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    5 Days of Healthy Dinners Under $40

    I thoroughly enjoy cooking, but after working all day, deciding what to make for dinner can be the worst part of my day. To fix that I started planning what to make for the week on Sundays before grocery shopping.…

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    Weeknight Black Bean & Rice Bowl

    This is one of my go-to weeknight meals because it’s low in calories and cheap to make. Oh and it’s pretty dang tasty. For a long time I wouldn’t eat beans. I had never tried them and just assumed they…

  • The Best Aldi Groceries
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    My Favorite Aldi Groceries

    If you’ve never shopped at Aldi, you’re missing out. Aldi is a a German owned grocery store (they own Trader Joe’s too) that has become increasingly popular in the US over the last several years. I was very skeptical at…

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    Carrot & Cabbage Salad

    Growing up we ate salad a lot. There weren’t many vegetables (actually none) that I would eat cooked, so salad was how I would get my vegetables. I would eat all of the lettuce first, and all the good stuff…

  • warm gooey corn dip
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    Super Addicting Corn Dip

    This corn dip is so stinkin easy, I’m not sure you can even call it a recipe. I usually mix it up on weekend afternoons when I don’t really feel like cooking but want to binge eat in front of…

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    Healthy Cauliflower & Black Bean Burritos

    As a kid I didn’t eat a lot of vegetables. I just didn’t like most of them. I’ve always loved raw cauliflower. It’s soft, but still crunchy and has a pretty benign flavor. But I would never have eaten it…

  • A comforting bowl of potato soup is easy to make while being a couch potato.
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    Potato Soup – An Easy Slow Cooker Recipe

    This week we got about a foot of snow in Virginia. The first thing I do when it’s cold and snowy is get something in the crock pot. Nothing’s better than comfort food. Especially doesn’t take a lot of effort.…

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    Red Pepper & Garlic Cream Cheese

    Recently while roasting red peppers to make into pasta sauce, I thought that they would make an excellent dip. The sweetness and spiciness of the red peppers are amplified when roasted and pair well with tart cream cheese. I added…

  • 10 Gifts for Food Lovers
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    10 Gifts for Food Lovers

    I love to eat. Often, I give gifts that revolve around food. These are some of my favorite food related items that make awesome gifts that work well for birthdays, Christmas, and weddings! 1. Ceramic Skillet, $89 I actually got…

  • Even with cheese and fritos, this turkey chili is still around 400 calories.
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    The Beefiest Turkey Chili

    There’s something about the beginnings of fall that always make me crave chili. When football season starts, this turkey chili is in my slow cooker on a regular basis – it’s the ultimate game day food. I love me some…