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Award Winning Creamy Chicken Chili

This low fat, high protein, Creamy Chicken Chili took first place in the mild class, at the Tallmadge Lutheran Church Annual Chili Open. A prestigious award, I know. The recipient of this prize, myself, took home the coveted Golden Ladle. This is the first year a winner has received this clever and eminently prized trophy.… Continue reading Award Winning Creamy Chicken Chili

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Chicken, Bacon, and Avocado Pizza

I found a great source of protein and a way to use up some miscellaneous ingredients when I didn't have much else in the fridge or freezer. In the image featured for this recipe, the pizza has about 1/3 with a ranch sauce rather than an avocado spread because my daughter is not a fan… Continue reading Chicken, Bacon, and Avocado Pizza

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Open Faced Chicken Pot Pie

Along with so many others, I have been trying to start off my new year with healthy food choices and added exercise. I have been a frequent off and on again user of Sparkpeople or This site is similar to other paid programs that allow you to track your exercise, weight, and diet. The… Continue reading Open Faced Chicken Pot Pie

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Opposite Day, Unfunny is Funny

Today, my bigs had their third consecutive snow day since winter break officially ended. Freezing temperatures have kept us cooped up indoors, battling cabin fever. It was time for me to take action. I had to think quickly, before the bigs and littles I babysit arrived. Times like these require creativity and a little nonsensical… Continue reading Opposite Day, Unfunny is Funny