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Potatoes Alfredo — LifeasMOM.com

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The Pantry Challenge is starting on Sunday, January 4th. Join me as we eat down the pantry, save money, and waste less. Details are here. Ultimate Recipe Swap is going on over at my other blog, LifeasMOM. This week we’re sharing favorite side dishes. My contribution? Potatoes Alfredo. All the goodness of alfredo sauce married […]

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Chile Cheese Bake

Chili Cheese Bake

Poblano Chile Enchildas are one of our favorite meals. But they are a little time intensive. Recently, I had roasted a batch of beautiful poblano chiles but ran out of steam to make enchiladas. So, I cheated. I chopped the chiles, chopped some corn tortillas, and mixed those up with the shredded cheese, sour cream, […]

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Baked Pears with Ginger Crumble

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A few weeks ago Joy the Baker shared these beautiful peach cobblers. She rocks when it comes to putting beautiful things on a plate. And she always has such great ideas! Since I didn’t have peaches, and quite honestly, don’t like cooked peaches, I decided to make something different. Baked Pears! Henry’s had organic pears […]

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Cilantro Shrimp Pasta

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The other night I was looking for a dish that was light and refreshing. And preferably one that was going to supplement some of the vitamins and minerals I seem to be deficient of. Shrimp, a source of vitamin D, sounded great and I had plenty of fresh cilantro to experiment with. While some of […]

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Asian Composed Salad

Asian Composed Salad

One of our family’s favorite meals is an Asian-flavored Chicken Salad, that throw back to the nineties that was so very popular. It seems every restaurant had a version of an Asian Chicken Salad. And now, it seems like every restaurant still does. These are flavors that have found a place in our hearts. And […]

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I’m Here, Really: Updates from FishMama’s Kitchen

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You may have noticed that I’ve been a little quiet lately. Time is just slipping away from me! The last month has just flown by. But, I’m here — and I’ve got all kinds of recipes just waiting to be posted. This past week, I had my first complete physical — ever. You know, full […]

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A Quick-Fix Dinner (What’s On Your Plate?)

Tri-tip Steak Quick Fix

This week I’ve had a lot of things on my plate, figuratively speaking: A big time dejunking session A concerted effort to feed increasingly growing, and therefore hungry, children A complete physical and blood work-up at the doc A dose of school planning for the new year Monday I spent 2 hours at the doctor’s […]

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A Trip to Ty’s Burger House (What’s On Your Plate?)

Burger House dinner

Date nights are those occasions when hubs and I experiment with new restaurants. Since there are just two of us, we can try a new place out, keep the bill at a manageable level — and still enjoy some peaceful alone time. Over the last year we’ve tried to bust out of our standard Chipotle/Chick-Fil-A […]

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Creating a Sandwich Bar on a Budget

Sandwich Bar

Sandwiches and salads are among some of my favorite good cheap eats. There are so many ways that you can combine ingredients that there are endless opportunities to make your sandwiches and salads different and unique. Sandwiches specifically are highly portable, one-dish dinners that please almost anyone. Since our family represents a variety of ages […]

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Mr. Mom, Rice Sticks & What’s On Your Plate?

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Years ago I was a TV junkie. My parents got HBO and a VCR when I was in third grade — and I never looked back. I taped every film I couldn’t watch and my siblings and I watched and rewatched the ones we taped. This was thirty years ago, back in the dark ages, […]

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