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Grilled Honey Lime Chicken

I’m not complaining, but the weather here in Colorado is wacky! One day it is 90 and the next its in the 60’s. When we moved here and found that most homes don’t have an a/c, I was quite surprised. Coming from Texas, it is kind of strange to live in a house without an []

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Red Delicious Apple Pie Smoothie

Don’t know what to have for breakfast?  For me there are some days when eggs or cereal just don’t sound appealing. I definitely don’t want to skip the most important meal of the day. So on days like these, I know a smoothie with satisfy me. It is so important to start the day off right and a smoothie []

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Grilled Mahi Mahi Tacos

Summer is definitely grilling season around our house. 4 out of our last 7 meals have been grilled. I love the flavor grilling gives to foods. On my last shopping trip, I found some Mahi Mahi and knew right away what I was going to do with it…fish tacos. Okay, I have to admit the []

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Cherry Tomato Avocado Salsa

There is just something about sitting on the back patio on a cool summer evening with my hubby, a cold drink, and having chips and salsa that makes me feel good. 😀 I just love fresh salsa especially, when you can see every ingredient used. This Fresh Cherry Tomato Avocado Salsa is made with sweet ripe yellow []

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Fresh Cherry Kolaches

We have these little flowers growing in our yard that remind me of bluebonnets. Seeing those flowers makes me a little homesick. I always loved seeing all the fields of bluebonnets. Along with flowers, I miss the local foods. Kolaches are everywhere in the hill country to west Texas. Kolaches are these wonderfully soft, slightly []

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Chicken and Green Bean, Bell Pepper, Mushroom Stir-Fry

I love a meal that is full of nutrients! Stir fry is one meal that is easy to load with lots of great vegetables. All those bright colors just yell…I’m good for you! 😀 Stir-fry is my go-to meal when I want something fast and filling.  My Chicken and Green Bean, Bell Pepper, Mushroom Stir-Fry []

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Raspberry Protein Shake

What is it with young boys and muscles…my son can’t pass a mirror without looking at himself !  He has to stop and flex his muscles.  He loves to show me his biceps or his quadriceps so I can give him a compliment. 🙂  He’s a lucky guy…he has good genes. My son takes after []

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Fresh Cherry Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt

School doesn’t start back up for my kids for a couple of weeks and I am already exhausted. Two a day soccer practices began this week for my son and my daughter is doing a summer band practice. If you are looking for me, you can find me in my car. As much as I []

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Green Apple Salad with Blue Cheese and Walnuts

We are only a few weeks into summer vacation and I think my kids are gonna eat us broke! These guys are like bears out of hibernation…they are forging through my pantry and refrigerator. If they were younger I’d put locks on everything to keep them out 😀 Every time I turn around one of []

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Pasta e Fajioli

It’s actually a bit embarrassing how many recipe binders and cookbooks I own. I have so many that I keep them in several rooms; some in the kitchen, the den, and a spare closet. Spreading them out makes the quantity less shocking. 😀 I just can’t help myself, I love going through magazine and cookbooks looking []

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Chocolate Pretzel Frozen Yogurt

I can’t get enough fro-yo!! I love this stuff. It is delicious and creamy just like ice cream, and since I don’t tolerate lactose very well it doesn’t give me a stomach ache. Frozen yogurt is a great healthy alternative to ice cream. You can find it in sugar-free, low-fat or fat-free varieties. Of course, []

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Spinach Frittata with Canadian Bacon and Swiss Cheese

Breakfast is easily the most important meal of the day. The name breakfast means…To Break The Fast. While you have been sleeping you have essentially been fasting for 8-12 hrs. First thing in the morning you need to recharge and energize yourself for the day. Breakfast gives you energy to help sustain your body and []

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Summer Tomato and Lime Rice Salad

Tomatoes are such a versatile food. I love that you can find tomatoes in so many different shapes, sizes and colors. I am crazy for the bright yellow tomatoes 😀 Whether it be simply a salad or in a sauce…we eat a lot of tomatoes in our house.  As usual, I just can not resist []

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Chocolate Almond Yogurt Smoothie

I don’t know what is happening to my memory. My kids tease me all the time. When they need something from the store they know to just write it down, because I will forget. It must just be the simple things because I can remember lots of stuff. Things pop into my head for no []

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Cinnamon French Toast

Last thing I remember it was Tuesday, since then life has been crazy and stressful. Tuesday is when the Black Forest Fire began here in Colorado and we live close to the Northwest part of the fire. We are about 10 minutes driving from that point, so it was quite nerve-racking to be on guard []

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