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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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Make Ahead and Freeze Black Bean and Cheese Burritos

When things get really busy, and I haven’t prepped and planned enough, one of my on the go favorite foods is Amy’s Burritos.  While these aren’t the worst choice I could make, they obviously are pretty processed and full of … Continue reading

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Weekly Meal Plan, February 6 through February 12

Better late than never?  I’ve had this one taped to my fridge since that week, waiting for me to have time to type it up – I keep thinking I should create a meal planner form that I could just … Continue reading

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Weekly Meal Plan, January 30 through February 5, 2017

This week I did a lot of prep work – thank goodness – because it seems like every day, something happened making it difficult to eat healthfully! Breakfasts: I had my usuals.  Some days was eggs with veggies, some were … Continue reading

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Navy Bean Soup With Ham

This was my prep for lunches for the week, so I can’t tell you if it was kid friendly or not, but my husband did eat a bowl one day……you could leave out the ham and use vegetable broth for … Continue reading

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Balsamic Pork Chops

I’m not so sure this is so much a recipe, as just a suggested preparation – it is, however, one of the rare things I make that my 6 year old eats, so it’s got that going for it.  This … Continue reading

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Black Bean, White Bean and Beef Taco Chili

It’s a gloomy day in Phoenix – one of those days that feels a lot colder than the thermometer reads, and chili sounds like the ideal dinner.  I came up with this based largely on ingredients in my pantry and … Continue reading

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Crockpot/Slow Cooker Carnitas

It’s almost the New Year (how on earth did that happen?  is it me, or is each year shorter than the last? ), which has me planning our menu for New Year’s Day.  Have to eat the right foods to … Continue reading

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Beef Enchilada Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

I love spaghetti squash – not because of how it tastes on its own, but because of how it absorbs so many other flavors so well.  It’s a great vehicle for the sauces you would put on pasta, but I … 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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