Parmesan Zucchini Noodles with Tomato & Basil

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Sometimes it's nice to have a hearty, filling meal without meat- even if you aren't a vegetarian. I've been overrun with zucchini from the garden so much lately and getting some from friends that I'm really starting to see zucchini in my sleep...and it's forcing me to be all kinds of creative with the abundantly ...

Easy Ham & Egg Cups #Crackem #eggs

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Having chickens means we have a LOT of eggs in the house almost always. Eggs, eggs and more eggs.  Pair that with 3 kids who really love to help in the kitchen and want to be part of the action and, well, we've had our share of egg messes.  So many egg messes.  I hate ...

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 ...

Homemade Healthy Fruit Roll Ups

Homemade Healthy Fruit Roll Ups

We've been dealing with a lot of food allergies and sensitivities in our family and we're really working to remove processed foods from our day to day snacks and meals.  Healthy meals with fresh ingredients are fairly easy for us but snacks are a little more difficult.  Sometimes you just want a snack that is ...

July 4th Fruit Wands

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Sometimes having kids help in the kitchen is more work than it is helpful.  Well these July 4th fruit wands are not only adorable but they are simple enough for kids any age to help with!  So give the kids the next task of making something for the annual family Fourth of July barbeque! Not ...

Key Lime Pie Muddy Buddies

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If you are craving something sweet but chocolate just isn't what you want try these amazing Key Lime Pie Muddy Buddies. They will take the edge off your sweet tooth and will be like a little taste of vacationing in the south! Key Lime Pie Muddy Buddies Ingredients: 9 cups Chex cereal 2 cups white chocolate chips 1 Duncan Hines ...

Southwest Bean Salad

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This Southwest Bean Salad is the perfect side dish for barbecues, pot lucks, picnics, and even Sunday suppers. It has a deliciously light flavor to balance heavier items on the table.  I love it when healthy meets tasty! Pair it with ribs, hot dogs, or even meatloaf for a summer side that packs a punch of ...

Enchilada Quinoa Recipe

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Happy Cinco de Mayo! We're going super simple for our dinner plan for the holiday- we love to eat on this fun foodie holiday, but we do also have gymnastics twice on Tuesdays and simply don't have a lot of time to cook. This Enchilada Quinoa recipe  will be quick and easy, plus easy to eat ...

Rosemary Thyme Herb Butter

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I am trying to mix things up a bit, in the kitchen. Trying a few new flavors, new twists on family favorites. Just to see how things go. With growing season about to start and grilling season right behind it, I've decided I want to really take advantage of my herb garden and experiment with the ...