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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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School Lunches

We keep it simple, which makes school lunch cost-effective for our household. Our second grader regularly enjoys sandwiches, leftovers, and Lunchables. Sandwich lunch- includes fruit, cheese stick, chips, desert We buy bulk as much as possible. And everything but wow butter and Frigo cheese sticks we purchase the Sam’s Club Members mark brand or United…

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Easy Summer Meals

I hate cooking in the summer time.  I would rather eat a celery stick and cottage cheese straight from the container than cook after a long day at work and when it’s 115º outside.  But I have learned a few quick tips so that I spend as little time as possible in the kitchen. Chicken…

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To begin, I am the definition of a yo-yo dieter. But after the stress of quarantining and working at home alone for two months, I definitely gained the COVID-19. (Or in this case, the COVID-15.) So I’m back on the wagon, and back on Weight Watchers, which generally works for me after the initial detox…

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