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Ten Ways to Use a Garden Full of Cucumbers

I'm not sure what we did differently this year, but the cucumber plants in our backyard garden have been exploding!  We currently have eight cucumbers sitting on the kitchen counter and I bet four more will be ready to pick tomorrow.  Cutting and slicing them raw is delicious, but it does get old after awhile. … Continue reading Ten Ways to Use a Garden Full of Cucumbers

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Homemade Pizza Dough

If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen the homemade pizza I made a couple weekends ago.  I hadn't made it in forever and really enjoyed putting it all together on a warm Sunday evening while my family played outside. I've posted several blogs about homemade pizza before but as I looked back… Continue reading Homemade Pizza Dough

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Simple Balsamic Chickpeas

These balsamic chickpeas are so quick and easy to pull together.  We have them frequently, especially on weeknights.  They are very versatile and work in a lot of different meals.  Plus I just really like them! Simple Balsamic Chickpeas Serves 2 (can easily be doubled) 1 can chickpeas, rinsed & drained 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar… Continue reading Simple Balsamic Chickpeas

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Energy Bites

My kids love these energy bites from Super Healthy Kids.  I've made them several times in the past year.  They are really easy to prepare and can be customized to individual tastes. Energy Bites by Super Healthy Kids These energy bites have simple ingredients - oats, honey, peanut butter and a dash of vanilla.  Chia… Continue reading Energy Bites

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Blue Cheese Biscuit Appetizer

I came across this recipe awhile back and ended up making it for the Super Bowl a couple weekends ago.  It turned out amazing and I think it will be my new go-to recipe for appetizers and pot lucks! 3-Ingredient Blue Cheese Appetizer @ Half Baked Harvest  This one was so simple that when I read it I… Continue reading Blue Cheese Biscuit Appetizer

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Chocolate Dipped Orange Slices

So simple right?  Little orange slices dipped in chocolate. When I saw the idea on Pinterest I knew it was something I could actually do instead of leaving it buried in the depths of Pinterest boards, never to be heard of again. The idea came from Deliciously Yum. I peeled four clementines, melted some chocolate… Continue reading Chocolate Dipped Orange Slices

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The Tale of the Beet Smoothie

Beets and I have an iffy relationship.  Ok I don't really like them.  I've tried them several different ways over the years and we just haven't connected yet.  They always taste a little "earthy" to me, in other words they taste like dirt. We have a subscription to Door to Door Organics and in the… Continue reading The Tale of the Beet Smoothie