School lunch in a pinch! + Enter the giveaway!

Packing school lunches can seem tiresome, boring, and daunting.  So many parents have been there.  I have been there! Meet the Yumbox!!  This fun, fantastic box has everything you need to pack colorful, healthy, and delicious lunches for your kiddos! Here are just a few benefits of using the Yumbox: It’s leakproof!…

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Easy Delicious Homemade Applesauce

Do you have a dish or a meal that takes you back to fond memories of your childhood?  A time when the little things in life could bring such joy. I do.  For me it’s homemade applesauce. I literally have eaten my entire weight in homemade applesauce MANY times over!…

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Quick and Easy Blueberry Muffins!

Like apple pie, blueberry muffins are classic! Healthy enough to be a snack or part of a meal.  Sweet enough to be dessert and satisfy that sweet tooth craving. These muffins are moist, flavorful and FILLED with yummy blueberry goodness.  Oil (instead of butter) and greek yogurt (instead of milk)…

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Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

There was a time when I truly believed that I *had* to buy chicken noodle soup in a can.  Bleh.  Looking back at that belief now, it shows me how far I have come in terms of cooking and the lies I was telling myself! I grew up in the…

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Need a way to get your kids to eat more veggies?

Try spaghetti! Believe it or not, this spaghetti sauce has carrots, mushrooms, cauliflower and spinach in it. I tried this several years ago with my kids and have modified it slightly over time.  For example, I began by only adding carrots to my spaghetti sauce.  Then I tried adding mushrooms.…

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Using Spaghetti Squash as “noodles”

Like many parents, I sometimes struggle with feeding my kids healthy food. Overall, we are fairly healthy eaters, but there are times when either I get in a rut (so that we are eating the same things over and over) or I have a nagging feeling that my kids aren’t…

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Welcome to 2017!

Happy New Year!  I can hardly believe that 2016 has come to an end. Ok, I’ll say it: I am a little relieved that the holiday season is over.  Don’t get me wrong; I have savored plenty of delicious food and time with family.  I have loved taking a break from…

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Pecan Pie Bars

These are amazing!  If you like pecan pie, you will LOVE these!  In fact, I personally love them way more than pecan pie because it doesn’t have the crust coming up and over the sides. Our friend Trish gave us this recipe several years ago, and it was an instant…

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Get to know me! Here are some random facts

Heather – Denver, Colorado 1) I would eat Mac and Cheese every night if I could (I’m still a kid at heart!). 2) I love being outside doing you-name-it: gardening, hiking, swimming, playing, taking walks, sitting and enjoying the fresh air, watching the clouds, etc. 3) While I don’t mind…

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Hello!

Have you ever had a friendship that neither time nor distance could fade/diminish?  For me I have a friendship like that with Lisa. Meet Lisa (on the right)!  I met Lisa 19 years ago, when we were both Freshman at the University of North Carolina (it’s hard to believe we’ve…

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