Cooking Basics: Homemade Applesauce

Cooking Basics: Naturally Sweetened Applesauce

Cooking Basics: How to Make Homemade Applesauce My entire family adores applesauce. And one of our can not do without dishes at thanksgiving is my homemade applesauce. Thankfully, it is one of the EASIEST dishes I make. Are you ready to learn my secrets? Selecting Apples for Applesauce: I like to combine a variety of… 

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Cooking Basics: Homemade Chicken Stock

Cooking Basics: How to Make Homemade Chicken Stock

Cooking Basics: How to Make and Store Homemade Chicken Stock for Pennies: Now that you know how to roast chicken, you are just one step away from making chicken stock from items you were going to throw away. Remember those bones, you picked the meat off? That is one ingredient needed for stock (the definition… 

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Basic Recipe: Roasted Chicken

Cooking Basics: Roasting Chicken

Cooking Basics: How to Roast Chicken As Ina Garten would say, “Let’s get back to the basics.” And since Ms. Garten is a culinary genius, I think it is only right to follow her advice. First let’s start with WHY. Why should you roast chicken? economical produces moist and flavorful meat easy healthier than a rotisserie… 

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Sweet Potato Nachos with Avocado Cilantro Cream: A Healthier take on Nachos using sweet potato chips as the base of the nachos.

Sweet Potato Nachos with Avocado Cilantro Cream (Gluten-Free)

Time for another Game Day Recipe. At this point, you are either on pins and needles as your team enters into the hardest part of their football schedule, or you have given up hope for the year. I am not choosing to not share with you where I fall on that spectrum, sigh! Sweet Potato Nachos… 

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Taco Pizza served up with our favorite toppings.

Taco Pizza (A Lesson in Using Leftovers)

A Look Into My Kitchen Let me welcome you to my frugal life. I hate to waste food. I mean I really HATE to waste food. I do try to be mindful of what I can do to keep my family on budge, which has lent itself to getting creative with what I have on… 

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Freakishly Healthy Halloween Treats

Freakishly Healthy Halloween Eats

Halloween Recipes Well, well…time for me to play with my food again. Oh how I love holidays. I am keeping it really simple this year and just sharing a few quick trips and tricks for fun little treats for your tiny monsters. First Up: Mummy In A Coffin (AKA Pigs in a Blanket) This mummy… 

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Pumpkin Cookies: Healthy Enough for Breakfast

Pumpkin Cookies (Healthy, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Perfect for Breakfast)

Pumpkin Cookies Yep, another pumpkin recipe. I am calling this past week #PumpkinWeek I hope you are enjoying celebrating the fall season with me! These cookies are not really cookies in a traditional sense. There is no sugar added, no oil, no flour and no eggs. But they are still delicious!  I shared with you a… 

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Pumpkin Butter: Capturing the flavor of fall in a jar. Perfect for topping just about anything.

Homemade Pumpkin Butter

Okay, so I am a little obsessed with pumpkin at the moment. If pumpkin is not your thing–sorry, I will share non-pumpkin recipes another day. Oh and did I mention I think you are crazy?! Just Kidding! Back to the pumpkin. Pumpkin Butter that is. So simple. So quick.With ENDLESS USES! Pumpkin Butter Uses: Slather it… 

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Pumpkin Enchiladas

Pumpkin Enchiladas (Vegetarian, Gluten-Free Option)

I am in love. In love with fall, apples, soups, football games. Oh and PUMPKIN!!!  Did you know pumpkin is good for more than just a latte or pie? Did you know that it can be savory as well?! Well, it can be! Think of pumpkin as sort of like sweet potatoes–they lend themselves beautifully to… 

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Dinner In: Chicken Marsala and Roasted Asparagus

Chicken Marsala with Roasted Asparagus {A Recipe for Date Night + Dairy-Free}

I absolutely love a night on the town with my hubbie. But life happens.  Babysitter canceled, the budget is too tight, kids get sick and the list goes one. Therefore, date nights out on the town don’t happen near as much as I want them to. So I have created Date Nights In. The Benefits… 

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Spiced Apple Bread

Spiced Apple Bread (Whole Wheat, Low-Fat)

There is nothing like a warm loaf of bread baking. You add some apples, cinnamon, and tell me it can be made in one bowl with no effort. Could life be any sweeter? I love quick breads. Banana, Zucchini, Pumpkin, Lemon…..the list goes on. A quick bread can be whipped up in a matter of minutes… 

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