#Recipe: Make A Healthy Salad

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I like to compare salad to a blank canvas.  The possibilities are (pretty much) endless.  Salads can be made up of whatever you want to put in them, but making a healthy salad can be tough if you do not know what makes up a healthy one. Let’s start at the bottom of the bowl and work our way up: Start out by mixing red and green lettuces:  A blend of lettuces may protect best against free radicals. DIY Salad dressing:  Mixing olive oil … [Read more...]

Blueberry Syrup Recipe

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Have you ever made some bread pudding or pound cake and wished you had some sweet syrup to pour over it?  How does homemade blueberry syrup sound? This Blueberry Syrup recipe makes 3 ½ cups of blueberry syrup. It also tastes great on ice cream and pancakes! You will need the following ingredients: 4 cups of fresh or frozen blueberries 2 thin strips (1 x 3 inches) of lemon zest 3 cups of water 3 cups of sugar 1 tablespoon of lemon … [Read more...]

Just Peachy Barbeque Chicken Recipe

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Have you ever heard of Dump Dinner Recipes?  Check this recipe out!  I searched Dump Dinners on Amazon and found many Dump Dinner recipe books to choose from. Just Peachy Barbeque Chicken Recipe When my boys come home from basketball practice, they are hungry and ready to eat.  I am a busy woman myself and sometimes I need a recipe that I can throw together quickly and have it ready in 20 minutes or less.  This dump dinner recipe, Just … [Read more...]

Easy Blackberry Cobbler #Recipe

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Do you like Blackberry Cobbler?  Are you discouraged from making it sometimes due to the time it takes to put together?  You're in luck!  This Blackberry Cobbler recipe is great if you need a dessert in a hurry. Preparation: Preheat your oven to 375 degrees before getting started.Place 4 cups of blackberries in a lightly  greased 8 inch baking dish and sprinkle  the berries with 1 Tbsp lemon juice.Stir together the following in a medium … [Read more...]

Blueberry Muffin #Recipe Makes 12

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I have found so many great recipes from the Living Magazine that I receive regularly in the mail at my house.  Here's one for blueberry muffins that I wanted to share with you that I think my family would really enjoy. Blueberry Muffin Recipe - Makes approximately 12 muffins - Oven needs to be preheated to 400 degrees You will need the following ingredients: 4 eggs 2 cups of white sugar 1 cup of vegetable oil 1 teaspoon of vanilla … [Read more...]

Recipe: Smores on Grill

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I came across this recipe in my Facebook Feed and had to save this!  It was posted by Heather from MommysFavoriteThings.com.  Have a look at that picture, this would definitely be a fun snack for the entire family.  It caught my attention because it was cooked on the grill.  Our kitchen is getting ready to be remodeled which means there will be many meals prepared on the grill once the remodeling gets started.  In order to keep from eating out … [Read more...]

Recipe: Hearty Spinach Pancakes with Tart Berry jam

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I have many magazines that come to my home on a regular basis that offer great recipes.  I came across a recipe for Spinach Pancakes With Tart Berry Jam in the Living Magazine and had to share it.  I do try to add Spinach into my diet where I can, but it hadn't ever crossed my mind to try adding Spinach into my pancakes.  Have a look at the recipe.  Do you think it would get your families seal of approval? Spinach Pancakes With Tart Berry Jam … [Read more...]

Gary’s Healthy Salad Dressing Recipe

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The following recipe was sent in to the mom blog by Gary Furnas, author of The Niburian Sequence. It is happening everywhere.  There is a real grassroots movement sweeping the nation and it is all about buying produce that is locally grown using organic methods.  While these products can be more expensive than store bought groceries the health and taste benefits are enormous and you are supporting local farmers. Today we are all looking for … [Read more...]

Homemade Strawberry Jam Recipe

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Strawberry Jam is something that is loved in many households, but it is super expensive and seems to disappear quicker than you can save up your money for the next jar!  If that is the case in your home, you should consider making your own jam!  Making your own jam ends up being a bargain and it will probably taste better, too! For this strawberry jam recipe, you will need the following ingredients: Two quarts of fully ripe … [Read more...]

Sweet Potato Fries & Kale Chips Recipes

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Yesterday when scanning through my Facebook thread, I came saw a lady posting about grilling Sweet Potato Fries.  I asked her if she had a recipe that she could supply me with so that I could post it on my blog.  She was so nice to respond with a quick reply for me.  She even included a recipe for Kale Chips as well - enjoy Kathy's Sweet Potato Fries Slice the sweet potato fries rather thick and toss in a bowl with a couple Tablespoons … [Read more...]

Cucumber Salad Recipe

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Watching your weight can be very tough, but if you use the right types of foods, this becomes much easier.  Here's a great salad that can be quickly made at home that will be a great addition to your meal plan. Cucumber Salad           2 cucumbers sliced 1 bell pepper coarsely chopped 1 carton cherry tomatoes cut in half              Fat free Zesty Italian dressing 1 sweet onion coarsely chopped Mix altogether with fat free Zesty … [Read more...]

Homemade Potato Chips Recipe

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Are you a fan of potato chips? I know I have been in the past!  However, since it is really hard to resist a bag of oily, fatty chips, I suggest you try to make your own!  When you make your own, you can be sure that they are much healthier than the ones in the store! For this recipe, you will need: Vegetable oil or shortening for deep-fat frying (about 2 quarts) 1 pound of peeled Idaho potatoes Salt to taste Pour the oil or melt … [Read more...]

Beef Lite Crockpot Recipe

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Are you looking for a great tasting, easy, light recipe that your whole family will love?  Then look no more, this recipe is a keeper and my whole family enjoys it every time it is served.  I took this recipe from the Fix It and Forget It Lightly Slow Cooker recipe book by Phyllis Pellman Good.  It is the only cookbook that I use on a regular basis.  Below you will see the recipe as it looks in my Fix It and Forget It Lightly recipe book.  Each … [Read more...]

#Recipe: Homemade Dog Treats

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If you enjoy creating meals for your family, you should try to make treats for the family dog.  Store-bought treats can be really cheap and easy to buy, not to mention extremely convenient, but they aren’t always the best for our furry friends.  They contain ingredients that we can barely pronounce.  Check out the photo above, this image came from my blogger buddy over at www.TheFrugalMrsJones.org  She made these treats for her dog in cute heart … [Read more...]

Crockpot Italian Chicken

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This Crockpot Italian Chicken recipe is simple and easy to make.  Once you start cooking meals with your crockpot, you'll love the amount of time it saves you in the afternoons when you're usually running around hurrying to get supper started.  My family is very busy once school lets out for the day and using my crockpot really helps out when we're on the go. Ingredients needed for Crockpot Italian Chicken: 4 chickens breast {I link … [Read more...]

Pigs In A Blanket Recipe

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Pigs In A Blanket or "hot dogs cooked inside crescent rolls" are quick and easy to make.  Children can even help prepare these given that they are old enough to help out in the kitchen.  Cooking can be very fun for kids, so be sure to find time to include them in preparing your meals, even if their job is only to gather the ingredients for you and help you set the table. Pigs In A Blanket Recipe Ingredients: 1 can crescent rolls 8 … [Read more...]