Monthly Archives: May 2015

Weekly Menu Plan #30

Katie’s plan: Slow cooker pumpkin chili with fixings, corn muffins, pineapple, dark chocolate cheesecake-filled cupcakes Family birthday party Leftovers Family birthday party and cookout Memorial Day cookout: grilled chicken, toasted breads, various fresh fruits, chips and salsa, spinach-artichoke dip, lemonade, … Continue reading

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Love Is a Peanut Butter Cookie

Confessions of a peanut butter addict: I eat peanut butter by the spoonful. No, I’m not talking about a tiny teaspoon of peanut butter or just licking the knife after making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I’m talking serving … Continue reading

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Cowboy Caviar (Avocado, Corn, & Tomato Salsa)

I was introduced to this salsa in college. It is so colorful and vibrant – from the green avocado, onions, and cilantro and the red tomatoes and yellow corn – and it smells fantastic. It’s great to make a few … Continue reading

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Weekly Menu Plan #29

Katie’s plan: Chicken stirfry (leftover), rice, pumpkin scones, apricots Tex-Mex Cobb Salad, Pumpkin-Chai Soup Leftovers Mini Meatloaves, seasoned baked French fries, steamed carrots and broccoli, homemade applesauce English muffin pizzas, raspberries and apples Pulled pork with homemade hamburger buns, cowboy … Continue reading

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Fruit-Topped Chocolate Chip Cookie Pizza

Doesn’t this just look pretty? I love this dessert. It’s celebration food at its finest: bold, decorative, bright pops of color. Contrasting flavors and textures. Creamy and tangy and tart and sweet. Crunchy and chewy and soft. It could be … Continue reading

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Homemade Buns: 2 Recipes, 3 Ways

Once I started making all of our bread myself, I figured that I should likewise make our hamburger and hot dog buns. That’s a thing to do, right? It turned out to be more challenging than I thought. Some recipes … Continue reading

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Weekly Menu Plan #28

Katie’s plan: Dinner with family, brought apple crisp Slow Cooker Taco Soup with sour cream, shredded cheese, avocado, and tortilla chips; Fazoli’s copycat breadsticks, rice Mother’s Day cookout with family: brought pasta salad, French fries, and strawberry shortcake Chicken Stirfry, … Continue reading

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