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 ...

Homemade Apple Cider

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One of my favorite things about fall is all of the apple-liciousness that comes with it.  I love it all, the decor, the colors changing on the trees, the crispness that creeps into the air, the promise of cooler days, snuggling under blankets at night, apple picking, and then, of course, cooking and baking with ...

Teajito Mocktail

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I am a sweet tea drinking gal, that's just the way it is. I am in the South and it is an unwritten rule around here that you are weened off your bottle onto your momma's sweet tea. Okay maybe it's not quite that early but it is a staple in many households.  I love ...

Oatmeal Banana Applesauce Muffins

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Oatmeal Banana Applesauce Muffins Back to school means back to busy mornings- and mom wanting the kids to have a good strong start to their day.  These oatmeal banana applesauce muffins are SUPER healthy for kids to eat, either for breakfast or tucked into their lunchbox for a mid morning snack.  Lots of great ingredients means ...

Ham and Pineapple Kababs with Sweet & Tangy Dip

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Back to school means busy but that does not mean you have to pack the same old thing in your kids lunch, or give them the same old milk and cookies as an after school snack. You can mix it up and offer some creative and tasty flavor combinations with minimal effort. Smithfield Anytime Favorites ...

Lemon Blackberry Tarts

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This tart has a hint of sweetness so it's not as bland as a pie crust. The filing bursts with lemon flavor thanks to the lemon curd. Adding a mint garnish brings these tarts to a level of dessert sophistication. Guests will think you spent hours creating these tasty, irresistible finger dessert. Lemon Blackberry Tarts Basic Tart ...

S’mores Cookie Bars

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These semi-homemade S'mores Cookie Bars have all the flavor and gooey melted marshmallow of the roasted S'mores in a cookie form! Surprise the family with them tonight or your friends at work/school.  There won't be leftovers! S'mores Cookie Bars Ingredients -  1 package of store bought chocolate chip cookie dough, any brand 1 package of graham crackers 10.5 package ...

Super Easy Italian Sandwich Recipe

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 I think we've discovered the quickest way to do dinner. I have my new "dinner arsenal" growing by the week.  But these sandwiches ... four minutes, with warm, crusty bread?  They are going straight to the top of the list.  Warm, crusty bread AND ready in literally under 5 minutes.  Add some veggies or salad ...

Minions Energy Bites

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Make some fun Minions Energy Bites for the kids' lunches (or your own!)- they'll get some extra protein and energy-rich foods, and they will love the fun Minions theme! The bonus? It's just as fun to make these as it is to eat them- and who doesn't love the minions? Minions Energy Bites Ingredients -  1 C. old-fashioned ...

Apple Bacon Arugula Bites

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Fall's coming, friends.  And with it, crisp, fresh apples.  Pair those apples with the bitter of arugula and the savory of bacon and you have an amazing flavor combination that will wow everyone you share these apple bacon arugula bites with. It's a simple recipe that packs a lot of (flavor) punch... and is ready ...