Baby Shower on a Budget

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Throwing a baby shower doesn't have to mean big bucks spent. You really need 3 main components: food, atmosphere and guests (friends and family). Once you have those main components and a willing guest of honor, you're good to go. Well, maybe not that simple. Chances are, you have a budget of some sort for ...

Homemade Cheez-Its

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This Mama Loves Kids in the Kitchen as much as they love being in there! My kids beg for snacks all day long and while I don't mind tossing them the occassional packaged bag of cookies or chips I prefer that the majority of their snacks be healthier- these homemade Cheez-its are made with much ...

Pineapple Orange Ginger Infused Water Recipe

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Living healthier means drinking a lot of water.  While I don't mind, I do often get bored of plain old water.  So having flavor ideas that won't add calories and/or offer great flavor are a BIG bonus for me.  This pineapple orange ginger infused water recipe gives me great flavor without added calories and tastes ...

Banana Blueberry Oatmeal Breakfast Cookie

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I get really bored with our breakfast options on weekdays. Cereal, oatmeal, yogurt with granola, fruit, waffles.  Day in, day out. For whatever reason, none of the kids or I like having eggs during the week for breakfast. We always, always always have blueberries on hand because we have 2 huge bushes that produce gallons ...

50 Appetizers to Impress Your Guests

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When you are planning a party for friends or family you are almost always looking for some great new foods to serve. For your next event, choose from these 50 Appetizers To Impress Your Guests. Not only are they all delicious, they are fun unique ideas that are a step above the average little sausages, ...

Cheesy Broccoli Quinoa

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My new go-to side dish. It's tasty AND healthy! Plus, quinoa is high in protein so it's a great side dish for the family...and leftovers lunches for me! Fun fact: Qunioa is the only plant-based protien to contain all 9 essential amino acids. It's a really versatile option for us to serve because it works well with ...

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 ...

Korean Beef & Broccoli

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I love the flavor of Korean Beef and have been making a recipe using ground beef instead of sliced sirloin for awhile, but I decided to take it up a notch by adding broccoli to it to combine tow of my favorite dishes - Beef & Broccoli and Korean Beef. This meal is fast, easy, and tastes ...

Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

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I was a little skeptical the first time I tried Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese, I mean my oven recipe was pretty darn good so why mess with it right?  But still I do love my crock pot and thought that I would give it a try- right around lunchtime I gathered everything up and ...

Tahini Hummus

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It's only been recently that I've come to appreciate the awesome that is hummus.  Now that I've started, I want to explore it all. The world of hummus.  How, you ask, did this come to be? To start, I never actually liked hummus before. But I'd never really tried homemade hummus and then I was ...