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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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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Wild Salmon Spread

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This great salmon spread came about when I asked the teenager what he wanted for breakfast, which, given his noon wake-up time, was actually closer to lunch (teenagers do that). Mr. Sleepy didn’t have a preference so I decided to test out an idea on him. Fresh wild salmon is in season right now, and… 

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Harcha with Avocado Egg Salad

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One of the hardest things for many people who have to or choose to eat gluten free is giving up bread. The good news is there are lots of options to still enjoy bread products! Harcha is a Moroccan skillet bread. It’s most often made for breakfast and drizzled with honey and butter. But this… 

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Chicken Tortilla Soup

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I absolutely adore chicken tortilla soup, any time of year, whether it’s sweltering our freezing outside! This is my favorite recipe for tortilla soup.  A touch spicy, this delicious soup satisfies your craving for Mexcian food without all the calories.  Plus, if you’re at home, you don’t have to contend with the basket of chips. You… 

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Venison Hash

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When my sister and brother-in-law got married 12 years ago, I never imagined that he would become an avid hunter.  He grew up in a golfing family and that’s what I pictured him doing on the weekends.  I never really enjoyed hunting or eating wild game, but I always respected hunters who used every bit… 

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Three Bean Turkey Chili

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  It may seem strange to be sharing a wintery turkey chili recipe when it’s summer, but the last week around here was rainy and gray. And cold. Cold enough that I wanted something warming and soothing. So I made a big pot of turkey chili. I always make double and we eat it for… 

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Thanksgiving Salad

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Thanksgiving’s four months away but I’ve been thinking about turkey a lot lately. It’s so good, yet it is put in the corner by it’s smaller cousin chicken for 364 days of the year. It’s a travesty, really. Nobody puts turkey in the corner. I picked up some turkey cutlets the other day and had… 

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