Sharp cheese pairs perfectly with tangy shredded BBQ chicken and sweet pineapple, taking the childhood classic grilled cheese, to a whole new level.

BBQ Chicken Grilled Cheese with Pineapple

Sharp cheese pairs perfectly with tangy shredded BBQ chicken and sweet pineapple, taking the childhood classic grilled cheese, to a whole new level. I am learning so much as a blogger. Like that April is National Grilled Cheese Month. I guess because what goes better with April showers than a good old grilled cheese sandwich?… 

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Chocolate and peanut butter collide to create out of this world pancakes, that still manage to be a smart start to your day!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pancakes

Chocolate and peanut butter collide to create out of this world pancakes, that still manage to be a smart start to your day! What if I told you that you could have breakfast that tasted like a giant peanut butter cup? I know I would be sold! My son requested chocolate peanut butter oatmeal for… 

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Everything you love about pizza in a muffin! These savory treats make the perfect appetizer, snack, or lunch option and they are perfect for tiny and large hands alike!

Pizza Muffins

Everything you love about pizza in a muffin! These savory treats make the perfect appetizer, snack, or lunch option and they are perfect for tiny and large hands alike! Do you have ravenous mouths to feed at your house? I sure do! There are days I feel like where all I do is feed my… 

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A healthier oatmeal cookie bar that tastes every bit as decadent as a traditional bar cookie. These bars have been lightened up with Greek yogurt, coconut oil, dark chocolate, whole wheat, and are naturally sweetened. Shh! You don't have to let anyone know these are actually good for you!

Healthier Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Bars

A healthier oatmeal cookie bar that tastes every bit as decadent as a traditional bar cookie. These bars have been lightened up with Greek yogurt, coconut oil, dark chocolate, whole wheat, and are naturally sweetened. Shh! You don’t have to let anyone know these are actually good for you!  I am a self-confessed chocoholic. I… 

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A refreshing and light quinoa salad served over spinach with a fresh lemon dressing. This simple dish is the perfect lunch, meatless entree, or compliment to grilled meat.

Spinach and Lemon Quinoa Salad

A refreshing and light quinoa salad served over spinach with a fresh lemon dressing. This simple dish is the perfect lunch, meatless entree, or compliment to grilled meat.  Hello Spring! My fingers are crossed that warmer weather is here to stay! And when welcoming in the warmth and sunshine into my life, my cravings changes… 

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A gussied up version of a grilled cheese sandwich is a Monte Cristo, or a fried ham and cheese sandwich. But this is not just any Monte Cristo--this one has been dipped in a french toast batter and then topped with a fresh blackberry syrup.

Gussied Up Grilled Cheese: Monte Cristo with Fresh Blackberries

Monte Cristo. Sounds to me like it should be a movie. Maybe it is, I am not really up to date with movies.  But the definition of a Monte Cristo is a just a fried ham and cheese sandwich. Sounds like a great version of a grilled cheese sandwich, doesn’t it? And since April is Grilled… 

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Looking for creative uses for leftover ham? Look no further than this Ham and Swiss Loaf with Horseradish Honey Glaze. A sweet and tangy glazed bread that is filled with savory ham and sharp cheese will have you wishing for leftover ham all year long!

Ham and Swiss Loaf with Horseradish Honey Glaze

Looking for creative uses for leftover ham? Look no further than this Ham and Swiss Loaf with Horseradish Honey Glaze. A sweet and tangy glazed bread that is filled with savory ham and sharp cheese will have you wishing for leftover ham all year long! Ham. There is something about the saltiness of ham that… 

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Think Egg Salad needs to be boring? Think again! This Egg Salad is lightened up with Greek yogurt, kicked up a few notches with the addition of horseradish, and finished off with oven roasted tomatoes.

Horseradish Egg Salad with Oven Roasted Tomatoes

Think Egg Salad needs to be boring? Think again! This Egg Salad is lightened up with Greek yogurt, kicked up a few notches with the addition of horseradish, and finished off with oven roasted tomatoes.  Growing up, I would cringe whenever my mom made egg salad. The texture grossed me out and all I could taste… 

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lentil meatballs with vegetable pasta

Lentil Meatballs with Zucchini Noodles

You have never seen spaghetti and meatballs like this!  Tender, spicy lentil meatballs are perfectly paired with fresh garlic zucchini “noodles” and homemade marinara, creating a spin on a classic comfort dish that is usually rich in carbs and fat. This is one vegan meal that will even please the meat-eaters! My husband left me for Vegas–well,… 

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A creative twist on traditional lasagna that features pre-made ravioli, spicy pepperoni, tangy marinara, and a creamy filling made with cottage cheese and fresh spinach, this ravioli lasagna comes together in minutes and will be your family's new favorite way to enjoy pasta!

Baked Ravioli Lasagna

A creative twist on traditional lasagna that features pre-made ravioli, spicy pepperoni, tangy marinara, and a creamy filling made with cottage cheese and fresh spinach, this ravioli lasagna comes together in minutes and will be your family’s new favorite way to enjoy pasta! Yesterday, my son turned 10–that is DOUBLE DIGITS!  I am still in… 

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Skip the processed package spice blends. This will not only save you money, but will prevent you from ingesting the nasty additives found in many of those packages.

Homemade Spice Blends

Look into just about any kitchen pantry and you most likely find prepackaged spice blends. I mean how else would you make tacos, without that little handy spice packet? Is that you? Do you find yourself relying on those packets for not just tacos, but for vegetable dips, chili, and maybe even meatloaf? Well, today… 

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