar Acorn Squash

I had an acorn squash in the refrigerator that I needed to use up. I usually cook them with butter, cinnamon and nutmeg but this time I decided to try maple syrup and brown sugar. It was so delicious!...

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Sweet and Spicy Flank Steak

One of the perks of having a food blog is getting to try new products. I was sent a couple of bottles of Country Bob’s All Purpose Sauce recently and decided to marinate some flank steak in it. I lightly...

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Warm Spinach Salad with Sausage and Potatoes

I adapted a recipe I found in Real Simple magazine to make one of the most delicious salads I’ve ever had. I roasted some onions, baby potatoes, mushrooms, garlic, tomatoes, red onion and asparagus in the oven. I tossed the...

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Homemade Granola

My son and I spent a rainy afternoon making homemade granola together. I found this recipe at Kiss My Spatula and it looked simple, delicious and fairly healthy. I used walnuts, almonds, coconut and dried cranberries because that’s what we...

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Black Bean and Chorizo Soup

My great friend Jen gave me this recipe years ago. My husband and I really love this soup but I don’t make it often because it’s too spicy for the kids. I recently decided to make a batch and...

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Honey – Ginger Chicken Breasts

I adapted this recipe from one I found in a magazine called Best Chicken Recipes by Cooking Light. My son made the marinade with me – he was so proud of himself (look how cute he looks in the...

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprints

  My son and I made these cookies while my daughter was at school. They were fun and easy to make, my son especially loved using the mixer. I used raspberry jam with less sugar and whole wheat flour...

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Chicken and Roasted Garlic Lasagna

We had friends coming for dinner and my dear friend Kyle was running in a race the following day so I wanted to make something healthy yet filled with carbohydrates to give her a boost for the race. I...