Recipes

EASY STEAK QUESADILLAS

Sometimes you get really lucky with a new recipe. The one when every child enjoys it and asks for more until you realize you have run out. Steak quesadillas may not be gourmet, but they keep everyone very happy at our dinner table. I just had…
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5 MINUTE HUMMUS RECIPE

Ready for a fast 5 minute hummus recipe?! For a long time, I didn’t think I could make my own hummus. After many failed attempts of gritty, flavorless hummus, I gave up. However, with energy this month, I decided it was high time to try a…
Healthy Green Smoothie Recipe
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Enjoy the sunshine

This is a compensated post in partnership with DOLE and the Mom It Forward Blogger Network. All opinions shared are my own.  Spring has finally sprung! After leaving town for a couple of days, I was amazed to come home and see flowers everywhere.…
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MOTHER’S DAY BLUEBERRY BREAD. PLEASE PASS THE BUTTER

Homemade bread is always a treat, especially on Mother’s Day. This is a delightful recipe that makes two loaves of Blueberry Bread. One for you, and one to give away! Blueberries are available year round fresh or frozen which makes this quick…
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MEAL PLAN MARCH 30 & TORTILLA SOUP RECIPE

What’s your meal planning schedule like? Do you do it a morning for the week ahead? Plan it out for the month? How about breakfast and lunches? There are so many different ways to approach meal planning and there is no right answer. All that…
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COCONUT KALE SMOOTHIE

Smoothies are still the #1 way to get green veggies into my kids. All three of them slurp them up and come back asking for more. Give them a little cooked spinach on their plate at dinner and you would think I had served them liver. With the kids…
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IRISH SODA BREAD FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY

Memories of St. Patrick’s Day as a child always included a dinner at my Nana’s house. It was the traditional corned beef dinner with boiled potatoes, onions and cabbage. I loved it then and still do now. But my favorite part of the holiday feast…
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A RECIPE FOR GREEN EGGS AND HAM

It’s nearly Dr. Seuss’s birthday and how about a serving of Green Eggs and Ham to celebrate! We hosted a fun Dr. Seuss party last year and shared a bunch of our party pictures, including the one for Green Eggs and Ham. Everyone has been…
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5 INGREDIENTS TO TRY IN YOUR NEXT SMOOTHIE

It’s easy to make the same smoothie once you find a favorite recipe. I have a go-to green smoothie that the whole family loves, but we are ready to get creative again. So many magazines this month are talking about the health benefits of smoothies…
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CHEWY MOLASSES SPICE COOKIE

Holiday baking season is in full swing! Cookies, bars, candies and more are hopefully filling your kitchen, and your bellies. I’m off to a Cookie Swap tonight and I’m excited to share the recipe for Chewy Molasses Spice Cookies today. This…
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THANKSGIVING MENU AND TIPS FOR MAKING IT ALL COME TOGETHER

Happy Thanksgiving week to all my American readers! It is one of my favorite holidays, being food-centric and all. Thanksgiving is such a special time to plan for a lovely meal and sit and relax with family. We are hosting for the second time…
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HEALTHY SQUASH MUFFINS {PLUS A DREAMFARM GIVEAWAY}

As the temperature drops, it seems like my kids want to eat all the time. After packing two snacks and a lunch for my daughter, I’m doing round three of snacks come 4:00. I started playing around with some new recipes using root vegetables…
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COCONUT VANILLA ICE CREAM AND BLUE PIXIE DUST

What do pirates and fairies have in common? They are often a part of my kid’s world of imaginative play, complete with pretend swords, fairy wings and silly stories. When I heard about the new Disney DVD coming out called The Pirate Fairy, I…
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STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE PANCAKES

Did you know it’s National Pancake month? My kids think it should be pancake day, everyday. During this cold, snowy winter I felt the need for something sweet and summery. Strawberry shortcake is one of my favorite desserts so I decided to…
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CUCUMBER DILL YOGURT DIP AND A SIDE OF LATE JULY CHIPS

As a Stonyfield Clean Plate Club Ambassador, I get to try new products sometimes, like Late July Organic chips. My kids are so lucky…delicious chips and a healthy yogurt dip?! All opinions shared here are my own, or my kids. As Superbowl…
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EASY BANANA BREAD RECIPE IN THE BREAD MAKER

On a cold snowy day, this easy banana bread recipe for the bread maker will make your house smell delicious. I love being able to dump all the ingredients into the bread maker because it means less dishes for me to clean! Next time you have…
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TOP 10 POSTS OF 2013~ THE GOOD STUFF

As 2013 comes to a close, I like to review what blog posts were most popular among my readers. I write here to share our healthy living experiences in the hopes that others may find an idea, or two, to incorporate into their lifestyle.…
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SIMPLY ORGANIC SPICE SET GIVEAWAY FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Welcome to baking season everyone! Get your kitchens ready and check to see if your spice rack is fresh and ready for Christmas cookie afternoons and gingerbread house making. I recently was given a fresh set of seasonal spices from Simply…
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HOW TO MAKE STOVETOP POPCORN

Looking for an easy stovetop popcorn recipe? This is fast and you can use your own organic, GMO-free popping corn. It’s a lot less expensive than buying bags of organic popcorn from the store. We use this recipe and make it weekly for snacks,…
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THE WONDERBAG AND BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP

Some women get excited about new shoes. I get excited about new kitchen gadgets. The WonderBag is new to the U.S. and I was curious when asked to test it out. Our favorite pumpkin carving party was coming up and it gave me an opportunity…
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DIY PUMPKIN PUREE

It’s pumpkin season! Did you know it’s really easy to make your own pumpkin puree? No worrying about BPA in cans, it’s super fresh and maybe even local. All you need is some sugar pumpkins, an oven and a blender. 1. Wash your pumpkins…

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