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Back-to-School Lunch Ideas

46 comments August 2, 2014

Disclaimer: objects may appear larger than they actually are. These are meant for ideas, not portion sizes <<<< and yes, this disclaimer is necessary because last year, people were stunned I […]

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Honey-Sesame Dressing

7 comments July 22, 2014

Chocolate ganache, melted caramel, pure maple syrup, a balsamic reduction… who needs the ice cream? Just pass me a spoon. Right? This dressing is no different – it’s sweet and […]

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Tabasco 10 Ingredient Challenge

6 comments June 22, 2014

Hey friends! I have an active week ahead. For those of you who wish I posted recipes more often, you’re in luck – I’ll have something new every single day […]

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6 Awesome Asparagus Recipes

16 comments April 24, 2014

Do you have a favorite vegetable? I love many, but I’m truly under an asparagus spell. Everyone complains about the, ahem, side effects. But who cares, really? *shrug* If I […]

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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.

75 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 […]