Homemade Hummus Recipe

hummus recipe

Last week my Facebook news feed was blowing up with people sharing the news of the hummus recall due to fears of Listeria.  One friend replied to someone suggesting she make her own with "nobody has time for that," and I knew from reading that thought that I needed to share my super easy homemade hummus recipe here on the blog.  This hummus takes … [Read more...]

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Skinny Banana Oatmeal Cookies

skinny banana oatmeal cookie

It's been a few weeks now that I've been eating "clean" and I have to tell you-I feel great! For the most part my sweet tooth has been under control but I'm not going to lie-I still need my chocolate fix every now and then! After making my chocolate banana skinny "ice cream" a couple of weeks ago I was ready to branch out into the fabulous world of … [Read more...]

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Crockpot Greek Lemon Chicken

recipe crockpot greek style lemon chicken

  Oh man y'all...yesterday was a day! I had signed my boys up for a homeschooling class months ago at the National Building Museum-I thought they'd love it.  I knew we'd be out of the house all afternoon so I planned this Crockpot Lemon Chicken for dinner and whipped it up in about 15 minutes before popping it in the slow cooker before we … [Read more...]

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Healthy Spinach Pesto Havarti Grilled Cheese

spincah pesto havarti healhty grilled cheese

I started a new fitness plan recently (I'll report back with results after a couple of months) and it came with a healthy eating plan that has me really inspired to eat clean.  I've been having a good time figuring out how to adapt my previous favorite meals to clean eating versions without sacrificing flavor and today's recipe really does that … [Read more...]

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Chopped At Home: Mexican Pizza on a Couscous Pizza Crust!

couscous crust mexican pizza

Anybody out there a huge Chopped fan like I am? If you haven't seen the show, Chopped gives chefs a basket of random items and they have a set time limit to create a dish with it.  It's one of my favorite shows (and I'm not a big TV watcher!) I was so excited when I heard about the Chopped at Home Challenge hosted by Sargento® Cheese-I knew I … [Read more...]

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20 High Protein Snacks to Control Hunger

20 high protein snacks to control hunger

Healthy eating is about more than just calories, the type of calories you put in your body can go a long way towards helping you meet your fitness or weight loss goals.  I've learned the hard way over the years that no matter how strong my sweet tooth, 100 calories of sugar is not going to fill me up like 100 calories of protein! By choosing the … [Read more...]

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Skinny “Ice Cream”

chocolate skinny ice cream

Hello.  My name is Melissa and I'm a Chocoholic.  And a Peanut Butteraholic. (Is that a thing? Because if not I need to make it a thing because the craving is REAL!) I am the first to admit that I have a HUGE sweet tooth, as you can tell from perusing my recipe gallery!! But lately I've been hunting and digging for any way to satisfy my sweet … [Read more...]

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Parmesan Mushroom Chicken

mushroom parmesan chicken

I try a lot of recipes trying to create new things to share with you all here on the blog.   My boys and husband are subjected to the results of those recipes, both good and bad, and believe me, there are just as many bad ones as there are good ones! Every now and then my husband will look across the table and give me a certain look when he takes … [Read more...]

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White Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

white chocolate cookie bars

I love to bake...I love to bake from scratch and I love to bake from, well, not so scratch!! Yep, no food snobbery here at my house-which is why we love to try new recipe combinations from boxed cake mix and this here little white chocolate cookie bar is one of the best yet! It mixes together in a snap and melts in your mouth with chocolately … [Read more...]

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Hidden Veggie Mac and Cheese Bites

hidden veggie mac and cheese bites

When I was a young mother I was so happy by how many fruits and veggies my oldest son ate...I must be a pretty awesome mom with a toddler that scarfed down his peas, right? Fast forward eight years and not a veggie passes that same little mouth without major fuss-and he's got two little brothers joining him in complaining whenever something green … [Read more...]

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Easy Caramel Brownies

caramel brownie recipe

Thanks to Nestle Toll House for sponsoring today's recipe! Confession: I made these brownies for my family the other night and had to immediately package up the leftovers to send to work with my husband because they were just SOOOO good I knew I was going to eat them all if I didn't get them out of the house! These easy caramel brownies are the … [Read more...]

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Easy Indian Cuisine at Home

chicken tikka masala recipe

Disclosure: I am participating in this campaign as a member of the World Market Ambassador Program. I received compensation in the form of gift cards, but all opinions are my own. I was not, as you might say, and "adventurous" eater growing up.  In fact I remained pretty picky right up until I had my youngest son 3.5 years ago.  I'm one of those … [Read more...]

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