Black Bean & Quinoa Sliders

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Do you ever walk through a Farmer’s Market and check out the food booths?  It’s one of my favorite things to do besides shopping for fresh produce!  It has been five years ago or more since I tried a black bean burger at one of these food booths. (Of course, I can’t remember which market!)… 

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Stuffed Peppers

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I love holidays…Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, etc. There are always so many neat ideas that come out during holiday times to give me a little inspiration. When I see a neat craft or recipe, I try not to read how to make it so I can try and make it my own. This usually gets my… 

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Slow Cooker Moroccan Apricot Chicken

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Have you ever tried chicken tagine? Tagine is a Moroccan dish packed with aromatic spices. It’s absolutely delicious. And pretty time consuming to prepare…unless you use a slow cooker! I was running out of interesting things to put in my slow cooker and decided it was time to figure out tagine in the crock pot. It… 

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Sausage & Peppers with Crispy Polenta (spon)

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Quick, healthy and delicious meals are like gold. You find a good one, and you hand onto it for dear life, adding it to your busy weeknight arsenal. This hearty recipe for Sausage & Peppers with Crispy Polenta looks fancy, takes ridiculously good and is soul satisfying…all in under thirty minutes. There are plenty of… 

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Chicken & Black Bean Enchiladas with Salsa Verde

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Have you been craving Mexican food lately?  Me too!  In looking at menus, online, of my favorite Mexican restaurants I debate whether I should go out and consume all those carbs and calories. Then it hit me, maybe I could make something similar at home, lightened up a bit.  So I looked at ingredients in… 

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Miso Sesame Cod

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If you’re looking for a versatile fish that can take on a world of flavors, you can’t beat cod. It works great in Italian-accented cioppino, cornmeal-dusted Southern dishes and can tuck into a Mexican fish taco or dunk into batter for British fish and chips. I recently bought a tub of red miso and was… 

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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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Pappardelle with Heirloom Tomatoes

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Is there anything better than a silky pasta dish, a glass of wine and some fresh heirloom tomatoes?  I think not!  This dish is so easy to make and comes together quickly for the perfect weeknight meal. It is loaded with beautiful tomato wedges, scallions and capers.  The sliced garlic gets sauteed in the oil… 

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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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