Chipotle Black Bean Dip

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Bean dips come in all shapes and forms- but this one has something a little extra special added to it. Avocado.  Yep- I did that.  I changed up the spicy twang of this bean dip recipe and added a … [Read more...]

Butternut Squash & Black Bean Enchilada Skillet

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Now that it’s January, I am bombarded with a plethora of fitness and/or health missions around every corner.  Whether it be in my job, or with friends or family and their NY resolutions, or the news … [Read more...]

Shrimp & Black Eyed Pea Salad

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Happy New Year, everyone! Being from the South, I've learned that it is a tradition to eat some variation of  a cut of pork, greens, and, of course, black eyed peas on January One. Each element of … [Read more...]

BBQ Pot Roast with Cheesy Cheddar Grits

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We have had a spell of cooler weather here in North Texas.  I say spell, because it will be short lived.  I am confident in my statement due to the fact that this is Texas after all.. and tomorrow it … [Read more...]

Roasted Veggie Tacos with Avocado Cream

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The bulk of summer produce is coming to an end- and although I am stoked at the thought of  cooler weather, comfort casseroles, and soups to warm my soul- there is something about these roasted … [Read more...]

Lemon, Basil & Artichoke Twice Baked Potatoes

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My life has been a complete shambles the past two weeks- hence my solitary blogging hiatus.  Let's see.. Packing: check.  Moving: check. Unpacking: check. New 45 minute commute to work: check. … [Read more...]

Cilantro Pesto Shrimp & Cheesy Pesto Orzo

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Shrimpie Kabobs- this is summer lovin at it's very best.  I totally took advantage of my allotted 12 ounces of seafood this week- pinterest does the most damage when it comes to feeding into my … [Read more...]

Hummus Mashed Potatoes

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This is a rather interesting recipe to share.  The CB house loves a delicious hummus- I mean LOVES the stuff.  My Fireman would chose that over some crazy, cheesy dip. any day. Good example..  This … [Read more...]

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs with Blue Cheese Polenta

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This is my healthy play on the taste of buffalo wings, and oh how good they are ... I recollect on the last time I ate buffalo wings- the boneless kind, because even if it is delictable for my … [Read more...]

{Recipe Redux} Caesar Panzanella with Basil

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  This month's Recipe Redux challenged the use of 'little fishes'. What does this mean, you ask?  Well little fishies of the sea include smelts, sardines, and the most familiar- and my … [Read more...]