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Tic Tac Toe Pizza for Kids’ Lunches

Tic tac toe pizza - a simple snack for kids lunches
I mentioned awhile back that the oldest boy has started preschool. He's been learning so much that I decided to enroll the middle kid as well. Now I'm REALLY looking to kick lunch up a notch to keep my dudes excited about the changes in their lives! Little reminders that I'm thinking about them can ease the transition. I remember how much tasty midday...

Coffee Beef Roast for the most Tender Chuck Steak Ever

Coffee can make any cut of beef absolutely fall-apart tender
Bear with me, here. I know that "coffee beef" sounds bizarre, but it is actually a match made in heaven. That's my nickname for my dutch oven, by the way. Heaven. Coffee Beef: My Favorite Chuck Roast VariationCoffee Beef: Braised Chuck Roast 1 4- pound beef chuck roast ((we get ours from Zaycon Fresh))1/2 teaspoon saltFreshly...

Lettuce Wraps that Rock Your Tastebuds

Chile verde breakfast burgers
We've been traveling so much lately that I haven't had time to keep food stocked. Anything fresh around here is the result of a CSA box, a friend showing up with something from their garden, or me calling Nate and asking him to pick up vegetables because I NEED something crunchy. He invariably asks what kind of veggies I want and...

Man Cooking, the Salmon Edition

Best (and easiet) salmon recipe on the planet
When I was a young man, of about as many years as an octopus has legs, my parents passed on a few lessons that would stick with me for the rest of my life. Some, I would find to be very important and consciously applicable to situations. Others were just guidelines for daily life. Treat your friends like...

Sloppy Joe Macaroni Casserole

Sloppy Joe macaroni casserole that can be made in just one pot for a quick dinner
Here's another kid-friendly dish to add to the dinner rotation! This Sloppy Joe macaroni casserole is actually a real husband-pleaser, too. It has MEAT. It has SAUCE. It has CHEESE. What's not to love? Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go sleep off my carb hangover. Sloppy Joe Macaroni CasseroleSloppy Joe Macaroni...

12 Paleo Casseroles to get you through Winter

12 hearty paleo casseroles
Baby number three is out and I'm finally back to consuming (mostly) healthy stuff. Winter - the season of cookies and heavy eating - can be a beast for those of us who try to stay away from sweets and carbolicious platters. So in an attempt to fill our bellies and get us all back on track, I've compiled...

3-Ingredient Roasted Sesame Chicken

Sesame chicken roasted in the oven with just 3 ingredients
This sesame chicken is another shortcut recipe that turns out seriously gourmet. I love when I can throw together a couple simple ingredients and create a meal that's worthy of company. Because it's oven-roasted, you get a succulent and moist sesame chicken with extremely minimal hands-on time and very little mess. Major win! Roasted Sesame Chicken in...

One Pot BBQ Chicken Pasta with Bacon

One Pot BBQ Chicken Pasta
I have officially combined all the best meal flavors into a single dish. BBQ chicken pasta meets bacon meets your family's super-satisfied mouths. Hearty, carbalicious backyard cookout-style flavor with a smattering of smoky meat. All in about 20 minutes. You're welcome. No-Mess BBQ Chicken PastaOne Pot BBQ Chicken Pasta with Bacon 5 slices bacon...

Comforting One Pot Paleo

Comforting one pot paleo meals. Clean eating without a bunch of hassle, using just a skillet or crockpot/slow cooker.
All I want to do right now is eat. It could be because the cooler weather forces me inside this time of year and I have an inherent bear-like need to hibernate, becoming fat and jolly just in time for Christmas. Or it may that the pregnancy hormones are driving ALL my decision-making lately. The really unfortunate thing is that I absolutely do...

So Many Celebrations

Gluten-free carrot apple latkes
October through December is definitely the season of festivity. Parties and celebrations and gift swaps galore! And it seems like everyone has birthdays around this time (nine months before now is Valentine's Day, soooo I guess that makes sense). We even have a couple anniversaries squeezed in for good measure.Last weekend we kicked off the celebrations with Nana and Papa's 50th...