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No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites (3 WW Freestyle Points!)

These no bake chocolate peanut butter energy bites are full of flavor and have only 3 WW Freestyle points in each bite. They are easy to make, low in sugar and have a rich creamy chocolate peanut butter taste.   I love making energy balls.  Their high fiber and protein ingredients help to keep you full and …

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars – Easy No Bake Recipe

These delicious chocolate peanut butter oatmeal bars have a thick layer of peanut butter goodness between two layers of hearty rolled oats, all drizzled in deep, dark chocolate. These yummy no bake bars mean that they are super easy to make and there is no need to turn on the oven. The bars are the …

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Best Cookie Dough Brownies – Egg Free Cookie Dough Layer & Chocolate Glaze

These amazing cookie dough brownies have an egg free layer of cookie dough and a rich chocolate glaze. This recipe combines the best part of chocolate chip cookies and fudge brownies in one delicious bar. Who doesn’t love cookie dough? Kids have been lining up for generations to get a taste of it before it …

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Fresh Pumpkin Puree – How to Make this Fall Staple

Here is one of my latest cooking tips for the holidays – making your own fresh pumpkin puree . Pumpkin puree is a staple in Halloween and Thanksgiving cooking. From pancakes to smoothies, to fudge and cookies, this creamy part of the pumpkin adds an earthy flavor to all your fall recipes.   You can …

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Box Mix Brownies with M&M add ins – Easy and Fun Dessert

Turn ordinary fudge brownies into a kid’s special treat dessert with these M&M box mix brownies.  The secret is adding MM mini baking bits over the top of the brownies for the last few minutes. This is another in my series of brownie add in recipes.  No long list of ingredients or hard to find …

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Light Seafood Chowder – Healthy Fish Stew for Summer

This light seafood chowder is brimming over with the flavors of white fish, succulent seafood and healthy vegetables for a summer time soup that reminds me of days on the coast of Maine. I spent my summers in Maine doing things that Mainers do when the temperatures get hot, even though it is only for …

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No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Always a hit at pot luck dinners and summer barbecues, these no bake peanut butter chocolate oatmeal cookies have been made more healthy with a few easy substitutes.  But don’t let that fool you – the flavor still rocks! No bake desserts are super easy to make, and come together in a flash without heating …

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No Bake Sweet Potato Energy Balls – Gluten Free Healthy Snack

These no bake sweet potato energy balls are a powerhouse of nutrients in one delicious bite. The balls are naturally sweet with a bit of a kick from fresh ginger and are the perfect way to add healthy nutrition to your snack time. This recipe is vegan and gluten free. The savory sweet potato balls …

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Making Homemade Biscuits – Cooking Tips for Fluffy Flaky Easy Biscuits from Scratch

Who doesn’t like the taste of a fluffy and flaky biscuit made from scratch? They are a staple of Southern cooking and make a great add on for any type of meal.  Making homemade biscuits isn’t hard but there are a few things to keep in mind.  These cooking tips will help you get the …

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Difference Between Brownies and Blondies – Is is Just the Color that Matters?

I have seen many recipe makers call a blondie a butterscotch brownie. While technically this is somewhat true, in actual fact, a blondie and a brownie are two completely different dessert options. The difference between brownies and blondies comes mainly from the color and the main ingredients. There is even a special food holiday called …

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Recipe for Roux – Making a Roux to Thicken Sauces and Gravy

A basic roux starts with butter and fat of some sort. The traditional recipe is 1:1, but it depends on how thick you like your finished sauce to be.  This recipe for roux shows how to do a white roux, step by step, and also gives suggestions for making a blonde, brown and Creole roux, …

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Creamy Chicken Pot Pie Soup – Easy 30 Minute Meal

Time to get cozy with a chicken pot pie – soup style.  If you love the flavor of chicken pieces with vegetables smothered a rich white gravy, you’ll want to dig into this creamy chicken pot pie soup.  It’s so hearty and filling and super easy to make. I love the taste of chicken pot …

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Gluten Free Lemon Slice – Tasty Lemon Sunshine Bars that Your Family Will Love

This Gluten free Lemon Slice recipe has the perfect balance of tart and sweet with a creamy center that feels and tastes almost like custard. The crumble topping adds the perfect crunchy texture to these sunshine bars. I love bar recipes of any kind but when you add lemon to the mix, my husband gets …

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Gluten Free Date Bars – Maple Syrup Oatmeal Date Slice Recipe

These gluten free date bars are chock full of healthy, good for you ingredients, but have a flavor that is still rich and decadent. The taste reminds me of “mom’s cooking” with home cooked dates, oozing with maple sugary sweetness. To this day, they are still one of my bar recipes. The gooey date filling pairs perfectly …

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Fudge Brownies – Rich Brownie Recipe with Peanut Butter Frosting

My favorite treat is anything that features a combination of chocolate and peanut butter.  These rich fudge brownies have a delicious and creamy peanut butter frosting that will knock your socks off. The recipe is perfect for a pot luck dinner or bake sale and your family will have this book marked as their favorite …

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Bar Recipes – Best Ideas for Bars and Slices to Tempt Your Sweet Tooth

Looking for a crowd pleasing dessert idea? Try one of these bar recipes and see for yourself how quickly they will disappear. Many are made with delicious crumb crusts of some sort. From farm fresh strawberry bars to peppermint Rice Krispie bars, we have delicious bars and slices for any occasion. These delicious sweet treats …

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Whole30 Ranch Dressing – (Gluten – Free Paleo) Fresh Herbs, Creamy

This Whole30 Ranch Dressing is made with healthy fats and fresh herbs.  It is creamy and tangy and tastes great on all types of salads.  The recipe is gluten free and fits a Paleo diet, as well.   Finding commercial salad dressings that fit the Whole30 diet plan can be a challenge. They are out …

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Strawberry Oatmeal Bars – (Gluten Free & Vegan) Sweet Breakfast Bar

Fresh strawberries combine with old fashioned oats in these gluten free strawberry oatmeal bars. The bars have a buttery crumb crust, a sweet strawberry filling inside and a tasty and crunchy crumble on top. They are a great way to use up fresh strawberries for a dessert that everyone will love. I have included both a gluten free and vegan …

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Fresh Herbs for Cooking – A Cook’s Guide to Fresh Herbs

One great way to make the flavor of recipes really shine is to use fresh herbs for cooking. Using them adds tons of flavor and freshness to any recipe. This visual Guide to Fresh Herbs gives information on buying, storing and using the most common herbs for today’s recipes. I grow herbs year round.  Most …

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One Pot Meals – Fast and Easy One Pan Cooking

These one pot meals are easy to prepare, great tasting and insure that there will be very little clean up when you are done cooking. Save time and kitchen mess by cooking all of your ingredients in one pot. All you need to prepare these no-fuss family dinners is one pot and your ingredients.  Try …

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Season Stainless Steel Cookware to Make it Non-Stick (Super Easy Trick!)

Stainless steel cookware has lots of great properties, but food cooked in it has a tendency to stick. This step by step cooking tips tutorial will teach you how to season stainless steel cookware to make it non-stick. You’ll be amazed at how easy the process is.  There will be no make baked on eggs, …

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Easy Beef Goulash – One Pot Whole30 Beef Stew

This easy beef goulash is a hearty one pot Whole30 Beef stew that combines cubes of beef with red bell peppers, sliced mushrooms and onions. The flavors in the goulash are deliciously coated and seasoned with a rich paprika tomato sauce. This is one of my favorite comfort food Whole30 recipes that is perfect for …

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Whole30 Bacon Frittata with Mushrooms and Tomatoes – Healthy Breakfast Recipe

Looking for a quick and easy healthy breakfast recipe?  Try making a Whole30 Bacon Frittata. It’s a fabulous combination of bacon, eggs, mushrooms and tomatoes with dark leafy greens and fresh herbs.  This light, but hearty Frittata recipe is so easy to prepare and is one of my favorite breakfast recipes.  It also makes a tasty and light lunch time …

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Butterfinger Truffles – Chocolate Bites with Butterfinger Candy

These Butterfinger truffles will be gone in a flash! One bite of these delicious chocolate bites, made with Butterfinger candy, will have you hooked. They are easy to make, and are both crunchy and creamy for a wonderful sweet treat that is sure to become of family favorite. For another great chocolate dessert, try these skinny …

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Balsamic Chicken and Mushrooms in a Garlic Cream Sauce

This balsamic chicken and mushrooms recipe has a garlic cream sauce that is super tasty. It’s Whole30 compliant, gluten free and Paleo. Best of all, it’s healthy, easy and delicious! The dish comes together in one pot and is one of my favorite 30 minute meals. I love one pan meals.  They are so easy …

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Whole30 Recipes – Recipe Ideas for the Whole30 Meal Plan

These Whole30 Recipes are full of the flavor of fresh ingredients. You will love how easy these recipe ideas for the Whole30 Meal Plan are to prepare.  Best of all, they are absolutely delicious and very filling. You won’t feel that you are depriving yourself at all! The Whole30 Meal Plan is a great way …

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