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I Love Avocados!!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Avocados from Mexico for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I love Avocados from Mexico!  It’s true, my family LOVES them like big puffy heart loves them!  They are such a yummy treat that is also healthy.  My daughter will eat up avocados like []

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Hodge-Podge Stew- An Easy Camping or Grilling Recipe

This is a great summer meal that has an easy clean up! It is also great to make while camping in the fire or on the grill. There is so much that you can do to make it to your own tastes that everyone will love it!Here is what you will need:Tin foilPotatoesOnionsCarrotsButterGround BeefSeasoning salt []

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Fawnda’s Apple-Bacon Coleslaw Recipe

Here is a twist on a summer time recipe. This Apple-Bacon Coleslaw will be great to bring to your next picnic or gilling advent like Father’s day or the 4th of July! The sweet of the apple with the salty of the bacon makes this an instant favorite! Ingredients:1 red apple1 green appleBacon bitsColeslaw package []

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Jeannine’s Homemade Granola Recipe

Ingredients:6 c. oats1 c. whole wheat flour1-2 T. cinnamon (to taste)1-2 T. ground cloves (to taste)(I used to use nutmeg, but found I liked it better with cloves. Feel free to try whatever.)any dried fruit or nuts (raisins, coconut, almonds, etc).1 c. water1 c. vegetable oil (I use canola)1/2 c. honey (more or less to []

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Black Bean Hamburgers (with meat!)

Trying to eat healthy on a budget is HARD. I’m in the process of eliminating processed food from my family’s diet, which can make it even harder in some ways. Last week I wanted to make hamburgers for dinner, but only had one pound of ground beef. Since I’m cooking for 7, plus left overs []

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How To Make Your Own Buns

I have been making my own bread for quite some time, and have recently started making my own hot dog/brat/hamburger buns as well. And let me say, they are DELICIOUS. I don’t know how I ever ate store-bought buns! I use this bread recipe.  After shaping into a loaf, I sliced it into 10 pieces []

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Homemade Bread-Machine-Bread

I LOVE homemade bread! But it takes a LOT of time if you’re doing the kneading yourself. I feel like it takes all day. Mix, knead, knead, knead, rise, smoosh, roll, rise again, bake I used to try to make 4 or 8 loaves at a time, then freeze the dough. That worked ok, but []

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Black Bean, Rice and Veggie Skillet Recipe

I came up with this recipe when I was trying a different recipe, but didn’t have the right ingredients, so I ended up changing and substituting so many things that it turned into something completely different. Have you ever done that? Well, thankfully it turned out pretty good anyway. I loved it. This made A []

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Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

I LOVE sweet potatoes, and they’re SO much better for you than regular potatoes. However, if you look up sweet potato casserole recipes on the internet, you’ll find that they’re packed full of sugar. In my opinion, they don’t need all that much sugar, because they’re already sweet and delicious. So I came up with []

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Pickle Roll-up Dip Recipe

Here is an easy appetizer to bring to any holiday party! My Hubby’s family LOVES pickle roll-ups.  You know, the snack that is a pickle rolled up in a piece of corn beef that has cream cheese spread on to it.  Pickle roll-ups are good but man, do they take some time to make!  Here []

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Jeannine’s Homemade Garden Fresh Salsa Recipe

You CAN grow most of the ingredients yourself if you’re a gardener. I grow the tomatoes, peppers, and cilantro myself. I’ve tried onions and garlic with no luck, so those come from the store. I try to buy from farmers markets in the summer before my own garden is ready. This is MY version. The []

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Peanut Butter Banana Metabolism Boost Smoothie

I got a Magic Bullet for my birthday so now I am on a smoothie kick!  I have found it to be a great way to start off my day healthy and it feels like a treat!  I shared my Berry Banana Brain Boost smoothie yesterday and today I am sharing my metabolism boosting smoothie. []

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Make Your Own Yogurt!

Yes, you can make yogurt! And it’s SO MUCH easier than you might expect. And so much healthier because it’s free of all the extras and additives that so many packaged foods have these days. There are many make-your-own-yogurt instructions out there, and this is mine, a combination of ideas, and tweaked over the years. []

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Summer Fresh Tomato Basil Alfredo Recipe

I don’t know about you, but here in Northern Indiana, the tomato crop is coming in, and mine is glorious! I love tomatoes. I can’t say enough how much I love them. I love to see that burst of orangy red within the green bush when I’m harvesting. I also LOVE, LOVE, LOVE fresh basil. []

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Dairy Free Strawberry Sherbet Recipe

My Daughter is allergic  to milk it is very sad do you know how many thing have dairy in them.  Lots!   AND Ice Cream is one of them so, I made some dairy free sherbet for her!  I adapted this Sherbet Recipe to make it dairy free.   It is so yummy that the whole family []

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