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Lime Marinated Steak & Grilled Vegetables

In planning for our upcoming move, Jamie and I have taken stock of all of our kitchen appliances and have donated those items that have one use and take up a lot of room in our cupboards. Some examples of items that we no longer own are our electric frying pan, toaster, electric Panini press, indoor grill and flat-topped griddle.

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Posted by on November 19, 2012 in Beef, Entrée, Paleo, Side Dishes, Vegetables

 

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Connie Squares

I had mentioned before that Jamie and I are moving and my cookbook collection has been carefully packed away, so besides the internet, the recipes I have at my disposal are from two cookbooks. So here is another one from The Designing Women Plain & Simple Cookbook that Laura recently gave me.

As I was flipping through this book, I was surprised to see a recipe called “Connie Squares“. Well, of course I am going to share this with you, it is almost like destiny 🙂

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Doughnut Muffins

Jamie’s mom, Laura, recently gave me a few cookbooks (I know, like I need more cookbooks!).  Anyway, these were the kind that you get from your local church or Women’s Auxiliary Club.  What I love about these types of cookbooks, is that the recipes are always tried and true, and it is all about sharing a passion of cooking with other people who are just as passionate.

While I was flipping through this small spiral bound book, a recipe jumped off the page at me – Muffins that Taste like Doughnuts!  What?!?  I knew immediately that I had to make this recipe. 🙂

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Posted by on November 12, 2012 in Baking, Cookies, Desserts, Memories

 

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Coconut Macaroons

Jamie and I are in the middle of getting ready to move.  In preparing our kitchen, and my precious cookbook collection, I left out only a few cookbooks and packed away the rest.  What that means, is in the next few weeks be prepared for a spike in recipes from Make it Paleo appearing on Ruby Reduction 🙂

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Posted by on November 9, 2012 in Baking, Candy, Cookies, Desserts, Paleo

 

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Cauliflower Rice

I think that cauliflower is an amazing vegetable. You know how every time you turn around the media is boasting the benefits of a new super fruit (Açaí Berries, Blueberries, Pomegranates, Pineapple, etc), but rarely do you hear the call of a new super vegetable.

Now, I don’t know if this is because all vegetables have been discovered or that we already know that vegetables are awesome, but I want to throw it out there that cauliflower is our super vegetable of choice.

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Oven Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

I spent this Saturday taking a cooking course from Le Cordon Bleu.  The ingredient du jour was pumpkin and other fall harvest vegetables (spaghetti squash and butternut squash).  I was very excited to take this class, as I love cooking with pumpkin.

The class didn’t disappoint!  I came home with Béchamel topped ham stuffed with pumpkin and Emmental cheese and spaghetti squash topped with Alfredo sauce.  Needless to say, I consumed a lot of cream, cheese and butter this weekend 😉

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Posted by on October 29, 2012 in Appetizer, Baking, Candy, Leftovers

 

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Oatmeal Chocolate Covered Raisin Cookies

These past few weeks, I have found myself craving oatmeal raisin cookies.  It must be a signal that my body wants to go into hibernation mode and stock up on hearty foods (I said hearty, not necessarily healthy! 😉 ) It is a common site for my 3pm coffee break to see me happily eating an oatmeal raisin cookie with my delicious concoction of half coffee/half hot chocolate with double milk.

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Posted by on October 26, 2012 in Baking, Candy, Chocolate, Cookies, Desserts

 

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Blog Post #100

I can’t believe that today represents my 100th blog post! It is crazy to think that I have been doing this for almost a year 🙂

I never imagined that I would enjoy this creative outlet so much. Writing for Ruby Reduction twice a week is the most fun I have ever had writing.

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Posted by on October 22, 2012 in Memories

 

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Back-to-Basics Butternut Squash Soup

I have previously posted a butternut squash soup recipe, but I recently made a different version, and I thought I would share it with you.

While I was flipping through the Make it Paleo cookbook that Jamie had received, I was surprised by the simplicity of their recipe for butternut squash soup. It called for only butternut squash and onions, along with some spices. When I make soup, I generally put any and all vegetables I can find into it, so I was curious to find out how this basic recipe would taste. I made it my mission to find out.

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Posted by on October 15, 2012 in Entrée, In a Pinch, Paleo, Side Dishes, Soup, Vegetables

 

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Pilgrim Pie

Earlier this week, I was faced with a familiar dilemma.  What do I do with all the turkey leftovers?  I love preparing and hosting a big turkey dinner.  The aroma of turkey baking in the oven is intoxicating, but the real advantage of hosting a big dinner, is all the leftovers 🙂

I am a huge fan of leftovers.  I like mixing all the odds and ends that are left into a pot and seeing what happens.  This is the creation that I came up with this week, and I think I might keep it my back pocket for our Christmas leftovers.

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Posted by on October 12, 2012 in Bacon, Entrée, In a Pinch, Leftovers, Vegetables

 

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