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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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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!

greek-yogurt-olaf

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

zucchini-pesto

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

crustless-quiche-recipe

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

Easy-New-Family-Care-Meal

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

Black-Beans-Crock-Pot

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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kale salad recipe

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