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Nutella S’mores

It’s a classic:  The S’more. Only, the ratio of hard sub-standard chocolate bar to gooey marshmallow and crunchy graham cracker isn’t quite right.  Then, one day, I found the answer: Nutella.  Simply replace the chocolate bar with Nutella, and you have the perfect fireplace and/or campfire treat.  Yum! Enjoy!  …

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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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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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Chicken-in-the-oven

I ask my mom to make this for me for my birthday every year.  (My birthday is in November and this dish is perfect for colder weather.)  My mom always makes homemade mashed potatoes and butter beans as sides, so the sauce can be poured on top of the ‘mashies’.…

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