Easy Creamy Crockpot Salsa Verde Chicken - 5 simple ingredients + your crockpot = dinner is done!

Easy Creamy Crockpot Salsa Verde Chicken

Don’t you love that feeling you get when 3 o’clock rolls around and you think, “What on earth should I make for dinner?” and then you remember that you actually remembered to throw a little something in the crockpot, turn that little knob to LOW, and then went about your day. YES! I just love it… 

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Mini Baked Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Donuts - perfectly bite-sized and will have you ready for Fall in no time!

Mini Baked Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Donuts

I’m so excited that Fall is officially almost here! I’m looking forward to the cozy feeling it brings, the cooler weather, and letting out all the PUMPKIN recipes that have been swirling around in my brain for the last couple of months. Open the floodgates – hope you are ready for this! If you aren’t in… 

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Pita Chip Fried Zucchini-5

Pita Chip Fried Zucchini

A couple weeks ago I had one big daddy of a zucchini in my fridge and a hankering for fried zucchini. It was lunch time and I thought, I’m just going to live a little and skip my usual green smoothie and give into my cravings. So I had my heart set on it when… 

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Easy Chicken Parmesan With Toasted Panko - classic Chicken Parmesan flavor made easier with a tasty shortcut!

Easy Chicken Parmesan With Toasted Panko

This recipe has me pretty excited because I’ve found a way to make Chicken Parmesan easy! My family lOvEd this dish, and I know I will be adding it to our list of regulars because EASY + HEALTHY + FAST + YUMMY = WINNER. Even though we’ve always loved the traditional Chicken Parmesan, I haven’t… 

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White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Bars - these bars are soft & buttery with the classic white chocolate and macadamia nut combination

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Bars

I made these White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Bars for a really special little lunch. My grandpa had a stroke this summer while he was having life saving heart surgery. His heart is now doing great, but his memory, speech, and strength are very slowly coming back from a little hiatus. I’m amazed at the way the… 

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Lovely Little Bits & Pieces

Wow, another month gone by and Summer will soon be fading into Fall! Guess it’s time for another post of random tidbits I love sharing with you. Have a lovely weekend! 1. Thursday night I stayed out past 10pm. A school night! We went to a Nickel Creek concert and it was the best. I tried to… 

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Maple Almond Oat No Bakes - the no bake cookies you loved as a kid with a little makeover for Fall!

Maple Almond Oat No Bakes

You all, I feel like we’ve come to a point in our relationship where I can tell you things without fear of condemnation. I think we’ve built up a certain kind of trust, and we’ve created a safe place for sharing who we really are here, am I right? I feel like we could sit… 

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Waffled Pizza Pockets - quick and fun way to make pizza pockets in your waffle maker!

Cooking With Kids: Waffled Pizza Pockets and Healthy Food Choices

I’m happy to be partnering with Horizon Organic to share with you what three little boys have taught me over the last eight years plus an easy kid-friendly recipe for Waffled Pizza Pockets you’ll love! Kids and healthy food choices aren’t always the best of friends. There is so much straight up SUGAR screaming at… 

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Tropical Sunshine Smoothie - Mangos, pineapple, bananas, orange juice, and a tiny taste of coconut!

Tropical Sunshine Smoothie

I’m finding it a little ironic that I’m sharing my Tropical Sunshine Smoothie with you today and here’s why… I just bought a Christmas tree. Our old one had been knocked over so many times (thank you Little Boy #3) that it would no longer stand up straight. So last year I thought I would… 

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Peaches and Cream French Toast Bake - topped with juicy, ripe, peaches & homemade whipped cream

Peaches and Cream French Toast Bake

I was at Target yesterday with Little Boys #1 and #2. As if Target wasn’t addicting enough on it’s own, they have Coke Icee’s now. For me these are a favorite from when I was a kid and my mom would buy them for us every time we shopped at K-Mart. In the middle of… 

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