Post Vacation Meal Ideas

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It’s summertime and vacation season is here! Whether you’re just getting ready for a vacation, just returning, or planning one a few months out, you know that feeling of returning home and not wanting to plan dinner. Sometimes it’s easy to forget that you need to have an idea for when you get home.   With that ...

Strawberry Brownie Mix Waffle Sundae

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My oldest is away for the week at her aunt's house in New Hampshire and the little kids wanted to do something special... so we decided that we'd make a special ice cream sundae recipe that's just for them while big sis is away on her big adventure! This strawberry brownie mix waffle sundae recipe ...

Graham Cracker S’mores Brownie Recipe

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Hershey's challenged me to create a recipe using their classic Hershey’s Syrup.  Being a chocolate lover, I knew chocolate was in my recipe's future...being summer... I wanted graham crackers and marshmallows with it.  I'll be honest- I tried a S'mores Pizza recipe which tasted delicious but didn't stay together as a graham cracker pizza crust-- ...

Fabulous Side Dishes (Giveaway)

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Whether you’re cooking a dinner for two, cooking for the family, or hosting a dinner get together, you’ll need some good side dishes. While it’s true that the main dish is usually the hero of any meal, side dishes are still important! You certainly don’t want to serve canned corn to guests! With these recipes, ...

Grilled Zucchini Recipe #EasyCookingwithPAM

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With summer in full swing, our garden harvest is here, and with it, approximately 400 zucchini and squash.  Since it's hot and humid this week, I'll do just about anything to avoid time in the kitchen for cooking, and use the grill instead.  (That way, in between flipping foods, I can take a quick dip ...

3 Ingredient Vegan Ice Cream Recipe #SilkAlmondBlends

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I love chocolate. I also love ice cream. What I don't love is the high caloric count and high fat content of regular ice creams. There's rarely nutritional value in ice cream, and if I'm going to indulge in a treat, I'd rather go for something that's at least a little bit healthy for me. ...

Glazed Pumpkin Bread Recipe #PumpkinCan

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This post brought to you by LIBBY’S Pumpkin. All opinions are 100% mine. We are right back in the swing of activities now that summer is here.  Swim team, swim lessons and tennis lessons are daily for each of my 3 kids for the next 6 weeks.  We are on the GO and not always ...

Fresh Balsamic Strawberry Topping

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It is strawberry picking season in Connecticut.  My son and I went yesterday and picked about 10 pounds of fresh strawberries.  There is nothing like the taste of fresh picked strawberries.  But, as usual, our enthusiasm for picking turned in to a need to use the strawberries before they go bad.  Luckily, I was sent ...

Chickpea Recipe: Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

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My oldest is a vegetarian now, and we're always looking for more ways to get protein in her diet.  We decided to give some roasted chickpeas a try, since they are high in protein (and fiber, bonus!) and hoped that they'd make a filling snack for her belly.  We're very pleased with the result and ...

10 Easy Weeknight Meals

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Sometimes it’s easy for the day to race by, whether it’s because you’ve had a hectic day at the office, the kid’s busy schedules or you’re just taking time for yourself. Dinners aren’t always planned and at the end of the day, it can be hard to gain motivation to cook at all, let alone a ...