Category Archives: food/recipes

Make your own taco seasoning

Even Hunter loves tacos!    Over two years ago, our family  adapted to a low sodium lifestyle.  It’s crazy how much sodium is in everything, especially processed/convenience foods.  Rather than scour the grocery store for some obscure product (which often doesn’t exist anyway), I’ve found it easier to just make my own seasoning blends.  It […]

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Easy and Nutritious Meals: One Week Meal Plan for the Health Beginner

Thinking Outside the Box We are a mother and daughter who both grew up cooking and enjoying homemade, healthy meals. Lately we’ve noticed many meal subscription advertisements cropping up on television and online. These subscription services provide a box full of, admittedly, healthy and fresh pre-prepared ingredients along with a recipe to cook a healthy […]

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Zucchini pizza crust

Remember me?  Yeah, I pretty much went off the grid for awhile there!  Life was swallowed up in preparations for celebrating my son’s wedding, which was held last week.  It was a beautiful day, and I inherited a wonderful new daughter-in-law! Now that the dust has settled, I’m trying to catch up on things around […]

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Roasted Red Pepper Alfredo Pasta with Chicken

  While meal planning this week, I was doing some research into adding uncooked pasta into a slow cooker meal.  Almost everyone advised against it, but when I’ve added pre-cooked pasta to the slow cooker, it tends to get overcooked.  I figured there had to be a happy medium and decided to experiment.  Tonight was […]

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And now, for something completely different…

Today I’m taking a break from the more serious side of this blog to post a recipe, something I promised I would do from time to time. Yesterday I pulled out a very, very old recipe in my family’s history and decided to see if it is still a hit.  Emma and I were having […]

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National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week

Thanksgiving is just 11 days away, when many of us will feast with family and friends to proclaim our thanks for all we have. In the spirit of this holiday, each year the National Coalition for the Homeless and National Student Campaign against Hunger and Homelessness set aside the week prior to Thanksgiving as National […]

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Spaghetti Squash Carbonara

Even though the temperature outside today betrays it, autumn is here, bringing with it a harvest of wonderful seasonal foods.  A couple of years ago, Dan and I began purchasing organic vegetables through a local CSA, Harmony Valley Farms.  Not only has the produce been fresh and delicious, but we’ve also discovered lots of new […]

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Blackened Catfish Sandwiches

  So…this was tonight’s dinner adventure!  Not as superb as some of the others, but with a little tweaking, could be fantastic.  It definitely has potential! First of all, ditch the sauce for the cole slaw.  It’s awful.  Way too much lime, which just overpowered everything.  Next time, I will just make regular coleslaw (or […]

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Beef and Mushroom Sloppy Joes

This was tonight’s new delicious recipe try.  I used dried oregano and added extra garlic, worcestershire, and hot sauce.  I think I could get away with serving these to the picky eater because she’ll never know there are mushrooms in there (shhhhh, don’t tell!). Beef and Mushroom Sloppy Joes             […]

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BBQ Chicken & Blue Cheese Pizza

I promised more recipes, and I’m trying to deliver!  With our picky eater out of town this week, I will be trying lots of new recipes. This one I made tonight.  I also made another version with just vegetables, substituting zucchini for the chicken and feta cheese for the blue cheese.  Both were delicious, but […]

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