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Southwestern Skillet Stuffed Peppers

Southwestern Skillet Stuffed Peppers (Serves 6) Ingredients: 1 lb lean ground beef (ground turkey and chicken also work) 6 bell peppers 1/2 c diced tomato 1/2 c diced onion 1/4 c chopped cilantro 1 Jalapéno, seeded, and diced (optional) 2 … Continue reading

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2018 Monday Meal Plan: Week 13 (March 19 through 25)

Week 13 is the week of little league kick off.  Which means lots of evenings of not being home to cook!  So forgive my reliance upon the slow cooker for the next 7 weeks or so. LINK TO PDF MEAL … Continue reading

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2018 Monday Meal Plan: Week 11 (March 5 through 11)

Week 11 already.  This week’s plan will be light for 2 reasons.  1.  I am struggling to come up with some ideas.  So if you have any, send them my way!  2.  We leave for vacation on Friday so I’m … Continue reading

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Breakfast: Roasted Vegetable and Egg Hash

This week my breakfasts are basically 2/3 of the way made ahead.  When I make a fried egg, I’m not a fan of reheating it, so I’ve cooked all the veggies and each morning I just reheat them briefly in … Continue reading

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2018 Monday Meal Plan: Week 8 (February 12-18)

Here we go again, another Monday.  Another shot at a week of well planned eating.  I feel the need to confess that although I come up with these plans weekly, I consider it a success if we have 80% compliance.  … Continue reading

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2018 Monday Meal Plan: Week 6 (January 29 through February 4)

So it’s going to be February this week?  I literally had to check 3 times.  That just seems….wrong.  I mean, wasn’t it just Christmas?  Why is life rushing by so fast?  I mean, it’s basically 2019 now, right?  Oh whoops, … Continue reading

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Cheeseburger Pasta Bake

This recipe is inspired by one I found in the the America’s Test Kitchen cookbook – the Make-Ahead Cook (affiliate link), which I highly recommend.  So many great strategies for make and prep ahead meals that make getting dinner on the table … Continue reading

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Chinese Chicken Mason Jar Salads

It’s already heating up here in Phoenix, it’s like we didn’t even get the mild winter we usually get this year, so I’m sick of hot lunches suddenly, and craving a salad.  I came up with these for this week … Continue reading

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Black Bean and Corn Salad

This is an easy weeknight side dish that is even better if you make it ahead!  I prefer to use beans cooked from dried to reduce sodium, but use organic canned (drained and thoroughly rinsed) when pressed for time!  We … Continue reading

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2018 Monday Meal Plan: Week 3 (January 15 through 21)

We are going to be slaves to the calendar to some extent this week, with something keeping us busy most evenings.  Makes the meal prep and planning even more important! Breakfasts: Skinny Taste, one of my favorites for healthy ideas, … Continue reading

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