Beet and Greens Salad with Goat Cheese

Beet and Greens Salad With Goat Cheese

Sometimes I’m shocked at how combining a few ingredients can result in something totally amazing. This is a 3-ingredient salad brought together with the simplest of dressings and it’s fantabulous!

I’ve made it quite a few times until running out of goat cheese. Now I must get more.  Read the rest of this post »»

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Hasselback Sweet Potato With Cheddar, Chives and Bacon

Hasselback Sweet Potato With Cheddar, Chives and Bacon

I never heard of a Hasselback potatoes until I was watching The Best Thing I Ever Made on Food Network and Robert Irvine shared his. I immediately thought:

I MUST do this with a sweet potato! Read the rest of this post »»

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Ryan's Roasted Potatoes

Ryan’s Roasted Potatoes

I always find it funny when my kids don’t like things I LOVED as a kid. It’s the Murphy’s Law of parenting, just like when they sleep in the only day you need to leave early or decide they actually do need to use the potty 5 minutes after you asked them and now you are already on the road.

KIDS! Read the rest of this post »»

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Peppery Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Bacon

Peppery Roasted Butternut Squash Soup With Bacon

Last weekend I roasted a butternut squash with no real plans but who needs them? Roasted butternut squash is liquid gold! I can enjoy it simply pureed with a pinch of salt. It really doesn’t need much more than that! Read the rest of this post »»

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A Sriracha Dressed Bacon Cheeseburger Salad

Sriracha-Dressed Bacon Cheeseburger Salad

Last night was burger night at my house. You’d think total crowd pleaser, right?

Well, The 3-Year-Old thinks the burger on the bun “ruins” it. So he removes the patty, devours the bun, and then needs to be coaxed to take a bite or two of the meat. Read the rest of this post »»

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Single Serve, Flour-less Chocolate Mug Cake

Single Serve, Flourless Chocolate Mug Cake

I’ve been slowly getting rid of all store-bought junk in my pantry. It’s been taking years with my junk-food eating husband but I finally have him down to just a few snacks, most of which he hides in his home office. Read the rest of this post »»

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Spatchcock Chicken with Maple Spiced Sweet Potatoes

Spatchcock Chicken With Maple Spiced Sweet Potatoes

Cooking whole chickens did not come natural to me. Quite frankly, they intimidate me and sometimes still do.

However, from an economical standpoint they are normally always your best bet. Read the rest of this post »»

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Pumpkin and Sausage Soup with Sweet Potatoes and Spinach

Pumpkin and Sausage Soup With Sweet Potatoes and Spinach

I think I used this metaphor before but I don’t care, I’m going to use it again — this soup is autumn in a bowl!

I was craving soup something fierce yesterday and decided to use the only protein I could quickly pull from my freezer — sausage. Read the rest of this post »»

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Chopped Avocado Cucumber and Beet salad

Chopped Avocado, Cucumber and Beet Salad

I made this twice last week, once with leftover roasted beets and a second time (because I liked it so much) with a can of beets.  It’s such a simple salad but so satisfying in a fresh way. The creaminess of the avocado paired with crispness of cucumber and the earthiness of beets really creates the perfect bite. Read the rest of this post »»

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Shirataki Noodles

The Secret to Shirataki Noodles — Plus a Quick Peanut Sauce

Shirataki Noodles, marketed as “Miracle” or “Skinny,” are a very low carbohydrate, low calorie, translucent, gelatinous noodle made from the konjac yam. They are largely composed of water and glucomannan, a water-soluble dietary fiber, and have little flavor of their own. Read the rest of this post »»

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Snack Girl's Ham and Cheese Zucchiniwich

Snack Girl’s Ham and Cheese Zucchiniwich

There are quite a few bloggers I admire from afar but only a handful I subscribe to. Snack Girl is one of them. Her site is full of fun simple food advice for those looking to eat a little healthier and a lot less processed.

Lisa reached out to me when her book, Snack Girl to the Rescue! was coming out and asked if I’d like a copy to review.

Ummm, of course! And here’s why: Read the rest of this post »»

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Turkey and Baby Kale Salad with Avocado Sage Dressing

Turkey and Baby Kale Salad With Avocado Sage Dressing

The other night it was just me and the kids for dinner and I decided to get a little creative with the turkey cutlets I had defrosted.

I have been trying to keep avocados on hand for taco nights and because the 3-Year-Old can’t get enough of them. The 9-Year-Old, well, that’s another story, more on that later.  Read the rest of this post »»

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