Irish Stew 1

Irish Stew

There is something very comforting about stew. I made this recipe from Rachel Allen’s Irish Family Food Cookbook last weekend for my family. It wasn’t a terribly cold day. In…

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Homemade Granola 1

Homemade Granola

I’m the early riser in my house. Like 5am really early riser.  I grab a tall cup of hot tea (no caffeine for me!) and fuel-up with a banana and…

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Breakfast for Dinner Collage

Breakfast for Dinner Cookbook

I’m so happy today to host a giveaway for one of my favorite food bloggers:  Lindsay from Love and Olive Oil.  She’s actually much more than a food blogger.  Lindsay…

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Pancakes

10 Favorite Pancake Recipes!

So it’s Saturday… or Sunday… and in my house that means Pancake Day!  My guys wake up on weekend mornings and sneak downstairs to see which variety of pancake I’m…

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Cinnamon-Vanilla-Monster-Cookies

Cinnamon- Vanilla Monster Cookies

I’ve been so good for so long… working out… eating salads… eating lean proteins… and eating everything else I like to eat in moderation! Seriously, I’ve been good. But I…

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Making Mornings Easier to Manage

  A typical weekday in our house begins at the ridiculous hour of 5:45 a.m. The alarm buzzes, announcing that it’s time for me to attempt to rouse my 11-year-old…

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Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup 2

Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup

I grew up near Lake Tahoe for the 2nd half of my childhood life. If you’ve never visited Lake Tahoe, you’re totally missing out. It’s perfectly lovely in the summer……

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Sweet Potato Fries {Vitamix Giveaway!}

Food is wonderful, it really is.  But food can also make people sick. I’ve heard some pretty amazing and awful stories from my food friends about allergies and reactions to…

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Kung Pao Chicken

Kung Pao Chicken {Steamy Kitchen Cookbook Giveaway!}

I’m taking this Saturday to celebrate Jaden Hair’s brand new cookbook:  Steamy Kitchen’s Healthy Asian Favorites- 100 Recipes That are Fast, Fresh, and Simple Enough for Tonight’s Supper.  To celebrate,…

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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

Chocolate- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

Dear Cookie Dough- Loving Friends Who Love Chocolate too, Here’s another recipe created just for you.  It’s chocolate cookie dough in its purest form (with added chocolate chips).  I left…

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Skinny Chocolate- Caramel Banana Bread

Skinny Chocolate- Caramel Banana Bread

As I continue on my lifelong quest to be “skinny,” I’ve come to realize there are some things that I really cannot live without. Cheese and wine are a given….

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Bodum USA Giveaway

Bodum BISTRO Electric Blender Stick {Giveaway}

I have a fun giveaway for you today… for a Bodum brand BISTRO Electric Blender Stick.  Three people will win… since Bodum has provided three blender sticks (in the color…

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Grilled Cheese Guacamole and Bacon Bruschetta

Grilled Cheese Guacamole and Bacon Bruschetta

It’s time to talk Super Bowl.  I must admit… I’m a girl who likes football.  I actually like to watch the game itself (rooting for my favorite teams), I like…

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2 ingredient Banana Pancakes

2 Ingredient Pancakes

Have you noticed these 2-Ingredient Pancakes floating around on the internet??! Maybe I’m late to the party, but my son and I spotted them on the gorgeous food blog- Top…

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Skillet Chicken Parmesan 1

Skillet Chicken Parmesan

I thank my Lucky Stars for meals like this one I’m sharing with you today. It’s one of those that the whole family likes (no one is complaining except the…

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Canon

Canon Rebel T3 Camera Giveaway

Hey Friends!  I have a fun giveaway to share today.  It’s totally easy to enter for a chance to win, and it’s for a Canon Rebel T3 Camera!!  How cool is…

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Pizza Pinwheels

Time for a new Game Day recipe!  The best part about Game Day recipes is that you can enjoy them… even if you don’t watch football.  Or you can just…

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