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The Rest of the Week

I’m linking up with Conversion Diary again today. My seven quick takes are pretty much all about what we’ve been doing this week with Grandma and Grandpa, in addition to the horseback riding and scavenger hunt that I’ve already posted about … Continue reading

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Easter. A Birthday. I. Am. Blessed.

We had a fun-filled Easter. We woke up to yarn trails leading to Easter baskets and an egg hunt. We tried a new recipe for Easter breakfast. I had seen “Resurrection Rolls” mentioned on other blogs and probably on Pinterest … Continue reading

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Quick Paleo Pork Tenderloin with a Pan Sauce and Roasted Vegetables

Before I started trying to conform my eating habits to the paleo diet, I had plenty of “go-to” dishes I made regularly.  When I didn’t have much time to prepare or cook dinner, I’d throw together tuna melts, several different … Continue reading

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Paleo Progress

We have been doing pretty well with our attempts to shift our eating habits to the Paleo diet.  Dinner has been easy.  We’ve eaten a Paleo friendly dinner every night for the past few weeks.  As I predicted, breakfast and … Continue reading

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Rainy Day Ride and a Recipe

Today was rainy.  The girls were a little stir crazy after dinner tonight, so the Daddy brought in their wagon for a little ride. They thought this was just about the coolest thing.  Then it broke, and they had fits. … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Squash with Spinach Meat Sauce

I tackled my latest Chopped ingredients the other night: Spaghetti Squash, Spinach, and Merguez Sausage.  My husband made the merguez, and it was delicious.  I was correct in my belief that the sausage would be smoky, sweet, and have a … Continue reading

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Tofu Chocolate Pudding

We went to PetSmart today to get some dog food and I happened to see some fancy “chocolate” dog treats. I got a package of them for our dog, and Miss immediately started saying, “I want some chocolate treats too!” … Continue reading

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Home Run

Raisins and cherry tomatoes were my at-home-“Chopped” ingredients this week. I thought and thought for a week about what to do with them. Initially I was going to cook them with some onions and broth and spices and then puree … Continue reading

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Shrimp and Grits

Ingredients for this week’s “Chopped” Challenge: Shrimp and Cheddar Cheese My mind automatically went to Shrimp and Grits as the dish to make. I don’t really know why. I’ve only eaten one bite of shrimp and grits ever. It was … Continue reading

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Rock Soup or Flank Steak?

While we waited for our dinner to braise this afternoon, the girls and I went outside, where Miss proceeded to make her own dinner of Rock Soup. It all started with puddles this morning, which we used to “paint” the … Continue reading

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