Recipes

Chocolate Pumpkin Banana Muffins

These light, fluffy, crumbly and chocolatey Pumpkin Banana Muffins will be a perfect holiday breakfast. It has been WAY too long since I’ve posted, and I’ve missed it!  These Chocolate Pumpkin Banana Muffins were just the motivation to take a pause during...

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Applesauce Chia Muffins

I cannot believe we’re on the last half of July!  Does anyone else feel like this year is flying by?  I want to slam the breaks on my summer days and prolong the summer as long as possibly especially since my baby boy is rapidly approaching his first birthday!!...

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Easy Italian Pasta Salad

Summer is busy.  BUT it’s the good busy.  Family BBQs, reunions, trips, and simply just enjoying the beautiful weather.  With all this fun, who wants to spend lots of time in the kitchen?  Not this girl!  I’m all about the quick and easy recipes during the...

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Fresh Fruit Salad

If you want something that will be consistently devoured by your family, you’ve come to the right place.  I make a large batch of this fresh fruit salad for every family gathering and it’s a hit each time.  Who would love juicy pineapple, crisp apples, and...

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Gluten-Free Pancakes

Happy 4th of July!  I’m gearing up for a full day of family fun tomorrow and hope you’re ready to do the same.  Am I the only one feeling like this year is flying by?  I can’t believe it’s already July! Well, the brutal heat makes it difficult...

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Honey Peanut Butter Cookies

Frequently, I get mistaken for someone who does not like dessert or sweet things because I’m healthy.  I either try to convince them that I do very much like my dessert despite the ‘yeah right’ look in their eye or I just smile politely and think...

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Coconut Chicken Curry

We have a fabulous little hole-in-the-wall Thai place right around the corner from our home.  I’m embarrassed to admit how often I think of their coconut chicken curry.  I want to call up and request just a tall glass of their coconut curry sauce.  Mmmmm Mmm.  I...

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Garlic Chicken Pasta

Sometimes I want something light for dinner.  And by light, I mean no heavy sauce but still rockin’ with flavor and satisfying.  I played around with this light olive oil sauce a couple times until my husband actually requested it!  Totally caught me by surprise...

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Cajun Scrambled Eggs

My husband was born and raised outside Atlanta, Georgia. When I was 16, I moved to Georgia where we first met.  ‘Aaaah… high school sweethearts!’  NOT exactly. I’m 2 years older than my man.  In high school, dating a younger man was a serious...

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Jamba Juice Orange C-Booster CopyCat

Jamba Juice lovers… holla!  I didn’t realize so many people crave Jamba Juice like I do until my healthy copycat recipes started blowing up! Do you know what my Mango-A-Go-Go, Peanut Butter Moo’d, Razzmatazz, and Caribbean Passion have in common?...

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Basic Crepes

It’s not a special occasion at this house unless it starts off with these basic crepes stuffed to the brim with strawberries and bananas.  Oh, and don’t forget to spread on some coconut oil first.  Is there a more heavenly breakfast than crepes?  No.  The...

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Healthy Nachos

Yes. I realize these healthy nachos are missing a fundamental ingredient… cheese. However, just because your eyes are missing it doesn’t mean your mouth will.  The juicy chicken, soft avocado, cherry tomatoes, and black beans combined with crunchy tortilla...

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Peach Cobbler

When it comes to fresh peaches, I am hooked up!  My brother and sister-in-law have a crazy producing peach tree along with some of our generous neighbors (love you all!).  Since peach season comes and goes oh so quickly in the Fall, I stock up.  I’m actually...

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Mango Chicken Tacos

If you need a guaranteed recipe that will be loved by all, Mango Chicken Tacos are THE only way to go (well, my Baked Burritos are similar and pretty awesome too).  They are quick, healthy, SUPER tasty, and foolproof.  People rave about this recipe each time and make...

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Pineapple Chicken Fried Rice

If your mouth was throwing a party, fresh pineapple, curry powder, and sticky rice would be the superstars on the invite list.  I love EVERYTHING about those three.  Combine them together AND I won’t stop eating until either my stomach bursts or I run out of...

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Quinoa and Tomato Stuffed Bell Peppers

Since my stuffed zucchini recipe, I intently assess every vegetable with hopes of eventually stuffing it. Veggies stuffed with other veggies smothered with cheese.  Sign me up!  Bell peppers obviously beg to be stuffed since they form a little bowl once hollowed out....

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Chicken Fiesta Soup

I try not to play favorites.  I really do.  BUT it’s hard not to favor the spicy tender chicken with zucchini, summer squash, and sweet corn.  No matter if I crank up the heat by adding 2 jalapenos or tone it down by omitting that awesome little green pepper,...

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Sauteed Asparagus with Coconut Oil

The first 20 seconds says it all… I’ve watched it a 100 times.  Make that 101. Picture me puckering my lips while elegantly throwing up my hands and using a flowing French accent to say, “No miserable, overcooked asparagus in your kitchen! Make your...

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Steak Stir Fry

I’m spoiled.  I mean COMPLETELY spoiled.  Not only have I been able to travel to several countries, but I also have lived in Hong Kong and Taiwan.  For my fellow Americans, we’re being robbed.  Robbed of true authentic Chinese food!  They have luscious...

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Zucchini Banana Bread Pancakes

Banana bread on Sunday afternoons became a family tradition growing up.  I remember thinking banana bread baked FOREVER and anxiously anticipated my first warm bite.  The kid in me still loves banana bread and STILL isn’t too patient with long baking...

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Easy Sausage, Potato, and Carrot Stew

If you want an easy, quick, last minute dinner idea, stop right here on this easy sausage stew.  I FREQUENTLY make this for dinner.  And when I say frequently… I mean almost every week.  I keep waiting for my family to revolt and scream out protests of having to...

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Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

It was a sad, sad day when I discovered ice cream triggered my migraines.  I grew up where 3 scoops of ice cream after dinner was as reliable as the sun setting.  A life without ice cream seemed pretty grim.  But alas, I’m not a quitter.  I love food and dessert...

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Banana Zucchini Muffins

I’m often tempted to call these muffins my favorite.  THEN I start thinking about how much I love my other light and fluffy muffin recipes too.  Morning Glory Muffins and Pear Apple Granola Muffins, don’t get jealous.  I love you too.  However, it’s...

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Chewy Ooey Gooey Brownies

Let me clear up a big misconception about healthy eating… you can eat healthy and totally indulge on dessert!  Did you catch my confession on eating an entire batch (2 dozen) of my Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies? I feel no embarrassment nor regret and will...

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3 Ingredient Blender Ice Cream

    It was a sad, sad day when I realized that dairy and sugar were my migraine triggers.  No dairy?  No sugar?  No ice cream?!?!?!  Well, I’m not a quitter.  Life without ice cream just seemed to grim.  However, eating ice cream was not worth having a...

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Chicken Sausage and Rice Soup

Although I’m loving the warm weather, I may have shed a tear that soup season is coming to a close.  Wait… was that a tear or are my eyes non-stop watering from allergies?  Either way… I had to squeeze in this chicken sausage and rice soup one last...

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Pasta Primavera

Did you know April is peak season for asparagus?  If you want that crispy bright green with no signs of shriveling, the time is now!  There’s nothing worse than stringy or even worse, soggy asparagus.  On the other hand, there’s nothing more enjoyable than...

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Easy Chicken Spaghetti

Am I the only one who dreads making dinner some evenings?  Don’t be fooled.  Even though I love cooking and live for making a healthy meal for my family, some days I’m just not in the mood.  Between grocery shopping, cleaning, reading books, time outs,...

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Morning Glory Muffins

Delicious and packed with nutrition?!?! Absolutely possible and just happened with this Morning Glory Muffin recipe. Once you’ve recovered from DYING over these unbelievable Morning Glory Muffins, come try my Banana Muffins (super popular right now) and my Pear...

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Whole Wheat Bread

It’s a miracle.  I mean a full blown, modern day miracle.  I have tried numerous whole wheat bread recipes and have bombed each loaf.  They resembled flavorless bricks instead of fluffy, light scrumptious bread.  Well, I am a food blogger.  KINDA embarrassing if...

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Blueberry Waffles

Ooooh, blueberry waffles.  How I love you.  Light, fluffy with blueberries bursting in your mouth… you’ll actually jump out of bed in order to make these.   Breakfast is by far my most favorite meal of the day.  If you’re a breakfast-skipper,...

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Gluten-free Waffles

I love LoVe LOVE breakfast!  I’m currently playing The Game-On Health Challenge (come join the next round!), and I chose a gluten-free meal plan.  Since many of my favorite breakfast recipes have whole wheat flour such as my beloved Multigrain Waffles,...

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Whole Wheat Banana Bread

My mom had a Sunday tradition of making homemade banana bread.  We anxiously waited for the timer to go off and then fought over who got the first piece of warm banana bread.  Well, I love my mom and her banana bread, but all the sugar in her recipe?  Not so much....

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Baked Stuffed Zucchini

This is one of my all time favorite quick dinners.  It takes 30 minutes to prepare and these stuffed zucchini boats are juicy and packed with the perfect savory combination of flavors. Like I said, I’ve thrown this dinner together too many times to count....

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Broccoli, Cheese, and Rice Casserole

Here’s how I usually celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.  I’m out running errands with my kids.  As I push my cart down an aisle at Target, I notice a little girl with an adorable green outfit.  While passing, I smile and compliment her cute green hair bow.  I...

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Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry

Look.  There are several nights I’m scrambling to figure out what I’m going to make for dinner.  The day got busy, dinner time comes speeding up, and need something quick because people are starting to salivate (hungry tummies bring lots of grumpiness in...

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Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

I’m not sure where you live, but our Utah weather is crazy.  Last week, we had a foot of snow dump in the morning and by the afternoon it was melted.  Since Utah can’t decide whether it’s winter or spring, I’m taking advantage of these last few...

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Ziti Spinach Alfredo

Who knew you could substitute heavy whipping cream and butter in alfredo sauce with cauliflower?  When I mentioned it to one of my friends, she emphatically told me not to try it because she made a cauliflower alfredo recipe from Pinterest and it failed miserably....

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Edamame Hummus

I forget it’s not normal for 3 year olds to love things like edamame and hummus.  My daughter was pretending to eat with my brother-in-law and when he asked what she was eating, she shouted ‘hummus!’   Nothing puts a bigger smile on my face than...

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Chicken and Broccoli Pasta

Chicken, broccoli, and pasta just belong together.  You can’t go wrong with combining these three ingredients.  On those busy ‘it’s 5 and I have no idea what I’m making for dinner’ days, I recommend having these ingredients on hand.  It...

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3 Ingredient Pancakes

 It’s no secret.  I love breakfast.  I did a little research and found out that 31 million Americans skip breakfast.  What?!?! The most common reasons people skip breakfast were being too busy, not being hungry, or they just didn’t want to take time to...

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Sweet Potato Shepard’s Pie

“Mom, what’s for dinner?  Honey, what’s for dinner?  Self, what are we going to have for dinner?!?!”  On some days, this question can feel like a 50 lbs bag of stress.  Hopefully by now, you know I get you.  Although I love cooking (mostly...

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Basil Chicken with Quinoa

My husband has not been a fan of quinoa.  I usually sneak it in with my brown rice like in my Yellow Coconut Chicken Curry so he doesn’t even know he’s eating it.  However, I don’t give up easily.  My Balsamic Quinoa Salad was my first success.  He...

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Raspberry Waffles

Valentine’s Day is all about my loves… my husband, two beautiful children, and food.  Let’s put a pause on all the red dyes and hard candies and spoil ourselves (oh… and our special someone too) with a gorgeous, satisfying, and...

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Honey Cornbread Muffins

I had my second child a couple months ago and have loved focusing on my family and adjusting to a new normal.  Although, our new normal during these last couple months has consisted of eating out a lot or cooking previously prepared frozen meals.  I have definitely...

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Pumpkin Apple Bread

It’s full blown holiday season where plenty of time is dedicated to eating!  I’m assuming you love to eat as much as I do.  So, I have two goals for you and I.  First, our waists and thighs will not increase with the holiday spirit because of my recipes....

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Simple Turkey Chili

We all need some quick, under 30 minute dinner recipes.  Not only quick, but healthy and loved by the family.  This simple turkey chili in addition to my Baked Burritos have become one of my favorite go-to meals.  It’s the perfect comfort food full of flavor....

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Banana Waffles

I see many of you have fallen in love with my Banana Muffins and Multigrain Waffles.  How could their light, fluffy, sweet and deliciousness not spark a breakfast-love affair?  I make both frequently and still obsessed.  So… one little morning, I decided to...

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Chicken Tortellini Soup

I have several go-to, under-30-minutes healthy and delicious dinner recipes.  This fabulous Chicken Tortellini Soup definitely makes the cut along with my Baked Burritos, Stuffed Zucchini, and Simple Turkey Chili.  My talented friend, Erin, inspired this recipe.  She...

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Baked Burritos

If you’re looking for a new staple dinner recipe, look no further.  These baked chicken burritos are quick, easy, and have been devoured by people of all ages.  They are my go-to recipe for busy nights and also when I have guests over for dinner.      ...

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Grilled Corn-on-the-Cob

You know those grilled corn-on-the-cob recipes that require you to soak for 20 minutes, pull down the outer husks, strip away the silk by hand, fold them back up in place, and then tie the ends?  Yeah… after doing that a couple times, I decided I’m too...

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Easy Strawberry Spinach Salad

When it comes lunchtime, I’m a salad-aholic.  There’s just something about combining crisp, fresh vegetables and fruits sprinkled with a little dressing.  Since I’m usually juggling my ready-for-a-nap 2 year old while quickly preparing lunch, I...

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Classic Spaghetti

My family is hooked on this chunky, full of flavor healthy spaghetti sauce.  Whether it’s for my small family of 3 or for large family gatherings of 40, this spaghetti sauce is loved by all and quickly devoured.  Don’t be surprised if you’re tempted...

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Chili Chicken Skewers

The snow has finally melted and it’s time to break out the grill!  These are, hands down, one of my most favorite Spring and Summertime recipes.  Oh, my mouth just waters when I think about the spicy, tangy juicy chicken and crisp vegetables.  They’re...

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Grilled Tuna Cheese Sandwich

Don’t believe a grilled tuna cheese sandwich could be healthy?  Well, prepare to deceive your taste buds with a little twist on the classic grilled cheese.  I sneak in an avocado, Greek yogurt, and coconut oil and make this sandwich full of whole grains, Omega-3...

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Chicken Tortilla Soup

 Juicy chicken, sweet corn, tangy broth, with crisp bell peppers, onions, and celery make a quick and easy chicken tortilla soup.  It’s pretty perfect on it’s own, but adding an avocado and crunchy tortilla chips on top just overdoes it!  This classic...

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Jamba Juice Peanut Butter Moo’d Smoothie Copycat

Just thinking of combining rich chocolate, creamy peanut butter, and smooth bananas makes my mouth water.  Well, why settle for dreaming when I could create my own version of Peanut Butter Moo’d with only three ingredients.     To create the tastiest...

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Jamba Juice Caribbean Passion Smoothie Copycat

Okay, I’m a little addicted to making quick, 4 ingredient Jamba Juice smoothie copycats.  Why get in my car, drive to Jamba, and spend three times as much when I can create my own at home?  Mango-A-Go-Go and Razzmatazz were a success! Now come fall in love with...

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Jamba Juice Razzmatazz Smoothie Copycat

It’s been a fun challenge duplicating Jamba Juice’s refreshing smoothies with only 4 ingredients.  Have you tried my Mango-A-Go-Go recipe yet?  Well, I can’t decide which one I love more!  I loved the tropical mango flavor, but yet love the sweet...

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Jamba Juice Mango-A-Go-Go Smoothie Copycat

The weather is warming up (YAY!) and that means it time to whip out some more satisfying smoothie recipes.  How about some Jamba Juice classic smoothies copycats?  Let’s begin with Mango-A-Go-Go.  Not only did I copycat it’s satisfying flavor, but I did so...

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Ground Turkey Lasagna

My man loves this lasagna.  He loves the small chunks of chicken sausage in the rich sauce topped with a variety of cheeses.  Although I like to make it for him on those rainy days, he also usually requests this for special occasions like his birthday.  Whether you...

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Mini Cobblers and Gender Reveal Recipe!

I’ve been brainstorming and researching on some fun gender reveal recipes.  However, most used dye (yuck!) and lots of sugar (I always can live with a little sugar) and made mostly from a box (yeah… that’s not going to work for me). So, I produced...

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Fluffy Whole Wheat Pancakes

  Why wait for breakfast to have these homemade fluffy pancakes?  Make these whole wheat pancakes from scratch for lunch or dinner!  Trust me… the light, airy, and sweet taste will be a hit no matter the time of day.   Also, will you PLEASE not insult...

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Overnight Oats in a Jar

 I can’t be the only one searching for a variety of healthy, quick, and filling breakfast options, right?  I’ve created several fast, easy, and yummy-in-my-tummy breakfast options such as my Banana Apple Oatmeal Smoothie, Multigrain Waffles, and my Creamy...

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Baked Chicken Fajitas

There are only a few things more satisfying than juicy chicken, crisp bell peppers and onions wrapped in a warm tortilla.  Actually, I can’t think of a more gratifying dinner than Baked Chicken Fajitas.  Okay… I’m lying again.  When it comes to...

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Apple Fruit Sandwiches

I’ve seen lots of different variations of an apple sandwich. I love keeping it simple with juicy apples, sweet bananas, and flavorful strawberries.  I’ve also seen where you can top your apple slices with peanut butter and granola, almond butter and raisins, or...

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Ants on a Log

Whether you have kids or not, these Ants on a Log are an easy, tasty, quick, and nutritious little snack.  Crunchy celery topped with creamy peanut butter and juicy grapes and/or raisins?  Oh, I’m in love with these little critters.   I love fruit and...

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Chicken and White Bean Soup

It’s that awkward time between Winter and Spring.  The weather flip-flops from bitter cold to pleasantly cool.  This confusing weather always make me crave comfort food.  Comfort food, however, does not necessarily mean unhealthy.  GASP!  I promise it can be...

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Cheesecake Factory Cajun Jambalaya Pasta Copycat

We love The Cheesecake Factory!  My husband’s most favorite dish is Cajun Jambalaya Pasta.  Have you had it?  Juicy chicken.  Tender shrimp. Crisp vegetables. Slight spice from the seasoning.  Is your mouth watering yet?!?!  It’s really to die for.  ...

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Creamy Potato Soup

When the weather is cold, it’s time to whip out the comfort food.  Creamy, cheesy, and flavorful soups always hit the spot for me.  AND isn’t it a must that potatoes be involved?  Well, you’re going to fall head-over-heels for this Creamy Potato Soup...

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Pumpkin Parfait

Creating a quick and simple Pumpkin Parfait has been on my to-do list for a few weeks now.  The snow is coming down pretty hard today… it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…. and my angel girl is napping.  Perfect time to create and eat.  ...

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Chocolate Cranberry Muffins

I love the anticipation of Christmas Day!  A day focused on our Savior, spending time with family, exchanging gifts, AND absolutely fabulous food.  No wonder we all still feel giddy like children when waiting for Christmas to arrive. Even though we love Christmas,...

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Banana Muffins

I have a serious infatuation with muffins!  They are one of my most favorite breakfasts.  Moist, light, and crumbly goodness crammed into a little fluffy muffin is pretty close to heaven for me.  These Healthy Banana Muffins are NO exception.  I really can’t...

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Flourless Chocolate Cookies

 Who says a cookie can’t be crumbly, soft, sweet, and healthy?  I devoured these just as quickly as my Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites.  I’ve mentioned before in my Flourless Sugar Cookie recipe just how unbelievable pureed garbanzo beans are in...

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Gluten-Free Christmas Sugar Cookies

It’s not Christmas without sugar cookies.  Several of you have a sensitivity to gluten.  That doesn’t mean you need to miss out on chewy, soft, and crumbly cookies!  I’ve tried, tested, and failed a few times, but I finally created the perfect...

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Fresh Fruit Cake

  This Fresh Fruit Cake is NOTHING like the horrible, fruit-from-a-can fruit cake you’ve had in the past.  I’ve had horrible experiences with nasty fruit cake too.  I’m here to transform it from the ‘worst’ to the ‘best’...

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Cranberry Orange Muffins

One word for these muffins… RIDICULOUS!  I knew the combination of orange and cranberry would be over-the-top superb, but I wasn’t prepare for the firecracker of flavor.  POP! Citrus, acidic orange.  BAM! Tart and tangy cranberry. POW! Sweet, moist, and...

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Roasted Breakfast Potatoes

There are few things better than having baked and crispy breakfast potatoes in the morning (well, maybe my breakfast quiches).  Crunchy on the outside.  Soft on the inside.  As if that’s not mouth-watering enough, I tossed in a sweet potato and syrupy chicken...

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Blueberry Banana Muffins

I made a dozen of these light, fluffy, super sweet and moist muffins one morning before my husband left for work.  He took 3 to work and then my 2 year old daughter and I… okay, mostly me… ate the rest of these scrumptious banana blueberry muffins before...

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Healthy Pumpkin Pie

My grandma was a fabulous cook.  If you weren’t 50 pounds overweight, she thought you were starving to death.  She would have boxes (yes… BOXES) of Ding Dongs and Twinkies lining her kitchen counter when you first walked through the door.  You ate when you...

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Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole

I have loved creating Thanksgiving dishes this week.  I’m just preparing and stretching my stomach for the big day.  I LOVE Thanksgiving!   My most favorite dish… oh, I’m getting giddy… is the sweet potato casserole!  I could probably eat...

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Thanksgiving Turkey

I was pretty nervous starting this recipe.  My mom always tackles the Thanksgiving turkey, and I was anxious about creating an epic recipe fail (turkeys aren’t cheap, right?).  I researched and researched how to brine a turkey and the best ways to bake a turkey....

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Beef Roast with Spicy Mustard

A few weeks ago, I entered a ‘mystery ingredient’ contest.  I had no idea what the ingredient would be!  A spice? Some specialty flour? Nuts?  I was surprised and excited when I received Colman’s Mustard Powder and Spicy Mustard.  I began...

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Cranberry Relish

Please do your turkey a favor and DO NOT use canned cranberry sauce on it.  The jelly texture gives me the heebie-jeebies and does anyone even know what’s in it?   Fresh cranberry relish is the best way to magnify your juicy turkey.  Tart cranberries, sweet...

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Apple Sausage Stuffing

Thanksgiving dinner wouldn’t be complete without stuffing.  However, traditional stuffing seemed a little boring to me this year.  I always think of  YOU before creating a new recipe because I want you to be healthy AND enjoy the food you eat.   Well,...

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Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Nurses sometimes forget what is and isn’t appropriate to talk about while eating.  At work, we can talk easily about all sorts of gruesome and disgusting details while enjoying our lunch.  However, I’ve learned my morbid and nasty stories are not as...

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Salmon with Sweet-and-Spicy Salsa

Ladies and Gentleman, here’s my worst ‘before’ OF ALL TIME!  I mean, seriously.  What is that?  Two slabs of mystery meat?  I’m sorry you had to see this.  LOOK AWAY!  It’s hideous.   Okay… don’t look away just quite yet....

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Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

I originally shared this addicting recipe at What’s Cooking with Ruthie. I’m addicted to these cookies.  I probably should enlist in some type of recovery program because it’s becoming a problem.  I can’t live without them!  I make two dozen of...

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Pumpkin Smoothie

I LOVE this time of year!  It’s right before Halloween, the leaves are turning colors and beginning to fall, the weather is cool and tepid and ALL the holidays are still ahead of us.  Halloween starts off the holidays and starts to stir up my excitement for all...

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Blackened Tilapia Tacos

Have you ever had blackened tilapia?  It’s bold, highly seasoned with a kick of Cajun spice.  Is your mouth already watering?  It’s fabulous on it’s own.  HOWEVER, it’s sensational when you wrap your blackened tilapia in a warm corn tortilla...

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Pumpkin Muffins

My Pumpkin Bread recipe has become really popular recently. I think it’s because we all start craving a little pumpkin goodness when the weather cools down and the leaves start changing colors.  Well, cuddle up in your blanket and enjoy some of these warm...

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PB&J Smoothie

Who doesn’t love a creamy (or crunchy), finger-lickin’-good PB&J?  Since many are loyal fans of the classic PB&J, I decided to create a smooth, creamy, sweet, and slightly nutty smoothie.  Promise me.  You won’t miss your PB&J once you...

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Vegan Crepes

I have tried several vegan crepe recipes without success.  They turned out either burnt or in one big pile of batter mess.  Finally, I had success in creating the perfect crepe recipe!  One tip for cooking vegan crepes is to cook on a low to medium heat.  Also before...

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Berry Red Plum Smoothie

We have some awesome neighbors.  A couple weeks ago, they invited us to get some peaches from their peach tree.  Not only did we leave with a large bag of peaches, they generously gave us the same amount in plums!   These plums were a rich, deep red on the inside...

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Creamy Guacamole

My mother-in-law is Hispanic, and my husband grew up on some AMAZING homemade Mexican food (you still have so much to teach me, Julia!).  Mexican food is, of course, my husband’s favorite type of food… can you blame him?  So, I experiment and create...

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Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

A cookie for breakfast!?!?  Isn’t that what we all dreamed of when we were kids?  It doesn’t get much better than that.  There are several versions of this cookie on the internet, but I think I’ve perfected the recipe with a couple tweaks and...

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Shrimp Tacos

I have so many ‘before’ and ‘afters’ to share with you!  Here’s the improvement on my Shrimp Tacos.     I hope your eyes are telling you how amazing these Shrimp Taco would taste.  They’re not lying.  This is officially...

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Golden Harvest Stew

This ‘before’ wasn’t my worst (trust me… it’s coming), however I was still excited to trash my ‘before’ and improve the image. Natural light makes the photo warm and inviting by emphasizing the true colors of the food.  ...

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Sesame Ginger Chicken Stir-Fry

Stir-fry is one of my favorites.  Juicy chicken, crisp vegetables, with the slight saltiness of the soy sauce mixed with sesame oil create a classic family favorite.  This stir-fry is quick, easy and takes less than 30 minutes to prepare.  This is one of my go-to...

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Pear Apple Granola Muffins

I LOVE muffins!   One of my most favorite breakfasts is a warm, right-out-of-the-oven, moist, and fluffy muffin.  I didn’t think I would be able to love another muffin as much as my Whole Wheat Banana Zucchini Muffins, BUT I think I might love these just as...

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