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Summer Fun & Easy Recipes

Summertime is about family fun, effortless cooking, and simply chilling out. Here is what we love to do: Family Fun: Paint Sample Scavenger Hunt Go to your nearest store that has paint samples in different colors. Pick up primary colors and some that are a unique blend. Gather your family. You can pick teams or…

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As you, I often ask: how are we going to be healthier when healthy food is so expensive? Think about all the dollar meals on the drive thru you will never be able to beat on the organic supermarket aisle… Fear not, there are numerous ways we can all save money on our monthly grocery…

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Recipe: Lucky Charms Cookies

Does anyone remember the episode of Friends where, in a fire, Pheobe loses her super-special secret family recipe for chocolate chip cookies, and Monica spends a whole day trying to re-create it only to discover it’s the Nestle Tollhouse recipe on the back of the package? Well, my family’s super-secret awesome recipe is (gasp) the…

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Is HelloFresh Worth It?

The burning question “Are meal subscription boxes worth it?” Well we are about to find out because I just signed up for 5 weeks of Hello Fresh! I can say I am honestly really excited about getting my boxes. I have tried Hello Fresh before, but I just did one week while I was in…

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If you’re looking for something healthy to eat in the New Year that actually tastes good too, and is super easy to make in advance – look no further. My family always called this Black Bean Salsa, but most people know it as Cowboy Caviar. I think we called it salsa because we ate it…

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Don’t let the fact that the name of this bread leads with a vegetable fool you – there is nothing mildly healthy about this bread, and that just makes it super extra delicious. It’s my “signature” thing I bake, and it’s perfect for holiday gift-giving. RECIPE: Oven temp: 350 F Cooking time: 50 – 60…

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There’s been much debate in my family, because we actually refer to this dish as “candied yams” which is wholly inaccurate. This is in fact, despite what our yee old recipe book from 1982 says, sweet potato casserole. Regardless, it’s our favorite recipe and our absolute must-have for Thanksgiving and Christmas, and brings back wonderful…

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Thanksgiving Must Haves!

Thanksgiving definitely falls into the top 3 list of my favorite holidays. Who doesn’t love a holiday that is all about food and family? My family’s Thanksgiving dinner rarely varies from year to year! MASHED POTATOES: I swear my granny makes the best mashed potatoes. It has taken my sister and I years to figure out…

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Bacon Ranch Popcorn

I love the fall but most of all I love October! The smell, the chill in the air. NO BUGS!  The fall is the best time of the year.   Did you know that it is National Popcorn Month, as well? Yes! I love a good batch of popcorn. I loved that there are so…

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Easy Weekday Dinner

This feeds a family of 4 with some leftovers! Chicken and Rice Casserole INGREDIENTS -About 1.5 lbs of chicken thighs (thighs are cheap and very tender) -1 can cream of mushroom soup -1 packet of onion soup & dip mix -4 cups of brown rice -Fill the empty can of mushroom twice with water DIRECTIONS…

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