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Have you explored the "once a month cooking" concept? I've been intrigued for awhile but a little afraid to jump in. The reward of having a dozen or so meals ready to pull from your freezer at the end of a busy day is so tempting. But alas, spending a day slicing and dicing copious amounts of produce is a little intimidating. And quite frankly, it sounds like the work of a madwoman....Hmmm maybe that's right up my alley after all!
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Buffalo Chicken Jalapeno Poppers
Buffalo Chicken Jalapeno Poppers

A deliciously addictive twist on jalapeno poppers. 

Click to view Buffalo Chicken Jalapeno Poppers Recipe

Is everyone getting excited for the Super Bowl?
Thai Hot Wings
Click below for everything you'll need for the big game; appetizers, chips and dips, chilis, cornbread and of course wings too!
Super Bowl Menu

Coconut Sugar Scrub
Coconut Sugar Scrub
The perfect tropical remedy for dry winter hands and feet. To enjoy, simply dampen skin with water, gently massage hands or feet with scrub, rinse and relish how soft your skin feels! If you can stand to give any away, this makes a wonderful and easy gift for the holidays.
Click to view: Coconut Sugar Scrub recipe
Pumpkin Spice Snack Mix
Pumpkin Spice Snack MixA healthy fall treat to eat by the handful or in a bowl with a splash of cold milk. Be warned, this snack mix is addicting!
Click to view: Pumpkin Spice Snack Mix recipe

Shrimp Etouffee
Shrimp EtouffeeSweet tender shrimp nestled in a decadent tomato sauce, this is classic Creole comfort food.
Click to view: Shrimp Etouffee Recipe
Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili
A hearty meatless chili perfect for a chilly day.
Click to view: Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili Recipe

Ham and White Bean Soup with Kale
Ham and White Bean Soup with Kale

This is one of my family’s favorite soups. It’s hearty, healthy and satisfying comfort food.
 Click to view: Ham and White Bean Soup with Kale Recipe

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread
Chocolate Chip Zucchini BreadThis decadent zucchini bread is richly spiced and speckled with chocolate morsels.
Click to view: Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread Recipe

Chewy Chocolate Raisin Oatmeal Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Raisin Oatmeal Cookies
This cookie recipe can be adapted to whatever little yummy bits you have in your pantry and can also be made ahead and frozen so it’s ready at a moment’s notice.

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Huevos Rancheros Casserole
Huevos Rancheros Casserole
This zesty Mexican inspired casserole makes a hearty meatless dinner or a special brunch.
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Huevos Rancheros Casserole Recipe

How to Boil an Egg Perfectly
Perfectly Boiled Eggs
How does an over-cooked egg with a rubbery white and a grey ring around the chalky yolk sound? Not good. But unfortunately that's how they are so often prepared. Here is the way to boil an egg perfectly: no breakage, firm but tender whites and a perfectly soft creamy yolk. I'll also give you tips to cater the cooking time for a boiled egg that’s cooked perfect for you! 
Click to view: Perfectly Boiled Eggs Recipe 

Morning Glory Breakfast Cookies

Morning Glory Breakfast Cookies

Chewy little morsels of goodness, these healthy cookies are packed with dried fruit and they are sugar and gluten free!
Click to view: Morning Glory Breakfast Cookie Recipe

Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce

Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce

This creamy sauce tastes decadent but you can eat it with reckless abandon and not feel guilty! Just try eating this and not smiling.
Click to view: Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce Recipe

Southwest Quinoa Salad

Southwest Quinoa SaladWholesome quinoa mixed with fresh crunchy veggies, married together with a zippy lime vinaigrette.
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Southwest Quinoa Salad

Crunchy Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

Crunchy Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

A comforting casserole with a sophisticated twist. One of my go-to dishes when I need to deliver a comforting meal to a friend in need.
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Crunchy Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole Recipe

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