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I had a huge demand for a good list of healthy snacks! You ask, I answer!  When it comes to snacking, my opinion is that it’s best to stick to fruits and veggies. But that gets old sometimes! So here is a list of 25 of my favorites!  **Note – I didn’t make up ANY of these snacks. The links will take you to blogs that have the recipes posted!**   Bell...

This recipe is actually from my sister, and I have to say, I am a salsa lover. I think part of that is the fact that some of my best memories growing up involved a bowl of salsa and a handful of chips. My sister and I used to have movie nights with chips and dip and homemade salsa, and whenever I visit my sister, she makes me homemade Salsa. I have two older sisters and it’s just what we eat when we get together! I also remember a time getting some SUPER HOT {Like, they made it it Mexico and know what they are doing hot} salsa up...

Happy end of December everyone!! šŸ™‚ I love Christmas! And am sad that is over, but excited for a new year, too! Is anyone else a little burnt out on holiday baking? I LOVE to cook, but my gosh, I am sick of it! šŸ™‚ Haha! Let me explain… this was our first year home just us as a little family, and I wanted to do it all! And I did!{Homemade everything, cinnamon rolls, cherry pie {with homemade crust} sugar cookies, pistachio bread, eggnog bread, etc.!}  Needless to say…I did a lot of baking, and ended up throwing away...

I have got an awesome recipe to share with you. This is part of the 31 days to a closer family series. I believe that one of the best ways to get close to family is by sharing good food. My sister in law, Jessamyn, and I came up with this recipe for mozzarella sticks and marinara sauce. It was a lot of fun to make and it was delicious to eat. Make these with a family member and share them with everyone.         It’s pretty simple. It works best if you freeze the cheese sticks before hand. Preheat...

Welcome to week 10 of the 100 mile summer! Only two weeks left after this one! Are you going to make it? 100 miles is a LONG distance! Good job if you’ve made it this far. If you’re a little behind, or starting late, keep going! You can do it! Remember that when you talk about the 100 mile summer on social media, use the hash tag #100milesummer so we can all cheer each other along! Each week Traci or I have been sharing weight loss tips or healthy recipes with you. I’m really excited to share this one with you today. My...

I am so stoked to share this with you! This recipe is the first recipe I remember I made and became my own. I have always been interested in cooking, and my Mother, and Grandmother are incredible cooks, and I always hoped some of that came through. They taught me in highschool and my Mom and I came up with this recipe, and it was the first one that only I could make...

My husband loves Spanish rice. I have always been nervous to make it because I always burn rice. I have a rice maker for that reason. I finally decided to get brave and make some using a modification of the recipe my husband’s aunt gave me. It turned out to be a lot easier than I thought, and it didn’t even burn! Here is what you need 1 cups of...

My mother in law always gets compliments on her delicious potato salad. People say that they hate potato salad, but that they love her recipe. I figured that I better post that one up here, since I am focusing on family recipes. She made it for my kid’s birthday party. It was a huge hit. Great for parties, potlucks, or at home dinners. It’s pretty...

Bountiful Baskets is SUPER popular where I live. It’s an awesome co-op where you pay $15 and get a whole bunch of fruit & veggies. It is all non profit, but the participants are expected to help out once in awhile with the basket delivery. It’s great. Each week you get 5 different kinds of fruits and 5 different kinds of veggies, with...

In honor of Easter, I thought I would make this neat little recipe. I had it once before when the Sunday School teacher at my old church brought them in for an Easter lesson. They taste sort of likeĀ cinnamonĀ rolls, but they have a twist that makes them perfect for an Easter dinner: they are hollow on the inside, just like Christ’s tomb was on Easter morning. Neat, right? So you can make these a couple different ways. I just found this recipeĀ that uses store bought crescent rolls to make them. That would be a lot less work, but...

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