Category Archives: Recipes

Treat Your Kids to a Spooky Halloween Dinner

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Halloween is TOMORROW! (Sometimes just that reminder is enough to scare moms!) First of all, I want to add my cheer for Kerri’s great and charitable Trick or Treating idea. I’m definitely doing it this year. Here’s a healthy way … Continue reading

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Fantastic Meatloaf Recipe

Entertain me for a moment. Put on a grumpy face and in your most pouty tone of voice say, “Meatloaf…Beatloaf….I HATE Meatloaf”. Can you name that movie? Or are you only reminded of the chorus of little voices around the … Continue reading

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Coconut Oil Follow Up–
includes chocolate so read on

I know I wrote about coconut oil before, but I had to add some things and change my opinion on other things because of what I’ve learned since. First of all, I have tried several different brands of coconut oil, … Continue reading

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Best-o Pesto

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I served this pesto for dinner shortly after my girls devoured some delicious cookies. Believe it or not, my girls all commented, “Wow, this pasta is better than cookies!!” As pesto is usually a combination of basil, olive oil, garlic, … Continue reading

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Semi-Homemade Pizza Trick

Do you love homemade pizza but don’t feel confident in making the dough? Or maybe you don’t have the time? If so, here’s a little trick. Check with your local Costco or Sam’s Club to see if their Food Court … Continue reading

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Super Yummy and Simple Granola Bars

Here’s a great recipe for a super simple, yummy, better-than-the-alternative, summer treat. No-Bake Chocolate Chip Granola Bars yield: 10 bars Ingredients: 1/4 cup butter 1/4 cup honey 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 2 cups quick cooking oats {not rolled oats!} … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies

Two questions for you: 1. Do you know someone who has a gluten intolerance or has Celiac disease? 2. Are you ready for the easiest recipe in the world? We have quite a few friends who cannot eat gluten and … Continue reading

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Healthier AND Easier Mashed Potatoes–No Butter, Milk, Sour Cream, Cream Cheese

My husband’s grandfather was raised in France and had a very ecclectic flair about him. One thing he loved to do was to make and eat good food. My sister in law will never forget the day she was making … Continue reading

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Carrot Blueberry Oat Muffins

Confession: I love carbs. I do. I can’t help it. Confession: I love fruit smoothies. Again, I can’t help it. Confession: I LOVE having a smoothie with toast, muffins, bagels. And so do my girls. So as I sat evaluating … Continue reading

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Incredible Strawberry Pie

It’s almost strawberry season! I love this time of year because I love strawberries! One of my favorite things to do with strawberries, besides eat them, is to make freezer jam. You can learn to do that easily too by … Continue reading

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