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Sweetie Pie Quesadilla Quick Recipe

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As the less-structured days of summer come to an end, it’s time to transition back to school with the least amount of stress for you and the kids. Temperatures are still warm and while my focus is on the new school routine, I find myself searching for a quick and…

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Baked Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

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This Baked Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal is full of flavor with apples, pecans and cinnamon, and will be the perfect breakfast for a weekday or the weekend. Then ask yourself – Do you or the kids wake up in the morning hungry and need something full of flavor and satisfying? Do…

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Apple, Cranberry, and Pecan Salad with Pumpkin Vinaigrette

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This Apple, Cranberry, and Pecan Salad with Pumpkin Vinaigrette is the perfect fall salad by combining fresh greens and traditional fall flavors.





School is back in session and the end of the year is now fast approaching, which means it’s time for all things fudge, peppermint, pumpkin, and cranberry.  This

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Easy Grilled Asparagus

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Grilled vegetables are super delicious and easy to throw together, just like this Easy Grilled Asparagus.



When the weather is nice, the kids want to spend all evening outside and I want to be with them.  I want to play, hang out, enjoy our backyard, and sip an iced tea.  

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Homemade Chocolate Graham Crackers

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These Homemade Chocolate Graham Crackers are the perfect treat to pack in those lunch boxes or surprise the kids with when they come home after school. Make some peanut butter sandwiches with them for an extra-special snack! They’re also great for anyone allergic to eggs because they are egg free!…

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Grilled Creole Chicken BBQ Recipe

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The color and flavor of this Grilled Creole Chicken is out of this world, plus it only marinades for 20-30 minutes before grilling…so it’s quick too!



Living in Arizona, it’s almost a necessity to use the grill in the summertime.  It’s just way to hot to even think about turning

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Healthy, Sugar-Free Granola Bars

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Why make your own sugar-free granola bars? I love quick snacks… I can toss to my kids in the back seat of the car or pull out of my bag while running errands.  But often those pre-packaged snacks are full of sugar.  Now, I’m not against all sugar.  But I

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Overnight Mango Oatmeal

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Perfect for hectic mornings, this Overnight Mango Oatmeal is made the night before and can be eaten warm or cold the next morning.



Back-to-school schedules means that mornings are completely hectic at our house and with another kid headed off to kindergarten… this year, I have to make breakfast and

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Homemade Fruit Leather – Healthy Snacks for Kids Recipes

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Fresh blueberries, strawberries and organic apple juice make up this great healthy snack. Roll up your homemade fruit leathers and add them to lunch boxes or treat your kids to an after-school snack! The kids will love them and you’ll love that there’s nothing artificial – no dyes, preservatives or…

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Summer Vegetable Soup Recipe

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If your garden is overflowing with veggies right now, make up a batch of this Summer Vegetable Soup. It’s easy, tasty, and is ready in under 30 minutes!





Whether you grow your own vegetables, like to buy in season, or just like a great deal at the grocery store then

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