Mom’s Simple Chicken Tortilla Soup

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I have about 4 different versions of tortilla soup that I make and this is the go-to quick version. My mom actually came up with it. This is how it evolved. When we were home visited in March she decided to make tortilla soup for dinner. She was out running errands late in the afternoon…

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Easy Black Bean Burgers

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“Beans, beans, they’re good for your heart…” Sorry, I can’t not think of that song when talking about beans. I don’t eat a ton of veggie burgers, but I do really like them. Like I’ve said time and time again, I am always trying to make stuff from scratch to cut down on unnecessary preservatives,…

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Lemon Dill Salmon: Farm Versus Wild & Meal Planning Monday!

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Hope you all had a great weekend! We’ve got fish on the brain over here. I was finally able to find wild salmon at one of the grocery stores in small town, Missouri. Very excited. Then onto excitement number 2, this weekend marks the first weekend the hubby caught and brought home rainbow trout! Four…

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Meal Planning Monday and Crock Pot Pinto Beans!

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Hi folks. I had  a busy, but fun, week in the kitchen while my parents were here. I am going to keep meal planning simple this week and utilize some of the wonderful fresh herbs we have growing in the garden. We’ve had a morning shower about every other day since we planted so I…

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Crock-Pot Meal: Chicken Chili

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Last week in the midst of unpacking, I decided I was tired of the same ol’ quick and easy dinner (i.e. bean & cheese tacos, sandwiches). I had already unpacked my crockpot which I’ve probably only used a few times before and decided I wanted a crockpot meal. I wanted to throw stuff in the…

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