Quinoa Caprese Bake

A couple of weeks back I made this wonderful Fiesta Quinoa Casserole by Cooking Quinoa.  Our family devoured it and thought wouldn’t it be great to make a caprese version with mozzarella, tomatoes and fresh basil.  I took the base of her recipe and made it my own.  For me, there are few combos better… 

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Easy Crock Pot Taco Soup (Vegeterian)

It was Sunday afternoon and I wanted something SUPER easy that I could throw in the crock pot, take a LONG nap and wake up to a ready-to-go dinner!  This recipe hit all those requirements and was delicious.  You can also add some cooked ground turkey if you want the heartier, meat version:) Serves 6-8… 

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Puppy Chow Waffles (Valentine’s Day Breakfast)

Valentine’s Day is TOMORROW!  There has been so much excitement around this holiday for the girls.  They were sick earlier this week and when I told my 4-year  old that she couldn’t go to school on Tuesday I had a major breakdown on my hands.  “But what about my Valentine’s Day party?” The party was… 

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Coconut Chocolate Chip Oat Bran Cookies

I am constantly trying to come up with recipes based on what I have in my fridge!  This is a reality when you are stuck inside with single digits and don’t want to venture to the grocery store with your kiddos.  These cookies were born out of a need to use up oat bran flour,… 

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Whole Wheat Orange-Rosemary Bread

Ice has covered our city and more often than not these days school, the library, bible study and all of the ways that the girls and I get out of the house on a daily basis have been cancelled.  Our only entertainment option is to have people over to our house and entice them to… 

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Spa-Like Flavored Water Combos (And How I’m Cutting Back on Diet Coke)

Have you ever been to a spa and had their fruit or veggie water.  You know, the water with the cucumbers in it?!  It is heavenly stuff and always reminds me exactly where I am – free of kiddos and about to get rubbed from head to toe.  It recently dawned on me that I… 

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Healthy Homemade Jiffy Cornbread Mini Muffins

Nothing goes better with a bowl of chili on these cold days than cornbread.  I found myself without Jiffy mix the other day and thought certainly I can make Jiffy cornbread muffins from scratch and even attempt at making them healthier.  I combined cornmeal, flour, coconut oil, a little bit of sugar, and eggs and… 

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Super Bowl 2014 – Unmeasured Scoop Style (What to Serve at a Super Bowl Party)

So who ya rooting for?  Who you watching with?  And most importantly, what are you eating?!!  I’m not so much of a sports gal but when you combine friends and really good food, I am game.  Here’s what’s on our menu.  What’s on yours?! 1. Toasted Coconut Chocolate Popcorn 2. Loaded Veggie Mini Pizzas 3…. 

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Pesto Lasagna Roll-Ups

This was a “what do I have in the pantry and fridge” kind of night!  I love the Caprese Lasagna Roll-Ups from My Honeys Place but didnt have any roma tomatoes on hand.  So I improvised and came up with these pesto roll-ups.  They were so easy and delicious that they are going to be… 

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3-Step Easy Mustard Tilapia (using frozen fillets)

  This recipe is so easy, but the flavors are fancy!  It is a take off of a Barefoot Contessa recipe that I love.  Ina uses creme fraiche which I substituted for light sour cream.  Her recipe calls for red snapper fillets, but I am not a fan of the fishy taste of red snapper… 

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