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A few weeks ago, my husband had a craving for soft pretzels. He was so intent on having those billowy, soft morsels that he decided to make a special trip to the grocery store to find some. He came...
Summer is almost here and with it comes the desire to lounge in the sun, eat watermelon and grill anything covered in barbecue sauce.The first thing most people think of when they hear barbecue is ribs and they are...
Do you have problems getting your kids to eat their veggies? I do, unfortunately. There are some my daughter will eat including broccoli and carrots and corn, but my son will not eat a single veggie unless it comes...
It seems I’ve been on an Asian food kick lately. I have to admit, the flavors used in Asian cooking really just make my pallet happy.I honestly could eat Korean food, Thai or some of the other Asian cuisines...
Did you know candy canes were originally created in order to keep children quiet in church?According to the folklore story, the choirmaster at the Cologne Cathedral in Germany wanted to keep children quiet during a long performance at the...
There are a lot of weeknights that I feel like having some kind of Italian food. It’s easy, delicious and I can usually count on my kids eating it.But...
The days are really heating up around here. It’s supposed to be in the 90’s the next two weeks and we decided not to put the pool up this summer. The good news is that the lake is only...
This week getting back to school has been hard! January always feels more difficult to me to get up and get going because: 1. It’s still dark out here in west Michigan when we need to leave for school 2. It’s...
I love recipes that can be made over from season to season. Not only does it make life a bit easier when you’re already familiar with a recipe, but it’s good to know that your family already approves of...
Most of the time, I try to eat a lower-carb diet. Don’t get me wrong, I love carbs, but carbs love my thighs too.One of the easiest ways for me (and everyone) to cut out carbs is to replace...
One of the favorite and most requested meals in our house is tacos. They’re so easy and I’ve never met a person that didn’t like a taco.My husband’s favorite tacos are always steak tacos and we probably either eat...
If you’ve been following my recipes for a while then you know I’m not dairy-free, gluten-free or anything-free-type-girl. I love using whole foods – cream, whole milk, butter, olive oil, real chocolate, real sugar, etc.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle...
I’ve been wanting to make baked plantain chips for so long! I’ve been trying to create better-for-you snacks for myself and after eating plantains multiple times in restaurants (usually fried), I knew these would be something that I would...
I love the bounty of summer veggies my garden produces. We are so lucky to be able to have a small area to plant on where we grow a couple of our favorite vegetables like tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and...
When holidays roll around my family often gets too busy planning the sit down meal and dessert(s) to think about any sort of munchie food prior to the main event. This generally leads to people snatching pieces of Italian...
As a kid, I always thought my grandmother made such weird food. She combined things that “shouldn’t” be combined, fed me things from other cultures and was always trying to introduce me to new things. Inspired tastes I was lucky to...

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