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Connect With a Deeper Meaning Around Easter #rethinkchurch #spon

Growing up I spent a lot of time going to church.  Easter wasn’t just about finding eggs and getting goodies from the Easter Bunny.  It was much more than that.  Of course we still did those things, but we knew the real meaning behind Easter and I feel the message has been forgotten by many.  My little ones are old…

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Healthy Gluten Free Treats for the Holidays!

Thanksgiving, one of my favorite Holidays!  I was born on Thanksgiving!  This year Thanksgiving falls on my birthday and I am happily spending that day with my family as well as my mom and dad!!  I am so excited to have them here.  But guess what, my mom is gluten free.  She is also dairy free, which can make figuring…

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Veggie and Chicken Sausage Linguine #Beano “Be Natural” Virtual Cook-Off #Recipe #Spon

I am participating in a sponsored campaign for Beano®. I received promotional items and Beano® products in exchange for my participation. The opinions stated here are my own. I am so excited to share with you all that I was chosen to participate in the “Be Natural” Virtual Cook-Off with Beano!  The challenge was to create a recipe that included at least 5 proven gas…

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How can I make the perfect Moussaka?

There’s no better way to make a meal seem like it has taken a lot more effort than it actually has than by making an exotic foreign dish.  Greek food has a reputation for being part of the healthy ‘Mediterranean diet’ which never cuts corners on flavor but always offers nutrition; all without containing too many calories. Moussaka is a traditional Greek dish…

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Chocolate Cherry Coffee with Eight O’Clock Coffee

Chocolate Cherry Coffee, sounds amazing doesn’t it?  Here is a fantastic recipe just in time for Valentine’s day!  Brew it up for your sweet Valentine!  ME! Ingredients 1 rounded tbsp Eight O’Clock Coffee Original or Colombian Coffee per 6 oz cup (for brewing) OR 1 Eight O’Clock Coffee Original or Colombian Keurig® K-cup pack 2 chocolate covered cherry candies (such…

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Chocolate Covered Nuts and Raisins #Recipe

Recipe courtesy Co-Founder of BeyondDiet.com & Nutritionist Isabel De Los Rios. Chocolate Covered Nuts and Raisins Author: Isabel De Los Rio. Recipe type: Snack If you’re kids are really insisting on chocolate treats, it is so easy and simple to make your own chocolate covered nuts and raisins. Ingredients Organic Chocolate bar (Dark chocolate is best but milk chocolate will also do) Raw Almonds (or whichever nut is your…

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Halloween Fruit Gummies #Recipe

Recipe courtesy Co-Founder of BeyondDiet.com & Nutritionist Isabel De Los Rios. Halloween Fruit Gummies Author: Isabel De Los Rios Recipe type: Snack Kids love these easy to grab gummies and parents can feel good that they only contain all natural ingredients. Ingredients ⅔ cup of fresh strawberries or blueberries (or a combo of both) ½ cup of water ⅓ cup of unflavored gelatin (I use Great Lakes Gelatin) 1-2…

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Potato & Onion Pierogies with Green Beans, Cashews and Thai Chili #Recipe

Did you know that October 8th, National Pierogy Day?  This year marks the 60th anniversary of Mrs. T’s Pierogies, the largest producer of frozen pierogies in the country. Boiled, sautéed or baked, Mrs. T’s Pierogies help create an effortless dish the whole family will enjoy. In honor of the celebration, Kevin Sbraga, Top Chef season 7 winner and chef/owner of Sbraga restaurant in Philadelphia, PA created a unique recipe, featuring Mrs….

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Del Monte Gold® Extra Sweet Pineapple Coupon! Pineapple Chicken Kabobs #Recipe

Have you ever grilled Pineapple?  Yum!  Make sure you pick up some Del Monte Gold® Extra Sweet Pineapple to throw on the grill for your 4th of July cookout! The $0.50 off coupon is now available for download via Facebook to anyone who completes a short form until July 15th. Pineapple Chicken Kabobs Recipe Recipe type: Appetizer (Makes 6 (2 kabob) appetizer servings)…

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Raw Chocolate Mint Cupcakes Recipe

So far being Raw this time around has been fantastic!  Trying new things is really helping to keep it exciting and tasty!  Morgan and I decided to try our hand at making up a recipe with things we had here at the house.  We made it up as we went a long and wow, we have a winner! I love…

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Roasted Tomato, Goat Cheese and Feta Bruschetta Recipe #WhollySalsa

This past Tuesday I attended a great event with some awesome bloggers with Wholly Salsa and Guacamole.  We spent the day cooking and eating…and maybe a little drinking… (more recipes to come!) I want to share one of the appetizers that my team made.  It was delicious!  Looks fancy, yet super easy to make! Roasted Tomato, Goat Cheese and Feta Bruschetta…

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Easter Wheat Pie (Pastiera Napoletana di Grano)

Sometimes called Easter Grain Pie, this Italian dish is a holiday tradition, especially in the southern part of the country. The wheat-based crust is symbolic of springtime, and is filled with a sweet ricotta before it’s baked. From the online series Cooking With Nonna, this version includes small pieces of candied fruit, sure to appeal to kids.  Recipe courtesy of Grandparents.com….

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Easter Bread (Gurrugulo)

From Cooking with Nonna, the Web series arsting Italian grandmas who pass on their family’s most treasured recipes, comes this colorful, sweet, braided bread that is a European Easter tradition. Don’t worry about adding raw whole eggs: They cook completely while the bread bakes, and make for an excellent presentation.  Recipe courtesy of Grandparents.com. Easter Bread (Gurrugulo) Recipe type: Bread Makes 4…

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Easter Calzone (Scalcione di Cipolle)

Filled with briny olives and zippy scallions, this authentic Italian calzone comes from Cooking with Nonna, an online series featuring real Italian grandmas sharing their most beloved recipes. This is a twist on a traditional calzone, which is essentially pizza folded into a turnover, and packed with a variety of fillings. They’re best served straight from the oven, though be…

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Recipe for Easy Stuffed Crescents with Petit Jean Ham #TXBacon #Cbias

As I am sure you know already, yesterday was Superbowl Sunday.  I’m not really a fan of football, but I am a fan of any excuse to have friends over and eat yummy foods.  These are the days that I do not cook dinner, I create lots of finger foods for everyone to enjoy. Since the Dallas Cowboys were not…

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