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Whole Grain Zucchini-Pineapple Bread

I finally did it! I’ve been kicking around zucchini bread ideas for some time and after a few experiments I’m ready to post.

The idea is a modified version of a recipe my mom uses from an old cookbook. It intrigued me with it’s use of crushed pineapple as a sweetener. Although the original recipe called for white flour, 2 cups of sugar, and a cup of oil, all of which I think are uncalled for. Read the rest of this post »»

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Rainbow Turk-a-Roni

I have a confession. It may be a culinary no no to admit but I don’t care! :~)

One of my favorite school lunches growing up was beef-a-roni. You remember it, right? Overcooked elbow pasta, grade F meat in some kind of tomato base. I don’t know when the concept of “comfort” food begins but at age 9 this really hit the nail on the head for me. Maybe it was the massive amount of fat and carbs that made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Who knows. But whatever it was, that was one lunch I always asked for seconds of. Read the rest of this post »»

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Poor Man’s Egg “Salad” Sandwich

When I was a kid I had some quirks, I guess we all do. One of my moms favorite stories about me and my stubbornness is refusing to eat ice cream if it wasn’t chocolate. She just told the story (again) at Labor Day! LOL I also loved cheese, but hated it melted and for some reason would always ask for my peanut butter and jellies with no jelly, I thought it was gross. I also liked hard-boiled eggs but not egg salad? Read the rest of this post »»

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Mexican Inspired Okra Orzo Stew

My first Okra experiment! That’s exactly what it was, and experiment. I literally cooked this dish yesterday afternoon having NO idea what would come out of me. Sometimes I become like a possessed chef. I had a gross of tomatoes from my moms garden on one hand and this “Okra stuff” on the other.

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Produce Pick: Okra!

Doesn’t that word just just ask for an exclamation point? ;~)

Also known as Lady’s Fingers, these interesting little vegetables are totally new to me. We never had them growing up, I don’t EVER remember seeing them in the grocery store and honestly, I’m not sure I even knew they existed until I started watching the food network.

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Grilled Mexican Pepper Tortilla Panini

Yet another lunch time experiment this week. This one I liked so much I made it twice today!

It’s really the results of having too many peppers and not being quit sure what to do with them. Plus I wanted something warm on this overcast day.

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Quick Ramen Noodles Lunch – Take II

A few months ago I discovered a healthy version of an old college favorite of mine, the RAYmen noodle. I admit it, I still love them. There is just something about the noodle texture and salty flavor. :~)

Well today was another perfect day to make a quick lunch. I have a sick toddler on my hands, I didn’t eat a big breakfast, I was running around like a nut and there just seems to be no food in my house! Then I open to cupboard and saw lunch. Ahhh the noodles! This is why a stocked pantry comes in handy. I whipped this up and could not be happier! Read the rest of this post »»

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Overstuffed Sausage and Pepper Wrap

Coming home form the gym today I was HUNGRY! It took eveything I had not to hit a drive thru. Actually I’m lucky, I have to go out of my way to see one, not far out of my way, but, you know what I mean. I made it home waistline in tact. ;~)

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Beer Chicken

“Can you make this every weekend?”

“You really hit this one out of the park!”

“Now this is RIGHT up my alley!”

Yes, ladies and gentleman, those all quotes from the husband! Apparently all I had to do was shove a beer can up a chicken’s a$$ to get him excited about dinner! Read the rest of this post »»

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Warm Turkey Club Salad with Sweet Dried Herb Dressing

I bought some shaved turkey breast deli meat last week. You know, the thin sliced pre-packaged kind. I’m not quite sure why, the husband and toddler are both ham people and there is no way I’m going to eat this package of deli meat before it goes bad.

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