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Red Rice with Beans and Sausage

I made this dish for a friend. That’s right, I have sought out others to cook for since the husband is overall… BORING! I kid, but you know what I mean. I know his likes, and dislikes and it’s fun considering someone else’s. I guess you can say I’m food cheating. That’s right I admit it, I food cheat on my husband. At least he knows and we have an open dinner relationship. LOL :~P

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Thanksgiving Prep: Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes

Continuing with my thanksgiving prep I present a completely new idea. Well…. at least I think it’s new. :~)

As you may know this is the first year I’m cooking Thanksgiving dinner. I’m feeling the pressure to make things very traditional but I also want to make them my own (with health and nutrition in mind, of course!) So instead of the old fashioned candied mashed sweet potatoes with marshmallow on top, I’m going for sweet potatoes in the crockpot. Read the rest of this post »»

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Berry-licious Pomegranate Oatmeal

I couldn’t help myself, I took my hand at another Oatmeal flavor. This time taking the tea idea and going for more flavor!

The toddler and I cleaned our traditional morning Pomegranate (we do it at least once a week) and the idea smacked me in the face! Why not top some berry flavored oatmeal with theses!

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Experimental Shepherd’s Pie Take 2

I have such good online friends. Really, I do!

When Kraft announced it’s Cooking Video Challenge I received a ton of emails and telling me about it. It made me smile to know that you guys know me so well. This is right up my alley! Read the rest of this post »»

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Green Tea Oatmeal with Dried Fruit and Almonds

AKA Trail Blazin’ Quick Oats! That’s my more creative name for the contest. :~)

This recipe was made exclusively for Quaker. They extended a contest for a few bloggers that were invited to a Quaker weekend in Chicago. I learned so much about oatmeal and nutrition overall. It was SO much fun. I’m planning a whole post about oatmeal soon but first I had to make something up for the contest.

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Thanksgiving Prep: Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Continuing with my Thanksgiving experiments I present to you the best mashed potatoes EVER! Seriously, I’m not kidding, these were d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s! Simple but delicious. EVEN the husband agreed and let me tell you, he’s a mashed potato snob. It’s really the only way he even likes potatoes.

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Soy Crisp Nachos

I was in one of those moods. You know, when you want to eat something just to eat. Because you know it’s there. You’re not particularly hungry BUT if grab whatever it is you want, you’ll eat. And eat. and EAT!

Yup, that’s the mood I was in. I had a bag of soy crisps calling my name from the pantry. I just couldn’t get them out of my head. Normally I’d grab the bag, and I’m not kidding, eat the whole thing. I rarely can stop at a serving size. Read the rest of this post »»

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Thanksgiving Prep: Mom’s Stuffing

Did I tell ya? Yours truly is cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year. Yup… first time. I have always helped mom but never have I hosted the family here at home for the big day. This will be a first!

The head count may be up to 13, THIRTEEN! I don’t think I even have 13 chairs! But that’s the least of my worries. Read the rest of this post »»

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Cold Brewed Cucumber Tea – Video Post

No toddler this week as I venture into a beverage idea that’s NOT a smoothie. (As I post this I realized all my prior “drinks” have been in the realm of the smoothie. )

So if you are looking to spruce up your water a bit try this simple idea…

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Really Quick Spicy Bean Dip

Did I ever tell you guys how much I love bean dip. I mean really I LOVE it. I don’t know if it’s the texture or the spicy kick that gets me. All I do know… sit me down with a bag of tortilla chips and a jar of bean dip and I’m good for the night. Forget it, skip the chips, just give me the dip and a spoon. Now that I’m thinking of it, I don’t even need the spoon, my finger works just fine. ;~) Read the rest of this post »»

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