Grilled Corn & Avocado Salad

Delicious grilled corn mixed together with avocado, tomato, feta, green onions, cilantro and cucumber then tossed in an easy dressing. The perfect refreshing side dish for a BBQ!

Delicious grilled corn mixed together with avocado, tomato, feta, green onions, cilantro and cucumber then tossed in an easy dressing. The perfect refreshing side dish for a BBQ! My mother-in-law and two brothers-in-law were over visiting for the 4th of July this last weekend and we had a great time. We went to the beach, watched… 

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Coconut Vanilla Pudding Pops

Coconut Vanilla Pudding Pops - easy and delicious homemade pudding pops made using coconut milk. Perfect summertime dessert! #ad

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk. The opinions and text are all mine. Coconut Vanilla Pudding Pops – easy and delicious homemade pudding pops made using coconut milk. Perfect summertime dessert! I am becoming an obsessive popsicle maker. A few weeks ago, I bought my first ever popsicle mold and… 

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Healthy Eggless Cookie Dough

Healthy Eggless Cookie Dough - no-bake cookie dough you can eat with a spoon! It's made from a secret ingredient... garbanzo beans! #glutenfree #dairyfree #vegan

Feeling snacky? Whip up some of this Healthy Eggless Cookie Dough to satisfy your sweet tooth. But don’t worry, it’s made from a secret ingredient – garbanzo beans! You could say I’ve been having a rough couple of weeks. Had my husband in the hospital with appendicitis a few weekends ago while dealing with having… 

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Watermelon Kiwi Popsicles

Watermelon Kiwi Popsicles - super easy and delicious popsicles with only four ingredients. Perfect healthy treat for summertime!

Watermelon Kiwi Popsicles – super easy and delicious popsicles with only four ingredients. Perfect healthy treat for summertime! Ah, summertime. One of my favorite times of the year. Well, only since I moved away from my hometown of Mesa, AZ. Yeah. Growing up in Arizona? Not so much fun in the summer. It gets to highs… 

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Easy No-Bake Granola Bars

Easy No-Bake Granola Bars - simple granola bars with oats, almonds and coconut with a delicious chocolate & Nutella drizzle on top.

Easy No-Bake Granola Bars | simple granola bars with oats, almonds and coconut with a delicious chocolate & Nutella drizzle on top. Easy & gluten-free! I’ve been married to my main squeeze for 11 years now. Isn’t that nuts? I feel like I’m still 18! I was just thinking today about when my husband and… 

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Strawberry Basil Lemonade

Strawberry Basil Lemonade | refreshing lemonade made with lemon, strawberry and basil. Absolutely delicious! (No added white sugar!)

Strawberry Basil Lemonade | refreshing lemonade made with lemon, strawberry and basil. Absolutely delicious! (No added white sugar!) Guess what I got to do this weekend?? I got to see my older two boys perform their piano songs they’ve been learning! I can’t even believe how good they’ve gotten in a few short months. My… 

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Lightened Waldorf Salad

Lightened Waldorf Salad uses non-fat yogurt instead of all mayonnaise. Crunchy, sweet, savory, healthy & delicious!

A healthier version of Waldorf Salad by using non-fat yogurt instead of all mayonnaise. Crunchy, sweet, savory, healthy & delicious! I’ve really been trying hard to eat better the last week or so. I was finding that I would randomly snack on my kids’ treats (aka Goldfish) during the day. Then my dinners would be… 

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Thai Butternut Squash Soup

Thai Butternut Squash Soup - healthy, easy, vegetarian, gluten free & absolutely delicious!

Healthy and delicious Butternut Squash Soup with Thai flavors – so easy, vegetarian and gluten free! About a month ago, I actually talked my husband into going to Costco with me. For some reason having him grocery shop with me makes me happy and less stressed about the process. It’s also nice to have the… 

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Best Ever Roasted Asparagus

Best Roasted Asparagus

Ten minutes and only 4 ingredients (asparagus, olive oil, S &P) and you have yourself the best asparagus ever! My mom drilled it into my head as I was growing up, that we needed to have a vegetable with every meal. She would always mention the color wheel she learned about in home economics, and… 

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Healthy White Bean Dip

Easy and Healthy White Bean Dip

A healthy dip made using cannellini beans. Light and delicious! (Also vegetarian and gluten-free!) Merry day after Christmas! Did Santa treat you well this holiday? On Christmas Eve, I made a huge dinner and ate way too much. I made ham, potato casserole, homemade rolls, brown sugar glazed carrots, and frog eye fruit salad. I think we’re going… 

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Black Bean Brownies (Gluten Free)

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A simple brownie recipe made entirely in the food processor and using a whole can of black beans…who would have thought the result would be fudgey and delicious?! If you’re watching your calories, you’re going to love these Black Bean Brownies! If I was on my death bed and I could only choose one dessert before… 

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How To Prepare & Cook An Artichoke (in the Slow Cooker!)

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Have you ever cooked an artichoke? Talk about intimidating. These vegetables are a little scary. They’re awkwardly shaped, spiky and almost look like a flower. But guess what? They are DELICIOUS!! Let me show you a fast way to prepare them and a couple yummy ways to cook them.  Step One: Cut the stem off… 

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