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Basic Butternut Squash Soup

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You know when things start to crash and burn and you think they can’t possibly get any worse?  It’s hard to focus on anything else or to get other things that need doing done.  And then all of a sudden things turn around, everything that went wrong gets fixed, progress is made and it feels […]

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Simple Sweet and Tangy Coleslaw

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I’m finally getting some veggies from my garden!  I had to share that – it’s seemed like I would never get anything but even now I’m almost overrun with cherry tomatoes.  Yay!  And I even used a pepper out of my garden the other day, even though it probably could have used some more time […]

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Crispy Garlic Oven Fries

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  For a long time I thought the only way to get decent fries was to deep fry them.  And since I don’t remember ever deep frying anything and don’t particularly plan to start I figured we had to go out to get decent fries for a treat.  But no, not really.  In fact now […]

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Garlic Fried Rice

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Before I get into my recipe for today I have 2 awesome tips to share with you.  One complaint I hear from so many people is that brown rice takes too long to cook for regular weeknight meals, so even though it’s so much better for you there’s just not enough time.  Well, that excuse […]

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Loaded Vegetarian Quesadillas

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Do you ever get those days where every time you look at the clock another hour is gone?  I’m having one of those today.  I keep a tally of all the things that still need to be done in the day and today it seems to be getting longer rather than shorter as I get […]

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BBQ Black Bean Pizza

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When I first saw this combination I thought it was a little weird too, but now it’s honestly, my favorite kind of pizza.  I love bbq pizza but I hate not making it myself.  I know I say it all the time, but you just can’t beat knowing exactly what has gone into your food.  […]

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Refried Beans and Guacamole

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This was our dinner the other night.  A little different.  And considering I made the chips from scratch it didn’t really take any less time than a more traditional dinner, but it was still really good.  Plus you could use store bought chips if you really wanted too.  I actually had the refried beans frozen […]

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