Travel, Treats, Tips, & Traditions


DIY Pumpkin Iced Latte : With REAL Pumpkin!

diy pumpkin iced latte

DIY Pumpkin Iced Latte. So I am sure many of you have seen that ‘what’s in a pumpkin spiced latte’ image floating around the internet.  I am not quite as…

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DIY Olaf in Greek Yogurt! Healthy Cute Food!


So, our family is still obsessed with Olaf and Frozen – how about yours?  I am thrilled to introduce today’s guest blogger – my friend Heather from @HawthorneFamilyEats . Heather…

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Zucchini Pesto : Simple recipe to use up bumper crop zucchini


So I think I have mentioned this before….. we have a boat load of zucchini in our backyard garden.  We have been eating zucchini almost every night, we’ve been sharing…

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Easy Healthy Crust-less Quiche


Today’s Meatless Monday is an easy healthy crust-less quiche that is chopped full of healthy veggies straight from our garden.  This quiche is super easy, uses a lot of fresh…

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The Hundred-Foot Journey Inspired Recipes

The Hundred Foot Journey gratin potatoes recipe

The Hundred-Foot Journey from Dreamworks opens in theaters on August 8, 2014 and is sure to be a hit!  Check out the trailer below and get excited with me about…

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Zucchini Sliders

zucchini sliders and side

So if you follow along on Instagram you know we have a bumper crop of greyzini zucchini.  We cannot believe how much zucchini we have coming up and it is…

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Tips for Making a Meal for a New Family


Over the years we have made quite a few dinners or lunches for new families!  When a mom comes home with a new baby or a family adopts a sibling…

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Black Beans in the Crock Pot : Instructions & Video


One of the easiest ways we have found to stretch our food budget but still eat healthy is by swapping meat protein for beans.   We often will use black beans…

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Quinoa Greek Salad : Easy and Healthy Side Dish


Quinoa Greek Salad is one of our favorite easy and healthy side dishes.  With Spring brunches, Summer BBQ, and pool parties around the corner we find ourselves needing a side…

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Kale and Quinoa & Beyond Meat


Our family loves to make “Meatless Monday” meals.  We are not vegan or vegetarian, but for many reasons (health, budget, etc) we are trying to reduce the amount of animal…

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Better for you Root Beer Float


I am always looking to make traditional recipes a little bit better for our family.  We like to eat healthy and clean as much as possible, but that doesn’t mean…

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Homemade Vegetable Broth in a Slow Cooker

I have been making my own chicken broth and Homemade Vegetable Broth in a Slow Cooker for years now.  If you cook with broth often, making your own is practically free,…

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Easy Disney Frozen Inspired Cupcakes

frozen cupcakes

My daughter LOVES Frozen (I mean, who doesn’t?!)  and she really wanted some Frozen inspired goodies at her #DisneySide birthday party.  I was sad to see our Party City was…

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Kale Salad kids will eat!


We have finally found a Kale Salad kids will eat enthusiastically!  We came about this quite by accident, but the kids were so into it that I felt it was my…

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Whole chicken in the slow cooker

crock pot chicken

One of my favorite go to recipes is a whole chicken in the slow cooker.  We have a crock pot, but you can make a whole chicken in the slow…

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Cranberry Salsa : Healthy Holiday Recipe (with a twist!)

cranberry salsa

Cranberry Salsa is one of my favorite things to make for Thanksgiving and Christmas!  It is festive, delicious, and actually quite healthy!  A friend shared a similar recipe with me…

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Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls : Holiday Recipe

Sweet Potato Rolls

* This yummy recipe is by guest blogger Rabecca from Ranalid Family Farm – make sure to read to the end to get her gluten free version as well! These…

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Cranberry Orange Coffee Cake : with a little help from Stonyfield

Stonyfield recipe

My daughter came home the other day raving about a cranberry orange scone.  She just went on and on about how it was such a yummy, Christmas timey flavor, but…

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Easy Tomato Soup Crock Pot Recipe

Tomato Soup Crock Pot Recipe

I love cooking in my crock pot – especially soups!  This Easy Tomato Soup Crock Pot Recipe is seriously the best! Fall is a great time for crock pot recipes. …

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Werther’s Baking Bash : Recipe Round up!

Crock Pot Apple Cider

I wanted to share a quick recipe round up of the most popular recipes from our Werther’s Baking Bash!  If you are excited to bake this holiday season I would…

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kale salad recipe


Easy recipes for families that want to try something new.