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The Grossest Recipe I’ve Ever Loved

The Grossest Recipe I’ve Ever Loved

I’m almost a little embarrassed to share this recipe with you – both that I made it, and that I ate it AND that I liked it! But we are all friends here, right – you won’t judge me too harshly, right? RIGHT!?!?!? To give you a little of the back story – my husband was recently diagnosed with LADA ...

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After All These Years … It Is Still a Great Meal

After All These Years … It Is Still a Great Meal

Chicken with Portobello Mushrooms and Rice Back when I was in college, I could swear that I was the poorest of all poor students, stitching together up to three jobs to put myself through school, and most importantly, to keep myself there. The fact that I had limited financial resources meant that I really needed to get creative if I ...

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Marley’s Tips: Homemade Vanilla, Just in Time for Christmas!

Marley’s Tips: Homemade Vanilla, Just in Time for Christmas!

Marley’s Tips is a regular feature on VT Mommies. Each month, Laura of MarleyCakes will provide quick baking tips that any busy mom can use … (yes, even those of us who don’t typically cook anything). Budgets can be a little tight around the holidays.  Travel, gifts, and lots of food can leave your wallet feeling a bit worn out.  ...

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Marley’s Tips: Busy Moms Can Bake Too – Homemade Thin Mints Recipe

Marley’s Tips: Busy Moms Can Bake Too – Homemade Thin Mints Recipe

Marley’s Tips is a new regular feature on VT Mommies. Each month, Laura of MarleyCakes will provide quick baking tips that any busy mom can use … (yes, even those of us who don’t typically cook anything). We’ve all had those days. Work was stressful, kids are screaming, house needs straightening, and you have company coming over. As working women, ...

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Ham, Veggie, and Gorgonzola Stuffed Pork Chops

Ham, Veggie, and Gorgonzola Stuffed Pork Chops

I find myself gravitating to the same cuts of meat.  I love full flavored meats (mostly beef) that only require short cooking times, and a little spice or marinade.  But there are some cuts of meat that I tend to shy away from – namely pork and chicken breasts – because they need to be cooked thoroughly to be consumed ...

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A Warm (and Delicious) Twist on One of Nature’s Healthiest Fruits

A Warm (and Delicious) Twist on One of Nature’s Healthiest Fruits

Grapefruit is one of nature’s healthiest fruits, helping with weight loss, cancer presentation and treating common ailments such as the common cold and fevers.  However, grapefruit is a forbidden fruit for those taking certain medications that interact with the subtropical citrus. A very common drug that can be affected by this fruit is the antidepressant, Sertraline (Zoloft).  Grapefruits contain chemicals ...

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Quick Pinto Bean Burritos

Quick Pinto Bean Burritos

Working families need quick, healthy meals to make mid-week when activities and homework are abundant. Better yet is a recipe your 9-year-old son can cook for you! Here’s a recipe for my quick burritos, made with pinto beans (My black bean burrito recipe is available here.) Ingredients 1/4 small yellow onion, diced 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 2 15-oz. cans of ...

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Running Out Of Ideas For The Grill? Try This Easy Favorite!

Running Out Of Ideas For The Grill? Try This Easy Favorite!

Every summer I struggle with the same problem … it’s too hot to cook inside, I’m sick of burgers and dogs, and I’m running out of ideas for things to cook on the grill. My husband I have recently discovered that we love to cook. We get the food network magazine and in the summer issue there was this delicious ...

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Watermelon & Cucumbers Make a Delicious Summer Salad

Watermelon & Cucumbers Make a Delicious Summer Salad

This recipe is awesome – something different and a great way to combine two of the best summer foods!! (Although an odd combination for sure!!) *This is not my recipe, I got it from a co-instructor that I believe took it from Martha Stewart’s website, although I did change it a smidgen*. Ingredients: 1 mini-seedless watermelon, cut and cubed (1/4 ...

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