Tag: Cooking for the family

Fresh Strawberry Lemonade

Its summertime and what says summer more than lemonade? And since we live in California, strawberries are a summertime staple (well, actually nearly all year here). One of my lovely neighbors dropped off a huge bag of lemons so of course,

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Cooking a Whole Chicken in the Crock Pot

This recipe (if I can even call it that) is soooo easy and absolutely delicious! I’m sure most of you realize how inexpensive a whole chicken is, but if you don’t realize it they are usually around $1.99/lb  – and

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Crock Pot Chili

Ingredients: 1lb meat (ground turkey or beef) 1 small onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, crushed 1 tsp oregano ½ tsp paprika ½ tsp cayenne pepper (if you don’t have cayenne pepper, then use 2 tsp paprika) 1 tsp salt 1

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How I Meal Plan

You’re ready to start planning out your meals but you’re not sure how to begin. There are three good ways to do it: Using Evernote or some other note taking software Using some sort of spreadsheet software like Excel or

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Meal Planning

After several discussions on twitter over the past couple of days, I thought I’d write a post about meal planning. I was never a big fan of it. In fact, it always seemed quite restricting especially since I’m more of

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Beef Stroganoff in the Crock Pot

As you can tell, I really like using my crock pot. Today was no different. About a week ago, my husband and I were talking about different foods we ate growing up. When I mentioned beef stroganoff, he told me

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Marscapone Cream Sauce

While at Trader Joe’s, I saw some lobster ravioli. Of course I snatched it up. But when I got it home, I really didn’t know what kind of sauce I should use with it. After several days of deliberation, I

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Frozen chopped celery looks bad but it isn’t

Recently in my article about prepping your vegetables ahead of time, I mentioned that we have chopped frozen celery on hand. I think its important that I emphasize that most vegetables and fruits are not the same after being frozen.

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Prep your vegetables ahead of time

While talking with a group of mommies today, I was shocked to learn that they didn’t know that they could prep their vegetables ahead of time. So of course, I thought I’d share this on the blogosphere for all the

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