pumpkin muffin

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins

Today was a rainy day here in the south. And I was so grateful. You see, I was ready to sit down with a cup of coffee, a good book, and my favorite taste of fall–a pumpkin muffin. But for me, the experience does not seem to satisfy me as much when the sun is shining… 

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Wonton taco cups

Mini Taco Cups

There is going to be a party at my house this weekend. And a party means FOOD! And Mexican Food, well, who does not love that! My Tips on Foods to Serve at Gatherings: Easy. I have to clean my house for the party, I don’t need to have days of food prep. Can be made… 

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whole wheat oven pancake

Oven Baked Pancake with Caramelized Bananas

  Oven Baked Pancake with Caramelized Bananas As you know if you have been reading my recipes, I LOVE breakfast foods. For school days, we eat a variation of oatmeal just about everyday. And while we love our oatmeal, I live for leisurely Saturday mornings when I have time to play in the kitchen. However,… 

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Buffalo Chicken Salad

Buffalo Chicken Salad with Oven Baked Fries

Who puts french fries on their salad? That would be me, a self-proclaimed healthy eater. And it is my favorite salad EVER! How is this considered a “Healthy Recipe?” Putting fries on a salad seems to negate all healthy aspects that a salad can offer. Nope, do not be fooled. You can top your salad with… 

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Eggplant roll-ups

Grilled Eggplant Rollatini

Eggplant. There was one lone eggplant sitting in my produce drawer, begging to be put to good use.  Typically, I would make Eggplant Parmesan, because really, what is better than smothering crispy vegetables with luscious marinara and cheese? However, I really did not feel like breading my eggplant, lightly frying, and then baking in sauce. So… 

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Healthier Chicken "WIngs"

A Healthier Chicken Wing: Boneless Buffalo Chicken “Wing”

  ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?! My family has been anxiously awaiting the return of football season since the Superbowl. I know that our Saturdays (College Football reigns supreme in this household) will be spent with friends and family cheering on various college teams. Did I mention we will be stuffing our faces as well? … 

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Homemade Granola

Homemade Dairy-Free and Gluten-Free Granola

Granola. How I love granola. It is such a versatile thing to have on hand. Granola provides crunch to creamy dishes such as yogurt, makes a great topping for a fruit crisp, and is a wonderful addition to cereal–both cold and warm varieties. I love a touch of granola sprinkled on top of oatmeal.  Oh and… 

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Grilled Applegate Hotdog

Labor Day Recipe Round-Up

I have a love/hate relationship with Labor Day. I hate it because it means summer is coming to end along with my family boat outings and afternoons splashing in the pool. I love it because it means an end (hopefully) to the Georgia heat and we are entering my favorite season, fall, which features apples, pumpkins,crisp air and… 

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Nutrition for Children: #healthifythefry

These are my two small fries, Tate and Layla. They are pretty adorable, don’t you think? They are precious and cute but to parent them well is more work than I ever imagined. Decisions I make help shape who they become and what their life will be like. I also have to keep these little small… 

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holding a fresh green apple over a white background

What is a Heart Healthy Diet?

As I was returning from a fun-filled evening on the lake for my weekly Family Night, I received a text message that no one ever wants to get. A dear family friend and neighbor was awaiting heart bypass surgery after some unfavorable medical tests. My heart sank. I immediately prayed for this sweet family and… 

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Lunch: Prosciutto and Peach Panini

Prosciutto and Peach Panini

    I never intended for this to be a recipe I shared with you. Hence the less than stellar picture. I was at home deep in house work, when my stomach began to summon me. I knew it was time to take a break to feed the beast that was calling my name. I… 

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