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Egg-in-a-Hole: A Classic Breakfast Idea

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Why I love Eggs-in-a-Hole There are quite a few reasons this mama loves a good 'ol egg-in-a-hole for breakfast. It's quick and easy to make. It's one of my go-to weekday breakfasts. It's cheap.…
steak fries dipped in ketchup

Oven Baked Steak Fries

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This steak fries recipe turns out perfectly crispy and seasoned, thanks to a few tricks including a secret ingredient. Plus, this oven baked method is healthier and less messy than frying!

10 Favorite HealthMarket Products and How I Use Them

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A list of 10 favorite health food products that repeatedly make my grocery list, why I think they are a worthy investment, and some ways I use them in my kitchen and around the house. Sponsored…

Bacon Wrapped Green Beans

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Do you have a green bean hater? I dare you to try this bacon-wrapped green bean recipe. I dare you. I took the dare and I now have a transformed husband who looks forward to his green beans. Not…

Honey Garlic Skillet Shrimp {Freezer Meal}

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Through all the recipe testing for our cookbook, I'm learning that I instantly gravitate towards any sweet-savory flavored recipe. Any combination of a honey-soy-garlic marinade is pretty much going…
All-Natural Basic Cheese Sauce

Homemade Basic Cheese Sauce (with NO Velveeta!)

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This all-natural basic cheese sauce transforms vegetables, leaving my family always asking for more! It also works as a delicious sauce over pasta, meat, or rice. Best of all, NO VELVEETA! Wow.…

Cranberry-Orange Shortbread Cookies {Freezer Meal}

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This Cranberry-Orange Shortbread cookie recipe is nothing short of delicious. After a few tweaks to the original recipe, I'm seriously obsessed. I made them as a holiday treat but I could also see them…
Whole Wheat Calzones

Whole Wheat Calzones {Freezer Meal}

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Looking for a meal that everyone will devour? And that you can freeze and pack for school lunches? Whole Wheat Calzones are it! These Whole Wheat Calzones are kind of a result of Two Peas and Their…
Freezer Friendly Sweet and Savory Salmon Recipe

Sweet and Savory Salmon {Freezer Meal}

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I'm not a huge fish person. I know, I know. The Omega-3s that are in fish are incredibly good for you and will help you to live until you're 120, right? Despite my Omega-3 deprivation, I still…
Healthy Homemade Chef Boyardee Pasta: Skip the canned junk and make this delicious and nutritious pasta dish for your family instead.

Healthy Homemade Chef Boyardee Pasta

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Skip the canned junk and make this delicious and nutritious pasta dish for your family instead. So much sneaky nutrition in this one-pot wonder!
balsamic dressing with herbs

Balsamic Dressing with Herbs

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For Thanksgiving, I worked up this new dressing recipe and it did not disappoint. Several family members commented on the outstanding flavor of this salad/dressing combo. Although I love my mom's Balsamic…

Light & Easy Penne Rosa Pasta: 15 Minute One-Pot Dinner

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Many nights of the week, I'm looking for a meal that I can pull together in just minutes and that doesn't dirty up the kitchen. Penne Rosa Pasta fits the bill! Plus, this cheesy and filling pasta dish…

Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Banana Bites

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I've got a perfect fix for that afternoon sweet tooth! Try out these peanut butter, dark chocolate, banana bites. They are YUMMO and super easy to make. Simply slice up some banana, slab a little peanut…
homemade pesto recipe

Homemade Pesto Recipe {Freezer Meal}

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This was the first year I have grown my own herbs. Not sure why it took me so long. I tend to avoid things that are unfamiliar and growing my own herbs was foreign territory for me. That was until my…

Crispy Parmesan Potatoes

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I love potato side dishes because they are cheap, filling, and almost everyone likes them. When I saw this potato recipe on the Rachael Ray show, I knew I had to give them a try. She calls them "Butter…

Crowd Pleaser Green Beans

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For some reason I have always preferred canned green beans versus fresh. Maybe it's just what I grew up on, but I have never been able to LOVE fresh green beans. However, when I saw the Pioneer…
creamy avocado dip

Creamy Avocado Dip: For One or For a Crowd

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As afternoon snacks go, dark chocolate chips and peanuts rank #1 in my book. But, Creamy Avocado Dip might come in at #2. This healthy and filling dip is a great love of mine for lunch or for snacking. You…
whole wheat spreads recipe

Whole Wheat "Spreads" Two Ways: Peanut Butter Chocolate and Coconut Chocolate

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Love the The Pioneer Woman? Who doesn't really? My pre-K daughter and I love to put on one of her Food Network shows in the afternoon while folding laundry (and sneaking in exercise, too). Most of her…
Homemade Chicken Nuggets

Homemade Chicken Nuggets {Freezer Meal}

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Why I have never made these before now I will never know. What I DO know is that they will forever be in my menu planning. I'll be honest. I have fond childhood memories of McDonald's chicken nuggets…

Oven Roasted Broccoli Recipe

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Friends, take me seriously when I tell you that cooking broccoli this way will convert your family into broccoli eaters. Want proof? My husband who has turned his nose up at broccoli his entire life…

Incredibly Easy Crock Pot Cinnamon Apples {Freezer Meal}

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I came home with a bag of peeled and chopped up apples from Apple Butter Weekend and was trying to figure out what to do with them. After poking around on a few recipes I figured I could cook them…
Apple cinnamon french toast recipe

Apple Cinnamon French Toast {Freezer Meal}

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Who doesn't love french toast? It uses up leftovers, is a taste bud favorite, and is an easy way to incorporate fruits and vegetables into your family's diet. (Just check out how I used sweet potatoes…
Roasted Potatoes and Carrots Recipe

Roasted Purple Potatoes and Carrots

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Have you ever had purple potatoes? My son picked them out at Natural Grocer a few weeks ago (that's one of my keys to getting the kids to try new foods) and they were delightful. The bluish-purple…

Raspberry Cocoa Smoothie

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This is a truly healthy option for you chocolate lovers out there. As one among you, I adore this smoothie. I love this gorgeous reddish earthy hue, which tells you exactly what you’re about to taste:…