Author Archives: Alicia

Coq Au Vin -Coco Blah Style

This recipe is sort of like Faux Coq Au Vin. It involves a big cheat -buying a chicken already cooked, but it is very delicious and simple enough for my 9 year old daughter to do most of the work. … Continue reading

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Shamrock Smoothie

A friend of mine highly recommended the book, “Let’s Eat Right to Keep Fit” by Adelle Davis. I’ve been reading it and appreciating her common sense approach to health. She’s a great advocate for supplementing with vitamins and minerals, and … Continue reading

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Gravy Trick!

My mom rarely makes her gravy only on the stove top. Her step mom taught her a trick that she passed on to me. I know I don’t use this trick to it’s full potential -but a few nights ago, … Continue reading

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Homemade Blender Salsa

When we were first married, our landlord gave us 1/2 of one of their garden rows. We planted cherry tomatoes and zucchini and felt very earthy about the whole thing. As the cherry tomatoes ripened, we tried to find places … Continue reading

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Green Banana Smoothie

I turned 30 over the weekend, and that meant I ate A LOT of food that my body didn’t appreciate. Tuesday I gave my body a break. I drank some lemon water in the morning and skipped breakfast. When lunchtime … Continue reading

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Homemade Caramel Corn

As my 30th birthday inches closer, I’m feeling the press of some weird deadline to MAKE AND DO things that I haven’t done before, as if the embarassment of NOT having made or done them before turning 30 will kill … Continue reading

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Homemade Green Enchilada Sauce/Enchiladas

A few years ago when my Dad was sick, the community held a HUGE benefit for him. I wanted to contribute, so I volunteered to make enchiladas for the program/dinner Deanne had put together. “Let’s do enchiladas,” she said, “They’re … Continue reading

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Quick Granola

A few days ago, I was in the mood for some granola, but I was short on time. I found this recipe, and it’s becoming a staple! It’s perfect as a snack, a cereal or as part of a parfait. … Continue reading

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Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

This morning, I woke up to soft rain and cloudy skies. I immediately decided to let the kids sleep in and miss the bus to spend more time snuggled up in their blankets. While they slumbered, I mixed up a … Continue reading

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Southwestern Tostadas

Last night I had two problems: #1) I needed to make dinner and #2) I had no refried beans. It’s SERIOUSLY a problem, okay? If you’re not from Arizona, you wouldn’t understand… I had cheese, tostada shells and no refried … Continue reading

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