Hoppin Meal Plans

Getting Ready for the Holiday!

Getting Ready for the Holiday!

Things are hopping in the Hoppin Meal Plans kitchen.  It’s finally starting to warm here!  Buds in the tree are appearing, the daffodils are starting to bloom, and the players are out on the baseball diamond.  Spring is here!  And in the HMP kitchen, that means two things are coming: farmer’s markets and Easter! We host Easter at our home, which is no small task when it means cooking for 20+ people.  Fortunately, the family is big into doing pot-luck style holidays, so that means I’m only doing about half the food.  But one oven can’t handle a main dish...

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Mustard and Herb-Rubbed Roast Beef and Vegetables

Whole30

Mustard and Herb-Rubbed Roast Beef and Vegetables

Good things come to those who wait.

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A Quick Guide to Oils

A Quick Guide to Oils

Growing up, oils were simple in our house.  That’s because there weren’t oils.  There was just oil.  It was probably canola oil, or vegetable oil (which ever was on sale or Mom had a coupon for).  Oh, and there was Crisco.  A bottle of oil and a tub of Crisco, that was it.  When I moved out on my own and had to cook for myself, I used Crisco and canola oil, because that’s what I was used to.  When I started focusing on my health, I switched to olive oil, because that’s what the hype was about. Go into...

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