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Zucchini Pizza Bites (How to Avoid Soggy Pepperoni Bites)

  These Zuchinni Pizza Bites or I’ve also heard them called Pepperoni bites are aaaahmazing.  It’s my new favorite go to lunch snack!  It’s fast, delicious and healthy!  I’ve been trying to eat healthier but I keep getting off track so I’ve started up again this week. Since I haven’t been eating healthy for the past couple […]

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Spring Cookie Balls: Easter Chicks

My name is Mari and I’m obsessed with Easter chicks.  Ahhh, I feel much better.  Seriously, I love little Easter chickies. They are absolutely adorable. One year I had an Easter Chicks theme party for our second born whose birthday happen to fall on Easter. So, cake balls are yummy but these cookie balls were amazing and easier to […]

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Easy Carrot Cake Waffles Recipe

Carrot cake takes me back to my childhood.  There was a time when I was a little girl, I couldn’t wait for Sunday because it meant my father would bring home from work a wonderfully amazing carrot cake.  It seemed like he did that for months on end around spring but it was probably like a couple […]

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Healthy French Onion Dip Hummus

Oh, how I wish healthy eating was easier to do. Usually my healthy eating goes out the window when I’m super busy and I’m not home. So I end up snacking on tons of junk and sweets. My healthy snack food to have around is hummus because it screams out for veggies.  My kids usually devour the […]

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Avocado Salad Bowls: Bacon, Zuchinni and Tomato

Anybody else trying to make better eating choices this new year?  I am, especially after my doctor visit today. I’m sad to report that I gained 4 pounds over the holidays (insert bummed face with pouty lips sticking out).  I was quite disappointed since I had just lost 10 pounds before the holidays kicked off but […]

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Chipotle Pumpkin Hummus

I love chipotle and I try to sneak it in to as many recipes as possible.  Though the smoky and tangy flavor is not one you can truly “sneak” in without someone noticing.  This Chipotle Pumpkin Hummus is the perfect way to get your family to enjoy some healthy snacking.  In my opinion, if you […]

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How to Make Pumpkin Puree from Scratch

I didn’t realize how much I loved Libby that is Libby’s Pumpkin Puree, until I moved to a place where they don’t sell it.  They also don’t sell pumpkin spice here so I have faithfully packed these two Fall favorite ingredients into my suitcase along with corn tortillas, reeces pieces, Sun chips….. for years but now I […]

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Pumpkin Cheese Ball & Halloween Party Fun

This pumpkin shaped cheese ball was a hit at our Halloween party last year. Check out the pictures below of some of our Halloween party fun! The great thing about cheese balls is that they are super easy to make and you can quickly whip it up but you will need to chill it after […]

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Fall Kids Snacks & Link Up

  With 3 growing boys I am always on the look out for snack ideas. Here are some great Fall snacks your whole family can enjoy!   These are some of my favorites and as you can see some can be served as dessert but if you leave out the ice cream they make a yummy […]

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Pizza Muffins {freezable recipe}

My son will go to first grade tomorrow.  He was getting his getting his lunch ready for school tomorrow and I walked into the kitchen and stopped him just as he was spreading the jelly on some bread.  He looked shocked but everything inside me was screaming this: I will not be a peanut butter and […]

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Apple Sandwiches with Peanut Butter and Cheddar

My kids enjoy eating these little protein packed bites as a snack but they would be wonderful for lunch. if you Apple Sandwiches with Peanut Butter and or Cheddar You will need: 1/4cp peanut butter 2 apples cored and sliced that have already been dipped in lemon 2 tbl granola 1 tbl honey chocolate chips 1. Mix […]

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Sweet and Savory Green Bean Bundles

Contributing Writer: Leslie Cates from The Cozy Little Kitchen       I’m a Kentucky girl.  Here in the Bluegrass State we love our green beans!  They are especially good fresh from the garden in the summer time.  Although these aren’t garden fresh, they were still so deliciously dressed up in neat bundles tied with bacon and slathered in a […]

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Healthy Snacking: Apple Chips

Do you get the munchies?  Are you looking for healthy after school snacks? This healthy snack, apple chips, is the perfect way to serve up fruit. Everyone in my house gets the munchies. Is it the same at your house? I get the munchies a lot especially if I skip a meal. Have I told […]

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Weird Body Talents

Thank you to The Green Giant™ for being a sponsor. Show the Giant your surprise talent here! One of the things I enjoy about being a parent is discovering my kids hidden talents.  Some kids talents are on display for the world to see. You know the 4 year old who bust out playing Beethoven’s […]

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Kid Friendly Veggies: Italian Zucchini Boats

Italian Zucchini Boats smell good while baking and they taste delish! I am so thankful that my husband is not a picky eater because it gives me the freedom to try new recipes and cook whatever I want to experiment with for that day! I am one of those “in the mood cooks” I don’t necessarily […]

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Healthy Snacking: Pita Chips {Homemade}

I like pita bread but I love pita chips!  They are such a great healthy alternative to chips and right now I am on a health kick so I have with much restraint passed the chips aisle for two weeks now. I mentioned before when I shared my Roasted Red Pepper & Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus how hummus is […]

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York Mint No Bake Cookies

York Mint No Bake Cookies was a creation of sugar desperation. I wanted something sweet and crunchy and I was not in the mood to bake. It’s my all time favorite quick sugar craving. I won’t say it’s healthy but it’s less fattening than your average chocolate chip cookie. Since it’s so easy it’s the perfect […]

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Sun-Dried Tomato & Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

I love snacking on hummus!  This Roasted Red Bell Pepper Hummus recipe will knock your socks off. This is the recipe I whipped up and love!  And the best part is there is no need for tahini! I eat it with veggies, pretzels, pita bread, bread, chips and on sandwiches instead of mayo.  My kids will […]

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