My Favorite Snack: No-Bake Protein Balls

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Let’s face it, my biggest dilemma most days is what can I EAT? I’m trying to make healthy choices and fill the belly with nutrients over empty calories, but one of the biggest challenges is finding something that fills me up longer than 10 minutes. {It’s so weird that I had to force myself to …

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Easy Texas Caviar Dip

We just returned from a wonderful trip to Texas a few weeks ago, and we’re still missing the food, so here’s a little Cowboy Hat Tip to Texas with this Easy Texas Caviar Recipe! Don’t you LOVE a good pitch-in? We had a School Picnic on Friday night, and there wasn’t enough room on my …

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Easy Homemade Granola Bars

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I was looking for something quick and easy to take to church for our Sunday school class over the weekend, and decided to try homemade granola bars, after seeing some easy recipes floating around Pinterest.  I adapted this one for our tastes and to give it more of a protein punch.  The boys were happy …

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Essential Pumpkin Bread

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Pumpkin is my favorite taste of fall.  Pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin butter, my mom’s pumpkin pie (or Costco’s if I’m in a rush – it’s amazing and HUGE), pumpkin rolls, even those gummy pumpkins! =) Pumpkin Bread is one of my absolute favorites, and I like making a big batch so we can enjoy it most …

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Healthy Homemade Lemon Hummus

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Welcome to the second stop on the second day of the Essentially Summer Recipe Tour! If you are coming over from The Pennington Point, welcome! Lisa is sharing a delicious recipe for guacamole using Lime essential oil. You should definitely check it out! I hadn’t really considered making homemade hummus. Little did I know what I was …

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31 Meal Solutions for Overwhelmed Moms

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When life gets messy, complicated, broken, or crazy busy, sometimes it’s time to just take a step back and go back to the basics.  I picture Will Smith teaching Kevin James the basic step clap dance move. Less cue tip and making the pizza, and back to home. We had been graciously loved on with …

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How to Turn Spaghetti Leftovers into Spaghetti Pie

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There’s not very many comfort foods I love more than a warm plate of spaghetti.  My mom’s spaghetti sauce can take your mom’s any day of the week. It’s one of my favorite dishes on earth. And it’s one of those recipes she’s never written down, but made for decades. We ate spaghetti almost every …

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“Thankful” Pumpkin Bars with Alpha-Bits Cereal

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This post is part of a campaign with Mom It Forward Blogger Network and Alpha-Bits, but all my opinions are my own. It’s November – the month of thankfulness. And couldn’t we all benefit from another helping of thankfulness?  We’ve been talking a lot about gratitude around here, and trying to be even more intentional with our kids …

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