No Bake Shepherds Pie

Shepherds pie is one of those things that I have heard of pretty much as long as I can remember, didn't eat it a lot growing up, and have only ...

Garden Burger

Yellow squash, onion, zucchini, basil, and garlic. All in a burger! As you can see, this is not a veggie burger. I call it a Garden Burger because it is ...

Zucchini and Quinoa Toss

Just when I thought it was impossible to think of anything else to do with zucchini, quinoa came knocking on my door. I have used quinoa before with no problems ...


Apple Crisp

Since it's apple season around here, I thought this recipe was really ...

My Top 5 Fall Main Dishes

Every season brings it's unique flavors and traditions. I love it! It ...

Weekly Meal Plan

Meal Plan includes 5 meals with healthy serving sizes for a family of four. ...

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Avocado Chicken Salad

Avocados, pineapple, oranges, chicken, salad, and a homemade dressing equals a perfect meal! This is a great salad to throw together anytime of the year. It has a simple dressing that compliments the flavors of the greens, fruit, and chicken. It is always fun to have a salad where I could really taste everything!!!

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Chickpea Feta Salad

Chickpeas, feta, parsley and a few more key ingredients will keep you coming back for more when you make this simple salad! This simple dish blew me away! It has so many flavors that all blend well. I was very happy with how this turned out. I’ve been experimenting lately with bean salads. I love chickpeas (aka […]

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Zucchini Steaks

  This little dish was inspired by my friend who typically makes these in the oven. Since it was beautiful out and I was calling them zucchini steaks I thought I’d grill them! I’m glad I did, they turned out fantastic! In the words of Clare’s dad, “I’d give it a 10 star rating.” I’m […]

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My Favorite Marinades

I love marinades. They are great to put together in the morning to have later that night, or even put together and throw in the freezer. As you thaw the meat out all the flavors get into the meat and flavors it wonderfully! I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite marinades so […]

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Pork Chop Top

Simply sauteed onions, cilantro, and tomatoes dress your pork chop up in just the perfect way to kick it up a notch!    We love grilling out in the summer and I love experimenting with different marinades or toppings to make each time we grill a little culinary adventure. This pork chop topping ended up being super easy […]

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I Finished A Spartan Race

“Who are you?” “We are Spartan” “Who are you?” “We are Spartan” “Say it like you mean it, who are you?” “WE ARE SPARTAN!” “READY, SET, GO!!!!!” I was off, running up a hill that was made to ski down. In Welch, Minnesota this weekend I decided to put the past 10 months of training to […]

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Simple Chicken Salad Sandwiches

I decided to try out the traditional Chicken Salad Sandwiches. I have tasted some delicious versions of this in my life. I am thinking of one in particular really. A woman at my church makes THE BEST! Everyone raves about it and when asked, she brings gallons of it to church functions. What a trooper! […]

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A Note from “That Mom”

I’ve read a lot of blog posts lately about “that mom.” You know the one, she looks all put together every time you drop your kids off at school. She even puts jewelry on! These posts have had a lot of the same underlying themes like “She must have it all together.” “How does she […]

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