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    Brittni
    25 September, 2020 at 12:39 am

    What containers are you using? Iโ€™ve used the mason jars before but wondering about Pyrex type containers like on your pictures…

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      Ruthy Kirwan
      28 September, 2020 at 10:40 am

      Yes I love these containers! I find they stack more easily than mason jars, so I prefer them- they’re easier to fit my hand inside to clean too, since they’re not so tall. This is the link for the same on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2RKqeaL

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    lisa
    23 September, 2020 at 8:15 pm

    This was quick and delish!! I added fresh bady spinach at the end and made it a complete meal. Going in the rotation for sure.

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    Stephanie
    12 August, 2020 at 1:57 pm

    Sauce was great in the chicken. Grilled ours. Just need to caramelize the sauce more. Can’t rush a good thing. . It will thicken by its self. Great recipe. Thank you!!

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    Nancy
    6 July, 2020 at 8:49 pm

    The flavor is wonderful but it’s true, this is a very thin sauce. The picture I believe is a little deceiving. I added corn starch to mine to thicken the sauce.

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    26 June, 2020 at 5:34 pm

    It says that shop is not available when I click on the link to buy.

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    Fitoru Keto
    26 May, 2020 at 8:50 am

    Very helpful article! I’ll make sure to bookmark this for future reference. Thanks a lot for posting!

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    Diane Heim
    24 January, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    Hi, Ruth, I am intrigued by your plan but curious about the 23 days. If I divide 90 days by 3, I get 30 days each. What do you do with the extra 7 days?

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      Ruthy Kirwan
      28 January, 2020 at 10:22 am

      Hi Diane! I initially had published the incorrect draft of this post, where I explained it wrong. It’s supposed to be 66 days to form a habit, which broken into 3 is 22 days. I use the extra week before the end of the 90 days to reasses, see what worked, and get ready for the next sprint of 3 sets of 22 days. I realized my mistake and put up the edited post right around the time your comment posted, so I think you got the cached version! I’m so, so sorry for confusion. The post up above is what I should have posted to begin with- I really apologize!

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    Trish
    18 January, 2020 at 11:23 am

    Thank you for the yummy recipes! I canโ€™t wait to try them. Where did you purchase your beautiful glass bowl with the red lids? They look perfect for over night oats. Thank you!

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      Ruthy Kirwan
      22 January, 2020 at 5:43 pm

      Hi Trish! These bowls are from Pyrex; I purchased them at a Meijer store in Michigan. You can find them on Amazon, too- they hold one cup each and perfect for morning oats! Here’s the same size on Amazon, but in blue: https://amzn.to/2RKqeaL

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    Diane
    24 December, 2019 at 2:17 pm

    Very disappointed in this recipe I expected the sauce to be a thick glaze. The sauce was very thin and not much adhered to the chicken like shown in the pictures. Rethink this recipe. I had to resort wrapping chicken in bacon and pineapple and broiling them to get any crispness.

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    Lisa
    12 December, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    Wonderful! Next time Iโ€™ll add more chia seed for a thicker pudding.

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    Gus
    30 November, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    This is a simple receipt that tastes great. Will try a little corn starch to help thicken the sauce; however, great flavor and my family devoured them!

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    Sherry
    18 November, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    You mentioned 1 Part Oats + 1 Part Liquid, which is what I’ve used in the past, but the recipe says 1 Part Oats + 2 Parts Liquid. Confused.

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      Ruthy Kirwan
      6 December, 2019 at 4:45 pm

      Oh my gosh! It’s a stupid mistake; I always use a 2:1 ratio when making overnight oats as I find they soak up tons of liquid while in the fridge, and I like them soft. I’m going to amend the post- I was wrong there- but not the recipe. So sorry for any confusion.

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    Rosie Broom
    27 September, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    I prepare 5 on Sunday! I use oats, yogurt, milk, honey and use whatever fruit I have. They stay perfectly fresh!

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    Kelly S
    7 September, 2019 at 5:31 pm

    Really disappointed in how thin the sauce is! It tastes good, but isnโ€™t making for a good presentation ๐Ÿ˜ข What did I do wrong?

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      Ruthy Kirwan
      12 September, 2019 at 11:07 am

      I’m so sorry to hear that!! I haven’t made these in a while, so I’m going to make them again and see if there’s something I can recommend that can help the sauce come out thicker for you.

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    bb
    5 September, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    Can these be made ahead of time and reheated

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      Ruthy Kirwan
      12 September, 2019 at 11:05 am

      I’ve never made them ahead of time and reheated, but I’m pretty confident they would work out fine. If you’re nervous, maybe skewer and grill the chicken, then make the sauce separately and then reheat and combine before serving.

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    Liz
    31 August, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    How long can u leave them in the fridge? Can u make 5 on Sunday night to last the work week?

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      Ruthy Kirwan
      12 September, 2019 at 11:04 am

      I think you could! I haven’t personally tried leaving them for longer than one night. One thing you could try is to mix the grains and seasonings, then just add the liquid the night before.

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    erik
    27 August, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    can these be made ahead of time and reheated?

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    Dawn
    18 August, 2019 at 10:29 am

    Quick question. When you freeze the raw casserole, do you thaw before cooking in the oven?

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      Ruthy Kirwan
      19 August, 2019 at 5:20 am

      I typically do thaw overnight first, but you don’t have to, especially if your casserole dish can go from the freezer straight into a hot oven without cracking (ie, it’s metal and not pure glass). If your dish is good to go, you can move the raw casserole straight into the oven and then account for extra cooking time. That will vary depending on the dish, so make sure you double-check everything has cooked through first!

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    BAW
    12 August, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    Why isnโ€™t the sesame seeds mentioned In the recipe?

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      Ruthy Kirwan
      18 August, 2019 at 8:45 am

      They’re not needed, really- I just added a sprinkle for color and contrast on the photos ๐Ÿ™‚ You can definitely add them if you’d like!

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    Alexandria
    15 July, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    is there a specific bourbon you use or recommend?!

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      Ruthy Kirwan
      26 July, 2019 at 6:17 am

      Nope! I don’t use anything TOO fancy, but that’s about it. The bourbon I used for this recipe was Maker’s Mark, if I remember correctly.

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    Ruthy Kirwan
    20 June, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    Hi Joan! Yes, they definitely can- I do it all the time! I’ll wrap them in plastic wrap and then in foil, then stack the cut squares in the freezer. The plastic wrap-foil technique helps them stay a little fresher for longer. Then I thaw overnight and microwave in the morning.

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    Joan Cheney
    18 June, 2019 at 8:35 am

    Can this and other breakfast casseroles be made ahead then cut into serving sizes and freeze?

    Thanks, Joan

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    Nan Katzenberger
    11 June, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    When my kids were little They could be very picky about what they would eat! I saw an idea in a magazine I tried with great success! Cut the lid off an egg carton wash it and use the little cups to put a variety of food they can choose to eat themselves! Pick colorful bite size food ex. Cheese, turkey or chicken cubed, grapes ,apples ,strawberries, broccoli, baby carrots, sugar snap peas. It worked they loved choosing their own food!

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    Epia
    1 February, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    I think the recipe needs some salt..

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    Jennifer Reed
    4 January, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    what are you supposed to do with garlic and parsley. not clear

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    Pam
    5 December, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    Brilliant even for older kids who have different tastes!! Gonna give it a try!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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    Helene
    28 November, 2018 at 10:54 am

    Great job, Ruthy!

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    Jenn peas and crayons
    13 November, 2018 at 7:28 am

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    Wendy szoka
    30 July, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    The consistency of the sauce was so thin.. I boiled & boiled the sauce in the hopes it would cook down & never did. The flavor was good but definitely not sticky considering the amount of honey. It was like water. Still an ok flavor after all that but will be looking for a recipe that can actually coat & stick to the meat

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    Kelly
    23 June, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    I love sheet pan dinners and Greek food is one of our favorites! This combo sounds great. I might throw in some red onion too. Yum!

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    Beth
    14 June, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    Waaaaay too much garlic…and I love garlic!

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    Tami @ The Inspiration Lady
    21 May, 2018 at 10:58 pm

    I love all of these ideas! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Kristi McAllister
    21 May, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    I don’t have children, but for a busy mom, I think your post is SPOT ON! You’ve listed some really great tips and I may not be a parent, but I second the whole rotisserie chicken thing! The only thing that bothers me is that I get a little squeamish pulling the meat off the bone LOL! Great post!

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    Bethany
    21 May, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    Rotisserie chickens are the bomb lol I refused them for awhile but I gave in. Costco has the best!

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    Eco Friendly Mama
    21 May, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    #3 is genius! What a great hack to keeping your plants watered!

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    Julie
    21 May, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    Thanks for sharing. It seems like life is always hectic. I love the idea of making extra food to use for another meal. It would definitely save me some stress.

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    Amy @ Orison Orchards
    21 May, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    I love your ‘mommy hiding places’ tip! Tip #1 is super helpful, too. I need to work on that more!

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    Kairavi
    21 May, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    Thanks for the book recommendations. I really needed these suggestions. Managing the motherload should be fun and engaging.

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    Andrea@SharingMyFavorites
    21 May, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    You’ve got some really great suggestions here! I especially loved your ideas for sneaky places to hide things. Those were terrific!

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    Jocelyn
    21 May, 2018 at 10:28 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE! Great tips and so supportive of us mommy’s with strong minded kiddos. Thank you!

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    Bridgid Milenkovski
    20 May, 2018 at 10:20 am

    These are awesome suggestions. Many of which I had to figure out the hard way but they definitely help to keep me sane.

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    Phoebe
    20 May, 2018 at 12:23 am

    Yes to being able to drop off laundry and ordering in for NY! lol Sometimes it’s just really hard to keep up..time goes by so fast. I don’t know what’s going on.

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    Camesha | Mama Motivator
    18 May, 2018 at 8:13 pm

    This looks like a yummy dinner. It’s a perfect Summer meal too!

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    Tamara Goyette
    18 May, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    I keep hearing about cooking chicken on a sheet pan like this and having the whole meal ready to go. I need to try it!

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    Lorie
    17 May, 2018 at 11:10 pm

    This is an amazing post!!! I can say I have to be sooo intentional with naptime even though it would be so nice just to relax on the couch then!

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    Courtney
    17 May, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    Iโ€™ve been a WAHM in the past, but my hours were set by my company and it became less and less family-friendly. In just a couple weeks, weโ€™re trying it again, but with a different career. I am beyond excited! I will definitely be joining the 4am club!

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    Dianna
    17 May, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    Batching work/chores works great…and then adding a dose of Grace when there’s a little slippage in the plan!

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    Jaclyn Musselman
    17 May, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    I wake up at 6…an hour before my family gets up but I could really use more time!!

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    Jennifer Maune
    17 May, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    Love these tips! Saving your sanity while being a WAHM is definitely important and much needed! Love that you have designated days for that particular “thing.” Great idea!

    -Jennifer
    https://maunelegacy.com

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    Meredith
    17 May, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    I totally agree with numbers 4 & 5! We are sooo lucky to live in this day & age where we can literally order everything!!! This is such a great time-saver for sure! Thanks for the tips!

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    Sarah
    17 May, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    These are great tips! I love number seven! So true!!

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    Lily Kanaya
    17 May, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    I will bookmark this tips, currently i really want to learn how to do a better baking ๐Ÿ™‚

    -Lily Kanaya
    http://www.Glowlicious.Me

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    Breyona Sharpnack
    17 May, 2018 at 9:05 am

    I love sheet pan meals. This one looks super yummy and easy to make.

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    Tabitha Blue
    16 May, 2018 at 9:33 pm

    YES, this! Such a great post and so spot on… I’m a WAHM too and live by these rules. I needed this read today ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Tiffanie
    16 May, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    I am all for sheet pan recipes! It is like an alternative for crock pot cooking!

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    Rachel Town
    16 May, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    I love your Pomodoro technique idea!

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    Bethany
    16 May, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    Iโ€™m still figuring out batch scheduling but itโ€™s making a difference for me!

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    Tiff|SpectrumSenseForMoms
    16 May, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    Bwahahahahaha!!! Pomodoro Paw Patrol – we are going to try this!! These tips are great, and I have used most of them for the last 4 years…except the babysitter part! ๐Ÿ˜ณ I do most of my work during the night like you mentioned, and sacrifice too much sleep for it sometimes. One of these days I will graduate to the babysitter level!

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    Heather Gonzales
    16 May, 2018 at 1:57 pm

    I have learned the beauty of the online grocery orders through Walmart. As I have battled major chronic illness it has been a lifesaver! I only have so much energy to go around, so if I can avoid spending it on grocery shopping, that means I can use it for blogging!

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    Yanelin
    16 May, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    Thank you for sharing these pointers. I had a bit of a giggle as I already practice strategy #6, and not just to Paw Patrol ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s practically the only way you one work at home when children are present. My biggest challenge #3. Yikes!

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    Bridgid Milenkovski
    16 May, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    I actually just discovered sheet pan meals a few weeks ago. They’re amazing! This looks great, will have to try it out.

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    Katie Walsh Beck
    16 May, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    What a great idea to include greek green olives! I have never put in to my greek chicken, but I love olives and they would compliment perfectly!

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    Deirdre J. @ WalkinGratitude.com
    16 May, 2018 at 10:21 am

    Ummm… Why can’t I just throw a bunch of ingredients in the pan and hope for the best?!!! LOL! I LOVE Greek food and this looks absolutely delicious. This one will definitely be on the menu next week. Thanks!

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    Aria | Blogs by Aria
    16 May, 2018 at 6:49 am

    this looks great! And thanks for those tips on sheet pan dinners, I need to invest in a good heavy duty sheet pan.

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    Hillary
    16 May, 2018 at 2:22 am

    What a great idea! So easy and looks delicious!

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    Tami @ The Inspiration Lady
    15 May, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    I’ll have to try this! I’ve never had naan pizza but this sounds so good!

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    Dominique Brooks
    15 May, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    These are good tips. I have been planning to try sheet pan meals — anything to make dinner easier.

    I didn’t realize the info about the different types of pans — so thanks!

    Good post!

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    Leslie
    15 May, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    Me and my boyfriend make naan pizzas like twice a week! Itโ€™s cool to see other people hip to the naan pizza wave

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    Julie
    15 May, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    This looks really good! I pinned it for later. I don’t make sheet pan meals very often, but sometimes I’ll take that idea and make it into a regular meal or a skillet meal.

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    Vanessa
    15 May, 2018 at 11:59 am

    I love sheet pan meals! This one looks AMAZING! I may have to try it this week!

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    Asma
    15 May, 2018 at 11:30 am

    I loved your writing style. Its very engaging. And naan pizza sounds yum. Will definitely try it

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    Jackie
    15 May, 2018 at 10:12 am

    I am super excited to try this! Hubby comes home this week which means a LOT of grilling is on the horizon. What sides do you recommend for this? I’ll get back with how the family likes them next week!

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    FrugalHausfrau
    15 May, 2018 at 3:03 am

    This sounds marvelous – and healthy too! I love sheetpan dinners, but I don’t make the often enough. Thanks for sharing with us at Fiesta Friday!!

    Mollie

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    Kristin's Peppermints and Cherries
    14 May, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    This recipe sounds so flavorful and tasty. Love the use of olives and eggplant! Pinned!

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    Leah Weber
    14 May, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    I LOVE sheet pan meals and this one looks delicious and unique! Definitely pinning for later

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    Claire
    12 May, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    Who this looks so tasty. I could just eat some. Yummy.

    Thanks for sharing at Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop, hope to see you on Monday for our next blog hop ๐Ÿ™‚

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    LavandaMichelle
    11 May, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    I love finding new ways to make nutrient dense but quick dinners! I have a big family and its very important for me to get them healthy. These were some wonderful ideas! Thanks for sharing. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Jennifer
    11 May, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    Okay so now I know why I can’t make fried rice. I had no idea that old rice worked better. It always came out so sticky. I’m going to have to try this recipe.

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      Ruthy Kirwan
      15 May, 2018 at 8:56 am

      Yes! Learning that was a game.changer. It’s the old rice that does the trick! There’s too much starch in fresh rice. Let me know if you get a chance to make this!

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    Kimberley
    11 May, 2018 at 6:03 am

    My favourite is the menu idea! Haha I love the idea of getting the kids to be waiter for the night. Very clever!!! #wanderingwednesday

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    Haddie Lyons
    11 May, 2018 at 1:45 am

    Yes! These ideas are so good. My daughter ate SO little from 2-3yo, small quantities, very little variety. Dinner time was so stressful for my husband and I:( Now that she is starting to eat more I am excited to try a few of these tricks to expand her palate;) #latewanderingwedensday

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    Debbie Kitterman
    10 May, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    Hi Ruthy – great post, and oh man, where was this 20+ years ago when I was raising my kids. I did the “wait it out” method and it worked… eventually. LOL thanks for the post, we are neighbors today at #ImpartingGrace

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    Shiree | Confessions of Parenting
    10 May, 2018 at 11:43 am

    Picky eaters are really hard! I already do not really enjoy making dinner, and this makes it even harder at my house. Great tips!

    Thanks for joining #WanderingWednesday!

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    Rachel | Kids, Cuddles and Muddy Puddles
    10 May, 2018 at 11:22 am

    Haha, your style of writing is so great! You made me chuckle through what can be such a frustrating topic! I have a 4 year old with an aversion to trying anything new at the moment! I’m definitely going to try the restaurant idea, thank you!

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    Blair villanueva
    10 May, 2018 at 4:11 am

    Wow i didn’t know we can do this. I will share this tricks at home. Mom will like it, especially its her favorite to cook.

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    Chelsea Pearl
    9 May, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    You had me at Korean BBQ Salmon & Bok Choy, that sounds incredible! I need try a sheet pan dinner, such a smart idea!

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    Tiffany
    9 May, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    I love these easy breezy sheet pan dinners! First one I will make will be the chili lime chicken fajitas. Looks delish!

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    Kendra
    9 May, 2018 at 10:45 am

    Great tips and suggestions!

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    Reesa
    8 May, 2018 at 10:58 pm

    I am saving This! I love how easy it is to make sheet pan meals.

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    adriana
    8 May, 2018 at 10:54 pm

    Sheet pan dinners are THE best! They make weeknights so easy and they’re seriously some of the most delicious meals too. Great ideas here, can’t wait to try some!

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    DANA GUTKOWSKI
    8 May, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    I love new food ideas! Thanks for all the great suggestions! I’ll be trying some of these very soon!

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    swathi
    8 May, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    Great collection of sheet pan dinners, I love it as I need to clean only one pan at I would love to try. Sheet pan Ratatouille.

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    Elna | Twins Mommy
    8 May, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    OMG, I LOVE this post and your writing.

    My twins are 5 and it’s my son โ€“ not my free-loving, I love to try everything daughter โ€“ that abhors new foods…even if his sister devours the new food and says it’s finger-licking good.

    He’s suspicious…of all of us “playing” that “hmm…yumm” thing ๐Ÿ™‚

    So, for this busy mom, I try to ignore and try the like-for-like.

    But, you’ve given me two fresh ideas (the first two) that I will definitely try now that they are older and learning to read.

    Thanks for the tips!

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    Nicole | The Professional Mom Project
    8 May, 2018 at 10:52 am

    My son is such a picky eater and as a mom I totally worry if he’s getting enough nutrition and variety on a daily basis. He does eat a lot of healthy foods but just not everything I’d like him to. These tips are great and on the weekend we’ll have to give the pizza bar a try. Thank you!

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    Ferowza
    8 May, 2018 at 6:31 am

    I seriously need to get more into this meal prep! I avoid doing too much prep because of limited freezer space. But I do find that even a little prep is super useful. If I prep lunches for the next day on a Sunday evening, I have a clean kitchen the Monday morning pretty much. And… it cuts down on the time to get lunches packed for school and work!

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    Adriana Lopez Martin
    8 May, 2018 at 1:28 am

    You bet sheet pan dinners are the best easy to make and so many options. I cook a lot of this meals at home.

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    Gladys Parker
    7 May, 2018 at 11:42 pm

    I absolutely love this idea especially the repurposing leftovers! I always have a little squash, a handful of broccoli, half of a green pepper and some onions leftover no matter how hard I try to buy the right amount because I won’t buy single serve and pay a fortune. Your Loaded Sheet Pan Cauliflower Nachos sound delicious!

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      Ruthy Kirwan
      15 May, 2018 at 8:58 am

      Yes! Any recipe that can incorporate whatever leftover ingredients I have lying around is a huge win for me. It drives me crazy to waste food!

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    Minakshi Bajpai
    7 May, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    I love spam. They are healthy and vegan. Rich source of veg protein. thanks for sharing such amazing recipe.

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    Ally
    7 May, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    I am definitely going to be pinning this to read later! I sometimes never have time at night to prepare my meals and this would really help me add some creativity to what we currently eat!

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      Ruthy Kirwan
      15 May, 2018 at 8:59 am

      Amen! I have limited time in the evenings quite often, and sheet pan meals are a life saver.

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    Maygen
    7 May, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    I also hate doing dishes! Luckily, my husband usually steps in ๐Ÿ˜. But meal prep is all me, so thank you for the tips and motivation.

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    Tara Pittman
    7 May, 2018 at 1:06 pm

    These are great ideas for dinner. I like the idea of one baking sheet, less clean up for me.

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    Amandela..Wifey at Meet the Harris Family
    7 May, 2018 at 10:14 am

    Yasssss!!! I love this so much. Just the motivation I need to beast it in my kitchen. Thanks lovely!

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    Ashley
    4 May, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    YES! Dishes make me wanna scream! Thank you so much for this post!

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    Debra Coburn
    4 May, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    Had my pickie 3 yr old grandson loving “dinosaur tree’s” aka broccoli… lasted a few weeks & now they r yucky. He scarfs down shrimp right now, wonder how long that will last.

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    Echo
    3 May, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    I love oatmeal and my son (10 months) also loves oatmeal. I haven’t tried overnight oats yet though. I am really interested and I love these different recipes. I think I will make some. I’ve also heard you can do overnight oats then in the morning add an egg and make them into pancakes, I want to try this too.

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    Meg
    2 May, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    Seriously great tips. I absolutely HATE doing dishes. Im awful at meal prep though but really need to try again because it would make my life so much easier

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    Megan
    1 May, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    I love your post! Great tips!!

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    Seanna
    30 April, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    Good on you for doing This! My boyfriend and I haaaated washing stuff by hand before we got our dishwasher. I like knowing that my dishes are sanitised and that the dishwasher probably didn’t miss a spot ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Priscilla
    30 April, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    I dread doing dishes. Thanks for the ideas. With my 3rd baby due any day now, I am def going to meal prep to help with the upkeep of dishes (and overall home).

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    Amy
    30 April, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    I may need to try this! We have a dishwasher and we still drown in dishes! Haha

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    Maria
    30 April, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    Oh man! This is such a great read! Thank you! I donโ€™t know why we donโ€™t do meal prep more often but youโ€™re right, it does cut down on dishes!

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    Clarice Lao | Camping for Women
    30 April, 2018 at 4:59 am

    I will definitely try this. The household chores are drowning me. It’s unending. Thank you for the tips.

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    Brittney
    29 April, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    I love this! I hand wash soooo many dishes!!

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    caysey
    29 April, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    washing dishes are my LEAST FAVORITE chore so iโ€™ll definitely keep these tips in mind!

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    Elizabeth Auwarter
    29 April, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    This is great! I like setting a time to do this and planning accordingly.

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    Kate
    29 April, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    I’m going to be fully honest and admit that I never do dishes, unless my hubs is out of town… I’m definitely going to keep these tips in mind for those occasions though!

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    Autumn Murray
    29 April, 2018 at 11:23 am

    I love to try anything that will save time!

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    Emily
    29 April, 2018 at 1:22 am

    I find when I do dishes as we go then it isnโ€™t as overwhelming. I think meal prepping would make it even easier!

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    Kareen Liez Datoy
    28 April, 2018 at 11:41 pm

    Meal planning is hard especially if there are certain types of food that are not allowed for a family member to eat. And yes, apart from meal planning, washing the dishes is all part of it. I have no problem with washing and I do everything by hand. But the tips you gave are indeed helpful.

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    Millie
    28 April, 2018 at 10:49 am

    This sounds like a busy momโ€™s secret to more time on week days! Thanks for the inspo! Gotta try something like it!

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    Anna
    28 April, 2018 at 10:33 am

    This looks so delicious, my husband and kids will enjoy this dish. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

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    Jessica
    28 April, 2018 at 10:26 am

    You are so right that the unspoken downside of cooking is the dishes! Love the meal prep AND itโ€™s superpower!

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    Natalie
    28 April, 2018 at 9:50 am

    I love cheese dips! Looks and sounds delicious and perfect for snacking on movie nights ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Juli @ Pandemonium Noshery
    28 April, 2018 at 9:48 am

    You can never go wrong with cheese.

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    Dawn - Girl Heart Food
    28 April, 2018 at 9:13 am

    I freakin’ love cheese anything, especially in dip form! How awesome is this for Friday night eats?! I would have a hard time sharing ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Sara
    28 April, 2018 at 9:05 am

    This would be a perfect weekend snack! I love pub cheese but have never tried making it.

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    Julia
    28 April, 2018 at 8:48 am

    Oh my! I would love this dip! And it’s so easy to make! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Natalie
    28 April, 2018 at 7:41 am

    This sounds soooo good. Love the beer and cheddar combo. I just know my hubby will love this too.

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    Hale
    27 April, 2018 at 10:48 pm

    Get your husband to do them.

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      Ruthy Kirwan
      28 April, 2018 at 6:31 am

      lol I do that as often as possible, believe me!

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    Christie
    27 April, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    Sounds dreamy. How do you reheat all the items you prep, though? The sweet potato fries, for example – wouldnโ€™t they produce a baking sheet post cooking? And would the fish be cooked in a pan or baked in one of your glass dishes? Maybe I took this too literally and there were some pots and pans to wash throughout the week? Do you heat other things in the microwave or oven straight in the glass containers theyโ€™re stored in? I guess Iโ€™m a bit confused as to how this all works. Some good ideas for prep though – I never though to make an egg wash ahead of time!

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      Ruthy Kirwan
      28 April, 2018 at 6:37 am

      Ok, yes- there are still a few items throughout the week I have to wash, like sheet pans for things like sweet potato fries, or the Instant Pot liner. However, having as much as possible prepped ahead of time just cuts down so dramatically on the dishes overall that it’s not a big deal! Since I store almost completely in glass (and some plastic) containers, that makes it much easier for them to go straight into the microwave to be reheated. I think especially when you’re raising a family, you’ll never be COMPLETELY free from dishes (and I inevitably wind up making pasta for someone on a dinner strike, ha!), but meal prepping reduces it a ton. Maybe I was a little too exaggerative ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Edyta at Innocent Delight
    27 April, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    Oh gosh, this is so good. I hate all these dishes. I need to get my plan asap ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Melody
    27 April, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    I absolutely hate washing dishes, too! I finally landed in an apartment with a dishwasher this year so that was a huge plus. But I still struggle with the once-a-week meal prep even so. Sounds like you have a good system going though!

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      Ruthy Kirwan
      28 April, 2018 at 6:38 am

      lucky you with the dishwasher! And yes- even when we HAD a dishwasher, I found myself handwashing all the time. I can’t get away from it!

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    Beth
    27 April, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    Totally a fantastic plan! Who doesn’t hate washing dishes? It’s the worst! I will see if I can’t get organized enough to accomplish this!

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    Ellen
    27 April, 2018 at 11:49 am

    I hand wash a lot of dishes even with a dishwasher. I couldn’t imagine not having one.

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    Veena Azmanov
    27 April, 2018 at 11:48 am

    Thank you for sharing this great post! I like.

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    sue | theviewfromgreatisland
    27 April, 2018 at 11:09 am

    These are such great ideas, I am the absolute worst at planning, and getting better about meal prep is my goal for 2018!

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    Angela Milnes
    27 April, 2018 at 10:30 am

    These skewers look like they would be such a hit. My family would definitely love this!

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    Emily
    27 April, 2018 at 2:43 am

    So yummy and the ingredients are simple!

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    Kristen
    26 April, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    This would be perfect for a summer get together! I never tried bourbon chicken before but sounds like I would love it!

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    Marcie
    26 April, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    OMG I want to be eating these right now! Even the name sounds super appetizing!

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    Claire
    26 April, 2018 at 11:48 am

    These are such a big hit!!!
    Everyone loved them and you are right it is impossible to just eat one!
    I followed your advice and served individual pieces skewered with a cocktail stick……I am not sure how many I had but I had certainly disposed of quite a few cocktail sticks by the end of the party ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      Ruthy Kirwan
      28 April, 2018 at 6:39 am

      That’s awesome, so happy to hear you guys liked them! SOO addicting, aren’t they!? Thanks, Claire!

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    susie
    26 April, 2018 at 11:38 am

    What in the sweet heavens is this!!???? These look unbelievably amazing. Especially the last pic with the sauce drizzle! I am saving this recipe for sure!

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    Britta
    26 April, 2018 at 11:36 am

    I think my husband might die of happiness if I made these for him. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for the recipe!!

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    Lisa Huff
    26 April, 2018 at 11:32 am

    Forget the parties, I could eat these for dinner all the time!

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    Julie
    26 April, 2018 at 11:21 am

    I love making oatmeal for breakfast. Two out of three of my girls loves oatmeal too. Love your flavored options. Pinning it for later!

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    Stephanie@ApplesforCJ
    26 April, 2018 at 10:35 am

    I always love an easy appetizer idea. These look perfect for entertaining.

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    camila
    26 April, 2018 at 10:01 am

    Looks very delicious and simple enough!! Very great recipe!!

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    Neha Gupta
    26 April, 2018 at 7:49 am

    These are so delicious and healthy ! Haven’t tried overnight oats but this is such an awesome idea for an healthy breakfast.Loved the combinations also especially the french toast

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    Kimberley
    26 April, 2018 at 4:41 am

    I’ve never tried overnight oats before but this recipe makes it so simple I’ve no excuse not to try them now!

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    Brittney
    25 April, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    I love overnight oats!! They are so easy and you have so many flavor options!

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    Cassie
    25 April, 2018 at 11:08 am

    I’ll be honest, I’ve never made overnight oats before but these all look DELICIOUS! I think my picky husband would even like them so I’m DEFINITELY adding them to my list! THank you so much for sharing. I’m most excited for the french toast. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      Ruthy Kirwan
      28 April, 2018 at 6:40 am

      The french toast is my favorite one! Let me know if you give them a shot.

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    Lacy
    25 April, 2018 at 9:38 am

    These are fantastic and so helpful! What a great way to have a healthy breakfast ready to go in the morning!

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    rebecca
    25 April, 2018 at 9:24 am

    I live off of overnight oats! I’ve gotta try your french toast oatmeal! it looks delicious

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    Corina Blum
    25 April, 2018 at 8:35 am

    These sound delicious and I would especially like the bananarama one! I’d happily try the others too though!

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    Edyta at Innocent Delight
    25 April, 2018 at 8:27 am

    Nice tutorial for overnight outs. I have never made them as I had the same feeling, that cold outs are not my thing. But maybe I will convert. Will need to try it ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Ruthy Kirwan
      28 April, 2018 at 6:41 am

      Sometimes I’m not in the mood for them cold, either- but they heat up super quick in the microwave!

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    Felesha
    25 April, 2018 at 8:22 am

    Such a great idea!!! Love the simplicity of it all. Thanks for sharing!

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    David @ Cooking Chat
    25 April, 2018 at 7:39 am

    I need to give these a try! I do like oatmeal but don’t motivate to make it too often.

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    Brittney
    24 April, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    This looks and sounds AMAZING! Definitely trying this ASAP!

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    Alina | Cooking Journey Blog
    24 April, 2018 at 9:57 am

    I love the combination of chicken, mustard dressing and olives, so this should be a perfect on-the-go snack!

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    Kylie
    24 April, 2018 at 9:03 am

    This looks delicious. What a great mix. I would never had thought to put olives and I love olives

    • Reply
      Ruthy Kirwan
      28 April, 2018 at 6:41 am

      Olives really add a lot of flavor! Let me know if you get the chance to try it!

    • Reply
      Ruthy Kirwan
      28 April, 2018 at 6:42 am

      The olives add so much flavor and extra moisture! Let me know what you think if you get the chance to try it.

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    ali randall
    24 April, 2018 at 8:52 am

    What a great idea. I am always looking to ways to dress up a chicken or turkey burger and olives must add a wonderful flavor.

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    Danielle Wolter
    24 April, 2018 at 7:13 am

    I am loving this idea! I’ll be the olives add such great flavor to the chicken. And that black pepper mayo sounds delish!

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      Ruthy Kirwan
      28 April, 2018 at 6:43 am

      Girl that black pepper mayo is TO DIE FOR. It’s so good with fries, too!

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    Michelle
    24 April, 2018 at 7:12 am

    Yep, I have had too many dried out and dull chicken burgers in restaurants that I never order them now. I love the sound of this though, and that mayo is genius! Definitely trying this x

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    Karen @ Seasonal Cravings
    24 April, 2018 at 6:39 am

    I love olives and will eat them any way I can get them. This sounds so good mixed with chicken and I’m sure it gives the burger an awesome salty flavor. Hello summer grilling!

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    Demeter
    23 April, 2018 at 8:08 am

    This is such a smart dinner hack! What an easy way to clean out the fridge and get a yummy meal in return!!

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    Elizabeth
    23 April, 2018 at 7:58 am

    I love these VeeTee rice sachets – we’ve always got a few in the cupboard as they’re so versatile. Love this fried rice recipe!

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    Amy Treasure
    23 April, 2018 at 7:17 am

    I think I have most of these ingredients in my cupboard. I’m going to try this, thank you!

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    Danielle Wolter
    23 April, 2018 at 7:07 am

    I have totally got to try those rice packets! I hate having to plan ahead to get day old rice. I never remember. And kimchi fried rice – how YUM! Great recipe!

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    Veena Azmanov
    23 April, 2018 at 6:59 am

    Oh God, what a tasty looking this Weeknight Kimchi Fried Rice is! I am in love with the colors! I simply cannot wait to try it! Very interesting combination of ingredients. I am saving this recipe for later.

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    Tina Basu
    21 April, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    This is a very helpful post for the busy moms.

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    Katie@MySweetHomeLife
    19 April, 2018 at 4:57 am

    Hi there, I made this just before however I wasn’t sure when to add the water you mention in ingredients but not in the method. I am guessing it was with the almond milk but would appreciate clarification. Thanks!

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      Ruthy Kirwan
      23 April, 2018 at 8:31 pm

      Hey Katie! The water is actually added to the blueberries, maple syrup, and vanilla- it helps break it all down into a syrup consistency a little easier and prevents scorching. I don’t know how I didn’t include it in the method, as I make this recipe regularly, so that was a dolt move! I amended the recipe- thanks for pointing it out. How did your puddings turn out?

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    jayme
    14 March, 2018 at 10:43 am

    Great tips! Thanks for adding my “freezing rice” tip — we love that! (And it makes for great fried rice!)

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    Ariel
    17 January, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    Definitely going to give these a try! With 3 littles, most of my breakfastโ€™s are smoothies since itโ€™s typically the quickest option. I just recently shared my daughterโ€™s favorites on my own blog the other day (www.mamaofkings.wordpress.com) if youโ€™d like to check them out!

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    Angie
    3 January, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    This sounds so good! My husband and I both love cheese. Iโ€™ll have to make it for football Sunday. Perfect appetizer!

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    Echo
    1 January, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    Umm yummy! I am going to have to try this. It looks so good and easy. We have an annual unbirthday for my husband every summer and itโ€™s a beer party. This would work perfectly.

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    Jenn
    1 January, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    I have actually never had beer cheese so this is new to me! It sounds like a great party dip!

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    Melanie Pickett
    1 January, 2018 at 12:34 pm

    Yum! This looks good and easy. Iโ€™m not a stellar cook so I like simple recipes.

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    XoBriLeeXo
    1 January, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    Seems super easy to do & I love cheese. Definitely a plus! Great post! Can’t wait for my guests to try this out next time I’m hosting…

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    Laura Dembowski
    31 December, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    This sounds absolutely addictive. Perfect for NYE!

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    Emma
    25 September, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    Excited to try this! What kind of bread did you use? Just regular sliced bread or did you go fancy?!

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      Ruthy Kirwan
      5 October, 2017 at 11:31 pm

      Hi Emma! I just used regular crusty white bread (kinda fancy, lol). I bet it would be fabulous with a good sourdough, though!

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    Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens
    14 September, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    I just love all these ideas! Theme nights? How fun! Fall-back recipes you can make with your eyes closed (LOL!) – total lifesavers! These are all wonderful tips, and you really did a terrific job pulling them together! So great – I can’t wait to share this!

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    Kate Gibson
    23 June, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    That acacia bowl IS SUCH A GREAT DEAL!! I’ve seen similar at Crate and Barrel or Williams Sonoma for $35 plus.
    Ruthy, how would you recommend caring for the bowl? Similar to an unsealed wood cutting board?

    -Kate

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      Ruthy Kirwan
      24 June, 2017 at 8:33 am

      Isn’t it gorgeous!? It would be so pretty filled with fruit. And yes, I’d just care for it by handwashing and drying immediately, then occasionally rubbing with mineral oil- same as you would a cutting board!

  • Hannah Price
    24 May, 2017 at 9:37 am

    This looks awesome Ruthy, I love the idea of roasting the potatoes! Im making this next week for the school potluck!

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    Alexa
    22 May, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    So many good items on that list!! I looove the donut pool float and the cooler bag with the speakers ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Hasti McAlley
    23 November, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    do you know how many pounds the 3 large sweet potatoes equate to?

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      Ruthy
      25 November, 2014 at 2:10 pm

      Hey Hasti-
      I’m answering on behalf of Courtney, who wrote the recipe. My guess would be roughly 1 1/2 to 2 pounds, although with this recipe you don’t need to get too technical. Just choose the fattest, heaviest sweet potatoes you can find.

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    foodgawker
    29 August, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    Hi Ruthy, are you having issues with a recipe plugin? We can’t see recipes on your site right now.

    • Reply
      Ruthy Kirwan
      1 September, 2014 at 5:06 pm

      I’m not sure! But I see that they’re not showing up on my screen, either. I’m on the case! Thanks for the heads up!

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    Motownkittys
    27 February, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Sounds tasty.

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    Betsy Cohen
    24 January, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Love this recipe. I stopped telling peeps that a recipe is vegetarian or ‘whatever’ because, assuming they actually eat the ingredients within the recipe, I know they will love the dish.

    Can’t wait to make this one!

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    littleredkitchen
    24 January, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    Wait there is a thing such as tater tot buns? Where does it exist and how can I get it? Plus after I have that, I can make up for it the next time with this soup.

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      Courtney @ Neighborfood
      25 January, 2014 at 11:04 am

      Only in my mind, Susan. Only in my mind. But I swear it’s one of the best ideas I’ve ever had. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Laura T
    17 January, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    I completely agree with you about muffins! And this is the kind of muffin that makes me bitterly resent the fact that I hate bananas so much. ๐Ÿ™ Yum, all that cocoa powder… buttermilk…

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    Courtney @ Neighborfood
    11 January, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    I’m working on a post about how to use up leftover buttermilk, and what do I find? Gorgeous Chocolate Banana Cupcakes, errr…I mean, muffins! Mind if I include the link in my post? Also, languishing is one of my all time favorite words. Good usage.

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      Ruthy
      12 January, 2014 at 7:27 pm

      Heck yes, girl, use away! I’d love to see that. and seconding “languishing”- I love that word, too, and it’s very appropriate for items in my kitchen on a regular basis, I find ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Joanne (eats well with others)
    11 January, 2014 at 7:11 am

    Aww you’ll wake up not pregnant soon! Multiple times a night. ๐Ÿ˜› These are such great muffins! I love how they’re also kind of clean-out-the-fridge treats.

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      Ruthy
      11 January, 2014 at 8:58 am

      I keep telling myself that very same thing! It helps… a little ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Heather @ Sugar Dish Me
    9 January, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    These are awesome Ruthy! I am the same way — all the expired stuff goes in the baked goods. Plus bananas. Bonus points for chocolate!!! Also buttermilk makes everything way way WAY better.

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    Savory Simple
    9 January, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    I’ll take a dozen!

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    Marissa
    9 January, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Wow, I love the addition of buttermilk – nice little tang. These look fantastic!

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    Liz
    9 January, 2014 at 9:52 am

    What a delicious combination of flavors!!! Any excuse to have chocolate for breakfast is fine in my book ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Shaina Wizov
    9 January, 2014 at 9:36 am

    These look soooo good! Chocolate for breakfast sounds good to me!

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog
    7 January, 2014 at 9:07 am

    Hi Ruthy! It’s nice to meet ya. I found your site through Kate of Food Babbles. I love what you got going on over here. Congrats on the baby and good luck. Love this here soup.

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    Joanne (eats well with others)
    7 January, 2014 at 7:57 am

    Aww girl, I can only imagine how on edge you are!! It must be so strange just waiting for it to happen and having virtually no control over this life-changing thing. But it WILL happen and you will definitely be ready. Especially if you have this soup in the fridge. If you have time today, check out my blog! There is a surprise for you there. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Cookie and Kate
    7 January, 2014 at 1:39 am

    Oh, I can only imagine the suspense! At least you have this soup now. It looks marvelous.

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    Ashley Bee
    6 January, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    This looks like a tasty soup ๐Ÿ™‚ Congrats, and I hope your little one makes their grand appearance soon!

  • Reply
    denise
    31 December, 2013 at 10:01 am

    So then to make it into a salad dressing or dip, add…..?

    • Reply
      Ruthy
      31 December, 2013 at 10:41 am

      Hey Denise! We made this into a dip for our Christmas Eve party, and I combined 16oz sour cream with about 2 tablespoons of the seasoning. It depends on how strongly you want the dip flavored, and that combo worked well for us.
      For dressing, since the packaged ranch instructions recommends 1 cup mayo, 1 cup buttermilk and 1 package of ranch to make dressing, I’d substitute about 1 tablespoon of this seasoning in place of the packaged stuff. Please note I haven’t made this seasoning into a dressing yet, so this is just a suggestion.
      Another idea is to use the seasoning on chicken breasts, Shake & Bake style. Combine the breasts, just enough seasoning to coat them, and a few spoonfuls of sour cream in a ziplock bag, shake the living daylights out of it, then bake til done. You could add some breadcrumbs to the bag for a flavored crunch, too.
      I hope that helps!

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        denise
        31 December, 2013 at 1:42 pm

        Yes. And thanks for suggestion for the chicken, I am now going to try it tonight! for a teenage boy/girl party. I think they’ll be impressed!

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    Two Red Bowls
    23 December, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Girl, I am so with you. Trashy food 4ever. And love the idea of making it homemade, too — this is genius. i’ll have to try it sometime.

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    Carla
    20 December, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    I love trashy food myself, especially ranch! #dipallthethingsinranch

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    thestylistquo
    19 December, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    These are adorable! A bit fun and kitschy yet elegant if you use, as you suggest, GOOD chocolate. But I’m reading this just a few hours too late – I just went to the store to get stuff to make “white trash” Christmas gifts! I’m all truffled out.

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      Ruthy
      20 December, 2013 at 2:43 pm

      White trash Christmas gifts!? I’m so intrigued!! what did you make?

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    littleredkitchen
    19 December, 2013 at 11:24 am

    Yes I do believe I will take your recommendation and dip some chocolate covered candy canes in my next mug of hot chocolate!

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    Eileen
    18 December, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Ooh, super easy & delicious! I would be all over swirling these in cups of cocoa for extra chocolate and mint all at once. (And now I kind of miss Meijer! Never thought I would say THAT, but hey.)

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      Ruthy
      19 December, 2013 at 2:39 pm

      GUH I am strangely obsessed with Meijers. A place where you can buy sushi, a lawn mower, and butternut squash at 3am? I’m all over it.

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    Laura @ Culinary Adventures
    17 December, 2013 at 9:29 am

    I love linzer cookies but I didn’t have so much success the only time I made them. The dough was so hard to work with. I’ll have to try out your recipe!

    • Reply
      Ruthy
      18 December, 2013 at 10:36 am

      Laura, I hope you do! After this dough was chilled it was a total cinch to work with. And I didn’t even have a rolling pin, since mine was broken! (I used a wine bottle- totally classy)

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    Carla
    13 December, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    Very classy cookies, lady! Love the ganache filling in these.

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    Jennifer McHenry
    13 December, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    These are gorgeous! And, I’m a fool for ganache. I just tried Divine for the first time, too, and it’s wonderful.

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    Courtney @ Neighborfood
    13 December, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    I have never made linzer cookies before (the shame!!), but they’re on my holiday bake list this year! So lovely…and I need all the help I can get upping my class factor! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    littleredkitchen
    12 December, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    mmm.. .yeah browned butter and I like that touch of cinnamon in the sandies.

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl
    12 December, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    I never heard of “sandies” but now I just want to grab a few and snack on! They look great!

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      Ruthy
      13 December, 2013 at 2:07 pm

      Oooh Pamela they are so good! They’re held together with butter and not much else ๐Ÿ™‚ Delish.

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    Ashley Bee
    12 December, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    My Nana loves pecan sandies, this is so cool! I would love to make her a little tin for christmas ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Trisha Hughes
    12 December, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    These look so awesome! I may try to make em with the kiddos!

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    Rachel - A Southern Fairytale
    12 December, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    we loved our cookies! Thank you so much!

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    Eileen
    12 December, 2013 at 1:05 am

    My dad would be all over these. ๐Ÿ™‚ Holiday cookies for the win!

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      Ruthy
      12 December, 2013 at 3:23 pm

      I like hearing that, because my dad scarfed most of mine as well ๐Ÿ™‚

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    bfiw
    11 December, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    Glad you loved the rugelachs! Finally shared the recipe too, hehe: http://thebigfatindianwedding.com/2013/the-great-food-blogger-cookie-swap-2013/

    Your pecan sandies look so delish.

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    Eileen
    22 November, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    This pudding sounds like the ultimate mix of sweet and savory! PEARS, man.

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      Ruthy
      30 November, 2013 at 4:49 pm

      Dude! So good. And so great for Thanksgiving. Pears are my new best friend for the holiday, no matter what.

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    Warm Vanilla Sugar
    29 August, 2013 at 7:39 am

    This looks awesome! Such a nice dish ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Ruthy
      29 August, 2013 at 9:03 am

      Thank you! It’s a good dish to slllooowly move into Fall these days ๐Ÿ™‚

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    petal and plume
    28 August, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    looks amazing! your blog is fab.
    xx
    http://petalandplume.blogspot.com

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      Ruthy
      29 August, 2013 at 9:04 am

      Thank you! Looking forward to checking out yours!

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    Consuelo Morcillo
    28 August, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    Quinoa risotto sounds fantastic to me! And these stuffed tomatos look delicious, what a lovely idea! :-*

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    Joanne (eats well with others)
    28 August, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    I think you are totally warranted to “steal” that CSA haul! I mean…it would be pretty much a sin to let it rot and go to waste!

    This risotto-stuffed tomato thing kinda seriously genius.

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      Ruthy
      29 August, 2013 at 9:05 am

      Right? Just me doing my part for the community, no bigs.

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    Eileen
    28 August, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    I’ve never eaten a sunchoke before at all! This definitely needs to happen–although perhaps not in chowder form. ๐Ÿ™‚ And yay for tomatoes! So beautiful.

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      Ruthy
      29 August, 2013 at 9:05 am

      LOL Actually it wasn’t BAD in chowder form, it just didn’t work- does that make sense? I’m definitely trying it again.

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    Ashley Bee
    28 August, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    Yay for quiona! And stolen farm shares, hehe. These look like they turned out lovely ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Ruthy
      29 August, 2013 at 9:06 am

      Haha I know! I’m crossing my fingers that more gets left behind. To help out, you know.

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    kelly
    28 August, 2013 at 10:01 am

    Funny, because I think your photos are g-or-ge-ous! ๐Ÿ™‚ Also, the sunchoke chowder story reminds me of the time (and by “the time” I mean 2 days ago) that I tried to make matcha pots de creme and they tasted like creamy grass with skin on top. GAG. Glad your tale had a happy ending!

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      Ruthy
      29 August, 2013 at 9:07 am

      EW like that weird skin you get on the top of old pudding? Blech! But then, if it had worked, you would have been like, “I am a pot de creme GENIUS”. That’s how I feel about most recipes I attempt. They sound so good in my head!

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    Shaina Wizov
    27 August, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    How funny, I was just asking one of my chefs at work about sunchokes the other day. I’ve never cooked with one, or even tried one, before. And quinoa risotto, why have I not thought of that?!? Two of my favorite things!! Even though it may have taken you a while to get where you want to be, it looks great!

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      Ruthy
      29 August, 2013 at 9:07 am

      Hey maybe you can try a sunchoke risotto and have WAY more success than I ever could have!

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        Shaina Wizov
        29 August, 2013 at 11:23 am

        Awesome idea, I think I might have to look into that! First gotta find me some sunchokes!

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    wearenotmartha
    27 August, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    I love everything about this! I’ve been toying with the idea of quinoa risotto for a while now, but wasn’t sure how it would end up. Putting it in a tomato was the perfect idea ๐Ÿ™‚

    Sues

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      Ruthy
      29 August, 2013 at 9:08 am

      Yes, try it! With or without the tomato. Quinoa is so fantastic, I’m eager to keep trying new risotto variations now. Let me know if you have a successful one!

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    Courtney @ Neighborfood
    27 August, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Ummmm, hilarious. As usual. I guess in some ways it’s good that it didn’t taste amazing. I hate when I make something that tastes wonderful but looks like it was regurgitated in photos. Thankfully, the risotto looks lovely, and I’ve totally put the mental image of cat vomit from my mind…almost.

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      Ruthy
      29 August, 2013 at 9:09 am

      LOL, thanks. “Regurgitated” is totally the correct word for what that chowder looked like. Can’t win ’em all, I suppose.

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    Monet@anecdotesandapples.com
    27 August, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Isn’t it amazing what some great produce can do? These pictures look amazing, and I am eager to try quinoa risotto now. What an interesting and new way to use my favorite grain!

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      Ruthy
      29 August, 2013 at 9:03 am

      Thanks! It was pretty tasty risotto, to be honest- just not what I had been looking for originally. I’m excited to try out new ideas now! (Just more undying love for quinoa, honestly)

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