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Nov 05

Nut-Free Granola

This no-fail granola recipe is better than anything out of a box. Once potential allergies have been ruled out, add pumpkin seeds or sesame seeds for some extra crunch. Dried cranberries are a tasty pairing with the coconut, but dried apricots, raisins, and cherries work well too. Some children have trouble with chewy dried fruits, so consider chopping finely before adding to the mix.2 ½ cups rolled oats ½ cup…

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Nov 02

Pumpkin-Sage Stuffing Cups

I used to be so intimidated by homemade stuffing but this recipe changed all that. Pumpkin puree helps keep the stuffing moist without all the fat, plus adds a seasonal flavor that can’t be beat. Add this fun and easy recipe to your Thanksgiving table – you can use a muffin pan for easy portion control or make a large casserole instead. Best part is – it has less than…

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Oct 06

Weeknight Dinners: Baked Turkey Meatballs

Forget about fumbling with a pan of hot oil – bake your way to a meatball feast. Makes 16 meatballs1 pound ground turkey (90% lean)1 large egg, beaten2 tablespoons whole wheat panko bread crumbs2 tablespoons Italian-seasoned bread crumbs1 tablespoon prepared pestoKosher salt and black pepperOlive oilPreheat oven to 375 degrees-F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, egg, both bread crumbs, and pesto.…

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Sep 28

Greek Yogurt Panna Cotta

Make a healthy treat that tastes like a decadent dessert. In this sponsored post, I got the kids in the kitchen to play with some of the new Chobani Kids and Chobani Tots yogurts. Yay for Yogurt Not only is yogurt a kid favorite, it’s filled with nutrients that growing bodies need like protein, calcium, and tummy-pleasing probiotics. As a parent, I also appreciate that these Chobani Kids pouches have…

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Sep 08

Wild Blueberry Cornmeal Waffles

  On a recent sponsored trip to Maine, I learned all about the wildly beautiful, wild blueberry. Ever since, I’ve been experimenting with these antioxidant-filled beauties! My most recent creation was this breakfast delight!Makes about 8 large waffles 1 cup all purpose flour 2 tablespoons powdered sugar ¼ cup stone ground cornmeal 1 teaspoon baking powder Pinch baking soda ¼ teaspoon kosher salt 4 tablespoons butter or coconut oil, melted…

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Aug 21

5 Things To Do With Heirloom Tomatoes

  It’s the best time of year for these perfectly imperfect tomatoes – here are 5 simple ideas to make the most of your time together. 1) Stepped Up Salads  – Think chopped, chef, and toss with a fun homemade dressing – lettuce is optional!   2) Roasted Tomato Sauce – The easiest “gravy” you’ll ever make! Serve with pasta or on the side for dunking. 3) Paired with Burrata…

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Aug 06

Matcha Shortbread Cookies

This green tea powder is loaded with antioxidants and an unmistakably delicious flavor. Matcha Shortbread Makes 18 cookies 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt 1 tablespoon matcha powder Using a stand mixed fitted with a paddle attachment, mix butter and sugar for 2 to 3 minutes until light and fluffy. Add vanilla, flour,…

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Aug 01

Happy National Girlfriends Day!

Yes, August 1st is a day to show some love to those oh-so important people in your life. The ones you vent to, celebrate with, and would be lost without. In honor of this day, a light and fresh menu to share with your gal pals. Girls Day Menu Lightened Up Margaritas Grilled Chicken and Watermelon Panzanella Salad with Fresh Mint White Chocolate Pistachio Crunch Like many women, I get…

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Jul 27

Fresh Peach Sorbet

It’s been an all out peach-fest! The family went peach picking at a local orchard and now we are happily drowning in stone fruit. Here is one of our favorite recipes. Fresh Peach Sorbet 4 cups fresh peaches, peeled and sliced Pinch kosher salt 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup light corn syrup Juice of one lemon Place ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour mixture into a…

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Jul 03

5 Healthy Grilling Ideas for July 4th

    It’s going to be a great weekend for firing up the grill. Here are 5 tips for making the most of your BBQ spread. 1) More veggies! The heat of the grill helps to bring out the natural sweetness of fruits and vegetables. These crab and cheese stuffed cherry peppers (pictured above) are simple to make and will wow your guests. Get the recipe: Grilled Cherry Pepper Poppers…

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