Garden Bounty – White Kale & Squash Naan Pizza

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Our garden has been nothing to write home about this year.  We started out with high hopes of being able to produce tomatoes, Brussel sprouts, kale, mixed lettuces, strawberries, peppers and jalapeños.  We are about 3/4 of the way through summer and I have picked one green pepper from our garden, ripped out our mixed… 

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The Perfect Guacamole & A National Championship

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So in case you haven’t heard The Kentucky Wildcats are GOING TO THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!!! AHHHHH….cue the Hoosiers soundtrack!!! When you work with college students and live in a college town you naturally absorb the Cats fever and there’s nothing better than having a winning team to root for. This town bleeds blue and our… 

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Chicken Florentine Casserole

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This past weekend the pastor’s wives of our church gathered to glean wisdom from a woman who is so very dear to me and 30 years our senior (she would kill me if she saw that!).  She sat and talked to us about raising children, serving husbands in ministry and the ups and downs of… 

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Quinoa Caprese Bake

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A couple of weeks back I made this wonderful Fiesta Quinoa Casserole by Cooking Quinoa.  Our family devoured it and thought wouldn’t it be great to make a caprese version with mozzarella, tomatoes and fresh basil.  I took the base of her recipe and made it my own.  For me, there are few combos better… 

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In a Pinch Thursdays: Lemon Chicken & Kale Rice Bowls w/ Toasted Pine Nuts

Lemon Chicken & Kale Rice w/ Toasted Pine Nuts

Tis the week for all things kale!  Kale stuffed peppers and now chicken and kale rice.  I love this veggie…it’s slowly rising about my love for spinach.  This dish is super easy to throw together.  Whenever I’m in a pinch for dinner ideas, nine times out of ten I think: do I  have rice, do… 

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Spaghetti Squash & Spinach Cakes w/ Sriracha Dipping Sauce

Spaghetti Squash & Spinach Cakes w/ Sriracha Dipping Sauce

The whole family was in town this weekend for my 4 year old’s big princess birthday bash!  I can’t believe she is 4 already.  She has a mind of her own, is so bright and funny.  I love just sitting around talking with her.  You never quite know what her mind will come up with…. 

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Kale & Orzo Minestrone

Kale & Orzo Minestrone

We had a cold front come through last night – we went from 80 degrees to 64.  Ahhhh…this is what I’m talkin about!  Spending time outside and not sweating is a top priority for me and this weather makes it possible.  It also makes today a perfect soup cookin day.  Girls are sleeping, music is… 

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Skinny Sesame Chicken with Brown Rice

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Last year I discovered this easy schmeezy recipe from elizabethbryant.blogspot.com  (go check it out!!).  It was a Korean Beef recipe that quickly won over my whole family and lots of friends whom I shared it with.  I took the base of that recipe and changed it a bit to create a healthy, sweet and savory sesame… 

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Lemon Chicken Ricotta Pasta

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It’s nap time!!!!  This is the time I wait for everyday and when all things line up perfectly, it’s magic.  Both girls are asleep, the house is quiet and I’ve got the new John Mayer CD playing (which is AMAZING – not on board with his falandering but man, he can play guitar).  This recipe… 

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