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Easy Overnight Oats We’re an oatmeal-loving family, but it wasn’t always that way for my kids. As a parent who understands, and frankly needs the benefits of this super-food, I set out on a mission to develop a few kid-approved oatmeal recipes. On weekends, we go all out with an oatmeal toppings bar. Weekdays are [...]

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No Bake Breakfast Bars My kids started back to school this week. It’s always such a major transition in our kitchen, from leisurely breakfasts, unlimited snacking (mostly for the kids) and no real schedule to stick to for meals. When the school year kicks in, our days suddenly start earlier with everyone working to get [...]

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Homemade Barbecue Sauce There are just 4 weeks left of summer, and I’m not ready to say hello to Fall. I know many of you might already be dreaming of cooler temperatures and pumpkin-everything, but I’m over here savoring the last few weeks of summer fun and getting my menu together for an epic Labor [...]

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It’s smoothie season! Last week I mentioned the dog days of summer and the silver lining that comes with them: perfectly ripe produce. Somewhere over the years I transitioned from a deep ice cream addiction to smoothies and I’ve never looked back. Everything about fresh fruit, milkshake-level creaminess, and icy cold refreshment 100% satisfies that [...]

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DIY Oatmeal Toppings Bar My husband and I love oatmeal, so much so that we drink oat milk! When you’re an adult in your 40s+ you know all the reasons why oatmeal is a smart breakfast choice, from heart-health, to fiber and making it to lunch with some energy to spare. However, 0ne of the [...]

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Spice Up Your Summer Entertaining: Spicy Hummus I used to be that person that bought a mega-sized tub of hummus, plopped it into a pretty bowl with a drizzle of olive oil and served it up to my friends and family (and honestly, there’s no shame in that!) BUT! If I had known that making [...]

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Easy Summer Meal: Guacamole Tostadas We’re officially into the ‘dog days’ of summer. The longest, hottest, most humid days are the ones that make me crave refreshing, light meals that celebrate the silver lining those hot days give us — a bounty of delicious, ripe produce. Queue these guacamole tostadas. Creamy avocado, crunchy onions, tangy [...]

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Fresh Pesto at Home You know that tiny basil plant that started in Spring with about 4 leaves? That one you potted, watered and didn’t expect much from? If you’re like me and, in three short months, it’s miraculously become an overgrown shrub full of delicious, aromatic leaves, it’s time to make homemade pesto! My [...]

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Family Favorite Rice Bowl These dinner-time rice bowls are a win for everyone in my house. They’re the answer that meets any need, from my ravenous and picky teens and my husband’s adventurous palate, to my love of bold flavors and focus on healthy, balanced meals. On Friday or Saturday evening, it’s easy to open [...]

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Money Saving Tip: Homemade Garlic Powder One of the best money saving tips I put to use in my kitchen is making homemade seasonings. Add one DIY seasoning to your weekly meal prep and you’ll have a stocked spice rack in no time. They are surprisingly simple to make! You’ll be on the DIY spice [...]

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