Quick Dinner Fixins: Taco Salad

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With the sun creeping up earlier and earlier I find that I naturally get up earlier and earlier. But waking up before the sun – so not my thing. This weekend was our first race of the season (and by our I mean his because I’m a big pansy and didn’t want to race previously adventured territory). The race started at 8:30, you should be there an hour before to get your info and get ready. The race was an hour and some odd amounts of minutes away. If you are doing the quick math – we are talking leaving at 6. Which […]

Super Simple Slow Cooker Taco Soup

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Have you ever just wanted gooey-cheesy-clog-your-arteries kind of food? Of course you have. Why else would you be here? That’s what I wanted when I walked into the kitchen to make this weeks Soup Kitchen Monday creation. Problem was, between recent travel, and the holiday season, I really should have just been eating celery. When I think of taco soup, I think of a hearty packed chili like soup slathered in cheese and swirled with sour cream and ever though I had seen some recipes for just that, I knew I had to cut it back just a bit. Don’t worry, there’s […]

Slow Cooker Shredded Pork Tacos

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You know those friends who call and you know it’s going to be a few minutes but it’s totally worth it? Yeah, we all have one – or a few… The other day a friend of mine calls me. He has discovered a slug in his living room. One lone slug… And he is freaking out. To be fair, this friend does not like bugs or insects of any sort. Today, that includes mollusks. My friend was worried he should call an exterminator, “but what if there’s a hole in the wall?” To which I replied, “Exterminators don’t fix holes in […]

Loaded Chorizo Tacos

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Have you ever had a certain recipe or flavor stuck in your head? A savory smell you caught a brief whiff of that made you taste buds start begging or an ingredient list that looked like the perfect flavor combination? Well the recipe I made today was exactly that. The moment I spotted it I couldn’t get it out of my head and for this taco purist, that says a lot. Being particular or maybe just a little obsessed with cooking, I set out by making my own chorizo for the day. For those of you interested in stuffing your […]

Slow Cooker Hoisen Pork Tacos with Broccoli Slaw

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For reasons unknown to me, I woke up and decided to cut the soda habit on Saturday morning. We can call this a quarter life crisis or something, but it’s time to make some changes. I allowed myself one Pepsi on Saturday while at work and haven’t had once since. I’m staying strong. Pray for me. Now, I don’t think drinking soda is an unhealthy habit, I think drinking lots of soda when I should be drinking water is a terrible habit. I’ve also quadrupled our vegetable intake just in four short days. Yep, guess it was time to make […]

Personal Grilled Taco Pizzas

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Today’s story has to be told, to get to tomorrows. After bragging about how much I love my job last week, I feel it is only fare to try to explain to you what being a part of the Captain Blue Hen family can be like. Some of you may be too young to remember a show called Cheers, so go wikipedia it. For the rest of you, you get exactly what I am saying. When you walk into our store, it is an extension of your living room. That level of comfort and friendship. We are the place everyone […]

Quick Dinner Fixins: Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

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If there has been one thing to steal my heart from the wonderful clouds of smoke from my grill this year, it has been my slow cooker. I have always loved having a magic dinner-ready-when-I-walk-into-a-house-filled-with-tummy-growling-awesomeness tool but this year I really feel in love with it. And why? BBQ nachos waiting for me at 9:30 at night after a long day of work, creamy soups comforting me when I can’t chew, and this cookbook. America’s Test Kitchen Slow Cooker Revolution has been my most used cookbook this year. I am constantly flipping through it tabbing more and more pages. I […]

Using up the Leftovers: Taco Mac and Cheese Steaks

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If you didn’t like my ‘Manwich‘, hated those Bacon Caramel Brownies and aren’t really down with tossing around your leftovers on a late night to fill your belly, I suggest you just go ahead and skip this post. For the four of  you left reading, get ready to party hard with your inner fat kid. Some nights I work late and by the time I get home I’m starving. I know eating late isn’t good for you, so you should be more cautious of what you choose, but that all flies out the window at half past nine after a […]

What I miss about winter, and Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Chili

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Things I miss about winter – already: My awesome knee high socks. Sure, no one else sees them but I love the argyle print, stripes, and awesome random prints that match my outfit every day. The moment it get’s over 60 degrees it’s time to bust out the flip flops, wedges and open toed pumps. No more knee socks until next winter. It’s warming up, which means I have to get in the last wear of that awesome cable sweater until next season. No more of those adorable thermal prints with polar bears or those cozy long sleeve henlys. They […]