Crockpot Vegetable Stock

Allergen Information: Free of the top 8 allergens Special Equipment: Crockpot Many of my recipes call for vegetable stock, and with everything I cook, the quality of the foods, even down to the stock is very important to me. I like to make my own so I can not only control the taste, but also […]

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Meatless Monday Chili

Allergen Information:  Free of the top 8 allergens A good pot of chili is pretty much the ultimate. But if you’re using prepackaged chili seasoning packets, you are filling up on some MSG, GMO’s, and preservatives.  Why do that when you can use REAL food? Instead of buying the packets, you just need a few […]

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Granny Apple Pie Smoothie

Allergen Information: Contains tree nuts Special Equipment: High Speed Blender This is one of those times I wish I had a different talent.  I know, I know, we aren’t supposed to do that.  But really.  Can I have just a few dance moves?? Or an eye for photography?? I don’t think I’ll ever be able […]

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Mustard Vinaigrette

Ok, the date is February 15, 2014, and it’s been one crazy week in the Southeast.  Snow, Ice storm, disaster, earthquake. I know what this did.  It drove us all to purging on the last of our junk food just in case last night was the rapture. Well, we’re still around today, and I’d bet […]

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Solid Ground

It’s finally as quiet as it will be; babies tucked tightly in two cold bedrooms. The monotonous hum of the fireplace seems our only hope.  I gaze intently at the orange flames, following their fiery patterns with my tired and somewhat nervous eyes. My mind purposely wanders to a time when I suspect this was […]

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