Cheesy Black Bean Chipotle Quinoa Fritters

Cheesy Black Bean Chipotle Quinoa Fritters #Superbowlsnacks #Vegetarian

Today in the second installment of Dude Food Week in the lead up to the”Big Game”, I am going to please both the vegetarians and the non-vegetarians with a recipe that is SERIOUSLY indulgent and utterly meat-free. Don’t even balk, meat eaters. My house full of carnivores inhaled these things. I promise you that if…

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Buffalo Chicken Baked Potatoes and a Giveaway!

Buffalo Chicken Baked Potato #ComfortFood #HealthierComfortFood

Disclosure: I was not compensated to write this post. Black Gold Farms sent potatoes so that I could create this recipe. They are also providing the giveaway package in conjunction with Body Media. Have you ever quizzed yourself over what you’d like for dinner and gotten a certain food wedged in your psyche as the…

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Pulled Pork Habanero Cornbread Stacks

Pulled Pork Habanero Cornbread Stacks #ComfortFood #SuperBowl #GameDay #Entertaining #Recipes

Because we have a schedule that requires spreadsheets to manage, having dinner items ready to go in the freezer is not just a luxury; it’s a must. I know I’ve mentioned my fickle feelings for freezer cooking, before, so this won’t come as a surprise, but I must revisit the subject just briefly. I’m not…

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Totchos Supreme {Tater Tot Nachos Supreme}

Totchos Supreme {tater tots, chorizo, Cheddar, green onions, bell peppers, smoked paprika chipotle sauce, and sour cream} #Superbowl #Snacks #ComfortFood

In a house with this many guys, surely I can be forgiven for thinking of dishes that are received with much acclaim as “Dude Food”. Over my seventeen years as a wife and sixteen years as a mom of boys, I’ve noticed a few commonalities in my dudes’ Dude Food. There’s going to be something…

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Mediterranean Tuna and White Bean Salad

Fresh, light marinated white bean and tuna salad

January is a weird month for me. I start it strong carried on a wave of warm fuzzies from Christmas and New Years, and all of my boys’ birthdays, then exit the month sleepy and befuddled by the constant palette of whites and greys outside the window with the occasional glimpse of brown. My grandma…

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Kielbasa and Pierogies Sheet Pan Meal

Kielbasa and Pierogie Sheet Pan Meall at

Can I see a show of hands for people who are absolutely mad for pierogies? I don’t see how there could be a much more perfect food: mashed potatoes and cheese (or maybe onions) wrapped up in a perfect pasta pocket. Seriously. Pierogies almost reduce my linguistic skills to guttural noises. Uhhhhnnnnnn. For years upon…

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Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken Tacos

Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken Tacos from

Every now and then I go and cook myself out. I’m sure you know what I mean… when you’ve gone and cooked so much that you’re only equal to ordering out or tossing something in the microwave. Tell me I’m not the only one who does this. It’s at moments like this when I make…

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Creamy Garlic Cauliflower Sauce

Creamy Garlic Cauliflower Sauce at

Have you ever stumbled on a recipe that made you holler because it was so good? And then you’re shocked to find out that it’s low in calories and fat? Yeah. No. Neither had I until just a couple of days ago. I was chatting with my friend and fellow food blogger, Mary Younkin of…

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Applesauce Pouches {Homemade GoGo Squeez or Fruit Crushers}

Applesauce Pouches {Homemade GoGo Squeez or Fruit Crushers} from

Does anyone else have kids who fell head-over-heels for those little GoGo SqueeZ Applesauce on the Go or Fruit Crusher pouches? I know it’s  not necessarily a bad thing, given that they’re full of healthy applesauce. The trouble is that they’re REALLY STINKIN’ EXPENSIVE even when purchased in bulk through Amazon. And I have five…

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