all in vegetable & bean soup

I have a really weird love/hate relationship with soup. As you know I love nothing better than chomping down on a giant cheeseburger or eating a plate full of tacos – so soup just often seems kind of meh to me. Geez, am I selling you on this soup recipe I’m about to post? Lol.…

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spicy jambalaya with shrimp + sausage

Well, I woke up sick this morning with some plague-esque situation, which is especially a bummer since I’m on day three of my ‘funemployment.’ I start a new and exciting gig on Monday, so I suppose I’ll spend the rest of my time curled up with some tea and a Harry Potter movie marathon so…

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slow cooker pot roast with gravy over egg noodles

Is anyone else super cranky about this unbearably hot heat wave we’re having in the Midwest? I had all of these wonderful Halloween + fall decorating plans for this weekend but it seems ridiculous to get sweaty while hanging my twinkly purple Halloween lights. Le sigh. So while I can’t quite fall it up outside,…

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crock pot southwestern chicken soup

As much as I do enjoy being in my cozy little kitchen lovingly toiling over a complex recipe with lots of to-do’s (honestly, I think it’s relaxing!) – there are absolutely times when I just want to throw everything into a pot and be done. So on one of those recent “I’m feeling lazy” days,…

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bacon + blue cheese + bbq sauce burger (+garlic too!)

Happy bunny day dudes! I know I should be posting ham and all that jazz for Easter, but things have just been so busy around these parts the last couple o’ weeks that I just never got my act together to plan a ham-my post. Luckily I do have this previous Easter post that is…

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meatless monday: pasta with sun-dried tomato cream sauce

I’ve been inspired by my pal Debbie over at The Mountain Kitchen to try this whole Meatless Monday thang. While the name of this blog and my life are heavily influenced by meat – the barbecues, the meatloafs, the tacos, the steak-ums and more – I really love all food and thought this could be…

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chicken salad with cranberries, walnuts and honey

I like re-upping some of my favorite recipes that I posted ages ago because WOW my photography skills used to be blurry and dark! It’s been fun trying how to learn to take better photos and make things look a little more fun. This is my pal Maddi’s favorite recipe of mine – remember her…

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green curry chicken & rice

I have been super obsessed with curry lately. Any and every color and variety of curry, I’m into it – gimme, gimme, gimme. Since my love affair was getting expensive via lots of takeout I thought I’d try to whip up a recipe at home. I randomly chose Thai Green Curry paste, which is made…

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sloppy joes

Whoa dudes, this is good. Really, really good. For some reason I’ve been fixated on finding a homemade Sloppy Joe recipe that doesn’t make me miss the nostalgic feels of a good ole’ can of Manwich. It’s a quest I’ve been on for some time and am happy to report back that I’ve finally found…

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bacon meatloaf with carrots, prunes, and onions

Just when I think I’ve tried all the meatloaf recipes in the land, another delicious, totally unique one pops up and makes my day. My friend Maddi said I HAD to try this Epicurious recipe and as usual, she was right. Dave and I had this whole thing eaten in two days – it was…

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