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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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Experimental Pumpkin Oatmeal Bites

I don’t know WHAT came over me last night. It was 10PM and I “wanted something”. So I hit the kitchen with an empty stomach and some inspiration from these pumpkin cookies.

I fear calling mine cookies as they really aren’t. I don’t like to sugarcoat what I make (literally and figuratively :~P) so I’ll simply call these “bites”. Read the rest of this post »»

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Idea: Fried Bulgur with Peas and Pomegranate

Update: I posted the official recipe with a video, click here to check it out!

Remember on my about page how I mentioned sometimes I just cook for me. Well, this is one of those times. Without having to please the husband or the toddler I hit the ground running with leftovers I found in the fridge. Let me just say, right now, as I eat this. I’m SO happy I have a picky husband for the pure fact that I DON’T want to share! Read the rest of this post »»

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Pomegranate

Eating Pomegranate – Video Post

As I say the video, I had the idea of showing you how the toddler and I eat pomegranate last year but my plans were foiled. Apparently you can’t get pomegranates out of season, at least where I live. So I had to wait until they were in stores again. When I saw them this weekend I HAD to pick some up. Read the rest of this post »»

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Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Don’t get your hopes up, it’s more oatmeal then pie. And since we are in full fledge fall I just had to do something my canned pumpkin. Just HAD to! ;~P

I’m getting more into oatmeal but not the pre-packages flavors. I really want to find ways to make it fun and tasty at home without using a pre-flavored package with all the junk in it. Read the rest of this post »»

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