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Back to School:  School Supplies

Back to School: School Supplies

When I was a kid I loved to shop for school supplies:  a few folders, red and black pens, some crayons and a spiral notebook with a kitten on it.  Easy, fun and quick. My, how things have changed. Two of my four kids have […]

Menu Monday:  8/5/13

Menu Monday: 8/5/13

I’m not going to lie, with as hot as it’s been around here, the last thing I want to do every evening is cook dinner.  By 5pm I am flat worn out from the heat….unfortunately, we still have to eat and taking my family of […]

Cherry Picking

Cherry Picking

Cherry pick: verb, to choose or take the best or most profitable of (a number of things) especially for one’s own benefit or gain:  cherry pick the best routes-–dictionary.com The point of the programming at my gym is to keep your body guessing to a […]

Menu Monday: 7/22/13

Menu Monday: 7/22/13

Here’s the plan for this week: Monday:  Sautéed chicken and brussels sprouts with bacon Tuesday:  Taco Salad Wednesday:  Sirloin Dijon, steamed broccoli, roasted sweet potato Thursday:  Balsamic Pork Chops, mashed cauliflower, salad Friday:  Mexican Soup (sub chicken for beef), cilantro-lime cauliflower rice

Grilled Flank Steak

Grilled Flank Steak

This dinner could not have been easier, and was finished start-to-finish in less than 30 minutes (after marinating). Grilled Flank Steak: enough flank steak to feed your family, mine was maybe 2 lbs? your favorite salsa Pour some salsa in a large dish, add steak, […]

Menu Monday: 7/15/13

Menu Monday: 7/15/13

My two youngest kids are in a summer day-camp this week, and though I have car-pool help, my afternoons and evenings are going to be a bit challenging.  So as I made my menu plan for the week I searched for either quick and easy […]

Chicken Bites

Chicken Bites

This recipe is based on a recipe for steak bites, another family favorite.  It is easy, quick, and requires few ingredients. Chicken Bites: boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs-enough to feed your family (I use 1-2 lbs) salt pepper garlic powder olive oil, coconut oil, butter or […]

Favorite Seasoning

Favorite Seasoning

I keep this seasoning on hand and use it regularly…..it’s so much easier than getting out the salt, pepper and garlic powder every time I need it.  I use it for grilled chicken, steak, burgers, chicken bites, pot roast and I’m sure other things I’ve […]

Mom’s Pumpkin Bread

Mom’s Pumpkin Bread

Every fall, my mom would make pumpkin bread.  Lots and lots of pumpkin bread.  We always had a loaf in the fridge, ready for a smear of margarine for a quick snack. I lost count when I tried to make a list of how many […]

Change of Plan

Change of Plan

See that menu up there? That was the plan for this week, and boy was I excited about it.  A new recipe along with a few old favorites that all my kiddos enjoy.  Yum. Unfortunately, my youngest has come down with a nasty stomach bug, […]