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Chicken Berry Salad with Bacon and Toasted Walnuts


A sweet and savory, fresh summer salad packed with antioxidants and bursting with flavor! Enjoy it poolside while you’re working on your tan. It’s summertime, finally! Here’s to sunny days, relaxing by the beach (or pool), trying to catch a cool breeze and a tan. When the days get longer (and HOTTER!), who really wants to spend their time indoors…

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Red, White, and Blue Sangria


A light and refreshing, playfully patriotic way to celebrate the summer holidays! Enjoy a glass with friends and show your ‘Merica pride! As I sit here, sippin’ on this bubbly and fruity sangria, I can’t help but think about how lucky I am. Sure, there are the days that I feel like ripping my own hair out because my daughter and my…

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gluten free low carb healthy dinner peanut shrimp noodles

Thai Peanut Shrimp Zucchini Noodles


Tender, succulent shrimp on a bed of delicious, low-carb vegetable noodles with a spicy peanut flavor. It’s hard to resist! Man, it can be tough to eat enough vegetables. I get bored of the same old thing, day in and day out. Sometimes I just can’t stand eating any more steamed broccoli! So I came up with this colorful, flavorful…

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easy gluten free breakfast peach overnight oats

Peach Cobbler Overnight Oats


A quick and easy breakfast that is literally made overnight! Peaches, cinnamon, and almonds make it taste just like an old-fashioned cobbler. Let’s face it, we can all be a little lazy in the mornings. There are those rare days where I actually get up early and want to make a full breakfast spread. But trust me, it doesn’t happen often,…

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5 Easy Summer Salad Recipes


This week I decided to round up some of my favorite salad recipes, because as the weather warms up, I crave them more! Salads usually take less time and effort than traditional stove top meals, and I’ll share some of my tips and tricks to make them even more easy. Less time in the kitchen = more time to play! Or…

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The Better Breakfast Sandwich


More often than not, we’re rushing to get out the door in the morning. Someone is always trying to find their shoes, or forgot deodorant, or SOMETHING. So breakfast can be a bit of a challenge, but I’m going to be hangry if I skip it. And I admit, it can be tempting to just hit a drive-thru and order…

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French Onion Soup with Cheesy Roast Beef Sandwiches


Sometimes, I would honestly kill for a roast beef sandwich. When the bread is toasted, there’s melted cheese all over, I can’t even! And to top it all off, some warm, rich french onion soup just begging you to dip the sandwich in… I mean am I right? You can practically taste it! Well I’ve created a healthier version of…

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Chardonnay Braised Pork Chops


Ok, so I have to be honest. This dish is actually adapted from a recipe that my sister made for dinner one night. It was so damn good, I had to make my own version! And now I think braised pork chops are my new favorite way to eat them. In fact, this may be the only way I eat…

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Lemon Garlic Roast Chicken


It’s almost here! Thanksgiving 2017, you’re so close I can smell it. Oh and trust me, it smells AMAZING. My neighbors said they could smell dinner down the street! By now you should have seen some of my other recipes in this series, but what Thanksgiving meal is truly complete without a roasted bird? Try not to limit yourself to turkey…

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Cauliflower Mash that tastes just as indulgent as potatoes

Cauliflower Mash


Happy Friday! We are less than a week away from Thanksgiving now, so I have another recipe for you to try! As part of my healthy Thanksgiving series, I’m sharing my recipe for Cauliflower Mash. This is a MUCH lighter version of its counterpart, mashed potatoes, and I’m about to tell you why! Right off the bat, cauliflower has a…

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