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Menu Monday: 1/9/12

Today is the beginning of a month-long Paleo Challenge at my gym.  I’ll explain a bit more on that later, but first, here’s the menu for this week: Monday:  Steak Tacos (lettuce wraps for me) Tuesday:  Chicken Gruyère (roasted chicken for me….with a side of sautéed spinach) […]

Menu Monday: 1/2/12

Here’s our dinner menu for the week: Monday:  Chili Verde (in the crock pot) Tuesday:  Pad Thai (trying a new recipe from a new cookbook, Well Fed) Wednesday:  Spaghetti (zucchini “noodles” and homemade sauce) Thursday:  Albondigas (another new one for me, omitting the rice) Friday: […]

Taco Seasoning

This is a great alternative to the pre-packaged taco seasoning packets.  You control the spicy-ness and don’t have to worry about any mystery ingredients. 1 tbsp chili powder 1/4 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp onion powder 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (more or less to taste) […]

Steak Tacos

Steak tacos are a family favorite at our house, whether I’m cooking for just our family or for a crowd.  Flank steak is a readily available and inexpensive cut of meat.  When cooked all day in the slow-cooker, it makes for a super-easy and yummy […]

Balsamic Pork Chops

I found this recipe in a magazine years ago and it’s a family favorite and the base for several variations.  My kids love this….and I’ve recently had to start doubling it in order for all of us to have our fill.  The original recipe calls […]

Sweet Potato Hash

We’re down to our last box of cereal, with no plans to replenish the supply.  I think I’m more nervous about it than my kids are, mostly because it means I won’t have something simple to fall back on every morning for breakfast. But, I’ve […]

Bacon, Egg and Cheese Muffins

I’ve mentioned before that we’re ditching boxed breakfast cereal…so there have been lots of experiments with new breakfast foods.  One such experiment was this recipe from Cheeseslave. If you’re trying to eliminate gluten (really, all grains) from your diet then coconut flour can be a good substitute.  Now, I have […]

Marilyn’s Chicken Soup

Marilyn’s Chicken Soup

You can’t beat this soup on a chilly evening.  It’s my very favorite…..partly because it’s really, really good, and partly because it’s a recipe from a sweet friend.  I smile every time I make it…and usually send her a quick text to let her know […]

Chili Verde

This is a variation of Everyday Paleo‘s chili verde…..just a few tweaks here and there.  If you know me well, you know that I never follow directions/recipes just as they are written. I like to wing it, try my own thing, or just make a substitution […]

Well, Hello!

I just moved my tumblr site to WordPress.  My techie-husband tells me this will work better, and I tend to believe him since he’s the one with the computer science degree.  My fashion merchandising degree is much better suited to, ummmm, working at the Gap. […]