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Venison Stew

Venison Stew

If you are lucky enough to access venison this year, you have got to try this venison stew.  We were gifted a deer shoulder this fall from our patient Lowell (thanks again Lowell, you’re the best!).  Check out what I did with the backstrap he gave us, too!  I’ve still got a few more roasts…

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Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts

Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts

Happy Halloween everyone!  I have my first doughnut recipe for you, and of course in honor of the season it is for Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts! I wouldn’t say we at doughnuts often growing up, maybe a few times of year on a special day or if mom stopped at the bakery counter on the way…

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Bunny Tails

Bunny Tails

I have been absent from blogging new recipes for you recently as I’ve been drawn in to some events and projects going on at Triad Health Center.  All good things and many fun projects are in the works!  I just wish I had more time to be here sharing some of the yummy creations that…

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Four More One Pot Wonder Dinners

Four More One Pot Wonder Dinners

I am making an exception to our “Wordless Wednesdays.”  I have too many recipes to share with you, and I need to honor someone extra close to my heart… Yesterday was my son Austin’s first birthday!  I am in awe of our little man each and every day as he is growing up and learning…

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Spice Mix Party + 3 New Recipes

Spice Mix Party + 3 New Recipes

Take a gander at what a few girlfriends and I made at a Spice Mix Party we threw last month: I’m not sure if we created the idea of a Spice Mix Party, but it sure was fun!  It all started with the realization of two Maximized mommy friends, Rachel and Jess, that pre-made spice…

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Homemade Hamburger Helper

Homemade Hamburger Helper

We are back!  Austin and I took about a month off from our normal routine and spent a lovely couple of weeks in Houghton and L’Anse, Michigan.  So refreshing to relax and put all our cares away for a little while.  And a few of you asked how Austin enjoyed the water…well, he loved Lake…

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Sweet Potato Chicken Casserole

Sweet Potato Chicken Casserole

It’s summer, but does that mean we can’t enjoy a good One Pot Wonder?  I didn’t think so!  This is a super easy casserole that takes all of 15-20 minutes to mix up.  You can prepare it the night before, and pop in the oven in the evening when you get home from work.  This…

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Questions Answered: Pecan Pie

Questions Answered: Pecan Pie

I had the request for Pecan Pie from Melanie on my facebook page: “I grew up on an awesome tasting Pecan Pie, but unfortunately it calls for both dark Karo syrup and Light Karo syrup.  What would I substitute instead for the same flavor and texture?  I make this a lot at Thanksgiving and Christmas,…

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Almond Joy Ice Cream

Almond Joy Ice Cream

Okay, you can’t pass this recipe up.  This ice cream reminds me of an Almond Joy bar…all the flavors are there, but hey, it’s Advanced Plan!  :) Almond Joy Ice Cream Makes 6 Servings 2 cups unsweetened almond milk 1 cup full-fat coconut milk 3 free-range egg yolks 1 Tbsp arrowroot powder 1/2 tsp pure…

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One Pot Wonders: Italian Herb Chicken

The men of your family will love this dish, the best of both worlds — spaghetti sauce and chicken!  If desired, serve with hot cooked brown rice pasta (CORE Plan) or spiralized zucchini/yellow squash (ADVANCED Plan).  We enjoy ours paired with a side salad. Italian ChickenMakes 4 Servings 1/2 of a medium head cabbage, cut…

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