Tomato Avocado Salad

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Tomato Avocado Salad

  Summertime Tomato Avocado Salad Summertime brings a bevy of vegetables to farmer’s markets and grocery stores, as well as our own backyard gardens.  That’s when I hunt for perfectly ripe avocados and make Tomato Avocado Salad.  Tomato Avocado Salad is a simple salad that has a wide variety of textures and flavors, making it a party in your mouth.  I make it while I have my main dish on the grill, as it only takes about 5 minutes to {Read More}

Turkey Bacon BBQ Burgers

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Turkey Bacon BBQ Burgers

  Amazing Turkey Bacon BBQ Burgers They melt in your mouth.  Seriously.  Turkey Bacon BBQ Burgers are about the best burger on the whole planet.  Lean turkey, mixed with chopped bacon, then grilled to perfection, all the while being basted with a sweet, tangy barbeque sauce.  I even went the extra mile and topped them with big slices of sharp cheddar cheese for the perfect finish.  The flavor in every bite of Turkey Bacon BBQ Burgers was extraordinary, hitting every {Read More}

Strawberry Kale Salad

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Strawberry Kale Salad

  Summertime Strawberry Kale Salad Summer is here and that means fresh greens, fruits, and vegetables.  For my family, that means a lot more kale in our diet and Strawberry Kale Salad on our plates.  If you’ve never tried kale, it’s an amazing green that has a bit of a bite to it, a crisp and chewy texture, and since it’s a dark green, there are loads of nutrients in it.  (But you don’t have to tell your kids that!) {Read More}

Spicy Buffalo Meatballs

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Spicy Buffalo Meatballs

  Spicy Buffalo Meatballs for Dinner Spicy Buffalo Meatballs are amazing for just about any occasion.  As an appetizer, a snack, or even as a meal, they are a tender morsel.  Have you ever had a hankering for Buffalo wings, but didn’t want to mess with frying them?  Or maybe wings are just too pricey right now.  Spicy Buffalo Meatballs are an excellent way to bring the flavor of your favorite treat to the table without having to heat up {Read More}

Summertime Salad for a Hot Summer’s Night

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  Summertime Salad the RIGHT Way! Salads are an amazing addition to anyone’s diet, but nutritionists will tell you that they can be the pitfall of your diet too.  Many people put all the wrong things on their salad, then drown it in high calorie, low nutrition dressing.  I normally avoid those pitfalls with a variety of lettuces, a ton of veggies, and sometimes fruits and nuts in my Summertime Salad.  I also tend to make my own dressings, sticking {Read More}

Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

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Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

Honey Mustard Vinaigrette at Home Making salad dressings at home is easy and healthier than the ones you can get in bottles at any grocery store.  Honey Mustard Vinaigrette is no different.  Fresh ingredients you can find in your refrigerator and pantry come together to make the most delicious salad dressing you’ve ever had.  You don’t need to use it as just a salad dressing either!  I love to use this with tater tots and fries, as well as traditional {Read More}

Very Berry Fairy Water (Spa Water)

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Very Berry Fairy Water Recipe (Also known as Spa Water) Very Berry Fairy Water is quite the hit in my home.  We drink a LOT of water here, and so adding fruit from time to time helps keep the water interesting.  Although I love the lime and cucumber water, it isn’t my family’s favorite.  The family’s favorite is (named by my 8 year old girl, Rachel) Very Berry Fairy Water. Sure, I could make a small amount in a glass, {Read More}

Superfoods: Berrylicious Smoothie

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Berrylicious Smoothie

  Start Your Day with a Berrylicious Smoothie There’s nothing better than to start your day on the right foot, and for me, that’s with a Berrylicious Smoothie.  It has everything I need to get going and stay going in the morning.  I love berry season because I make a Berrylicious Smoothie every morning, but in the off season, frozen berries work just as well.  Berrylicious Smoothie can be the perfect, healthy way to start your day year round.  You {Read More}

GLUTEN-FREE CHEESY HERB WAFFLES RECIPE

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Image Source: http://media.abesmarket.com/media/scoop/article/waffles_header.jpg Who doesn’t love a little breakfast for dinner? Eggs, pancakes and bacon at night? We’re in! But what about dinner for breakfast? By combining waffles with savory ingredients like cilantro, parsley, black pepper and onion, our pals at Zemas Madhouse Foods have come up with a delicious gluten-free recipe for cheesy herb waffles. Ready to flip time and have dinner in the morning? GLUTEN-FREE CHEESY HERB WAFFLES RECIPES Yields: 10-12 4-inch waffles Ingredients: 1 package Zemas Gluten-Free {Read More}

Chopped Salad

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Chopped Salad

  A Beautiful Summer Chopped Salad Chopped Salad is one of the wonderful little summer salad miracles that I love to bring out for family and friends.  The ingredients are interchangeable for whatever is in season, and with a  few basics that are available year round, this salad is perfect with a meal or as a meal.  This is one of the rare salads I make homemade croutons to go with, and a tasty garlic parmesan crouton is perfect!  So {Read More}

Black Bean Quinoa Muffins

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Black Bean Quinoa Muffins Over the past few days, we have been looking at Superfoods and trying to incorporate them into your everyday diet.  This is one of my FAVORITE ways to incorporate 2 Superfoods.  That is right…these muffins incorporate TWO Superfoods.  It incorporates Black Beans and Quinoa. Health Benefits of Black Beans? According to WHFoods.com, Black Beans can help regulate blood sugar, improve cardiovascular health and helps your digestive tract.  They even assert “Given the impressive array of antioxidant {Read More}

Figure Friendly Friday: Grilled Summer Veggies 3 Ways ~ Bring Summer To Your Table Early!

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  Grilled Summer Veggies:  Make it Once, Use it 3 Ways! The weather turned warmer this week, and I’ve turned on my grill!  That means lots of great flavor amongst lean cooking.  I love taking veggies, seasoning them with simple things like salt and pepper, and grilling them in a basket on the grill.  Grilled Summer Veggies aren’t only healthy, they are a crowd pleaser!  I am known to make huge batches of Grilled Summer Veggies, to the point I {Read More}

Homemade Fresh Raspberry Vinaigrette and the Salad It Rode In On

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  Real Raspberry Vinaigrette I used to love going to Panera and getting a salad with their Raspberry Vinaigrette dressing.  And then, they discontinued it.  Boo!  I’ve been trying for a year to come up with something similar.  Raspberry Vinaigrette dressings from the store had barely any raspberry flavor, and the flavor it did have left a chemical taste in my mouth.  Ew!  Then, I finally figured out a recipe that tastes perfect.  Zesty, flavorful, and perfect, this Raspberry Vinaigrette {Read More}

Herbed Cod

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Herbed Cod

  Herbed Cod for a Fresh Dinner Herbed Cod is a great way to get fresh (or frozen) fish on your table in a way your family will love.  This dish looks and tastes like something you’d find at a high-end restaurant, but without the big dollar signs on the menu!  I’ve made this with both frozen and thawed, or fresh cod fillets, and both ways, Herbed Cod turns out amazingly flakey, flavorful, and perfect on a hot summer’s night. {Read More}

Elegant Cucumber Sandwiches

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Elegant Cucumber Sandwiches

  Simple and Elegant Cucumber Sandwiches Cucumber Sandwiches are amazing little treats that are an elegant addition to any table.  They are super simple to make and are a great way to use Homemade Soft Cheese in a pretty way that showcases how delicious homemade cheese can be.  You can season your Homemade Soft Cheese any way you like for Cucumber Sandwiches, which allows you to have several varieties of appetizers on your table with little effort. Herbing Up Your {Read More}

Dairy Free Peanut Butter Mousse

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Dairy Free Peanut Butter Mousse

Dairy Free Peanut Butter Mousse is Super Easy It seems like I have more and more friends that are skipping the dairy in foods, either because they are cutting back or because they are allergic to it.  That’s what makes Dairy Free Peanut Butter Mousse spectacular!  It’s a great dessert that everyone will love!  It has a fantastic peanut butter flavor, which you can adjust for a richer flavor if you like, plus it has the smooth, delectable texture of {Read More}

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