Monthly Archives: January 2011

Menu Planning Monday January 31st: Finding inspiration in the little Holidays

Now that the big Holidays are over there is a lot less pressure to prepare big and exciting meals, which can be great if that sort of thing doesn’t appeal to you. On the other hand it also means that … Continue reading

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Sundried tomato and goat cheese pizza

Months ago we posted the pizza dough recipe that we use every weekend along with a promise to post pizza recipes and unfortunately this will be the first one. We have had the best of intentions to post recipes but … Continue reading

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Menu Planning Monday January 24th: Beans…not the dog

  Last week was a particularly bean-y week and it got me thinking about how often we cook with beans. Coincidently we also refer to one of our dogs, Abby, as beans so often times in conversations about cooking with … Continue reading

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Overnight blueberry waffles

If you have ever made waffles and found them to be a bit flat and lacking in texture then you may want to try a yeast based waffle. I wasn’t sure that there would be a noticeable difference but decided … Continue reading

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Menu Planning Monday January 17th: Our top 10 tips for making any recipe healthier

We thought that now would be a great time to share with you some of the ways that we make recipes healthier. If you look over our menu plans each week it might seem like we make some rather decadent … Continue reading

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Menu Planning Monday January 10th: How to determine the correct grocery budget for your family

Almost every blog that participates in menu planning Monday does so in part to help them work within their given budget. I find it interesting to see how much variance there is from one grocery budget to the next. Some … Continue reading

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Creamy pad Thai pasta

Pad Thai is one of those dishes that my husband and I find ourselves craving and subsequently ordering carryout rather than cooking what was planned for dinner. There was one restaurant in particular that we loved when we lived in … Continue reading

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