Freezer Cooking Days This Weekend

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.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 […]

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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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Three Food Books You Should Own

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I love cookbooks. In fact, I was a strange child; I read cookbooks for fun. And copied recipes — for fun. Today, I’ve got a wonderful collection of well-worn books and recipe cards that I refer to, tweak, and enjoy. Here are three cookbooks I love: My copy of The Bread Lover’s Bread Machine Cookbook […]

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Meal Planning Monday

Normally, I post my meal plan each week over at LifeasMOM. But, seeing as it’s Christmas over there, I thought I’d post it here. This week seems to be another catch up week at our house. First it was cleaning up after a mouse that invaded. We’ve only caught one and found no new “evidence” […]

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Christmas in July at LifeasMOM

Tomorrow the Third Annual Christmas in July series will begin at LifeasMOM. It seems crazy, I know, to be talking about Christmas in the heat of summer. However, there are some really good reasons why you might want to start thinking about the Holiday Season. 1. Summertime is a little more laid back. 2. Some […]

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Burrito Pizza

Burrito Pizza

I have really enjoyed experimenting with pizza recipes this summer. I’ve found some new combinations that my family likes. Hallelujah! Maybe we can bust out of the pepperoni rut! Hint: one of the ways I accomplished this was to stop buying pepperoni. Heehee. This burrito pizza really is delicious though. It has been requested on […]

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How ‘Bout Them Apple Slices?

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Apple slices are an easy, healthy snack. Not only are apples packed with vitamins and fiber, but they taste great. We find that slicing apples makes them easier to eat. We also waste less if we slice the apples. Kids just don’t generally get all the edible bits off a core. Since we try to […]

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