Chicken Potato Soup Recipe
Oct19

Chicken Potato Soup Recipe

I posted this recipe about a year ago, but decided to give it a face lift and share it again. It’s really yummy and I hate to think you missed it last year! 😉 I’m sure you agree, there’s nothing better than a nice hearty bowl of soup during the fall and winter months. I love walking in the door and smelling the delicious aroma of soup simmering in the Crockpot. It’s also a sneaky way to get my kids to eat...

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Pumpkin Spice Bread with Pepitas
Oct07

Pumpkin Spice Bread with Pepitas

Nothing screams “Fall” quite like Pumpkin Spice. I’m addicted to anything pumpkin, from pumpkin spice lattes to donuts and pumpkin pie. So, I figured why not make my own pumpkin spice bread? I love putting a healthy spin on old fashioned recipes. I took a classic pumpkin spice bread recipe and eliminated the white sugar, butter and refined flour. This Pumpkin Spice Bread with Pepitas is slightly sweet. Made...

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Tropical Sangria
Oct01

Tropical Sangria

I suppose it’s officially Fall. But you know what? I already miss the lazy days of summer! Chilling by the pool, soaking up the sun while the kids splash around, their laughter filling the air. Sure, pumpkin spice is nice but I’ve always loved tropical fruity drinks. So, as one last hoorah I decided to post this Tropical Sangria recipe. Let’s drink it and pretend it’s still summertime! Who’s with me?!...

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Pan Seared Brussel Sprouts
Aug26

Pan Seared Brussel Sprouts

I love having a fresh veggie side to go along with my main dinner dish. If you’ve never tried brussel sprouts, don’t be intimidated. Growing up my family never ate brussel sprouts, so I’ll admit I wasn’t really sure what to do with them. Once I figured out how to prep them, I was ready to take on the mini cabbage. This is a simple, yet delicious Pan Seared Brussel Sprouts recipe. Give it a shot! ...

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Tea Tree Oil Recipe
Aug13

Tea Tree Oil Recipe

Tea Tree Oil has some incredible benefits. It’s great for soothing skin irritation, treating eczema and preventing infection. It’s also a natural anti-inflammatory. You can learn more about Tea Tree Oil by reading my post: Tea Tree Oil Information. I created a simple Tea Tree Oil Recipe you can use as an all-purpose soothing spray.  This Tea Tree Oil Recipe can be used to treat: Bug Bites Eczema Cuts/scrapes...

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Watermelon Cocktail
Jul31

Watermelon Cocktail

I’m typically a wine drinker, but the hot summer months make me crave something cool and refreshing. With watermelon in season, I decided to make a fresh Watermelon Cocktail to sip by the pool. This is the ultimate refreshing cocktail and it only takes a few minutes to make. Enjoy this at your next pool party. It’s sure to be a hit!    Ingredients:  4 1/2 Cups Seedless Watermelon (cut into cubes)  1...

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What is Kombucha
Jul25

What is Kombucha

I came across some cool looking bottles while shopping at Target the other day. They were labeled “Kombucha”. The brand was GT’s Kombucha and the drinks looked really unique and healthy. I was thinking to myself: What is Kombucha? I was officially intrigued! I bought a few bottles and decided research this rare drink and learn more.  I remember seeing Kombucha on Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern....

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Healthy Banana Bread Oatmeal
Jul16

Healthy Banana Bread Oatmeal

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I don’t know about you, but if I start my day off with a healthy breakfast I just feel better. I’m also encouraged to eat healthier throughout the day if my breakfast is hearty and nutritious. I love eating oatmeal, but sometimes it gets BORING! I created this Healthy Banana Bread Oatmeal Recipe as a way to kick up the flavor of oatmeal while keeping it good for you. Give it...

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Garden Fresh Salsa Recipe
Jul10

Garden Fresh Salsa Recipe

Our garden has been rocking this year. We had so many tomatoes piled up in our kitchen, we literally couldn’t eat them fast enough! Then, an idea struck me. Why not make a garden fresh salsa recipe with our tomatoes, peppers and fresh herbs? So, that’s what I did!  Believe it or not, this recipe was pretty simple to prepare. It turned out great too! I’ve never had such a fresh, delicious salsa in my life. I hope...

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Healthy Vegan Chili
Jun11

Healthy Vegan Chili

I’m not officially a Vegan, but I love cooking and eating healthy. The vegan lifestyle is inspiring to me. In an effort to delve into the Vegan world of cooking, I decided to create a Healthy Vegan Chili recipe. It turned out to be REALLY DELICIOUS and it’s TOTALLY HEALTHY too. Doesn’t get much better than that! Give it a try, it’s easy and I promise you won’t be disappointed.   ...

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Pink Lemonade Sangria
May26

Pink Lemonade Sangria

Today is Memorial Day, so I would like to give a special THANK YOU to all the Men and Women who dedicated their lives to protect our freedom. Also, to all the families of those Men and Women my heart goes out to you. Your loved ones will be remembered as heroes forever. For all the MIA and POW, you are not forgotten.  I don’t know about you, but my family celebrates the lives of all the military heroes with a poolside...

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Sweet and Salty Edamame
May20

Sweet and Salty Edamame

I recently discovered the only green vegetable my 5 year old will eat is Edamame. That’s cool, I guess. I always enjoy a fresh bowl of steamed Edamame. I was recently introduced to Mowhawk Valley Trading Company. They offer some of the finest raw honey you can buy. I’m totally in love! Their delicious Orange Blossom Honey is what inspired this addictive Sweet and Salty Edamame Recipe.  If...

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Honey Lemon Poppyseed Muffins
May14

Honey Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

I was recently introduced to the most amazing raw honey from Mohawk Valley Trading Company. This honey is so delicious we were literally licking it off the spoon. If you’ve only eaten that processed honey from the plastic bear, you’re seriously missing out. The indulgence of this honey inspired me to create an incredible recipe that highlights the raw orange blossom flavor. Muffins are a breakfast delight and I simply...

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Lemon Sangria
Apr24

Lemon Sangria

I love Sangria and have been officially named the “Sangria Expert” by my friends and family. I’m always asked to make Sangria for parties and cookouts. I recently bought a nice bottle of Limoncello (Caravella) and it was delicious. I wanted to incorporate the bright lemon flavor of the Limoncello into a Sangria, that’s when I came up with this Lemon Sangria recipe. It’s delicious and sure to be a hit...

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Healthy Ice Pop Recipe
Apr17

Healthy Ice Pop Recipe

Our pool is officially open! My kids love eating popsicles on hot days. Most store bought popsicles are loaded with high fructose corn syrup, sugar and artificial dyes. I wanted a healthy alternative to sugary ice pops, so I created this Healthy Ice Pop Recipe. This recipe is full of healthy fruit and coconut water. The coconut water will help re-hydrate your body and the fruit offers plenty of vitamins. It’s a great...

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