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Red Lentil Vegetable Soup

red lentil vegetable soup on a cold day

We finally had a snowfall here in Denver that was more than just a dusting. And after being spoiled with a mild January, the temperature has finally become almost cold enough for my middle school son to wear a jacket … Continue reading

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Meal List

I’ve been asked several times in the past couple weeks for our family’s meal list. See, I wrote a list of all the meals we actually eat. Not the ones in the cookbook, not the ones that we’ve tried, but … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Whole Wheat Gnocchi

whole wheat sweet potato gnocchis on plate

You remember what a powerhouse sweet potatoes are, right? Here is my favorite recipe that uses them. Sorry, this isn’t a particularly “quick” recipe, but it’s a good one to do with an extra pair of little hands to help … Continue reading

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Cook Now, Eat Later: Freezer Meal Plan Week 5 (The Finale)

Welcome back! Today is our last installment of “Cook Now, Eat Later”, at least for the time being. This week, we’re using ground beef to make meatloaf muffins, meat for Navajo tacos, Sloppy Joes, and then browned ground beef to … Continue reading

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Cook Now, Eat Later: Freezer Meal Plan Week 4

(For a great holiday gift idea for neighbors, teachers, coworkers, or pretty much anyone, check out www.hearthappybaking.blogspot.com!) It is starting to get very cold around here. This morning, as I dropped my daughter off for kindergarten, it was a mere … Continue reading

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Cook Now, Eat Later: Freezer Meal Plan Week 3

How was your Thanksgiving?! Ours was fantastic. The weather here in the midwest has been beautiful and Thanksgiving was a really beautiful and warm day. The cooking all went almost seamlessly and the company was even better! This week, we’ll … Continue reading

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Cook Now, Eat Later: Freezer Meal Plan Week 2

**I updated the first post in this series with better instructions how to package, freeze, and store your meals. Check it out here.** First of all, my baby DID arrive before the first post of this series…but only by an … Continue reading

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Cook Now, Eat Later: Freezer Meal Plan Week 1

This week, we’re going to work on the chicken meals. We’re going to make Chicken and Brown & Wild Rice Soup, White Chicken Chili, and Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas, as well as shredded chicken for future meals. If you have … Continue reading

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Cook Now, Eat Later: A Plan for Freezer Meals

As you may or may not know, I’m expecting a baby. In fact, at the time I’m writing this post, I am about 2 weeks from my due date. However, by the time you read this, that baby had better … Continue reading

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Giving Before Getting — Even on Christmas Morning

We have in our town a generous Christmas event, a Christmas morning breakfast for the homeless and poor on the island.  Santa Claus comes and delivers gifts to all the children. We have made it a tradition to first go … Continue reading

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