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10×40 : 40 Days to Go

Meagan 10x40, Uncategorized

So, here we are, readers. My 10×40 cooking goal list is still incomplete.  6 down. 4 to go. I don’t want you to think I haven’t been cooking. I’ve been cooking a lot.  But these still linger, waiting to be made. As my 40th birthday draws closer, I find myself making excuses to not finish […]

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Eggplant Parmesan

Meagan main_course

Recipe adapted from The Fit Cook   1 medium eggplant, sliced into 1/2-inch rounds 1 medium tomato 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese (or mozzarella) 3/4 cup whole grain bread crumbs 1 tsp dried oregano 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes 1 egg 1 ball smoked mozzarella salt + pepper olive oil 1. Preheat the oven to […]

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My Kitchen Remodel and Unexpected Side Effects   

Meagan journal

We started a major kitchen remodel last Wednesday.  It was packed up and off-limits the Sunday before that.  That’s almost two weeks without the room in my house that is my solace. My place to recover after a long day of work. My world to be creative and cook. The room where we gather as […]

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Egg and Potato Scramble

Meagan breakfast, main_course

Looking for a quick meal to make on a busy weeknight? Only have a few things in your fridge? Trying whipping up an egg scramble or frittata.  I almost always have eggs, some kind of cheese, and leftover veg or meat to toss in it.  I made this one last night.  My kiddo always loves […]

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Broccoli Cranberry Salad

Meagan sides, Uncategorized, vegeterian

24oz fresh chopped broccoli  1/3 c dried cranberries  1/4 cup finely chopped red onion 1/2 cup salted and roasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds) Dressing: 1/3 cup light mayonnaise  3 T Greek yogurt 1 T champagne vinegar  1 T honey Salt and pepper, to taste Soak red onion in cold water for 5 minutes; drain. Combine mayonnaise […]

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Boozy Spin on National Blueberry Month!

Meagan beverages, sponsored

July is officially in full swing and many are celebrating National Blueberry Month by heading to blueberry fields with family and friends. If you’re looking for more ways to incorporate all your freshly picked blueberries into seasonal recipes, why not try one of these delicious cocktails featuring Pomegranate Blueberry SPARKLING ICE. WINE SUPERCOOLER Ingredients: 1 Part […]

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Orange Chicken Meatballs

Meagan appetizers, main_course, Uncategorized

from: Life Made Simple   My 6 year old is like most others – a picky eater. He has never, EVER liked pasta (seriously? Did they switch babies on me at the hospital?), would live off of pb&j sammies if I’d let him, and has recently started having hunger attacks at 8:07pm every night. However, […]

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Vegetable Ramen Stir Fry

Meagan main_course, vegeterian

  adapted from Life Made Simple Yield: 4-6 servings 3 tbsp. vegetable oil 8 oz mushrooms, sliced 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 red bell pepper, julienned 1 medium carrot, julienned ½ yellow onion, thinly sliced 2 packages instant noodles (ramen or yakisoba) ½ small cabbage, chopped 1 cup canned bean sprouts 1 tbsp. white wine 3 […]

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Classic Movie Night Snacks

Meagan family, sponsored

Grab your family’s favorite movies and curl up in the living room with these cute twists on classic theater treats from FamilyFun magazine. These simple and fun recipes are the perfect way to get kids excited about helping in the kitchen before a fun family movie night. BLUE RASPBERRY SLUSHIE Little movie critics will slurp […]

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