Recipes

Caramel Pecan Popcorn Balls

December 21, 2011

One of my husband’s favorite childhood treats at Christmas time was Caramel Popcorn Balls. It’s funny that I was just informed of this almost 10 years into our marriage! At any rate, we decided this would be a fun family tradition to start with our little family so I started my search for the perfect [...]

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Smoothie Recipe: Mango Banana Berry

December 19, 2011

I love making healthy smoothies for my family. We have owned our Vitamix blender for 6 years now and despite its many capabilities, we blend up smoothies 90% of the time! On a recent shopping trip at Trader Joe’s, I purchased some juice and several bags of frozen fruit along with some Kefir. When I [...]

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Homemade Fresh Cranberry Sauce

November 17, 2011

I can hardly believe it is that time of the year again! I just purchased a bag of fresh cranberries at the store and can hardly wait to make this sauce.  After I learned how simple it was to make my own for the holidays, there is no going back to the canned stuff. Not [...]

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Easy Chicken Stir Fry with Peanut Sauce

October 24, 2011

I am a sucker for Asian inspired food. We love all kinds of dishes whether they are Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese or Japanese in origin. Most entrees include a good amount of fresh vegetables and there are so many different sauces that taste so good – unfortunately many include soy sauce which is not gluten free. [...]

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Thai Chicken Salad

October 22, 2011

I came up with this recipe after trying something similar at our local health food store’s deli. It is delicious! Thai Chicken Salad serves 4 Ingredients: 2 cups green cabbage, shredded 1 cup purple cabbage, shredded 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped 1/3 cup carrots, shredded 2 green onions, sliced 1/3 cup peanuts, chopped 1 cup cooked [...]

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Picking Strawberries

July 14, 2011

Last week, we picked strawberries at a local farm with some friends. Annabelle helped me pick berries while Elijah rode on my back in the Ergo. It was a lot of work, but also very fun. After reading this post I was glad to learn that Picha Farms only sprays their plants 2 times a [...]

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Homemade Ranch Dressing/Dip

June 29, 2011

Homemade Salad Dressings are not only fast and simple, they are delicious and can be customized to suit your taste. This dressing is great on any green salad or as a raw veggie dip. I love it on a taco salad with fresh salsa – Yum! Ranch Dressing 1 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup sour cream [...]

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Iced Coffee using Cold Brew = Perfection

June 21, 2011

For all the iced coffee lovers out there, how would you like to save money and have as much iced coffee as you’d like, prepared the way you’d like at your fingertips 24/7? Cold-brewed coffee, along with a handful of super simple ingredients on hand are all you need to be wired all day long! [...]

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Easy Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwich Recipe

June 19, 2011

Practicing hospitality is something I thoroughly enjoy! I love planning out all the little details. Even though having people over for dinner has taken on a whole new meaning as a Mom of two young children (3 years and 5 months), it simply allows me to get even more creative in my menu and household [...]

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