Monthly Archives: October 2016

Black Bean and Pumpkin Chili

This is the perfect fall meal – it’s a shame it’s still 100 here, but it’s October 27, and I’m making it anyway.  Perhaps if I will it fall, it will come?  I’ll wear a sweater tomorrow.  That should help. … Continue reading

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Crockpot/Slow Cooker Butternut Squash and Apple Soup (with optional Chicken and Apple Sausage)

This recipe is my own, but the preparation I totally lifted from someone else, so I feel like I should share that – I made this Slow Cooker Blissful Butternut Squash Soup recipe from skinnytaste.com one time, and it was so … Continue reading

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Shrimp Mason Jar Salads with Lemon Vinaigrette

Ingredients Vinaigrette: Lemon infused olive oil, 2 TB (try this amazing meyer lemon version from Queen Creek Olive Mill Red wine vinegar, 4 TB (or, if you only have plain olive oil, 3 TB of vinegar and 1 TB of … Continue reading

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Mason Jar Chicken Salad with (Not Really Caesar) Lemon Dijon Dressing

So this was actually going to be a Caesar Salad in a Jar.  But I got all my ingredients out for Caesar dressing, including anchovy paste, and noticed my anchovy paste expired in July of 2012.  Please note that I … Continue reading

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White Chicken Chili

Of the semi-processed variety.  I love a good chicken chili, and I’m guessing I could come up with an even better version of this using fresh tomatillos and chilies I roast myself, but really?  When the Herdez salsa people already … Continue reading

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Weekly Meal Plan for, well, um….

So sometimes, despite your best laid plans, and trying to wait on things (like not launching a blog until you are absolutely certain you’ll be able to keep up with it), stuff happens.  I have spent very little time in … Continue reading

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Lasagna Soup

All the delicious lasagna taste, without as much work.  And this is a short cut type recipe – as I used jarred sauce.  You could certainly use your own homemade as well, or the jarred of your choice. Ingredients: Soup: … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

I have a couple versions of this soup, depending on if I have leftover cooked chicken to use, or am cooking from scratch that day! Ingredients: 2 tsp olive oil 2 tsp minced garlic 1 onion, chopped 4-5 stalks celery, … Continue reading

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Crockpot Chicken For Tacos, Taco Salads, Nachos and more!

I’m not even sure if this really counts as a recipe – because it’s more of a throw it all in and ignore it until it’s done kind of thing – and you can really mix it up and change … Continue reading

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Denver Omelet Egg Muffins

This one of my favorite make-ahead breakfasts.  I make these on a Sunday or Monday and eat them all week.  They also freeze, defrost and reheat very well.  A serving is 2 muffins, so this makes 6 servings. Reheat and … Continue reading

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