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Coconut Curry Veggie Stir Fry

16 comments February 13, 2014

Did I ever tell you about that 50 pound bag of rice I bought a few months ago? Um, I’m down to my last few cups! So everyone who thought […]

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And then there was none.

68 comments February 1, 2014

As I sat in the waiting room at the vet’s office, all I could think was, “Am I really here again? Going through this again? Only six short months after […]

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Fantastic Skinny Recipes to Start Off The New Year!

10 comments December 31, 2013

So, it’s a  brand new year and we’re all a little wiser fatter, right? I don’t make resolutions, but I do try to get back to some type of normalcy […]

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Top 15 Author Favorites for 2013

16 comments December 29, 2013

Now it’s my turn to pick some favorites! From year to year, there’s usually some overlap between what my reader’s love and what I love (I mean, come on, my […]

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Top 15 Reader Favorites for 2013

22 comments December 28, 2013

Another year of great food is over. I can’t believe how fast it goes by! Thank you for coming to my small space here on the interweb. It brings me […]

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Great Uses For Thanksgiving Leftovers

5 comments November 27, 2013

If you’re lucky, you’ll have some Thanksgiving leftovers on Friday. And maybe you’ll just reheat them in their original form. Totally cool. But maybe…maaaaybe, you’ll want to turn them into […]

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Win a $500 Amazon Gift Card!

28 comments November 17, 2013

No double take needed, you read that right. $500! Hello. Because we loooooove you all so much, and we know it’s holiday time and you’re wondering how the heck you’re […]

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Video: Come see my life in 1 minute, 40 seconds.

34 comments November 15, 2013

How is it after 30 videos here on Very Culinary, some informative, and a lot of them silly, we’ve never made an “about me” ?? Madness.

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10 Ways To Save Money On Your Grocery Bill

46 comments October 23, 2013

What’s your grocery bill look like? Reasonable or unreasonable? Our monthly grocery bill was…obnoxious. So, for the past few months I’ve changed the way I shop. And it’s made a […]

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2013 Reader Survey Results – and the Amazon Gift Card Winner!

11 comments October 19, 2013

Happy Saturday, friends! The survey results are in! Did you even know I would be posting them? Initially, I wasn’t planning on it, but as a reader myself I would […]

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50+ Sweet and Savory Apple Recipes

12 comments October 5, 2013

This week Paul and I celebrate our 9th anniversary. And by celebrate, I mean this: We had a tiny wedding, held outside in an apple orchard. Since then, it’s near […]

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Take a quick Reader Survey and enter to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

9 comments October 1, 2013

If I make 50 cookies and nobody is around to eat them, are they still delicious? If Very Culinary didn’t have any readers, would the blog still exist? Yes and […]

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85+ Sweet and Savory Pumpkin Recipes!

21 comments September 20, 2013

Attention pumpkin lovers – this is the post for you! I’ve been working on it for days weeks a long time. These round-ups are a lot of work! But worth it. […]

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Saying Goodbye

43 comments August 15, 2013

What is it to have a dog? To be loved. Unconditionally. To be greeted. With excitement. Always. To be looked upon with trust and loyalty. To have companionship. We always […]

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30 Back-to-School Lunchbox Ideas

21 comments August 7, 2013

When I was a kid, we returned to school after Labor Day. Now my kids go back August 21st. It seems to get earlier and earlier every year…pretty soon all […]

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How To Host A Lego Party

15 comments May 22, 2013

So, um, Trevor turned 5…a month ago. Details schmetails, right?! His birthday theme was a no-brainer this year. I asked what he wanted (knowing the answer), and he immediately said […]

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Introducing CookieHound.com – for the cookie lover!

16 comments May 3, 2013

Are you ready to get your cookie on? You ready to engross yourself in the world of delicious cookies? You ready to go make a few hundred batches? Look no […]

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I Visited Bakeaholic Mama!

2 comments May 2, 2013

Every time I think I can’t possibly follow one more blog, another fabulous one is introduced to me. I adore Carrie at Bakeaholic Mama! When she asked if I wanted […]

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A Quick Note To Very Culinary Subscribers

11 comments April 3, 2013

Hello my loves! More technical stuff. Zzzzzz. But it’s a necessary evil as Very Culinary grows, and as hosts, publishers, and social media avenues pop up or change. Along with […]