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Pumpkin Pie Parfaits: Indulgent, Healthy & Super Fast!

I know it is late for sharing a brand new Thanksgiving dessert idea but I wanted to share this now, on the off chance that you are still finalizing your menu. Even if you have everything organized this Pumpkin Pie Parfait is so luscious and so simple you may want to make

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Crispy Baked Fish Sticks

  Give a man a fish and he’ll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime. Teach him how to make fish sticks and he can impress the heck out of his kids. My dad is an outdoorsy guy. His favorite way to relax

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Peanut Butter Oat Cookies

You can’t go wrong pairing a couple of these peanut butter cookies with a cup of tea or milk. They sweet, peanut buttery, and soft in the middle with just a hint of crispness around the edge. It is like a health minded evil villain zapped 7 dozen giant bakery cookies with a

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Easiest Slowcooker Chili

  [Update: Share this recipe between 2/3/2014 and 2/7/2014 for a chance to win wheat berries from Bob’s Red Mill – Details Here] In the quest to get to know all of the grains in Bon Appetit’s January 2014 Cooking School Issue, I am ahead of the game! I have been sitting on

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Festive Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Some very brave friends of ours started our Thanksgiving meals early this year when they invited all of their friends with kids to a pre-holiday feast. Over a dozen kids under the age of five generated a cacophony that made “11” sound like the mewing of a newborn kitten. Amidst the blur

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The Thanksgiving Recipe Collection

I’m calling it early this year. I have a baby who pretty much wants to be held and snuggled all the time. I am happy to oblige but I’m also pooped! I’ve got ideas for all new and exciting light takes on Thanksgiving foods bouncing all around in my head unfortunately, chances

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Make dinner in 5 minutes!

Time, time, time… Where does it go and how can we get some more of it! This is likely to be a prominent feature in my writing for awhile. In juggling all there is to juggle these days I have to think harder about how to cook smarter. At the head of

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Walnut-Oat Apple Crumble

An apple a day may keep a doctor away, but I bet they would come running if you put that apple into this crumble! I have been working my way through 80 pounds of apples. There was a full weekend of simmering that resulted in many quart and pint jars filled with

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Muffin Pan Frittatas

Forgive me for working backwards. Rather than including a recipe in my previous post I thought those mini frittatas deserved their own moment in the sun. The frittatas were really very simple to prepare but I must confess I didn’t keep notes on the amounts used in the filling. Without revisiting the

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How to Lighten Recipes

By now you should have caught on that I feel strongly about continuing to eat familiar favorite foods while maintaining my weight in a healthy way. Achieving the full extent of this lofty goal takes a combination of creativity and patience. When I look at a recipe I can tell fairly quickly

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Don’t skip this meal!

Who ever it is that declares things has declared September to be National Breakfast Month. I find it fitting to have breakfast month coincide with the beginning of a new school year. Even though we are a few days in, I challenge you to fit in a balanced morning meal every day

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Off The Shelf Shortcuts

Life is busy but that can’t be an excuse to let health goals go out the window. I thought you might like to see a few of the shortcuts I have been putting into action this summer. Lyfe Kitchen frozen entrees I had the opportunity to try these a few months ago
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