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The Best Dairy Free Lunchbox Ideas!

dairy free lunchbox ideas

Back to School is here!  We found out a while back that we have a dairy allergy in our family so that changes our lunch box routine. Dairy used to…

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Easy Two Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins : You are welcome.

pumpkin-pie-muffins-easy

Pumpkin Muffin recipe. Brace yourself.  It’s Fall, or as I like to call it; ‘put pumpkin in everything‘ season.  I love Pumpkin.  One of our favorite recipes that I honestly make…

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Simple meals that tweens can help with using Ling Ling!

simple dinner with ling ling

As our kids get older, making dinner has become more of a group effort.  This summer we have been making simple meals that are healthy and can be made quickly…

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The Best DIY Firetruck Cake – so easy!

diy easy firetruck cake

I have always wanted to have a ‘wow factor’ cake for birthday parties.  We never really had the budget for a professional cake, and I didn’t trust my own abilities. …

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Instant Pot Pumpkin Apple Butter

Instant Pot Pumpkin Apple Butter from scratch

I have been making pumpkin apple butter in my crock pot for years.  We are known throughout the neighborhood as the people you give your uncarved pumpkins to after Halloween….

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Instant Pot Tikka Masala – Easy and Whole30 compliant!

close up of chicken tikka masala

My Instant Pot is my new best friend. It sat in the box on my counter for two weeks before I finally opened it but I am so glad I…

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Rainbow Unicorn Party Punch

So my littlest went through about five hundred different themes for her birthday party – Dora, Princess, Frozen (She decided against Frozen because “Grandma’s birfday is right after my birfday…

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Inside out printable recipes

Inside Out smores

You guys – we saw Inside Out the other day and I can’t spoil a thing, but got me deep down.  #SoManyFeels ….. The kids actually saw a sneak peek…

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Healthier Shamrock Shake Copy Cat Recipe

So I admit it, our kids LOVE Shamrock Shakes.  I used to be a big fan of Shamrock Shakes from McDonald’s myself but they are too sweet for me now,…

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Fiesta Stuffed Peppers : Easy & Healthy Recipe!

Our kids fell in love with Zucchini Boats last summer and now we are trying the same out with Stuffed Peppers and Stuffed Tomatoes.  Last year we had Zucchini Boats…

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Simple Kale and Parmigiano-Reggiano Salad Recipe

kale salad recipe

I LOVE the Whole Foods Market recipe page!  I get tons of ideas for healthy (and often times very simple) recipes we can make at home with ingredients we buy…

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Easy Whiskey Cupcakes Recipe

My friend Rabecca is here today to share her Easy Whiskey Cupcakes Recipe. Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day! It gets better you guys; she made Baileys frosting….. from…

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Leftover Valentine’s Day Candy Treats

Valentines Day Treats

I don’t know if you are anything like me, but I kinda hate holidays where kids come home with a bunch of candy.  I love Valentine’s Day, but all the…

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Family Movie Night – The Boxtrolls and activity sheets!

Our family loves animation and they are typically the only DVDs we purchase for our home. Our kids missed The Boxtrolls in theaters so they were thrilled to pick it…

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Marie Callender’s Winter Warm Up

This winter is a busy season for our family!  All three kids are in part time school, partial home school, all have after school activities, Harry and I work, and…

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Spaghetti Squash in the Slow Cooker. Literally the easiest thing I have ever made.

My kids are kind of obsessed with spaghetti squash, they love that it is veggie noodle.  We grew several squashes in our garden but our lack of expertise in organic…

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Vegan Ice Cream Recipe : Veggies Don’t Bite!

I am ridiculously excited to introduce Sophia from Veggies Don’t Bite to share her vegan ice cream recipe with us.  Our family is not vegan but I am always looking…

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Cook Pumpkin in a Crock Pot

Cook a pumpkin in a crock pot

Pumpkin in a crock pot recipe. I am in love with two things – pumpkin and my crock pot.  They are amazing individually but you cook pumpkin IN a Crock…

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Pumpkin Butter Pancake Recipe

Easy Pumpkin Butter Pancake recipe

Pumpkin Pancake Recipe. Our kids LOVE pancakes!  We tend to make a big batch of pancakes once or twice a month – we eat our fill one morning but we…

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Pizza Zucchini Boats : Kids in the Kitchen

Zucchini pizza

So our kids are great, but they have grown weary of zucchini.  Even with a few plants succumbing to powdery mildew we are still harvesting zucchini every day.  I wanted…

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kale salad recipe

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