Recipes

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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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POPOVERS: FANCY BUT NOT FUSSY

Based on how many people quickly liked my popover Instagram shot this week, I thought I would share the recipe I have used for years. I remember making these with my Mom when I was little. First with the hand powered beater (remember those!)…
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ROASTED PLUM TOMATO SAUCE

If you have lots of plum tomatoes in your garden, or can find some well priced ones at your market, here’s an easy sauce recipe with tons of flavor. We have made it three times as our plum tomatoes ripened and it’s fairly quick. It tasted…
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HEIRLOOM TOMATO SALAD: FLOUR TOO COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY

As the summer nears its end, the gorgeous tomatoes of the season are ready for your table. We have in our garden San Marzano plums, Brandywines and striped romas, just to name a few. There is no better flavored tomato than one just picked from…
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BLACK BEAN TACO NIGHT SUCCESS (AND FAIL)

Some of you know we are trying to incorporate more meatless meals into our weekly meal plan. Meatless Monday (or really any day) appeals to me for three big reasons: It’s eco-friendly to eat less meat It makes me use up some of our…
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THROW A BEACH BASH

Here is a little sneak peek into our vacation at the beach this year. Summer entertaining with good friends and neighbors is what it’s all about. The beach bash menu is easy after a day of swimming and can be served at home or at the beach. Get…
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REFRESHING WATERMELON MANGO SMOOTHIE

When I think of summer I think of watermelon. Eating it as a child and spitting out the black seeds with the juice dripping down my arms. Now I enjoy it with my family, just without the seeds. In an effort to increase my fluids while nursing,…
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STRAWBERRY RHUBARB PIE BARS FOR SPRING

As we get closer to outdoor farmers market season, I’m excited to enjoy some fresh, local ingredients again. Two of my favorites are strawberry and rhubarb. We had a large rhubarb patch in our yard growing up and I have fond memories of my…
Pizza Dough Bread Machine Recipe
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Homemade Pizza Dough With A Bread Machine

How many of you eat pizza at home at least once a week? Do you tend to make it yourself or buy it? If you are a regular reader here, you know we have pizza every Friday night on our weekly meal plan. For a long time, we made our pizzas at home…
Green Smoothie Recipes Your Kids will Love
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Green Smoothies Your Kids Will Love to Drink

I pulled together our list of green smoothies your kids will love. My kid's favorite snack lately is a smoothie, always with a dose of greens. My two year old runs into the kitchen saying "moothie" until I make him one. Smoothies are a great…
Chocolate Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt
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Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt

We are big peanut butter fans in our house. We go through tons of it on sandwiches, on bananas, in smoothies or on apples. I'm also a big fan of chocolate so I decided to combine the two and create a Chocolate Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt recipe.…
Green Machine Smoothie RandomRecycling.com
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A Smoothie Throw-down at Whole Foods

Ever since we received a Blendtec blender, smoothies have become a regular part of our day. Sometimes it becomes a meal replacement on busy days, other times it's the perfect snack in the afternoon to hold us over till dinner. The kids get…