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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Pumpkin Cheesecake Smoothie

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Not only is pumpkin the belle of the ball (hay ride?) this time of year, it’s also a nutritional powerhouse, providing a healthy dose of vitamins A and K, potassium, magnesium, fiber and even a little protein. So instead of stopping for a pumpkin spice latte for breakfast, take a few minutes and whip up… 

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Soup’s On! MPYBO {9.14.14}

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A cold-front blew through Texas, and much of the country, this week, and all I can think about now is FALL. And fall foods, like chowders, stews, chilis, and hearty stick-to-your-ribs SOUPS! So this week we’re featuring a soup menu plan your butt off is all about hearty and warm. Now don’t click away just yet. We’re not… 

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Lemon Scented Sage & Pumpkin Soup

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With the changing of the leaves and the cooler weather the menu around here slowly switches from outdoor grilling to soup making.  Pumpkins begin to appear in gardens and farmer’s markets and are a perfect ingredient for this Lemon Scented Pumpkin Soup.  You can easily use butternut squash if you can’t find baking pumpkins, they… 

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Loaded Burger Lettuce Wraps

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Though I adore bread, I try to avoid it in general. The last few months, I’ve been almost exclusively gluten free – not for allergy reasons, but because I just tend to feel better overall. Usually, I don’t miss it too much, except when I smell fresh french loaves at the grocery store – or… 

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Zaycon Chicken: A Fresh and Delicious Value! (sponsored)

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  All the time I’m asked about food budgeting. ALL THE TIME. How do you eat healthfully on a budget? Where do you find good deals? How do you walk the line between well-sourced food versus not breaking the bank? I’ll let you in on a little secret: Zaycon Foods. I heard about Zaycon from… 

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