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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {February 1, 2014}

It’s Sunday and we’ve got a fresh and delicious menu plan, with a printable grocery list…all for free! The days are getting longer and all of the sudden, I’m SO super busy. This week I’ve included some great recipes that are quick to cook…avocado turkey burgers, scrumptious shrimp linguini, a fresh and super green hummus…plus… 

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spaghetti squash casserole

Cheesy Spaghetti Squash Casserole

I really love spaghetti squash but have always prepared it one way…like noodles. Basically I make spaghetti sauce and serve it to my family with regular pasta, while I happily nosh away at my spaghetti squash. But I wanted more. Other ways to enjoy this beloved gourd. So I improvised. Same general flavor profile as… 

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Spicy Avocado Dressing

Spicy Avocado Dressing

I tend to go a little overboard when avocados are on sale, so I need to come up with creative ways to use them aside from simply slicing them in half and eating them with a dash of salt. This avocado dressing captures the flavors of guacamole in a smoother, more pourable version. It’s great… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {January 25, 2015}

It’s Sunday, and that means it’s time for a brand new, healthy AND FREE Menu Plan Your Butt Off. That’s right! We plan, you print out the grocery list, shop and you’re set with a full week of healthy dinners! Trust me, you’ll be glad you took the time to read, check out the recipes and… 

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garlicky pork chops

Garlicky Pork Chops

Imagine a beautifully marinated boneless pork chop being grilled on the BBQ and then smothered in grilled onions and peppers for dinner tonight.  Packed with garlic, good olive oil and flavorful herbs, this recipe will light up your dinner table and quickly become a favorite go to recipe for pork chops. This marinade is sort… 

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shrimp & sausage stew

Shrimp and Sausage Stew

Sometimes recipes come about when you least expect it.  This Shrimp and Sausage Stew came about out of desperation.  I was desperate to cook something different for my family without having to go to the grocery store.  The search was on.  What did I have in my pantry, refrigerator and freezer?  I just happened to… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {January 18, 2015}

Welcome to Shrinking Kitchen! It’s Sunday. The weekends go FAR too quickly around here and I’m left staring Monday in the face. It’s got an ugly mug. I try to make it a little less painful by keeping myself organized…which includes a meal plan. I already have my handy dandy healthy menu plan ready and… 

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