Tasty Tuesday: Asian Peanut Noodles

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Photo credit: Geoff Peters   Recently, I was challenged by my friend Brooke Wagner of Denver’s KDVR Fox 31 and Good Day Colorado, to come up with a meal that could be made for under $5. Well luckily, thrifty is my middle name! This is one of my family’s favorite dinners and it’s also one […]

Tasty Tuesday: Pan Seared Sesame Green Beans

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So, whenever I go out for happy hour with my girlfriends we love to order those fried green beans. They’re so crunchy and snack-able, and they go so well with beer and cocktails! But I always feel like crap when I eat stuff like that–and no, it’s not a hangover. Greasy, fried foods mess with […]

Tasty Tuesday: Five-Ingredient Taco Spaghetti

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My middle kid–she’s only eleven but she stands a full 2 inches taller than me at 5 foot 7. And she eats. All. The. Time. It’s like a hobby for her. She also happens to be my pickiest eater, and is a typical “don’t touch me” moody adolescent. So when I made this dish and […]

Tasty Tuesday: One-Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup

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Sometimes I stumble on something soooo yummy, that we gobble it up before I can get a picture. This is one of those times.  Stuffed peppers are one of our family’s favorite dinners, but they’re not my favorite to make. Between cooking the rice, browning the meat, mixing the filling, and baking the finished casserole, […]

Tasty Tuesday: Luscious 5-Ingredient Pineapple Pie

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With all the heavy snow lately (and more on the way!) we’re getting a little weary of all the soups, stews, and casseroles. Craving a taste of something light and fruity that would take us to somewhere a little warmer than here, my kids and I tried this recipe we got from my grandmother, who […]

Tasty Tuesday: No-Boil Mac and Cheese

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Homemade mac and cheese is probably one of my all-time favorite comfort foods! But it is a chore–it takes a lot of steps and a LOT of dishes! Luckily for me and my family I found a way to skip the boiling step, and it comes out soooo creamy and cheesy, and the pasta doesn’t […]

Tasty Tuesday: Crock Pot Gumbo

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This was originally published last Mardi Gras, but I’m in a bit of a Cajun mood today–plus I am trying to kick a head cold and there’s no better cure than spicy food! I’m making an extra-hot batch of gumbo and hoping it cures what ails me! Stay tuned for another Nawlins favorite next weeks: […]

Wine Fruit Snacks – The Recipe You Have to See to Believe!

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I was surfing facebook today, as per usual, not really paying attention. Then, out of no where, my friend Anne from Midlife Boulevard posted a link to something glorious. Something amazing. Something that could not be taken lightly. A recipe for… wait for it…  Wine. Fruit. Snacks.  No really. Wine Gummies. Boozy Gummies. These ain’t […]

Tasty Tuesday: Thai Cashew Chicken

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Today I’m sharing a recipe from my friend and fellow Colorado blogger, Catherine of Evolving Motherhood. I met Catherine this past fall in a cab on the way to a blog conference, and it turned out we were on the same flight and didn’t even realize it! Catherine shares my passion for clean, healthy eating […]

Tipsy Tuesday: Mile-High Mules

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Ever since I was really little, my parents and grandparents used to take us to this pizza place in northwest Denver called the Edgewater Inn, and they were kinda famous for the Moscow Mule cocktail. I always just thought the copper mugs were pretty and I was jealous that the grownups got to drink out […]

Tasty Tuesday: 3-Ingredient Breakfast Cookies

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I have this really bad habit of forgetting to eat. I get so caught up in the hustle to get kids out the door every morning, that I often leave the house without breakfast. By mid-afternoon I am so famished that I end up grabbing something fast and not very good for me, (or slugging […]

Tasty Tuesday: White Bean Chicken Chili

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Isn’t soup season just the best? There is nothing easier than throwing a few ingredients into a big pot, adding some broth, and letting it simmer. Not to mention thrifty, since you can stretch small amounts of meat into many servings. Just add some fresh baked bread, rolls, cornbread or muffins and you’ve got a […]

Tasty Tuesday: Brussels Sprouts Your Kids Will LOVE (no, really!)

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I’m told that when I was a real little kid, I loved Brussels sprouts. But only the way that my great-aunt made them which involved frying them in vast amounts of bacon fat. Turns out, she was way ahead of her time, because that’s a thing now. Gone are the days of boiled-till-they’re-gray, mushy, bitter, blah […]

Thanksgiving Recipe Round-up & Grocery Deals Guide {Free Printable}

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This is it! The weekend that everyone starts preparing for the holiday ahead. We’ll be busy sprucing up our homes, firing up our ovens for lots of baking, and of course cleaning out the fridge to make room for all those leftovers! I’m off the hook for hosting this year, and I’m excited to spend the […]