Olaf Nutter Butter Cookies Recipe

Olaf Nutter Butter Cookies Frozen Movie

Unless you're living in a cave someplace without any access to social media or television, I'm fairly certain you've heard of the fabulous new Disney movie, Frozen. We LOVE the movie, especially the soundtrack and the amazing characters.  For everyone here at the Martin house, it was love at first sight with Olaf, the world's ...

Carrot Crescent Appetizers Recipe

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Spring is coming.  Sooner or later, right?  Time for plants and trees to come alive, spring celebrations, Easter.... and it's time for some fun SPRING recipe ideas!! Here's a  carrot crescent appetizer recipe that's pretty easy and would be great for an Easter appetizer, Peter Rabbit baby shower, or any spring or garden party. Fill ...

Three Cheese Chicken Florentine Recipe #CookUpCozy

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It's cold, winter's hanging on as long as it can, we've all been sick and I want comfort food.  Period.  This is me pouting and stomping my feet at frigid air from polar vortex and snow, snow snow.  I'm tired of winter meals and ready for some fun new stuff but the weather won't cooperate.  ...

Peanut Butter Lover’s Vegan Muddy Buddy Recipe

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When Bell Plantation sent me some samples of their powdered peanut butter, PB2, I got to thinking about some fun recipes to use it in.  So far it has been used in smoothies, a Thai peanut sauce and this highly addictive vegan muddy buddy recipe. Ingredients: 1 cup vegan dark chocolate chips 1/2 cup creamy organic peanut ...

Pies for Pi Day? Yes, please!

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Pie.  It's got such a huge part of so many of our family traditions and it's hard not to love pie.  In fact, I can tell you, in 39 1/2 years on this earth, I've not met anyone who doesn't like pie.  There aren't a lot of foods you can say that about, although I ...

Kale and Ham Galette Recipe

Kale and Ham Galette

I've been trying to add some culinary excitement to our family meals lately. Nothing super crazy, of course.  This week I was thinking about kale and making kale chips. But then I was thinking about other stuff you can put kale into.  Somehow, this had me thinking about Easter and ham and leftover ham and ...

Fun Recipes with PEEPS #PEEPSTreats

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Sometimes, you just want to have a little fun with your PEEPS.  Last year, we made PEEPS Kebabs and PEEPS pops.  This year?  A Peepster Basket Cake.  With PEEPS, it's all about fun.  New flavors of PEEPS, paired with fun Wilton icing colors, sprinkles and decorating bags and tips, gives a whole lot of room ...

Feta and Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipe

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Feta and Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts   A delicious spin on a Weight Watchers recipe that is full of great taste but low in calories- inspired by Greek flavors.  My kids are pretty good at eating salad and since the stuffing resembled one of mom's yummy loaded salads they loved this chicken dish, and gobbled up the ...

Black Bean Veggie Wrap makes brown bagging fun!

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So now that my oldest has officially gone meat free, and is living as a vegetarian, I'm finding meatless lunches are a little bit (not tons) more challenging to pack.  The girl who loved ham and cheese won't eat the ham anymore and I'm left trying to make sure she's getting her protein in.  She REALLY loves ...

Weight Watchers Friendly Lentil Soup

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Simple Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Lentil Soup This soup is a delicious vegan recipe, but it can be altered easily to suit the cook’s tastes.  Beef or chicken stock can be substituted for the water.  Pieces of ham can be added for a delicious option.  Another tasty addition is a dollop of sour cream ...