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Our Favorite Beef Stew with Just 4 Ingredients!

September 7, 2016 Beef

Ooh-wee! That was one fantastic summer. Early morning walks, endless sunshine, cool clouds, and tons of fun. Hours and hours by the pool were interrupted only by the need to appear at my paying gig and the occasional slapdash of housework. Oh, and the college visits. Cue the meaningful orchestra music. There is not one […]

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7 Quick and Healthy Recipes for Busy People

March 29, 2015 Chili/Soup/Stew

If ‘busy’  is a disease, then I’ve got it bad. I try not to overload our lives. (Really, I do.) But it seems that the minute I push one low priority ‘thing’ to the curb, another more obviously important priority shows up at the door. With luggage. I know you get it. We’re ALL busy! […]

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Chicken Sausage, Spinach, and Barley Soup

April 1, 2014 Chili/Soup/Stew

It’s finally April 1st! Did you torture your kids with tricks today? Greased the doorknobs, booby-trap the kitchen faucet, or tell them they had a snow day? Though I’ve abstained from all of that so far (I hate to see tears before school), last night I was beginning to think someone was starting April Fool’s Day […]

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15 Healthy Homemade Soups for National Soup Month

January 12, 2014 Chili/Soup/Stew

It’s January and it’s cold and wet and windy. That’s not news. What IS news is that fact that it is also National Soup Month. Wouldn’t’ it be nice to wrap  your freezing hands around a big bowl of hearty, warm goodness? Don’t you dare crack open that can of Campbell’s 🙂 I’ve got something special. […]

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Slow-Cooked Beef Stew

November 12, 2013 Beef

The meat for this beef stew spoke to me. Stew me, it said. And so I did. Cook me long and low, it said. Thus, I did. Bathe me in a rich and flavorful sauce, it said. A slave to my ingredients, I had no choice but to…did. I have conversations with my ingredients; usually, but not always, in my head. Oh […]

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Slow Cooked Guinness Brisket

June 5, 2013 Beef

Considering that this Slow Cooked Guinness Brisket is on of the most mind-blowing crockpot meals I’ve ever made, I’m sorry I kept it under wraps for so long. Meat slow-cooked in spices, dark beer, brown sugar, tomato paste, mustard, and vinegar is just destined for the Taste Bud Hall of Fame. So, I apologize for […]

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Barbecued Pulled Pork with Mango and Feta

March 12, 2013 Crock Pot

I played in a volleyball tournament two days ago. Two whole days. Yet, this morning it still feels like my body was beat with wooden sticks all night long. Oh, the sore muscles – how glorious! Yeah, you heard me. While I might wince and whimper as I start to lower into a chair, these sore muscles […]

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Hearty Beef and Barley Soup II

March 6, 2013 Beef

I revised my original beef barley soup last week. Homemade soup is an absolute must in this type of weather. It’s not really winter, but not yet Spring, and they are still talking snow storms. Blecch. Get me outta here. Or at least, get me a bowl of thick “stoup” and I’ll be alright. Why […]

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Coconut Curried Pork

February 18, 2013 Blogging

Let’s talk about Coconut Curried Pork and scrapbooking. I have said more than once that blogging is a lot like scrapbooking. You have a story to tell, and you do it with words and pictures. In my circle of scrappy friends, affectionately known as the Scrap Chicks, it is a huge benefit that we often look at […]

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Fit Resolutions: Healthy Recipe Round-Up!

January 17, 2013 Crock Pot
Asian Noodle Salad -- Juggling With Julia

This post is dedicated to the 25 or so women I met Tuesday night who are doing something wonderful for themselves. They have committed to a program with my pal, Michelle, of Fit Revolution, to achieve better fitness, nutrition, and health. Every week they’ll meet with their trainer for a two-hour session, attend at least two fitness classes, […]

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