Sweet Potato Casserole, with a Sunny Twist!

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Shhhh…don’t tell the Santa. I’ve been a very naughty blogger. I’ve been just terrible about taking photos lately, and it’s been an eternity since I’ve passed along a good recipe. But I’d like to make it up to you with my favorite sweet potato casserole recipe! As a kid, I love the toasted marshmallow casserole…

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Could you eat the same thing every day?

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When I talk about cooking in batches so that my family can avoid fast food and eat well even when our schedule is out of control, I often get the same response: “Oh, I couldn’t do that. I can’t eat the same thing 2 days in a row.” Really? My first reaction is “Sheesh. Picky…

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Easy Pumpkin Pie Dip

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If there’s one flavor that defines the holiday season for me (besides maybe peppermint for Christmas) it’s pumpkin. (Have I mentioned this before?) I love pumpkin. I love it in pies, cakes, breads, lattes, fudge, you name it. But, those things don’t always fit in with my mission to stick with wholesome, natural, real foods….

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After the Holiday Feast: Turkey Pot Pie

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In the spirit of holiday giving, I bring you my favorite Turkey Pot Pie recipe! It is in keeping with my mission to feed my family real food while sticking to a budget and stretching your holiday dollar…and now I’m happy to share it with YOU! Origin of this recipe: While my husband is totally down…

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A few comfort foods…

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What’s on the breakfast menu this fine, fall Sunday morning? Grilled almond butter and banana sammitches, with a drizzle of honey! 😀 …brushed with a touch of coconut oil for a crispy outside! Mmmmmmmm……comfort food! Admittedly, this is not what we usually eat for breakfast. But I came home on Friday to find a large…

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Easy Millet Porridge

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I know. I’m a fickle pickle. Sure, I go on and on about how much I love oats, but I’ve got a new love on the side… It’s MILLET! Yes, millet is often found in bird seed. Tweet tweet! Technically, it is a seed, but it’s classified as a grain in culinary circles. It’s also…

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Mommy and Me Recipe: Fall Veggie Crisp

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Since returning to work full-time, I’ve learned one thing for sure: Anything I can do on the weekend to help myself out during the week makes me my own best friend when workdays kick my butt. So, Sunday has become the day to cook! Today, I made this yumminess with some of the last garden…

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Simple, Beautiful, Whole Foods

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I don’t eat whole foods exclusively, but I definitely take advantage of their wonderful simplicity whenever I have the opportunity. One of my favorite things about eating whole foods is the appreciation I’ve gained for natural, beautiful, single ingredients.  Like these tiny little organic potatoes I purchased from a local farmer… There was a time…

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Know Your Neighbors: Tomatillo Chicken Stew

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I don’t want to invite trouble, but I just might be able to die a happy woman after this weekend. It was perfect. Yup, I said it. Perfect. There was a little time spent in the kiddie pool, a fun impromptu picnic snack with Daddy, a short but delicious nap, and lots of baby snuggles….

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The Hydration Project: Eat Your Water

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Not a big drinker? Me neither. That’s why I started The Hydration Project. Read about it here. Did you know that many fruits and vegetables contain upwards of 90% water, making them a great way to add vital water to your diet and keep you properly hydrated?  As if there weren’t already enough good reasons…

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