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Corn & Bean Salad

Have you ever been trying so hard to lose weight you try so many different programs? That is definitely me!! Well, the one I keep coming back to is this plan**.  This time around I have lost 34 pounds in 11 months. Now that they have over 200 foods that are zero points I have […]

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One Pot Zesty Nacho Pasta

This recipe was dreamt up in the prepared boxed food aisle of WalMart! HA! It has been tested by my picky children and has been wildly approved! Then I sent it off to my best friend and she tried it out on her family! Her children may be even pickier than my children! Now, her […]

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Chicken Noodle Soup {In the INSTANT POT}

The chill is finally in the air here in Flagstaff, HALLELUJAH! I know not everyone is a fan of the cooler weather but it’s probably my favorite time of year! I love being able to cozy up in a blanket either watching a movie or reading a book. The other thing I love about cold […]

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Pumpkin Pie Dump Cake

There seems to be this craze with everything pumpkin during the fall! I can’t say that I am one of those people who are head over heels for pumpkin the way some people are. Also, I’m not a fan of traditional pumpkin pie! I know, SHAME! I speak heresy!!! HAHA! This recipe, however, does tickle […]

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Spanish Rice {in the INSTANT POT}

How many of you have tried to make Spanish rice on the stove top? Unfortunately, for me even after being taught by a Mexican woman, a family friend, how to make it on the stove I could NEVER get it cook.  It was ALWAYS still crunchy! So, when my mom bought me my favorite kitchen […]

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Refried Beans {in the INSTANT POT}

Yup, you read that right! You can make refried beans in the Instant Pot or any other electric pressure cooker! I have to say that the best Christmas gift I have ever received from my mom probably TEN years ago was my pressure cooker! Long before the real craze of the electric pressure cookers my […]

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Tacos Tacos Who Loves Tacos?!?

Who loves tacos? My family sure does. Way back before kids, I had a personal trainer and he wanted me consuming less sodium which means pre-made taco seasonings were not an option! As a result, from that moment on my husband and I have made our own taco seasoning.  I have even gone back and […]

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National Cheesecake Day! {July 30th}

How many of you ever look up all the random “holidays” that our country has decided to celebrate throughout the year? Well, in anticipation for my next post I looked up some and came to find that July 30th is National Cheesecake Day! Umm, YES please! Have you ever gone through Sam’s or Costco and […]

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Beckie Cochran

Meet the Contributor: Beckie Cochran

Family: My family consists of my husband Bryan, my daughter Attalia (At-ta-lee-ah) and my son Nicodemus. Job: Currently for the most part I am a stay at home mom but I also have my photography business and I am a personal assistant for a friend a few hours a week. What brought you to Flagstaff: […]

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4th of July Bacon Cheddar Hamburgers

In my last post I talked about the burgers I make for special occasions. Consequently, I got a little flack from some friends that I didn’t include the recipes for said burgers. So, here is a post all about my beloved tasty hamburgers. These would be perfect for a 4th of July Cookout!  One of my favorite […]

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