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Sauteed Cabbage with Bacon!!!

Sauteed Cabbage with Bacon

This week I have been insanely bored. I am not sure why, just having one of those weeks where I am going stir crazy for no reason…does that ever happen to you? For a couple of days I thought I was going to get to take a last minute cruise up the New England to […]

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Refried Beans!!!

Homemade Refried Beans

In honor of Cinco de May I thought I would share my favorite refried beans recipe. To say I have an addiction to this stuff is an understatement. I currently make it at least once a week. It is really simple and quick and keeps well throughout the week. I use the beans to make wraps to take to work for lunch, to eat with my eggs in the morning, or to use as a dip. The best part is when you are starving and out of time, if you have these beans in the fridge, you always have a meal. They are filling, healthy, and delicious.

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Black Beans and Rice

Black Beans and Rice

This Cinco de Mayo inspired recipe is a simple combination of two of our favorite recipes;  the black bean recipe from our taco bites, then the perfect brown rice. Black beans and rice is one of my  favorite things in the whole world. I grew up in Florida and was lucky enough to have had superior […]

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Avocado Corn Salad Perfect!!!!

Avocado Corn Salad

I don’t want to jinx it, but I think it might actually be spring. A friend posted on Facebook today that she is officially putting her snow shovel away, it literally made me laugh out loud. Watch, now it is probably going to snow tomorrow. I apologize in advance if it does snow, it will […]

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Green Bean Picture

Garlic Mushroom Green Beans

  Have you ever stared into the refrigerator, knowing you need to serve your family something healthy but really, you just want to order a pizza? Well, I made up this recipe for just that occasion. I didn’t know it at the time, but once it was done and on my plate, I realized it […]

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Roasted Garlic Cauliflower!!!

Roasted Garlic Cauliflower

This week I am going back to Charleston, SC for my friend’s wedding. I am so excited! Not only do I get to celebrate one of my best friends getting married, but I also get to go back to my favorite town. I lived in Charleston for 10 years, and even though I have been […]

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Butternut Squash Fries!!!

Butternut Squash Fries

I love fries. I guess that is not that uncommon a statement. I mean…who doesn’t like fries? They are salty, crispy little strips of deliciousness. Mmmm fries. When I want to make fries at home I like to get creative. While I will always hold a special place in my heart for the traditional french […]

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Garlic Out of Oven

Roasted Garlic

All week I have been trying to think of Back to Basics recipes to post. But the funny thing is…when something is considered a “basic” it can become so second nature that you forget it is something you learned how to do! Sort of like tying your shoes or riding a bike. As with both […]

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Perfect Brown Rice!!!

Perfect Brown Rice

So this week we are going back to basics at My Clean Kitchen. Despite their name, these basics are often the most difficult techniques in the kitchen, and the most important. After all…they are the foundation of every dish you make. Once you master these basics…nothing can stop you! Iron Chef here you come!!! I […]

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Roasted Broccoli with Lemon YUM! Again!

Roasted Broccoli with Lemon

This past few weeks we’ve done some complex and complicated recipes. I think we’re both in the mood to get back to basics. I’m getting stared with this roasted broccoli recipe. This recipe is one of my go to weeknight side dishes. It’s really simple and easy. Sometimes I mix it up and add a […]

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