Grape Salad

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One of my favorite things about summer is the fresh fruit in season and making dishes the day before! I love this sweet grape salad and so does everyone who tastes it! Plus, what's great is that you can easily halve this recipe to fit your needs. I've also substitute green and red for all ...

Pineapple Cheesecake Parfait

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Making a dessert to surprise your family and friends doesn't have to be super complicated. It doesn't have to take a lot of time. Making simple treats that take little time are my favorite thing to do- not because I don't want to spend the time creating things for them, but because I'd rather spend ...

Homemade Blueberry Syrup and Pancakes & Sausage on a Stick!

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Sometimes busy school mornings could use an extra hand, in comes Jimmy Dean's Pancakes and Sausage on a Stick to give you a little help.  Filling and yummy they are a great way to start the morning off on the right foot, being a ready made, quick to heat breakfast is a major plus too. ...

Banana Nut Bread Breakfast Bowl

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A healthy breakfast doesn't have to be boring or lacking in flavor. You just have to get creative and turn your typicalbreakfast on its head by bringing something unusual to the table — like cottage cheese. Have you never considered it for breakfast?  Once you combine it with a couple of mix-ins from the Superfood ...

Grilled Pork Chops with Peach Mango Salsa

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We’re still making beef and chicken step aside for some pork-tastic grilling this summer, and this weekend, we had our grilled chops with a Peach Mango Salsa recipe that was ah-mazingly delicious.  The heat of the jalapeno with the sweet of the peach and mango was just out of this world…. and oh, so yum. ...

Peach Dump Cake a la Mode

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With the dog days of summer comes more frequent opportunities to serve tasty, refreshing meals that delight the whole family. I don't know about you, but I am always up for finding new recipes to make, especially in the summer when I'm not in hyper planning and schedule mode and frequently have last minute everything to put ...

Gluten Free Chex Mix

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This.stuff.is.addicting. Seriously! The combination of sweet and savory is just amazing.  I don't often have Chex Mix when it's not the holidays,  but I have been feeling nostalgic and missing family and decided I would make a batch.  My family has done batches of Chex Mix aka Nuts and Bolts, Holiday Crack, and I don't know what else you have called ...

Lemon Berry Muddy Buddies

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The dog days of summer are here, and we're in full harvest mode with our gardens and fruits in Connecticut.  One of my favorite things in summer is a fresh squeezed, ice cold glass of lemonade...simple, sweet and oh so tart.  Pair some strawberry with that tart lemon and you've just about got the perfect ...

Raspberry Citrus Vinaigrette Dressing

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I am part of the Balance Your Plate team and help to  spread the word about CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN® oven-ready pizzas. As part of that team I receive product and incentives in exchange for participating in brand-related activities.   Whether you work in the home or out,  you probably have many busy nights when dinner just needs to be quick and convenient- ...

S’mores Popsicles

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I have 2 little ones that are more than a little obsessed with TruMoo and request it pretty much on a daily basis. I like to find new ways to use it and since it's been pretty hot outside frozen treats are the most requested treat. Luckily TruMoo translates perfectly into a frozen snack that keeps my ...