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Crispy Smashed Potatoes

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Crispy Smashed Potatoes are an easy side dish sure to please even the pickiest eater. They are easy to customize and will make you feel like a pro in the kitchen (even though they require very littleā€¦

Super Sloppy Joes

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This homemade veggie-rich sloppy joes recipe with a tangy-sweet tomato sauce is a family favorite. Double and freeze extras for later!

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.ā€¦
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. Sponsoredā€¦

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. Notā€¦

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 goingā€¦
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.ā€¦

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 themā€¦
Whole Wheat Calzones

Whole Wheat Calzones {Freezer Meal}

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Looking for a meal that everyone will devour? And that you canĀ freeze and pack for school lunches? Whole Wheat Calzones areĀ it! These Whole Wheat CalzonesĀ are kind of a result ofĀ Two Peas and Theirā€¦
Freezer Friendly Sweet and Savory Salmon Recipe

Sweet and Savory Salmon

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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 stillā€¦
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 Balsamicā€¦

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 dishā€¦

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 peanutā€¦
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 myā€¦

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 Pioneerā€¦
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. Youā€¦
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 herā€¦
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 myĀ menu planning. I'll be honest. I have fond childhood memories of McDonald's chicken nuggetsā€¦

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 lifeā€¦

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 themā€¦
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 potatoesā€¦
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-purpleā€¦