Category Archives: Cooking

Post Whole30: Adding in Legumes

Legumes are one of the things I miss during Whole30. Not being able to eat hummus, add lentils into a meatless meal, or beans in soups/chili… So I decided to add that back in first and see how things go. … Continue reading

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Whole30 Soups and Frittata

I’ve done Whole30 before and it helped me really curb that sugar craving. I’m a sugar junky. And it shows in my weight. So I decided to go back to Whole30 and reset. I’m not going to get into all … Continue reading

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What’s for Dinner: Pumpkin and Apple Soup

Aahhh Fall.  Pumpkin Spice everything. Although it’s September, it’s been bloody hot here in Chicagoland. This is more amusing since the ENTIRE FREAKING SUMMER WAS COOL. Okay, I feel better. Maybe. Fall brings on sweaters and jeans, changing leaves, and, … Continue reading

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I be Jamming: Standard Strawberry, Sweet Cherry, and Vanilla Black Raspberry Jams

Last year we decided to receive a summer fruit share from a local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). It worked out fantastic! Ex-Hubby and I were eating a couple fruit smoothies a week and the whole family was enjoying fresh fruit … Continue reading

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Banana Sour Cherry Muffins

I’m going to jinx myself: tonight was good. Our area is flooded, so many of my friends and family are trying to keep their basements dry. But despite last night’s epic five-year-old-Monkey-meltdown and subsequent restrictions/consequences; we managed to have very … Continue reading

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What’s for dinner: Broccoli and Carrot Soup

I had an abundance of broccoli in the fridge this week and didn’t have any ham to make my go-to scalloped potatoes dinner. It was a mix of stems and florets as I don’t generally steam the stems as part … Continue reading

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Snowy Day Freezer Meals: Stews and Soups

I’m breaking out of the December holiday coma with some hearty, winter freezer meals. The slow cooker is great year round, but winter is where I think it shines. Nothing like coming home from work to a hot cooked meal … Continue reading

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Into the New Year: What on earth to do with all that ham…

We had Christmas at our house this year, which meant left overs attacked my refrigerator! The roast beef was mostly gone, but the spiral ham was never going to be eaten in sandwiches alone. What is a girl to do? … Continue reading

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Summer Freezer Meals – BBQ Time!

With BBQ Season upon us and the slow cooker getting less and less use, what is a freeze meal planner to do? What about freezing meat in marinades ready for the BBQ? Exactly! I planned the freezer meal for my … Continue reading

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Kitchen Sink Cooking: Breaded Chicken Tenders

We are finally into our own place. We moved in April and there are still more boxes floating around than I can count; however, life is starting to fall back into a normal rhythm. Yup – cooking, cleaning, sleeping, the … Continue reading

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