Simple Enchilada Stacks

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So I have this recipe for enchilada casserole. My mother-in-law used to make it and it’s kind of a big deal in our family. I vividly recall the night she gave me the recipe over the phone while I scribbled it into my well worn Betty Crocker cookbook, hunched over in our tiny apartment kitchen. I was around… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {September 28, 2014}

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  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… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {September 21, 2014}

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  School is in full swing. We’re finally getting into a routine and I’m all HALLELUJAH! Boring? Maybe for some. But I had a super exhausting, busy summer … it was so manic,  I’m actually welcoming the monotonous, day to day craziness. Menu planning is also in full swing, because honestly, it’s the only way… 

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Loaded Burger Lettuce Wraps

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Though I adore bread, I try to avoid it in general. The last few months, I’ve been almost exclusively gluten free – not for allergy reasons, but because I just tend to feel better overall. Usually, I don’t miss it too much, except when I smell fresh french loaves at the grocery store – or… 

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Zaycon Chicken: A Fresh and Delicious Value! (sponsored)

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  All the time I’m asked about food budgeting. ALL THE TIME. How do you eat healthfully on a budget? Where do you find good deals? How do you walk the line between well-sourced food versus not breaking the bank? I’ll let you in on a little secret: Zaycon Foods. I heard about Zaycon from… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {September 7, 2014}

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Hello wonderful people! Thanks for stopping by for yet another edition of Menu Plan Your Butt Off, our weekly FREE menu plan (healthy menu plan, at that), with a printable grocery list! This week’s menu plan is full of things I love. Veggies, a warming soup,  a healthed-up version of sloppy joes, a lovely slow… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off: 7 Nights of Slow Cooker

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School starts this week round these parts. Not just my son in elementary, but the my youngest is starting preschool. I anticipate many hours in the car and not a lot of time at home. Slow cooker to the rescue! It’s the time of year that we dust off our slow cookers and thank God… 

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Green Bean Stir Fry with Edamame

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As a child green beans were very low on my list of “acceptable” green vegetables.  As an adult, I can’t get enough of them, especially the thin, tender hericot verts fresh from the summer garden. Edamame on the other hand is completely new to me.  I have had it as a hummus and simply as… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {August 24, 2014}

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Welcome to the Shrinking Kitchen! This week’s free healthy Menu Plan Your Butt Off is full of healthy, hearty meals that will satisfy everyone in your family. A little Asian, some curry, nice chocolaty cookie bars, tacos and even breakfast for dinner. I’m pretty sure that just about covers all the bases. If you’re new… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {August 17, 2014}

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  It’s Sunday and we’ve got a fresh and delicious menu plan, with a printable grocery list…all for free! We’re in the final stretch of summer. I’m half glad (back to routine) and also sad (going to miss the nice weather!). This menu plan though? Totally makes me happy. It’s got my favorite chicken cutlets, delicious… 

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