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{Crock Pot} Marinara Sauce with Italian Sausage

My family communicates primarily through food. While your mom might send a group text to your siblings with a “happy Thursday, love you!”, my mom starts the group text with “wondering whether to do a peanut sauce or a curry with the greens?” or “what’s everyone making tonight?”. These texts then lead to a discussion, […]

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Bacon Jam

I know that the title of this recipe sounds like one of those ridiculous bacon-with-everything pairings that have been popular of late. Although I (and really, honestly, everyone else in the world) think that bacon is delicious, I don’t like the oneupsmanship with the strange bacon combinations. I tried a bacon chocolate bar and I […]

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{Crock Pot} Skinny Thai Peanut Chicken

If you aren’t using PB2 in everything yet, you’re late to the party. Consider this your official invitation. PB2 is all natural powdered peanut butter with 80% of the calories removed. They’re just…gone. I love cooking with PB2 in sweet and savory dishes, in oatmeal, cookies, smoothies, you name it.  This recipe is a lightened-up […]

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Red Curry Lentils with Pumpkin

Lentils just don’t get the respect they deserve. Relegated to the same shelf as dried beans (cue Sweet Brown, if you please) in the grocery store (which is usually a bottom shelf), lentils blend in with boring colors (brown. orange-brown. yellow-brown) and unthrilling packaging.  Speaking of unthrilling, get a load of this dog of mine […]

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{Crock Pot} Creamy Chicken & Spinach Soup with Pumpkin Biscuits

Feeling sick is the worst. “The worst,” however, can be mitigated. I’ve come down with something in the last couple of days, nothing big, but enough that I can’t breathe with my mouth closed and am definitely not the pretty little bride I was just the weekend before last!  Helping the situation:  1) My sweet […]

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