bison pumpkin chili

Bison Pumpkin Chili

Pumpkin lovers, rejoice! Starbucks is giving you your spicy coffee fix early this year because, apparently, we can’t get enough things with pumpkin flavors. (You do know that there’s no actual pumpkin in those lattes, right? Or in those new pumpkin spice latte M&Ms? That’d be pretty gross.) But I have a dish for you… 

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cowboy caviar

Cowboy Caviar

Disclosure: I am being compensated by Cans Get You Cooking for my participation in this campaign as part of the Mom It Forward Blogger Network. Please note, this post contains affiliate links.  As always, all opinions are my own!  Yippie kai yay! How I love cowboy caviar. This recipe is a hybrid of about three different recipes I’ve collected and… 

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tangy chicken salad

Tangy Chicken Salad

Around the time I discovered the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans group, I was just beginning to branch out with my culinary desires.  I hated learning to cook growing up and I had 3 male roommates for several years during the “college” age.  Once I started to realize how much I enjoyed my time in… 

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teriyaki pineapple pork

Slow Cooker Teriyaki Pineapple Pork

Growing up, there was a family I knew that had Hawaiian roots.  Every so often they would put on full blown Luau parties with entertainment and food.  They had groups of boys that would perform Haka (Maori war dance) as well as playing out combat scenes.  These events were a staple of my childhood. When… 

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menu plan your butt off 8.23.15

Menu Plan Your Butt Off {August 23, 2015}

Happy Sunday and welcome to Menu Plan Your Butt Off, Shrinking Kitchen’s fabulous and free weekly menu plan! I know lots of your have gone back to school this week, so I’ve dug deep into our archives this week for some tried and true family favorites. What am I the most excited about…it’s a tough… 

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avocado peaches & cream

Avocado Peaches and Cream Smoothie

I’m always playing around with smoothies. Adding vegetables, trying a different type of milk, throwing in seeds and whatever fruit I’ve got that needs to be used up. Last week, I had some peaches that needed to be used. But I was like, ugh. Peaches and their fuzzy skin. I’m not a fan and I… 

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picadillo tacos

Picadillo Tacos

I was researching the origins of the mealtime holiday known as “Taco Tuesday” and couldn’t come up with a definitive origin story, although a couple of restaurants have laid claim to the phrase, either in the late ‘70s or early ‘80s. “The Lego Movie” seemed to bring the cry of “Taco Tuesday!” back into the… 

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