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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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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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {July 26, 2015}

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It’s Sunday, and that means it’s time for a brand new, healthy AND FREE menu plan. That’s right! We plan, you print out the grocery list, shop and you’re set with a full week of healthy dinners! Disclaimer: You still have to cook. Sorry about that! If you’re new to Shrinking Kitchen, first of all, welcome!… 

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Simple Spaghetti Sauce

spaghetti sauce

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!  At my house, we eat spaghetti at least once a week. It’s a simple pantry meal that I know I can… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {June 21, 2015}

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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 simple no-cook tuna salad, delicious penne with chicken, an easy shrimp and sausage boil are on deck for this week, to mention a few. Yum! If you’re… 

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Cheesy Pot Pie Casserole

cheesy pot pie casserole

It’s Friday afternoon and I’m racing through Fry’s Grocery in Scottsdale, AZ.  I waited until the very last minute to buy everything for the camping trip I had planned.  As I ogle the massive veggie section of this Fry’s, I start to run down the list of items I need to feed everyone for the… 

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