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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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Happy Father’s Day!: Grilled Hamburger Salad

Happy Father’s Day!: Grilled Hamburger Salad

I’ve been racking my brain for ideas for a great ML Nutrition Plans approved recipe for Father’s Day.  Especially this year, as it’s Dave’s first official Father’s Day.  I wanted to surprise him with an awesome and manly dish. For weeks I was thinking and thinking, jotting down ideas on scratch paper, but nothing had…

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St. Patrick’s Day Menu Planning

I don’t know how many of you actually celebrate St. Patrick’s day and have it carry over into your kitchens.  Dave and I don’t really celebrate it much more than acknowledging the day.  But I wanted to give you a few menu items that are of Irish cuisine.  You may have tried these recipes  before…

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Asian Beef & Noodle Soup

Who out there gets a thrill from taking a not so healthy recipe, swapping ingredients and giving it your own spin to make it into a beautiful, flavorful Maximized recipe??  Well, when I’m not inventing my own dishes, that is what I do and love it, especially when we need a quick fix for dinner…

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How To: Homemade Beef Stock

I want to share my recipe for beef stock.  It is something so simple to have on hand for an array of recipes.  We purchased a quarter of a cow for the first time a few months back.  With it, we were given all the leftover bones wrapped up and have had them in the…

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