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Pumpkin Yogurt with Pepitas and Honey

I’ve been having a BLAST with my self-initiated #DailyYogurt challenge. Every day I try to come up with a fun tasty way to top plain old yogurt using whatever I have in the house. It’s been teaching to me think beyond the grab-able processed snack and find more whole options when I’m hungry.

I made the switch from flavored yogurt cups to tubs of non-fat plain yogurt slowly over the past few years and I LOVE it. Read the rest of this post »»

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Simple Spinach Salad with Bacon and Feta

Last night was brinner night. The boys absolutely love breakfast for dinner and I welcome the break from worrying about what I’m going to make.

I fry up some bacon, a couple of eggs, make a batch of pancakes, and everyone’s happy.

Normally I’ll eat with everyone but last night I just wasn’t in the mood for breakfast. I happened to have breakfast for breakfast and I really wanted dinner for dinner.

I sat there, staring at the bacon and that’s when it hit me: Read the rest of this post »»

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Leftover Pork, Apple and Cheese Quesadilla

I was rummaging through the fridge looking for something to eat for lunch when I came across the end of my Chinese 5 Spice Pork Loin. At first was thinking of just cubing it to top a salad, but I just wasn’t in the mood for a salad. I wanted something else. Something ‘sandwichy.’

I’ve already made my Cuban-esque Sandwich twice and I love the twist in flavor the Chinese 5 spice gave it, but I was out of pitas and english muffins. That’s when I spied the tortillas and immediately I thought: Read the rest of this post »»

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Chinese 5 Spice Pork Loin with Beer and Apple in the Slow Cooker

I LOVE spices! I can’t imagine not having a stocked spice cabinet. I grew up with a mom who had a stocked spice cabinet and now I am a mom with a stocked spice cabinet. I can only hope I’m passing my love of spices to my boys as well.

There’s only one problem being a spice lover: They’re darn expensive!

For basics I choose the cheapo brands. Read the rest of this post »»

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Yogurt

I’ve started a new series on Instragram called #DailyYogurt and this one just needed to be shared on the blog.

It was a filling, indulgent bowl of yumminess!

Yup, that pretty much sums it up.

I would have never thought to combine a nut butter and yogurt until someone asked me if I did. Then I couldn’t get the thought out of my head. Read the rest of this post »»

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Butternut Squash Pizzas

Sometimes I’ll see a food photo and say,

“MAN Why didn’t I think of that?!”

That’s what happened this weekend when I did a quick google search for butternut squash ideas.

I don’t really search recipes, I search photos. I’ll put the ingredients I want to work with in google and do an image search. Then I just keep scrolling and scrolling until something screams out at me. Read the rest of this post »»

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Slow Roasted Chicken with Apples and Potatoes

There’s something you need to know about me: For YEARS I avoided whole chickens. Honestly, I avoided pretty much any meat with bones. If it wasn’t boneless chicken breasts or boneless pork chops or ground meat, I wasn’t buying or cooking it.

I’m not sure why. I guess I was scared of not cooking it correctly. I thought it was time consuming. I thought it was, well, too much work.

Well let me tell you.. Read the rest of this post »»

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Spicy Chickpeas and Shirataki Noodles

I’m BaaAAcck! Did you miss me? :)

Italy was seriously the trip of a lifetime. I can’t even begin to tell you. Life changing for sure. If you are interested in seeing some photos check out TheUnworldlyTravelers.com. I posted from each major city we visited, Rome, Venice, Florence.

Anyway, I came home to 3 excited boys and an empty fridge. Read the rest of this post »»

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