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The Single Mom Life
I had a very good food week last week. My food magazine came and it included a recipe for green ...
Roasted Curried Cauliflower Soup
This past week was Lesley's birthday. We always get together for birthday gatherings full of food, sweets, presents and laughs ...
Pumpkin Spice Pancakes
As I write this the rain is coming down outside and the forecast doesn’t show it stopping until late this ...
Cocoa Banana Bread
We have been in a weekend morning pancake rut for a few weeks now. The girls probably wouldn’t describe it ...
Poppy Seed Salad Dressing
I have a special place in my heart for the strawberry summer salad that my mom makes. It’s the dressing ...
Spaghetti Squash Enchilada Casserole
This winter, Aldi has had amazing sales on spaghetti squash - 29 cents a pound! That's a deal I just ...
Sweet Potato Dream Muffins with Maple Butter
This weekend, I found myself with a surplus of potatoes. My parents were leaving for a three-week trip and were ...
Artichoke and Feta Hummus (without Tahini)
The girls' new activities are in full swing. Maddie is on her way to become a world-renowned violinist, and both girls ...
Basil and Mint Pesto
It is summertime, and the garden is in full swing! This year, I added a raised bed to my deck ...
Fried Green Tomatoes
I am a bad gardener. It's true. But I've never found that to be a good reason to give up ...
Lasagna is by far one of the world's best foods. It doesn't get much better than the multiple layers of ...
Dad’s Famous Grilled Potatoes
Growing up, my dad didn't cook a lot, but when he did, it was always really good. He typically spent ...
Mini English Muffin Pizzas
As moms, we know that dinner sometimes needs to be quick. Between work and activities with the kids, we don't ...
Palak Paneer with Masala Roasted Cauliflower
Prior to my move to Indiana, I had never had Indian food. It wasn't that the other places that I ...
This past week, Aldi has had avocados on sale for $0.49 each! I love avocados but the thought of spending ...
I love spinach. Story, not so much. So I try to sneak it in recipes as often as I can ...
Hot Dog Bun Garlic Bread
I was pretty proud of myself for this one. Of course, I get pretty proud of myself any time I think ...
Healthy Banana Oat Muffins
It happened today. I walked by the table and noticed that the bananas were almost black. The panic set in ...
I'm in love with a new breakfast food. For the past several years, nothing has gotten between me and my ...
Black Bean Ranch Burgers
Not a huge fan of meat (not to mention it's expensive!), I am forever on the search for new meatless ...
Easy Vegetarian Chili
It's that time of year again! The jackets, the scarves, the boots ... but most important, the chili! We have ...
Black Bean and Salsa Soup
With winter right around the corner, my mind has already turned to soups. I love the warm, flavorful soup. No ...
Yes, this bread is pretty ordinary. But, it is bread and homemade, which means it is delicious. There is one ...
Funfetti Banana Bread
Bananas may just be the perfect fruit for moms. They're cheap, and they are soft enough to ease our choking ...
Asian Lentil Burgers
I continue to be impressed with lentils. It really is amazing how they absorb the taste of the various ingredients ...
Grammy’s Mac and Cheese
My mom makes the best mac and cheese. I'm not bragging. It's just a fact. The ultimate comfort food, it ...
Never to shy away from adventures that would make most people exhausted just thinking about them, Lesley and I took the ...
We are like any traditional American family. Spaghetti is a staple. It's so quick. So easy. And, so cheap! Not ...
Black Bean Turkey Quesadilla
Quesadillas are delicious. There is no denying that. One of the best things about them is that they are very ...
This was my grandmother's recipe and a dish that I would look forward to her making each time I visited ...
Cauliflower Tater Tots
On a quest to get your child to eat more veggies? Getting tired of the same old Meatless Monday meal? ...
Cayenne and Garlic Scalloped Potatoes
Since Maddie has begun eating food, I've noticed a difference between what she will eat and what Riley likes. Riley, ...
Creamy Italian Salad Dressing
I like salad dressing, but I don’t love it. Usually I have a craving for it, and then it sits ...
Creamy Italian Pasta Salad
This pasta salad is so easy to make and has become a summer go-to for us. Since it is a ...
Kentucky Potato Salad
Lesley and I just got back from a lovely vacation in Cave City, Kentucky. We stayed in a cabin in ...
Leftover Rice Cakes
Sometimes you just make too much rice. I like rice. It's tasty. You can make fun dishes out of it ...
Lentil Burger with Mango Salsa
I've been doing a lot of crafts with the girls that involve lentils. Now, I have a kitchen full of ...
Parmesan and Basil Orzo
This is a household favorite. It calls for very few ingredients and is adaptable for picky eaters. Cooking with orzo ...
Poppy Seed Potato Salad
I have found that packing a picnic for children in two age groups can be challenging. Just finding something they ...
Southwest Potato Salad
I started making this salad two years ago after a quest to spruce up my potato salad, and it has ...
Sweet Potato Fries
Yum, yum, yum! I can't say enough good things about this quick, simple side dish. The kids love them, and ...
This recipe is a staple in our house. I've tried other vegetables but have found the spinach to be the ...
Spaghetti sauce and Alfredo sauce typically yield two very different dishes. When combined, however, they are nothing short of fabulous ...
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