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Friday
Aug292014

Chicken Enchilada Bake

My big-boy second grader just stepped onto the bus for the first time this year. We have been on the wildest, most indescribable journey with him. He has faced so many scary things in his little life, yet he continues to grow and thrive...and SMILE. So I sit here on his first day of second grade, typing through tears to tell you about this incredible dinner I made the other night. 

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Friday
Aug292014

Crab Soup

I'm still coming down off my State Fair food high from Tuesday. Please tell me I'm not the only one who dreams of deep-fried green olives in the middle of the night. I just made the decision, like this very second, that I need to create my own version of the Fair's fried green olives. Coming soon!

In the meantime, here is a delicious and EASY soup for you! It only requires FIVE ingredients and is done in less than 30 minutes! It's no deep-fried green olives, but it is good stuff.

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Monday
Aug252014

Omelets on the go

Dark grey clouds that hung low in the sky smacked down my lofty dreams for this post. It won't be nearly as cool to tell you about what I had planned as it would have been to pull it off. I'll try. On-the-go breakfasts are awesome! Everyone is in a hurry in the morning, right? I thought of skydivers, who get up with the birds to jump out of airplanes. If the sun is shining and the plane is flying, the last thing we want to think about is nourishment. Coffee, maybe, but food. I wanted to create a video that involved skydivers grabbing these on-the-go omelets as we walked to the airplane. And then jumping out of the plane

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Tuesday
Aug192014

BLT Salad

First and foremost, I picked a winning comment from my last post. Pam G, look for an email from me with details! Can we please go to Ireland together?

I know I've mentioned this about a hundred times before, but I love salads. Especially in the summer, I could eat a salad every day. I'll be honest about where the inspiration for this one came from. Bacon was on sale. Yep. So we bought a bunch of bacon and my husband and I said to each other, "What in the world are we going to do with all of this bacon?!" And then we both said simultaneously, "BLTs!" And then one of the light bulbs in our kitchen went out

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Tuesday
Aug122014

Crockpot mac and cheese

Sigh. We are home from our last big trip of the summer. I love adventure and traveling so much. When our boys are older, I want the four of us to explore the world together. I keep telling Elijah and Sammy that our first stop on the other side of the ocean will be either Italy or Ireland. In the meantime, I am content being at home for a stretch. There is something so comforting and peaceful about being in your own home and sleeping in your own bed, isn't there? Adventure is great, but there is no place like home.

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