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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Spicy Steak with Strawberry Melon Salad

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Four or five years ago I stumbled on a recipe in Cooking Light Magazine for a spicy steak with avocados and Mexican cheeses.  I have been making my own version of a Spicy Steak using flank steak ever since.  With Cinco de Mayo just around the corner, it is the perfect recipe to celebrate with… 

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Savory Gluten Free Meatloaf

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Ah, meatloaf. Eliciting groans from kids everywhere since the dawn of time. Well, I can certainly say that after trying this recipe, you won’t have to hear any protest any more. Our two year-old loves this gluten free meatloaf so much she actually asks for it, and my husband raved about it, then took half… 

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Quinoa and Beef Stuffed Bell Peppers

Quinoa and Beef Stuffed Bell Peppers

Quinoa and Beef Stuffed Bell Peppers – A Kitchen Fairytale Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, a newlywed wife who was trying so hard to cook wonderful dinners for her husband, put dry rice in her stuffed bell peppers recipe. Only she didn’t really know what she was doing, and the… 

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Slow Cooked Beef Borscht

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It’s January and my active vegetable gardening days are pretty limited.  My current choices of winter produce from the garden or the market are: beets, carrots, onions and kale.  All wonderful  vegetables by themselves, but I wondered what could I do that would put them together in a comforting and healthy dish?  Beef borscht of… 

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Beef Chili with Pinto Beans

Beef Chili

The Central Texas temperatures have finally dipped below 90 degrees during the day and below 70 at night. This makes my family start to crave a hearty bowl of beef chili. I know that doesn’t sound very Fall-like for many of you, but we’ve just spent the last six months braving the 90-100+ degree days…. 

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Crock Pot Savory Asian Meatballs

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These Asian-inspired meatballs combine a traditional meatball, with scallions, ginger, and Chinese five-spice powder. This recipe is truly hearty, perfect for cooler evenings. I prefer to use the leanest ground meats I can find, but I’ve also found that fattier varieties sometimes cook a little better, so the choice is really up to you. For… 

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Grilled Steak Salad with Corn & Avocado {Sous Vide}

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Steak salads are kind of genius. It’s a salad, so it’s on the lighter side, but the steak makes you feel like you’re having a real meal. And steak doesn’t have to be bad for you…it’s all about moderation and the cut you choose. For this grilled steak salad, I used top sirloin, and I… 

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Slow Cooker Barbacoa Beef

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A while back I was in Chipotle (don’t even get me started on how much I LOVE that place) and I found myself looking at something on the menu I didn’t recognize…barbacoa. My first thought was that it was fish. But I wanted to find out, so I asked the guy making my salad –… 

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