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Wholesome Oatmeal Muffins

I have always loved oatmeal, it is one of those foods I could easily eat everyday. Now, my husband and son literally gag trying to eat oatmeal, the texture always gets them. So, to get them to eat oats I add them into breads, cookies, muffins, meatballs and meatloaf. Oats have the highest amount of soluble []

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Cherry Almond Oatmeal Crisp

I do love fresh foods! When foods are fresh they have their best flavor and highest nutrient content. Fresh fruits and vegetables are nutrient dense, so you get lots of great nutrients for the calories. Their color is eye-catching and their sweet fragrance draws you in…that is just what happened to me with cherries. Cherries are []

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Margherita Pizza

I always prefer to make foods myself rather than buying ready-made. Yes, it takes a little more effort but the end result is always worth the time.  I have been obsessed with making my own pizza for years. To me a good crust and sauce makes the pizza. In the beginning they were not so []

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Snickerdoodle Muffins

My daughter loves to be in the kitchen and now wants to be more involved in cooking and baking. The city we moved from had a summer cooking camp where the kids would learn kitchen safety, food handling, cooking techniques, etc. Each week of the camp they would teach things like italian cooking, cooking with chocolate, []

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Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits

I have always been a fan of biscuits. A fresh, hot biscuit topped with butter or jam…yum! I can still remember the first time I made biscuits in my high school home-ec class. I still remember how surprised I was at how they were so easy to make. That class was awesome, I learned so []

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Apricot Glazed Chicken

I walked into the store and was drawn to these beautiful glowing golden orange apricots. Let my start by saying…I’m a big sucker for fresh fruit. If fruit were a clever predator, I’d be a goner real quick. I just can’t resist their bright colors and sweet fragrance. Half the time, I don’t need these []

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Chunky Blue Cheese Yogurt Dip

Chips and dip, veggies and dip, fruits and dip, wings and dip…I think you get it, I am a huge fan of dips.  I think they can be a great snack food when made healthy, like my Chunky Blue Cheese Yogurt Dip… I used Greek Yogurt (0% plain) and reduced fat blue cheese crumbles to make this []

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Golden Apricot Salad Dressing

It happened again! I bought some apricots that weren’t quite ripe. I figured that’s okay, I set them on counter and next thing I know they are overripe. They smell so sweet, but are just too squishy to eat raw. My solution is Golden Apricot Salad Dressing… Apricots Apricots are a good source of vitamin []

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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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