Healthy on the go snack idea #RealTastesGood

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I want my kids to be healthy, productive, and successful. I’m fairly certain every decent mother wants the same. I find, however, that the “healthy” part is much easier said than done. The day and age that we live in is all about go, go, go, and my family is no different. Always on the ...

{Red, White &} Blue Velvet Cupcakes Recipe #MyDawnSummer

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This weekend was so super busy for us.  In the midst of 4 soccer games, a baseball game and a dance recital, we had one kid at a slumber party and Father's Day to celebrate, plus Flag Day and Softball and Baseball night at the New Britain Rock Cats. It's summer! Summer's pretty hectic for ...

Easy Marinade Recipe: Ginger Lime Salmon Steaks

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We did another 'try something new' recipe this week.  We decided to give try our hand at grilling some fish steaks.  Salmon was on sale, so salmon won :) I'm all about lime this time of year so when my husband showed me a recipe he'd found at work, we had to see what would ...

Summer Treats – Summer Fun Cake Balls (Mixer Giveaway)

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We love to have summer gatherings and we're always looking for fun Summer Treats to share with our friends and family.  We made these adorable Summer Fun Cake Balls to kick off summer vacation now that the kids are FINALLY finishing up school!  Nothing says summer like flip flops and beach balls, right? My new Cuisinart ...

Vegan French Toast Recipe with Cashew Banana Filling

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I have to share with you the amazing Berlin toast that I just had.  It is a similar idea to french toast but really stepped up a few notches.  My 9 year old, my husband and myself loved this vegan french toast recipe and it is going to be made again soon. Vegan French Toast Recipe Cashew ...

I found the cutest PEEPS ever. They could win you money. #PeepsMinisWM

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Around here, PEEPS® are serious business. Some of us like them fresh out of the package, some of us are more inclined to enjoy our PEEPS a little stale, so we slit the package and wait a few days. I won't say who's right, but I love me some stale PEEPS.  YUM.  Anyway, the one sad thing ...

Pumpkin Recipe: Pumpkin Sauce and Meatball Recipe

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This post brought to you by LIBBY’S Pumpkin. All opinions are 100% mine. I've been mixing up our routine meals a lot lately. We love meatballs- it's a go-to for this family. But we're always having them the same way.  I thought we'd mix things up a bit and try something different.  We added pumpkin to ...

20 Weight Watchers Appetizers

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If you have ever struggled with losing weight and trying to stick to a plan of any sort for weight loss at parties and events, you know how hard it can be.  One of my biggest "triggers" is appetizers.  Snacky stuff, munchie stuff...they are all so tempting and so hard to resist... But I crowdsourced the ...

Grilled Potato Recipe: Heaven Potatoes

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My husband "invented" this recipe when I was on one of my first blogging trips and he was left with actual time during the day to think about what to cook.  All 3 kids love these potatoes, even without ketchup, but we also love them.  They go so well with just about anything from the ...

Kombucha Recipes: Strawberry and Ginger Hibiscus flavors

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I have been brewing kombucha like crazy for the past few weeks with my GetKombucha continuous brewing kit.  The plain kombucha taste great but I wanted to play with some flavors to try some new kombucha recipes and even make a kombucha cocktail!   Organic Strawberry Kombucha Ingredients 32 oz Homemade Kombucha 1-3 TBSP Dried Organic Strawberries (To make other flavors, ...