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Cilantro Shrimp Pasta

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Get this month’s meal plan while you can. A Month of Make-Ahead Meal Plans is available only in August. 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 […]

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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

Baked Pears 5

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

Offering a sandwich bar for dinner is a great way to feed a crowd on a budget. Here are some tasty ideas to include in your build your own sandwich bar.

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

rice sticks

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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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins & The Great Pumpkin Shortage of 2011

Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins

About this time every year I hear whispers of a pumpkin shortage. And sure enough I go to the store and the shelves are empty. This year I haven’t yet heard the rumors. And by the look of my pantry, there’s no pumpkin shortage at my house! These babies were on clearance last Christmas for […]

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Pantry Challenge Check-In, Final Week (or Not?)

Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins

Today wraps up the fourth and final week of the Pantry Challenge. I just finished crunching the numbers on our grocery shopping and eating out and was AMAZED at the results. We did as well as or better than if I had actually set a money limit on myself. Less than $600 to feed 8 […]

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Raspberry Baked Oatmeal

Raspberry Baked Oatmeal 2

Start the morning with a cheerful breakfast. This Raspberry Baked Oatmeal is easy to bake and full of great sweet tart berries. I had heard about baked oatmeal years ago, but I was extremely skeptical. I don’t like mushy oatmeal and I was worried that baked oatmeal would be mush. But, after hearing about it […]

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