Pepper Steak

Pepper Steak

Hello…how are you?  Is this winter weather getting you down?  Don’t get me wrong, the snow is pretty and all, and I am immensely thankful for heat and coats and cupboards full of blankets….but dang is Spring ever going to get here?! Do you find that it’s easier to get dinner on the table during […]

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Walnut and Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad with Ginger & Tarragon Vinaigrette

Walnut & Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad

This is how I like quinoa! If you missed my post a while back.  Or if you saw it but didn’t read it and actually thought that I enjoyed eating quinoa for breakfast well….I don’t.    I’m not a morning person so the best way for me to start the day is with a heavy dose […]

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Chevre Roasted Vegetable Salad

Chevre Roasted Vegetable Salad

I am always coming home from eating out and trying to recreate whatever fabulousness it was that I just ate.  Do you ever do that?  One of my favorite restaurants in Grand Rapids is Marie Catribs, for many, many reasons, far too many to count.  This salad has been on the menu, I dare say, […]

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the perfect Quiche

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Hello! And welcome to E2g’s weekly series Dinner Dilemma.  Dinner Dilemma is the place where I share all my “goto” dinners.  All of the recipes in this series are tried and true family favorites.  Have you come to the end of the road when it comes to what to make for dinner? Look no further! […]

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Goodie Bars

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These bars were a goto goodie in my home growing up.  Thus the name goodie bars.   Oooo they are so good Eeeee!  And super easy, I’m pretty sure this is one of the first things I learned to bake as a kid, standing on my little red stool. By the way….did you have a […]

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Creamy Queso Fundido

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Who’s your team?  The Seattle Seahawks or the Denver Broncos?  We are a house divided.  Ken is rooting for the Broncos for all the technical and statistical reasons, and I’m rooting for the Seahawks because I like their uniforms, they are from a town that has all sorts of good food, they have a really […]

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Mexican Turkey Meatball Soup

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  Mexican Turkey Meatball Soup is everything I love in a soup!  Spicy and full of healthy vegetables not to mention the surprise of  tasty bite sized little turkey meatballs.  This light but hearty soup is sure to hit the spot!  Twenty plus inches of snowfall, high winds,  sub-zero temps, three consecutive days off from […]

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Roasted Root Vegetables

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I love roasted vegetables.  Roasting caramelizes the natural sugars that are in certain vegetables.  Roasting can also bring out a nutty quality in vegetables like broccoli and brussel sprouts.  I’ve roasted just about any and all vegetables  that I can get my hands on and I love them all! Roasting vegetables is extremely simple.   […]

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thoughts on Happiness

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Nothing makes my heart sing quite like the smiles of my children. When they flash me an honest to goodness “I’m happy” smile it melts my heart. We all just want our kiddos to be happy don’t we? Recently a good friend sent me an email that her daughter would be turning 13, and for […]

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Baked Oatmeal with fruit & nuts

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Hello. I hope your well.  I haven’t been blogging much, cause well….I haven’t been eating much.  I’m hangry.  It’s no fun to blog when your hangry. I’m starting to worry that social services is going to come knocking on my door asking for the hangry mom.  My kids will answer the door, unless they are […]

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