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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Slow Cooker Teriyaki Pineapple Pork

teriyaki pineapple pork

Growing up, there was a family I knew that had Hawaiian roots.  Every so often they would put on full blown Luau parties with entertainment and food.  They had groups of boys that would perform Haka (Maori war dance) as well as playing out combat scenes.  These events were a staple of my childhood. When… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {August 23, 2015}

menu plan your butt off 8.23.15

Happy Sunday and welcome to Menu Plan Your Butt Off, Shrinking Kitchen’s fabulous and free weekly menu plan! I know lots of your have gone back to school this week, so I’ve dug deep into our archives this week for some tried and true family favorites. What am I the most excited about…it’s a tough… 

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Avocado Peaches and Cream Smoothie

avocado peaches & cream

I’m always playing around with smoothies. Adding vegetables, trying a different type of milk, throwing in seeds and whatever fruit I’ve got that needs to be used up. Last week, I had some peaches that needed to be used. But I was like, ugh. Peaches and their fuzzy skin. I’m not a fan and I… 

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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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Lemon Cream Pie Smoothie

lemon cream pie smoothie

Most of my favorite smoothies have a common thread — chocolate, chocolate mint, mocha, chocolate banana … you get the drift. So I’m always looking for a way to switch things up. I was staring at a bowl of lemons on the kitchen table and got inspired to make a creamy, lemon cream pie smoothie,… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {August 9, 2015}

menu plan your butt off 8.9.15

Anybody else starting to feel the end of summer pressure? School supplies, going through clothes and shoes to see what still fits or needs to be replaced. Sports signups. Shorter Days. As the summer speeds past and my days are filled with prep and trying to fit in some last minute fun, dinner is seriously… 

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