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Roasted Sweet Potato And Squash

The harvest was good this year, and netted quite a few squash from my parents’ garden. Of which, they ever so nicely shared. I’ve experimented with stuffed squash recipes, and used some squash in the recipe below. The outcome has been good on everything. This recipe can be changed up by using different types of […]

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Photograph by Shannon L. Buck Copyright 2014.

More Workweek Meal Prep

With autumn upon us, I spend more time cooking. I love it, really. It’s still a little warm for it, though. The room I rent gets over heated, and I find myself running the air conditioner and the fan to keep it cool. Soon though, it’ll be cool enough not to have to worry about […]

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Fruit Jars

Fruit jars are so easy to make. Start by rinsing off the fruit, and patting them dry with a clean cloth. Then prepare the fruit by cutting, sectioning, and whatnot. Make sure the canning jars are clean and dry. There are many fruit combinations you can create, or you may choose to have just one […]

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Vegetable Jars

Vegetable jars are so easy to make. You’re simply filling small canning jars with raw vegetables, covering, and storing in the refrigerator until they are ready to use. The produce will last for most of the week this way. They can easily be grabbed as a component to a work or school lunch. Some vegetable […]

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Butternut Squash and Carrot Mash

Fall is in the air! And I’m back at trying new things, as well as sticking with a few old stand-byes. My most recent experiment took place because I had just a couple of carrots, as well as a squash fresh from my parents garden. I topped my butternut squash and carrot mash with some […]

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Photograph by Shannon L. Buck, copyright February 13, 2016.

Patriotic Holiday Recipes: A Simple Food Platter Idea

What would a Fourth of July celebration be without a food representation of the US flag? This simple platter is placed out at the beginning of the party or picnic, for everyone to snack on until the main foods are brought out. You are simply going to fill a rectangular food platter with red, white, […]

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Photograph by Shannon L. Buck, copyright February 13, 2015.

Patriotic Holiday Recipes: Fruit Salad

Salads are great for patriotic holidays, because of the sheer number of color combinations of the different foods that might be added. This salad concentrates on combining reds, whites, and blues, in a tasty way that will make your mouth water. Sweetness, with a bit of tang. Perfect for the Fourth of July or any […]

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Lettuce Wrapped Turkey and Sweet Potato

Lettuce wraps are something I tried a few months back. I mainly use the lettuce leaves for wrapping salads to enjoy at work. However, I thought this would be an idea to use in the fall for heartier meals. What can you think up to put in lettuce wraps? Lettuce Wrapped Turkey and Sweet Potato […]

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Kohlrabi and Summer Squash Salad

I like to try different salad recipes throughout the spring and summer months, mainly because I prefer to cook less ๐Ÿ™‚ I especially love going to farmer’s Markets and roadside stands for their fresh produce. During last weekend’s trip to the farmer’s market, I picked up some summer squash and cucumber, and my boss was […]

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Banana Chip Trail Mix

Snacks for work need to be easy to grab. I don’t want to waste time in the morning, making something and packing it up. Trail mixes are good options for me. I’m always coming up with different trail mix ideas for this purpose. Dried fruits and seeds make up the bulk of my trail mixes, […]

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Mini Burger Patties

While following the Whole30, I have to come up with new recipes. I love burgers, but am unable to have cheese, condiments, or buns. I was still craving a burger though. I went grocery shopping today and purchased a pound of ground beef. Once home, I combined the beef with a few other ingredients and […]

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Tomato Slices with Mozzarella Cheese

I love trying new things, and this is one of the recipes my nephews and I enjoyed for the first time last week. It is simple to prepare. I purchased a block of Mozzarella which was used in more than one recipe. Ingredients 1 large tomato mozzarella extra virgin olive oil sea salt pepper basil, […]

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Fruity Trail Mix

I love trail mixes. They are easy to make, store, and to carry with you for a quick snack anytime. This is the latest combination of ingredients I’ve been enjoying. Ingredients sunflower seeds yogurt covered raisins dried pineapple dried berries banana chips dried apple slices Mix everything together in a bowl. Store in serving size […]

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Basic Roasted Potatoes

This is a simple way to prepare roasted potatoes to use as a side dish, or a snack. I don’t use a special type of potato for any of my recipes. Whatever is on hand at the time that I need them is what I go with. Ingredients potatoes extra virgin olive oil sea salt […]

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Chicken Salad

Spring is coming! During the spring months, I start eating more and more salads. These take the place of heartier winter meals, and are very nutritious. Ideally organic products would used, providing optimal health benefits, but this is not always possible. Now that spring is on its’ way, you may decide to start planning an […]

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Stuffed Celery

By Sheila Buck (Update January 2017: I love the celery stuffed with peanut butter! At some point, to stay in line with my desire to eat a more Paleofied diet, I’d like to try stuffing the celery with a nut butter. ~ Shannon) I make stuffed celery for every family get together we have. It’s […]

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Roasted Potatoes with Cheese

This is another recipe for potatoes that I enjoy and want to share with you. itย  is a simple recipe to prepare, but will take from 50 to 60 minutes of oven time.ย  Doneness will depend on taste. I consider them done before my daughter does. Roast these potatoes while preparing the rest of the […]

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Basic Potato Salad

Recipe contributed by Sheila Buck (Update January 2017: This recipe could also be made with Paleo mayonnaise, but I came across a recipe last year that didn’t even call for Mayo. It was a Paleo version that sounded so good. This version here may be fine for your nutritional plan, and that is great, but […]

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Autumn Trail Mix

This is good as a snack, and would be great as an addition to your Thanksgiving celebration. It is easy for children to put this together by themselves. Store in a jar or package individually for easy snack access. I use store brand items when possible to make this as cheap to make as possible. […]

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Almost Homemade Tomato Vegetable Soup #3

And here is a third recipe to go along for Almost Homemade Tomato Vegetable Soup. See the first two here and here. Ingredients: Serves 2-4, depending on what other foods are served. 1 can condensed tomato soup, plus 1 can of water 1 can corn, drained 1/2 small zucchini, peel left on, sliced into circles […]

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Almost Homemade Tomato Vegetable Soup #2

Here is another version of the Almost Homemade Tomato Vegetable Soup. Ingredients: Serves 2-4, depending on what is served with it. 1 can condensed tomato soup, plus 1 can of water 1 tomato, chopped (This was from our garden) 1 small zucchini, peel left on, sliced into circles and then cut into fourths. 1 small […]

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Almost Homemade Tomato Vegetable Soup #1

Today I made a soup for my nephew. He liked it very much, and it was very filling for him. It was made solely from food we received from the food cupboard, in an effort to use them up before they went bad. I don’t have to often, but sometimes I make a trip to […]

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