Crockpot Recipe Round-Up

Want the dish on delicious ways to act your wage? Subscribe to GCE in a reader or via email or follow me on Facebook or twitter. My slow cooker is one of my very best friends. I love being able to set it to work in the morning and then not really think about a […]

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Sauteed Eggplant – What’s On Your Plate?

Eggplant

Welcome to another fun week of What’s On Your Plate?! What’s on Your Plate? is designed to be a conversation amongst good eaters. Tell us about a recent meal. Did it meet with rave reviews? Or did it bomb? What side dishes did you pair with the star of the show? Did you try a […]

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A Giveaway from Nakano Seasoned Vinegars

Chi Chi's Italian Salad

I love to make my own salad dressings. Whether it is Yogurt-Dill or ChiChi’s Italian, homemade dressings have a big place on our family’s table. And as such, I go through a lot of vinegar. Recently Nakano sent me a bottle of their seasoned red wine vinegar to try. When I read the ingredients list, […]

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Flash Freezing Tutorial

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Saturday I spent a good chunk of time preparing a variety of breakfast dishes for the freezer. Since my children don’t like egg casseroles – one of my personal favorites – I focused on grains and baked goods, whipping up granola, scones, and rolls. One of the techniques I used a lot of was flash […]

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Quick Summertime Pizza

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Welcome to another fun week of What’s On Your Plate?! What’s on Your Plate? is designed to be a conversation amongst good eaters. Tell us about a recent meal. Did it meet with rave reviews? Or did it bomb? What side dishes did you pair with the star of the show? Did you try a […]

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Freezer Cooking Days This Weekend

This weekend my friend Crystal and I will be hosting Freezer Cooking Days. It’s a few days out of the month that we spend cooking and prepping a boatload of food so that we can save precious minutes later in the month. I’ve found that this is also one of the best ways for me […]

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Cheddar Cheese Soup with Zucchini, Broccoli, and Carrots

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Some people don’t like to have soup during the summer. But, I love it for a go-to lunch. This is one of my favorite soups, an all-time comfort food for me. During a recent bout with the flu, I whipped up a batch and froze the extra. It reheated really well in the microwave, so […]

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Thai Chicken Pizza

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Hey! It’s Pizza Friday again. I just am having too much fun to stop playing with pizza recipes. This time I took Asian flavors to Italy, just like Marco Polo. Even my husband who doesn’t normally like sweet flavors, devoured several slices of this pizza. One of the things that I love about this pizza […]

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Bulk Baking: Zucchini Bread

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Ah, zucchini. The vegetable you love to hate, or hate to love. Which is it? They are such prolific little buggers. I know, my dad grows them every summer. Correction: My dad grows too many of them every summer. Thankfully, my mom has been picking them while they are small-er, instead of the gargantuan things […]

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Queso Fundido and What’s On Your Plate?

Queso Fundido

Welcome to another fun week of What’s On Your Plate?! What’s on Your Plate? is designed to be a conversation amongst good eaters. Tell us about a recent meal. Did it meet with rave reviews? Or did it bomb? What side dishes did you pair with the star of the show? Did you try a […]

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