Pork & Bread Dressing

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Most people call it stuffing, I call it dressing.  At least that’s how I grew up.  With Thanksgiving Day right around the corner, I’ve heard a lot of people talking about this tasty side dish.  Do you stuff it in a turkey and bake it all together or do you put it in a baking… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {November 23, 2014}

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Hello friends! Welcome to this weeks 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 single week! This week is all about comfort and ease. And for those of us in… 

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Corelle: Not Your Mama’s Dinnerware (spon)

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Did your family have Corelle dinnerware growing up? We most definitely did. I distinctly remember a very 70’s gold and brown pattern. And it lasted forever, way past when the harvest colors had gone out of style. It’s some durable dinnerware! Well, it is still around and still shatter resistant, even in the most dicey dining situations…. 

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Cranberry Ginger Smoothie

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I have a freezer full of fruit, ready to go for smoothies. It’s the usual — blueberries, strawberries, acai pulp, mango — but there’s another fruit that lives year round in my freezer that I hadn’t yet used in a smoothie. And I was determined to use cranberries in a smoothie because I love them… 

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Chai & Roasted Squash Muffins

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At the end of a gardening season, most gardeners sit down and look back on what they grew and how successful their crops were. This summer my squash crop was not nearly as successful as my tomato crop, but I did manage to get a few Butternut squash to grow in the garden.  After harvest,… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {November 16, 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 and… 

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Chili Cumin Roasted Sweet Potatoes

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So many dishes scream Thanksgiving…stuffing. Mashed potatoes.  Cranberry sauce.  And I love them. I love them all! But I eat them once a year (well, maybe more than that for the mash…).  Sweet potatoes (or yams) though? I eat them in some form at least weekly, year round. They’ve morphed into one of my go-to… 

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Spicy Asian Sesame Slaw

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I know it’s getting cold and even snowy in many parts of the country, but here in the South it’s still warm enough to wear shorts and fire up the barbecue. Bagged coleslaw mix was on sale recently and I picked up a couple bags. I wanted to do something different (and healthier) than a… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {11/09/14}

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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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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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