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Sausage, potato, and kale soup

Date: December 13th, 2015 Recipe: http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/sausage-potato-and-kale-soup/ Time to table: 45 minutes Servings: Two dinners and several lunches for me, this made a lot Modifications: I used more liquids since I think we had more kale than it called for. Ben: LOVE Erin: Love Annie: … Continue reading

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Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Date: October 6 Recipe: http://www.closetcooking.com/2015/09/sausage-and-pepper-stuffed-spaghetti.html Modifications: Actually didn’t use sausage – we used ground beef that we had on hand instead. Also just used a single squash. Servings: Fed the four of us for dinner with a little leftover. Time to table: You … Continue reading

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Butter Chicken

Date: August 19th Recipe: http://www.mealplanning101.com/2008/09/slow-cooker-butter-chicken.html Modifications: No cayenne pepper in the dish itself. Servings: 4-5 Erin: Like Ben: Love Annie & Luke: Like, I guess? Notes: Our neighbors were having this at their house one night when we crashed in to say ‘hello’ and … Continue reading

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BBQ Chicken Quinoa Salad

Date: May 4th Recipe: http://whatsgabycooking.com/bbq-chicken-quinoa-salad/ Modifications:  I added a sautéed onion because we had half of one in the fridge, and I added paprika, garlic powder, and salt to the mix. Time to table: 30 minutes, we already had the shredded chicken … Continue reading

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Beer Braised Brisket

Date: April 4th, 2015 Recipe: http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/beer-braised-brisket Coleslaw recipe: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/bobby-flay/creamy-cole-slaw-recipe.html Modifications:  Didn’t have dijon mustard, so I used some stone ground stuff we had. Missed the broiling step, which would have added a nice crust to it, I’ll do that next time. I had … Continue reading

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Crock Pot Ranchero Chicken

Date: February 9th, 2015 Recipe: http://iowagirleats.com/2014/12/08/crock-pot-ranchero-chicken/ Time to table: 45 minutes for the sauce, prepared one day earlier. 30 minutes prep time after the chicken cooked in the crock pot all day. Servings: About two dinners worth Modifications: Used chicken thighs instead … Continue reading

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Beer, Cheese, & Brat Soup

Date: December 21st, 2014 Recipe: http://lizscookingblog.blogspot.com/2008/12/milwaukee-in-bowl-brat-beer-and-cheese.html Time to table: 45 minutes Servings: About two dinners worth Modifications: I used more vegetables than it called for, added one more brat, and ~1/2 pound of chipotle bacon. Ben: Love Erin: Like Annie: Love Luke: Like … Continue reading

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Turkey Cranchiladas

Date: December 1st, 2014 Recipe: http://www.pink-parsley.com/2010/11/turkey-cranchiladas.html Time to table: 1 hour Servings: 9 enchiladas. Dinner and several lunches Modifications: Skipped the hot sauce, because kids. Ben: Love Erin: Love Annie: Like Luke: Like Notes: We were both shocked that the kids ate these as they are … Continue reading

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Salsa Verde Chicken and Rice Casserole

Date: November 17th, 2014 Recipe: http://iowagirleats.com/2014/11/03/salsa-verde-chicken-and-rice-casserole/ Time to table: 1 hour Servings: Dinner + lunch leftovers Modifications: I used two cups of dry rice, the recipe didn’t specify if you should start with two cups, or end up with two cups, but I had way … Continue reading

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Thai Peanut Chicken Quinoa Bowls

Date: September 9th, 2014 Recipe: http://iowagirleats.com/2014/01/06/thai-peanut-chicken-quinoa-bowls/ Time to table: 45 minutes Servings: One dinner and an adult lunch Modifications: Substituted peas for the edamame because it was easier and used cashews instead of peanuts because we already had some. Ben: Love Erin: Love Annie: … Continue reading

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