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Broccoli and Bacon Salad Recipe

broccoli-bacon salad

Summer is almost here! Time to start thinking about BBQ’s, pool parties, and family get-togethers, which of course also means, pitching in and bringing a dish along.  Want to bring something other than yet another potato, pasta or garden salad, that will still be a nice cool side with the grilled meats, but will stand […]

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Grilled Eggplant Parmesan in Honor of Barilla’s Commitment to Fight Hunger in America (+Giveaway)

grilled eggplant parm feature

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Barilla®. As thoughts of summer roll in, many of us are focusing on dropping a few pounds, before we’ll be sporting bathing suits.  While this is certainly a worthwhile endeavor, it is also important to keep in mind those who struggle each day to […]

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Wicked Good Vegetarian Chili #PumpkinCan

veggie chili collage

This post brought to you by Libby’s. All opinions are 100% mine. This “Wicked Good” Vegetarian Chili recipe is the result of my attempts to create a tasty and satisfying chili, which was both vegan and grain-free. I loved the results, so I’m going to call this one a big success. My secret weapons; Libby’s […]

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Greek Salad in a Mason Jar: Instructions and Tips on Packing a Salad in a Jar

Greek Salad in a Jar

This Greek Salad in a Mason Jar is just one example of a delicious salad you can pack in a jar.  Jar packed salads offer ideal freshness and make for easy packed lunches.  Instructions for this Greek salad are below, along with tips on assembling your own special jarred salads.  The method is simple.  Change […]

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Sweet Potato, Poblano & Black Bean Tacos with Lime & Goat Cheese

Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos

 Sweet Potato, Poblano & Black Bean Tacos with Lime & Goat Cheese While I stepped away from being a vegetarian many years ago, I still eat a lot of meatless meals.  Some of these meals are just as satisfying as those with meat, while others really aren’t.  This Sweet Potato, Poblano & Black Bean Tacos […]

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Smokey Roasted Carrot, Avocado & Black Bean Salad Recipe #LoveAvocado

Avocado Roasted Carrot & Black Bean Salad

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Hass Avocado Board. Smokey Roasted Carrot, Avocado & Black Bean Salad with Roasted Garlic Lemon Dressing With the new year many of us refocus on smarter eating.  To me personally, that means a diet filled with colorful nutrient dense foods, lots of fruits […]

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Mushroom Agnolotti & Green Beans in Creamy Walnut Sauce Recipe (and why my freezer’s full)

agnolotti in walnut cream sauce with green beans

This post brought to you by Frozen Food Foundation. All opinions are 100% mine. At my house the freezer is always packed full.  There is generally a mix of frozen entrees from Healthy Choice, Lean Cuine and the occasional Marie Callender’s Chicken Pot Pie, for those times when I either don’t feel like cooking or […]