Still Time for Summer Fun in the Kitchen

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Here in Georgia, school is starting back in 3 short weeks. It is hard to believe school is so close, which makes it feel like the end of summer is at hand, which it clearly isn’t. There is still plenty of time for summer adventures, and of course I love those that involve the kitchen. These […]

Menu Plan Monday – July 7

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I’m back from a 2-week hiatus! I was at a conference in New Orleans, LA and then on vacation with my family. I had intended to still get a post or 2 up, but of course a crazy schedule and other events prevented that from happening. I was so excited to go back to New Orleans […]

Garden Mushroom Meatloaf – Recipe Redux

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  By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by The Mushroom Council and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.  Looking for ways to stretch your meat to save money? Wanting to find ways to boost the nutrition of your recipes? Mushrooms […]

Menu Plan Monday – May 26

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Happy Memorial Day! It is hard to adequately put into words the gratitude I feel for those who have sacrificed so much to protect our country. Last week was a whirlwind. We made a quick trip with friends to go strawberry picking at Southern Belle Farms. We had so much fun and could have easily spent […]

Recipe Redux – Pumpkin Chai Waffles

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This month’s Recipe Redux theme is all about tea and using tea as an inspiration for healthy dishes. I just love Chai and created my own blend back in the winter when I made my Hot Chai Dark Chocolate Mix. Using tea as an inspiration, I whipped up this batch of Pumpkin Chai Waffles. Yes, […]

4 Simple Steps to Protect Your Family From Foodborne Illness

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How many times have you heard someone say “It’s just a 24-hour bug?” It’s often difficult to differentiate between a stomach bug and a foodborne illness (or “food poisoning”), ailments that cause similar symptoms. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, over 48 million people are affected by foodborne illness every year in the […]

Is Fresh Produce Always Best?

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How many servings of fruits and vegetables do you eat each day? What about your children? It’s probably not surprising that according to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Americans are not eating enough fruits and vegetables; and, there are a number of reasons why.  There is also a great deal […]

Recipe Redux – Roasted Dill Carrots

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This month’s theme for Recipe Redux is treasured cookware – some sort of inherited cookware from a loved one with a healthy recipe to go along with it. My grandmother, Mima, passed away 18 years ago Easter weekend, which was coincidentally one of her favorite holidays. Her passing had a profound impact on me, and still […]

Recipe for Cucumber Ranch Dressing

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What is it about ranch dressing that people love so much? I admit, I’m a sucker for a good ranch dressing too. And my children love it. I’m fine with it being used as a dip with veggies – especially when it gets my children to eat more vegetables. And I love a good cucumber […]

In Honor Of National Nutrition Month….Roasting Vegetables

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March is National Nutrition Month® and this year’s theme is “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right.” One area where most people fall short is eating vegetables. In my experience, people don’t know how to prepare them to bring out there natural sweetness. That is where roasting comes into play.  To keep reading, visit my original […]