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Thursday
Jan292015

Crockpot Spinach Artichoke Dip

I had grand notions this week of compiling an amazing list of Super Bowl foods to share with you all. It turned out being a pretty crushing week and I haven't wanted to do much of anything. I am forcing my fingers to type out this post. The world lost an incredible little boy on Monday. My heart hurts so badly for our dear friends who are experiencing unfathomable pain. Please pray with me for the Roller family. They are by far the kindest, most giving family I have ever known. If giving is on your heart today, a campaign has been set up to help them through this time. I know they will appreciate every single dollar.

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Friday
Jan232015

Breakfast Stromboli

There are a handful of foods that Dan and I both have an infatuation with. Sometime during our recent Christmas break, we came up with a savory recipe that involved two of our food loves, breakfast and stromboli! It is the perfect way to roll all of your favorite breakfast foods into a single bite. Free to add whichever ingredients tickle your breakfast-loving belly! Everyone loves breakfast food, right?

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Monday
Jan192015

Crockpot Reuben Dip

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. day, hence no school or work. Dan and I brought the boys to Grandma's house for a few hours and sneaked away to see a movie (a rare but cherished treat!). Have you seen American Sniper yet? I can say with all honesty that it was one of the best, but also one of the most heart-wrenching and saddest movies I have ever watched. Hours later, I am still fighting off sadness and I cannot get parts of it out of my mind. I highly recommend it, but bring tissues and grit! Dan and I both were affected by it, so in our zombie-like state on the drive home we picked up sandwiches for dinner so as to avoid the kitchen (effort). Still feeling like a zombie, I bring to you one of my FAVORITE dips of all time. Unlike the movie, there is nothing sad or heart-wrenching about it unless really delicious things make you cry.

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Thursday
Jan152015

Crockpot Turkey Rice Soup

Dan and I lead probably the most unconventional lives on the planet. Our schedules are all over the place and they change with the seasons. Between the two of us, we have approximately eight jobs. It suits us well, though. We both work really hard so we can do the things we love, and I think that is an important lesson for our boys. We are in the midst of an exciting time right now. Dan is planning DC trips and I have time to be at home and work on the things I love the most, one of them being this website. I love creating recipes and photographing them and then sharing them with YOU! I don't say this enough, but THANK YOU for reading and for leaving kind comments. I hope you enjoy every recipe you try on this website! Sorry for getting gushy, but I have to do that once in a while. Have a great rest of your week!

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Sunday
Jan112015

Homemade Turkey Stock

Homemade turkey stock might seem like a pretty boring food topic. Unless you have tasted it, that is. My mother-in-law offered this year's Thanksgiving turkey carcass to me and I squealed with excitement. I was oddly giddy about our poor turkey's torn-apart, disfigured remains. If you ever have the carcass of a turkey on your hands, you absolutely cannot pass up the opportunity to make a delicious batch of homemade stock. It is mouth-wateringly delicious on its own and can also be an incredible base for other soups. 

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