food


So…remember on Friday how I shared our planning method for a big weekend of making Christmas goodies? Well, once again we survived the weekend. Barely! We’re now buried in an avalanche of cookies, candy, and snacks! It wasn’t my intention to end up with so much stuff but now I see exactly how things get a...

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THE COOKIES ARE COMING! So maybe the Girl Scouts already used that line but it’s true for us as well. It’s our big Christmas baking weekend! This seems to be a recurring theme with us but our Christmas baking started out small (like a few hours on one day) and has morphed into something much bigger...

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Once the weather starts to cool down I’m ready to get back in the kitchen and start cooking.  I was craving good old country fried steak and mashed potatoes a few weeks ago. It sounded like the perfect time to drag out the frying pan and test a new recipe. After a little trial and...

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Grocery shopping. Meal planning. Ugh, am I right? When Alex was younger I’d inevitably get the late afternoon call or text – “What’s for dinner?” Then I’d try and remember what I had on hand, realize I didn’t have anything and know I was headed to the store after work. If I actually got off...

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Ah, finally!! Fall weather has arrived and that means soup weather has arrived too. One of the first soups I make every fall is Tortellini Soup. It’s so easy to pull together and only has 4 ingredients! This past Saturday was forecast to be a little rainy and chilly so it seemed like the perfect...

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Fall might be the best thing about living in the Midwest. The summers tend to be hot and the winters can be pretty cold and miserable but my oh my fall is a wonderful time. I’ve lived other places in the western US and the changing of the seasons is what I missed the most,...

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You know how sometimes you really want a chicken taquito but you also really want a jalapeno popper too? Booyah! I have a solution for you! I love it when a great recipe comes from trying to use up stuff I have already. That’s exactly where these Jalapeno Popper Taquitos with Chicken came from. I...

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Although it’s felt like July around here lately, I hope (fingers and toes crossed) that we are FINALLY going to feel some real fall weather. I want a chill in the air, damn it! I want falling leaves, and apple cider, and new sweaters and boots. And mostly, I want to feel like turning on...

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