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Crock-Whore Vegetarian Potato Soup

My name is Ashley, and I’m a crock-whore.

I admit it. I have become completely dependent on my slow cooker. My crock-pot wins me friends, impresses my coworkers, and keeps me from FREAKING OUT on my hungry husband who DAILY calls me to ask “what I’m thinking about for food.” My slow cooker has slowly changed my identity. No longer am I someone who eats taco bell three nights in a row because all the pans in my kitchen are dirty. Gone are the days of Read More

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Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Brownies

I couldn’t sleep the other night and thought since I was up and the house was quiet, I could bake a late night treat and not have my piece eaten by my 3 year-old. These gluten-free brownies were pure bliss.

1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, at room temperature
12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips, separated unto 8-ounce and 4-ounce portions Read More

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Healthy Mini Pancake Snacks

Are you like me and constantly searching for healthy and satisfying snacks for your kids but can’t bear to look at one more deflated raisin in their diaper? I made these mini pancakes on a whim to try and sneak in some delicious and healthy foods that my child refuses to eat (blueberries, carrots) but, for good measure, also put in some ingredients that I know he loves and will gobble up (kale, sweet potatoes).

You can batch cook Read More

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RECIPE: Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream

Even though I’m not a vegan, I am lactose intolerant so this is a great alternative for ice cream. When I first read the directions, I was somewhat concerned about how time consuming this may be to make. I made it on a day when my 3 year-old was home from preschool and it was still very easy. I got the Read More