Chickpea Recipe: Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

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My oldest is a vegetarian now, and we're always looking for more ways to get protein in her diet.  We decided to give some roasted chickpeas a try, since they are high in protein (and fiber, bonus!) and hoped that they'd make a filling snack for her belly.  We're very pleased with the result and ...

10 Easy Weeknight Meals

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Sometimes it’s easy for the day to race by, whether it’s because you’ve had a hectic day at the office, the kid’s busy schedules or you’re just taking time for yourself. Dinners aren’t always planned and at the end of the day, it can be hard to gain motivation to cook at all, let alone a ...

Pumpkin Recipe: Pumpkin Butter and Pancakes

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This post brought to you by LIBBY’S Pumpkin. All opinions are 100% mine. I have another pumpkin recipe to share with you. I just love the flavor it adds to recipes and also, the added benefits to our bodies.  I had some leftover from a batch of Pumpkin S'mores Bars and had frozen the extra, so ...

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 ...