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This is more of a dessert than an appetizer, by far. The dates sort of caramelize inside of the bacon, and the bacon lends a nice saltiness and crisp. If you’ve never had bacon-wrapped dates, don’t let their rough exterior scare you away – it certainly doesn’t detract from their deliciousness. Preheat the oven to


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I wanted to make a soup with a beef stock / tomato juice base, and also had leftover chicken from making Vampire Chicken earlier this week. So this happened. And it was good. Chicken Beef-ish Veggie Soup Ingredients: lots of butter 2 onions, diced 3-4 medium carrots, diced 1 cup green beans, fresh or frozen


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We’re getting down to the last pounds of our 1/4 grass-fed beef we bought last year, and all the bits with most obvious uses have been used. So now I have to be a bit more creative. So when I pulled out these short ribs to thaw (and wanted to try something new), I googled


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For my spinach salad recipe (which we took to Paige and Greg’s house for Thanksgiving), I needed to cook a pound of bacon. I didn’t feel like doing batch after batch in a pan, so I cooked it in the oven. So easy! You know that pre-cooked bacon you can buy in the store? You


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So I’m not sure where I first heard of Vampire chicken, but I think maybe it was from The Wilderness Childe. Anyway, it’s quite simple: basically chicken, herbs, and a ton of garlic (enough to keep vampires far, FAR away) in the crock pot, and given my love of garlic, I had to try it


Twice Baked Potatoes & Potato Skins – Make & Freeze

I think this is the last “make and freeze” recipe I had saved up from when I was pregnant. We got a huge bag of potatoes and I did various things with them, so they’d be available for quick meals, sides, or snacks when I was going to be occupied with a newborn and too


Grain-Free Bacon Drop Biscuits

If you’ve been reading my blog at all in the last year, you know I love my coconut flour. And you also know I love bacon. So today when I got the hankering to bake something new, and flipped through Cooking with Coconut Flour, as soon as my eyes hit “Bacon Drop Biscuits” I gasped.


Summer Green Bean Tomato Bacon Salad

So it’s fall now, but I found this photo from when my garden was exploding with tomatoes. This was a very tasty salad! So I figured I’d share, so that next summer you can make it. 🙂 Or if your tomatoes are still delicious and summery-fresh, you can make it now. Green Bean Tomato Bacon


Grain-Free Chicken Cordon Bleu – Make and Freeze

This is another meal that I made while I was pregnant, and froze for post-partum. It was really good the first night, but I venture to say that it was even better after freezing – because in my vacuum-sucked freezer bags, the breading on top got sucked to the chicken, and changed somehow. It was


Chicken Broccoli Cheese Bake

This is something I made while I was pregnant to freeze for post-partum. I’m so glad I did! I made one big batch, and put some of it in a casserole dish to eat that night, and froze the rest in those little foil bread tins… a couple sized for enough for me and my


Good Chicken Salad Salad – With Grapes and Pine Nuts

Just another delicious summer salad made with local lettuce and tomatoes. But the star of the dish is, of course, the chicken salad on top. It’s so simple to make, and wonderfully flavorful. Good Chicken Salad with Grapes and Pine Nuts Recipe You will need: several chicken breasts, poached and shredded (or leftover rotisserie chicken,



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