The Quintessential Fall Chili with Beef and Sweet Potatoes -- Done

The Quintessential Fall Chili with Beef and Sweet Potatoes

I have a love-love relationship with chili. I can’t get enough! I even have a category devoted it – Chili-like ideas.

Unfortunately, I’m trapped in a family who hates it. It’s like I’m living in my own personal chili-less hell. Read the rest of this post »»

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Vegetarian Lentil Soup with Pumpkin

Vegetarian Lentil Soup With Pumpkin

It’s soup season and I’m loving it! For as much I declare myself a summer girl I must admit I love the change in temperature and the comfort food that comes along with it.

I made this soup over the weekend for some quick lunches. Read the rest of this post »»

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Cooking with Kids: Sweet Chicken Legs with Potatoes and Peas

Cooking With Kids: Sweet Chicken Legs With Potatoes and Peas

I had a different recipe planned today, but then I got the bright idea of recording our dinner adventure last night.

A few weeks ago I assigned The 9-Year-Old one night a week to cook dinner.   Read the rest of this post »»

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Ryan's Pumpkin Cookies

Ryan’s Pumpkin Cookies

“Mom, can you call these Ryan’s Pumpkin Cookies?”

That’s a quote from The 9-year-Old on Sunday while licking the batter of his new favorite cookies. Read the rest of this post »»

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Ground Turkey with Collard Greens and Sweet Potatoes

Ground Turkey With Collard Greens and Sweet Potatoes

I have discovered something at my local grocery store I didn’t even know existed — frozen collard greens!

Really?! I had no idea. Read the rest of this post »»

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Beet and Greens Salad with Goat Cheese

Beet and Greens Salad With Goat Cheese

Sometimes I’m shocked at how combining a few ingredients can result in something totally amazing. This is a 3-ingredient salad brought together with the simplest of dressings and it’s fantabulous!

I’ve made it quite a few times until running out of goat cheese. Now I must get more.  Read the rest of this post »»

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Hasselback Sweet Potato With Cheddar, Chives and Bacon

Hasselback Sweet Potato With Cheddar, Chives and Bacon

I never heard of a Hasselback potatoes until I was watching The Best Thing I Ever Made on Food Network and Robert Irvine shared his. I immediately thought:

I MUST do this with a sweet potato! Read the rest of this post »»

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Ryan's Roasted Potatoes

Ryan’s Roasted Potatoes

I always find it funny when my kids don’t like things I LOVED as a kid. It’s the Murphy’s Law of parenting, just like when they sleep in the only day you need to leave early or decide they actually do need to use the potty 5 minutes after you asked them and now you are already on the road.

KIDS! Read the rest of this post »»

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Peppery Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Bacon

Peppery Roasted Butternut Squash Soup With Bacon

Last weekend I roasted a butternut squash with no real plans but who needs them? Roasted butternut squash is liquid gold! I can enjoy it simply pureed with a pinch of salt. It really doesn’t need much more than that! Read the rest of this post »»

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A Sriracha Dressed Bacon Cheeseburger Salad

Sriracha-Dressed Bacon Cheeseburger Salad

Last night was burger night at my house. You’d think total crowd pleaser, right?

Well, The 3-Year-Old thinks the burger on the bun “ruins” it. So he removes the patty, devours the bun, and then needs to be coaxed to take a bite or two of the meat. Read the rest of this post »»

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Single Serve, Flour-less Chocolate Mug Cake

Single Serve, Flourless Chocolate Mug Cake

I’ve been slowly getting rid of all store-bought junk in my pantry. It’s been taking years with my junk-food eating husband but I finally have him down to just a few snacks, most of which he hides in his home office. Read the rest of this post »»

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Spatchcock Chicken with Maple Spiced Sweet Potatoes

Spatchcock Chicken With Maple Spiced Sweet Potatoes

Cooking whole chickens did not come natural to me. Quite frankly, they intimidate me and sometimes still do.

However, from an economical standpoint they are normally always your best bet. Read the rest of this post »»

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