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Weekly Paleo Menu- Vol. 2

We are still going strong on Whole30! This time has seemed the easiest, and I think it is because of all of the yummy recipes I have found! So, here’s another weekly meal plan for you. You can also check out Weekly Paleo Meal Plan- Vol. 1 and Paleo Favorites for more ideas! Monday- Grilled Citrus Salmon and PaleOMG’s Spicy Sweet Potatoes …

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Weekly Paleo Menu- Vol. 1

We are now a couple of weeks into our CFR Whole30 challenge! We have done Paleo/Whole30 before, but this time it just seems different. I think it is because I have a handful of great go-to Paleo recipes already, and then this time I decided to order a couple of cookbooks to help change it up! A friend asked if …

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Favorite Paleo/Whole 30 Recipes

We are starting another Whole 30 challenge with our CrossFit community next week, and it’s stirred up a lot of conversations about our favorite Paleo recipes. When we are “on”, we eat a close-to-Paleo diet during the week, and then on the weekend we usually do a mix of Paleo and a few “bad” meals {aka Chuy’s 😜}. We were “on” …

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Chicken Noodle Soup

After Christmas, we got sick with The Worst Stomach Bug of All Times Ever. Only Lila Mei escaped the wrath this time- it knocked the rest of us out for dayzzzz. At the end of our recovery, the only thing that sounded good was my Momma’s Chicken Noodle Soup. I {finally} showered, then dragged myself to the store to get …

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Lemon Bliss Homemade Ice Cream 

I am not a huge ice cream fan. I like it, but I usually don’t love it. If I’m choosing desserts, I would choose a piece of rich caramel cake or a cupcake over ice cream. That is, before Blue Bell Lemon Bliss entered my life! It is one of their newer flavors and is only sold in the summer. …

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My Baked “Ziti”

I have a go-to recipe that I take to anyone that had a baby, etc… it is just so easy and makes a ton! With one recipe I am able to make a 9×13 pan for a friend and an 8×8 pan for us to have that night! The original recipe came from Food Network, but I have since changed …

Grilled Citrus Salmon

1 Tbl. coconut oil 3 lbs. fresh salmon fillets For sauce: 1 ½ Tbl. freshly-squeezed lemon juice 2 Tbl. olive oil 2 Tbl. Dijon mustard 4 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper 1/2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. dried basil 1 tsp. dried dill In a small sauté pan over medium heat, combine all ingredients for sauce. While stirring, bring to boil. …

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Queso Cups

I forgot to take a before picture, but I made these little appetizers to take to a Halloween party last weekend and they were a hit! I couldn’t find a recipe exactly like what I was thinking, so I just made this one up. I thought I better blog about them before I forgot what I did! They were super …

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Sausage Black-Eyed Pea Stew

I love soups and stews when it is cold outside. My mom and sister recommended this Sausage Black-Eyed Pea Stew and ohmyword. It was so good! I couldn’t get in touch with my sis the day I made it, and I wasn’t sure of the exact recipe, so I sort of made it up! I got close to hers but …

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Holy Cow Cake {the recipe}

I’ll be linking up with Kelly’s Korner today to share a favorite dessert! I honestly don’t have just one favorite, but if I had to pick, this would be it! My mom made up this recipe for Holy Cow Cake, and it has become a family favorite. Beware, it is VERY RICH, which is what I love about it. Ohmyword, …

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Homemade Salsa

I made this the other day for the first time in a while. I’d forgotten how easy it was and how good it is compared to store-bought salsa! I got this recipe from a friend at my old school. It quickly became a favorite among the teachers and we always made sure she brought it to our potlucks. It really is …

It’s not always fancy.

Baked Beans from a can + sautéed yellow squash + Crescent Roll Hot Dogs = EASY summer meal! My mom is an amazing cook. I grew up eating the best of the best- homemade everything. From the best chicken fried steak in Texas to homemade rolls and my all-time favorite coconut meringue pie, my momma’s cooking is uh-mazing. I didn’t …

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The Best Egg Casseroles You’ll Ever Eat!

Here are two of my favorite family recipes- one from my side and one from Trey’s. These egg casseroles have both become part of any and all breakfast/brunch celebrations we have. They were {of course} a big part of Jack’s Flapjack party menu. I hope you enjoy making these for your friends and family soon! Cookie’s {my mom} Breakfast Casserole …