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Wilted Spinach Salad with Peppered, Candied Bacon

Spinach Salad with Candied Bacon

Spinach salad: 6oz fresh baby spinach 1/2 sweet or red onion sliced thinly 1 granny smith apple cored and cut into bite size pieces (if you are making this ahead of time, store in cold water with lemon juice to prevent browning) 4 hard boiled eggs cut into wedges 7 slices candied peppered bacon Toss…

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Menu Monday Week 4

Heather says We keep on keeping on. Life got away from us over the last couple of weeks, but it’s the 4th Monday of 2017 and that means a brand new chance to get on track. We have joined a local CSA*, which means we receive a weekly dividend of vegetables. We have limited choice…

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Menu Monday Week 2

Heather says A few *ahem* years ago I had a teacher whose catchphrase was “Monitor and adjust”. It was her way of having a plan, but rolling with the punches and not going completely off the rails just because life isn’t playing the way you think it should.  Last week was one of those weeks…

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Menu Monday Week 1

Heather says There’s nothing like a new year to rekindle the desire to be more organized, keep better tabs on the budget, and to be more efficient with my time (so we can do more fun things with our evenings together).  *Cue up the broken record* Menu planning is a great way to get your…

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Menu Monday Week 47

Heather says Transparency – About six weeks ago my insomnia got bad enough that I finally visited my doctor. Bad enough is my euphemism for completely out of hand and I wish I’d gone sooner. The funk is clearing and I’m sleeping better which is giving me energy beyond the have-tos. We’d managed to keep…

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Countdown to Turkey Day 2016: The Day Before Thanksgiving 2016

Countdown to Turkey Day with Home-Ec 101. Schedules, Recipes and plans for hosting your first or your best Thanksgiving ever.

Heather says: Thanksgiving is tomorrow. Are you ready? The people running Butterball’s Turkey Talkline (1-800-BUTTERBALL) are fantastic; feel free to call them if you have ANY questions on Thanksgiving about your turkey. They are happy to help. Seriously, I’d go as far as chipper. Have you figured out your Turkey Day Timetable? For many families…

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Countdown to Turkey Day 2016: Two Days to Go!

Heather says: Tick. Tock. Your time is running out. However, you’ve been following along with this year’s Countdown to Turkey Day and aren’t stressing, right? Grab your Thanksgiving Shopping List and buy your produce and other perishables. If you went the fresh route, pick up your turkey. Before you head to the grocery store -you…

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Cornbread and Andouille Sausage Dressing

Need a gluten free dressing or stuffing alternative to traditional bread? This Cajun dressing will be the star of your Thanksgiving Dinner

Heather says: The best part of this dressing, aside from it being fabulously tasty is, it’s gluten free! I have several friends who are either celiac or have friends who are. I love when I have a great recipe I can pass along, especially for a holiday meal. I’m not a huge fan of egg…

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Countdown to Turkey Day – Time to Practice

Countdown to Turkey Day with Home-Ec 101. Schedules, Recipes and plans for hosting your first or your best Thanksgiving ever.

Heather says Today is pretty short and sweet; you have a few things to make sure you’re on track for Thanksgiving: PRACTICE Take your soft menu plan from Thursday and go over it. Are there any recipes you haven’t tested? Is there a cooking technique in one that you haven’t tried? Have ever even roasted a…

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Countdown to Turkey Day The Soft Menu Plan

Countdown to Turkey Day with Home-Ec 101. Schedules, Recipes and plans for hosting your first or your best Thanksgiving ever.

Heather says: To make creating your Thanksgiving Menu Easier, I have a handy Thanksgiving Menu Printable. This printable has three columns, one for your ideal Thanksgiving menu, a second for your planned guests’ ideal menu -I assume you have some idea of what the people you will be serving expect- and the third column is…

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Countdown to Turkey Day 2016

Countdown to Turkey Day with Home-Ec 101. Schedules, Recipes and plans for hosting your first or your best Thanksgiving ever.

Heather says Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite time of the year. It’s no secret that I love food and I love to cook for others, and Thanksgiving Dinner is my Superbowl of company dinners. It’s a chance to gather with friends and family and indulge in the traditional and the exceptional. Are you planning on…

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Sweet Cornbread Recipe

Simple sweet cornbread

Heather says: This is a very basic, dense, slightly sweet cornbread recipe. It is not to be confused with cornbread cake which, as one may imagine, is even sweeter and more cake like. Corncakes usually contain flour to lighten the batter. The recipe as written below is safe for those on a gluten-free diet as…

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