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The best Cookbooks

"Hi my name is Ashli and I'm a Cookbook - a - holic" I received an email from a very sweet reader asking me to do a post on COOKBOOKS, specifically the cookbooks I have in the kitchen . . . and I've got a lot ...
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Homemade ovencooked crisps!

In my household we are living on a budget, meaning we have to live on budget foods like supermarket branded crisps... which aren't very tasty or healthy at all. To be honest they taste like cardboard. The c...
White Bean Soup

White Bean Soup

This is one of our FAVORITE winter soups! White Bean soup with carrots, corn, celery and Bacon! 4 slices of bacon 2 14oz cans of White Kidney Beans 3 or 4 spring carrots 1 or 2 stalks of Celery 1 or ...
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Halloween Baking!

A Halloween classic around our house would be Witch Finger Cookies, they're super easy to make and a holiday favorite of my husbands. Here's the Recipe: 1 cup butter, softened 1 cup icing sugar 1 eg...
Brains

Mmmmmm . . . Brains!

*Warning . . . if this post makes you hungry . . . you might be a Zombie! This weekend we started a new tradition . . . Zombie Paintball! By we I mean Lee! We hosted a zombie themed birthday party for a fri...
Greek Salad

A new version of Greek Salad

I'm big fan of Greek Salad . . . I'm a big fan of anything crunchy and it doesn't get much crunchier than Greek salad! For my sister's engagement party earlier this month I made a ton of salads. The next day we...
Vegetarian Chili

Mini Manor’s Vegetarian Chili

This was one of those dishes that you make because it's "healthy" but then it turns out so yummy that you crave it like it was bacon. I started making vegetarian chili because chili has always been a favorite ...
Yam Salad

Yam and Balsamic Salad

Happy Chinese New Year!!!! We are Exhausted from yesterday's festivities, 10 dishes in 4 hours! In Chinese New Year tradition you feast on New Years Eve and go vegetarian on New Years Day, a small attempt to...
thai soup

Thai Coconut Curry Soup

We've been trying to add more healthy meals to our weekly schedule, this one was GREAT and vegan. Lee's a sucker for any form of Thai food so his review of this might be slightly bias but He did give it two th...
Sticky pork

Meal Plan Monday: Sticky Pork

THIS IS YUMMY!! Lee asked me what I was going to post today, and I said STICKY PORK recipe, and he said "OOOOooooo . . . . Can we have that for dinner tonight, that was really good" It's delicious over Broc...