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Creamy Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas

Creamy Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas

If you haven’t had these green chile chicken enchiladas, you are missing out! The quick and easy from-scratch cheesy, creamy white sauce takes them over the top! There are those days that call for enchiladas. And there are those days...
Category recipes2017-09-24 16:09:26
Whole Grain Banana Chocolate Chip Snack Cake

Whole Grain Banana Chocolate Chip Snack Cake

This banana chocolate chip cake (perfect for snacking!) takes just minutes to whip up and is fluffy and tender – with a delicious hint of hearty whole grains. Happy Monday, friends!  I have LOVED all your responses to my weekly newsletter...
Category recipes2017-09-18 16:10:05
Small Batch Canning 101

Small Batch Canning 101

Whether you are new to canning or are already a canning expert, this detailed look at small batch canning (with tons of general canning tips and info) has everything you need to know to make home canning and preserving a breeze! Please do not read...
Category recipes2017-09-17 16:09:41
Cheesy Baked Ziti {Make-Ahead/Freezer Meal}

Cheesy Baked Ziti {Make-Ahead/Freezer Meal}

Not only is this cheesy baked ziti super easy to make AND crazy delicious, but it can be made ahead of time and frozen. Time to stock the freezer with cheesy pasta casseroles! Oh, today is a good day! It’s a Monday! And before you cringe (I...
Category recipes2017-09-11 16:10:51
How to Survive Back to School, Dinnertime, Life {FREE Menu Plans + School Lunch Checklist}

How to Survive Back to School, Dinnertime, Life {FREE Menu Plans + School Lunch Checklist}

Well, it’s that time of year again. Millions of children off to school (or homeschooling!), and I don’t know what it is about fall activities and school starting, but if you are like me, it feels like an insurmountable task just to get...
Category recipes2017-09-09 16:09:35
Double Chocolate Zucchini Brownies

Double Chocolate Zucchini Brownies

Decadent and delicious, these velvety and rich one-bowl chocolate zucchini brownies are one of the BEST ways to use up all that zucchini! If you’ve been wanting a great zucchini brownie recipe like I’ve been wanting a great zucchini...
Category recipes2017-09-05 16:10:57
Recipes the World Forgot: Labor Day Edition

Recipes the World Forgot: Labor Day Edition

It’s been a loooong while since I’ve posted a Recipes the World Forgot edition (one of my favorite little segments; sorry it’s been so long!), and I thought no better time to feature some recipes that may have gotten lost in the...
Category recipes2017-08-31 16:11:15
My Favorite Fresh Peach Pie {Lattice or Crumb Top!}

My Favorite Fresh Peach Pie {Lattice or Crumb Top!}

Looking for a tried-and-true fresh peach pie recipe" This is the one! It’s my favorite peach pie for good reason: simple and so delicious! Plus, you can top it with a traditional lattice crust OR a buttery, yummy, sweet crumb topping. ...
Category recipes2017-08-30 16:11:10
Smoky Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Smoky Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Easy and fast, this smoky grilled pork tenderloin is tender and SO flavorful. It is perfect for a simple weeknight meal or a holiday cookout/BBQ! No better time than the present to start discussing what food is going to appear for Labor Day weekend...
Category recipes2017-08-25 16:10:51
My Trip to Ghana: An Update One Year Later + What YOU Have Done + A Video Recap

My Trip to Ghana: An Update One Year Later + What YOU Have Done + A Video Recap

It’s hard to believe that it has been a year since Brian and I traveled on that life-changing trip to Ghana, Africa. I still think about the people we met almost every single day. Their stories and experiences continue to impact me over 12...
Category recipes2017-08-24 16:09:56
Baked Parmesan Spaghetti Squash Fritters

Baked Parmesan Spaghetti Squash Fritters

These delicious little spaghetti squash fritters are going to rock your world! Baked, not fried, they are loaded with Parmesan flavor and are so easy to make – we can’t get enough of them! Hello! Friends! Longtime blog readers! Random...
Category recipes2017-08-23 16:11:46
The Best Energy Bites {Master Recipe: Tons of Add-In Options!}

The Best Energy Bites {Master Recipe: Tons of Add-In Options!}

This master energy bites recipe is the only one you’ll ever need! Endless add-in options, these babies are healthy and delicious – truly the best energy bites I’ve ever had! Have you gotten on the energy bite train yet"...
Category recipes2017-08-17 16:09:38
Falafel Meatballs with Easy Tzatziki Sauce

Falafel Meatballs with Easy Tzatziki Sauce

Love falafel" You’re going to love these falafel meatballs wrapped up in lettuce (and naan if you want!) and smothered in simple, homemade tzatziki sauce! It’s about time falafel became a meatball! I’m a lover of all food. I...
Category recipes2017-08-14 16:09:24
The Best Zucchini Bread

The Best Zucchini Bread

This is the best zucchini bread recipe ever! It is soft, moist, and so easy to make. Throw away all other zucchini bread recipes – this one’s a keeper! Recipes for zucchini bread are as prolific as the little green vegetable itself. I...
Category recipes2017-08-10 16:08:09
Santa Rosa Chicken and Wild Rice Salad

Santa Rosa Chicken and Wild Rice Salad

This delicious Santa Rosa salad, packed with tender chicken, nutty wild and brown rice, and crunchy veggies, makes a perfect, light weeknight meal + it is a fabulous dish to bring to your next potluck! I have certain people in my life who make me...
Category recipes2017-08-08 16:05:54
Fresh Zucchini and Tomato Linguine {30-Minute Meal}

Fresh Zucchini and Tomato Linguine {30-Minute Meal}

This garden fresh zucchini tomato linguine is bursting with flavor…AND it will only take 30-minutes or less to get it on the table. Fast, fresh, delicious! My kind of meal. I haven’t always been the biggest fan of vegetable gardening...
Category recipes2017-08-03 16:07:53
Super Soft Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies {Egg-Free!}

Super Soft Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies {Egg-Free!}

These egg-free peanut butter cookies (with chocolate chips, of course!) might be the softest, yummiest, most decadent cookie you’ll ever meet! Oh, hey there! Even though it’s only been a week since I posted a new recipe, I feel like...
Category recipes2017-08-02 16:05:43
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