Chili Cumin Sweet Potatoes (sponsored)

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The International Housewares Association for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. For me, sweet pototaes are a year round staple. This recipe for Chili Cumin Sweet Potatoes is one of my favorites. They're perfect for a simple weeknight dinner, … [Read more...]

11 Healthy Snack Ideas

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We live in an on-the-go world. Entertainment, work and food are never far out of reach. And when it comes to snacking, that’s not a good thing. Though it may be convenient, pre-packaged snacks are rarely healthy for body or mind. To side-step this this saboteur, keep these deliciously healthy snack … [Read more...]

Dip Into Summer

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Summer means it's time for skinny dippin'....no not that kind. I'm referring to the dishes you take to a picnic, a barbecue, or pull out for a snack at home. It's dip season. And that can mean heavy, thick, creamy dips (which can be delicious, but not ideal for swimsuit season), or fresh, … [Read more...]

Mashed Sweet Potatoes With Country Crock Light

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While Thanksgiving is all about the turkey for most people, sweet potatoes are my favorite dish on Thanksgiving. Really, I love all the food, but mashed sweet potatoes are the ones that do it for me. I'm the only one in my family of 4 who eats sweet potatoes - for real. Growning up, they were … [Read more...]

salad days

In the summer, when it gets hot, we practically live on salads. Yes, we, as in all of us! From the nearly five year old to the nearly fifty year old. How do I come up with things that please a range of tastes, are healthy, and are hearty enough to be the main course? I experiment. A lot. I use the … [Read more...]

Saturday Review – RICE!

Today's "review" is a different review of sorts. It's not really for a specific product, per se, but rather for a type of food. How about I just stop beating around the bush and tell you about it, m'kay? M'kay. I'm a big fan of rice. When I was growing up, I used to come home from school, … [Read more...]

Recipe :: An old and new(healthy) twist on potato salad

One of my favorite holiday dishes is an old potato salad recipe that my grandmother used to make. Knowing my grandmother, it's probably not a very healthy recipe. This year my mom and I decided we would try our hand at it and try to make it a bit more healthy because being able to enjoy all of your … [Read more...]

Menu Plan Your Butt Off {September 25}

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Menu planning. It's one of those things that can be a pain while you're doing it, but man, when it's 4:00 (or 5:00 or 6:00) on a Wednesday night and you're exhausted - it's sure nice to know what you're making for dinner. Am I right? I am horrible about menu planning, and consequently, find … [Read more...]

Try It: *New* Wish-Bone Salad Dressings (Giveaway)

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Ya'll know I love salad.  I eat it almost every day.  My kids have grown up eating it since they were old enough to eat salad.  In fact, a salad is one of the few veggie-type items that I can count on them eating.  It is awesome! Recently, we invited some friends over and all of their kids and we … [Read more...]

Eat Your Veggies (Recipe)

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   I have been dying to sign up for a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) for ages. If you're not familiar with CSA, it's a great way to get locally sourced food, directly from farm to table. The problem? It's pretty pricey. So, I'd been hitting the farm stand a few miles away. {Click here for … [Read more...]

Recipe: Summer Cucumber Salad

I love summer!  I love all the wonderful cookouts and picnics that take place throughout the season.  I also love the abundance of fresh fruits & veggies that are available.  So, what better thing to do than combine the two into one?! This salad is one of my own concoctions and I love taking … [Read more...]

Summer Salads

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This has been a busy summer. No doubt about it. We haven't had a free weekend since the middle of May and we don't have one till the middle of August. I got up this morning and starting thinking about the day and what had to be done. We are going to the air show. This requires food and coolers, … [Read more...]

Use Your Melon!

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During my recent pregnancy, the only insatiable craving I had was watermelon. We probably went through at least three personal sized seedless watermelons per week, because my three year old son is also addicted. He actually will sneak into the fridge for watermelon. I can't complain. Watermelon … [Read more...]

Recipe: Waldorf Salad

I know that the weather is kind of going crazy around the country right now. It's hot where it should be cooler and it's cold where it should be warming up. The calendar, however, is telling me that it is time to start having picnics and potlucks. I found this recipe several years ago on Dottie's … [Read more...]

Lighter Memorial Day Side Dishes, Desserts, and Cocktails

Are you having a wonderful Memorial Day weekend? We hope so! If you're planning on firing up the grill tomorrow, we have a couple of suggestions to help keep your meal on the lighter side. You know, so you don't have that post holiday regret because you couldn't walk away from the potato … [Read more...]