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Mexican Street Corn Salad

Mexican Street Corn Salad recipe

Maybe it’s the thought of warm weather as our family prepares to head to Arizona for Spring Training, or maybe it’s the fact that I haven’t started packing yet and needed another excuse to procrastinate, but yesterday I decided that I MUST have Mexican Street Corn NOW. Obviously it’s February and I’m in Texas, far from fresh corn season, but dang it, I was determined to eat some charred corn…

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Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

So we moved to Texas. And it feels weird. But good. Especially being around family. Last week we grilled out at my sister’s house. She lives on a canal and has the most amazing game collection. The kids challenged each other to Mrs. Pac-Man while Jeff and I faced off in Super Mario Brothers on the original Nintendo. (I won.) My dad grilled burgers and I was in charge of…

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How to Slow Roast Tomatoes

I’ve been feeling a bit overwhelmed lately. Overwhelmed in a good way, with many fun and rewarding opportunities coming my way, but stressed nonetheless. Even though I am not the most organized person (I think I just heard my husband snort at that)…ok, I am the owner of multiple piles in our house…anyways, too much disorganization sends my stress level into overdrive. Thankfully yesterday was Sunday, the perfect day to…

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Kid-Friendly Thanksgiving Sides

I’m sharing some kid-friendly Thanksgiving side dishes on Van’s Foods blog today. Click on the photo to see the recipes!     Happy Thanksgiving!     Disclosure: I am a paid blogger for Van’s Foods.

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Quick Pickled Carrots with Garlic and Dill

This week I bought the GIANT bag of carrots at Costco and brought them home only to remember that we didn’t bring our BlendTec to Montana. Hmm, what to do with all the carrots? Then I remembered making garlicky pickled carrots a few years ago and instantly had a craving for them. I whipped these up in about 10 minutes, stuck them in the refrigerator, and came back 24 hours…

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Quinoa with Beets and Goat Cheese

Spring Training is over, shorts season is here, and I am not 20 years old anymore. Therefore, it’s time to start working out again. I don’t have much of a plan except to do something every day. Whether it’s a DVD, a jog around the neighborhood or quick circuit in the living room, I am going to do something. Because something is always better than nothing. And I was getting…

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Nourish Bowls

I drool every time I see McKel of Nutrition Stripped post a photo of her daily Nourish Bowl, so this week I finally made one of my own. I ate one last night for dinner, then I had the one pictured for lunch. I may eat this every day for the rest of my life. What I love about the Nourish Bowl concept is that it takes very little prep…

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