Creamy Tortilla Soup

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I love a good soup when autumn rolls around so I’ve been thinking a lot about soup lately. The weather here in Texas hasn’t cooled much. In fact, my daughter was complaining this morning about the fluctuating temperatures. It was chilly enough last night for a jacket and when we woke up, we needed shorts… 

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Garlicky Kale Salad

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Most obnoxious sentence in the world alert. I can’t get enough of this garlicky kale salad. When I see statuses like this on Facebook, I want to reach through the computer and virtually slap somebody. But I can truthfully say, I have made this recipe at least every other day for the last month and… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {October 12, 2014}

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Hello friends! Welcome to this week’s edition of Menu Plan Your Butt Off! If you’re new to Shrinking Kitchen, check it out: we’ve got an entire week’s worth of healthy dinners PLUS a printable grocery list.  All for free. Every gosh darn single week. Is this week’s plan not your cup of tea? No worries…. 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {October 5, 2014}

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A most glorious Sunday to you all! Welcome to Menu Plan Your Butt Off. If it is your first time visiting Shrinking Kitchen, welcome! We do a brand new, healthy and delicious dinner menu plan weekly. It’s free and includes a printable grocery list. Pretty rad, if I do say so myself! This week we’re featuring… 

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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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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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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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Slow Cooker Swiss Steak & Cauliflower Mash

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Swiss steak was always one of my favorite meals growing up. I never understood why my mom called it “Swiss” steak though. The only thing Swiss that I knew of was cheese and this had nothing to do with cheese. It did have a rich tomato gravy with green bell peppers and sliced steak. Every… 

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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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