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Blueberry Buckle Crumble Cake
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Simple Potato Kale Salad
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Slow Cooker Refried Beans
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Healthy Homemade Granola
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Roasted Tomatillo Salsa
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Homemade Kale Crackers
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Low Carb Pancakes
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Homemade Sun-dried Tomatoes
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Italian Sausage Soup
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Chocolate Chip Granola Bars
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Broccoli Pasta
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Bread Machine Italian Bread
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Fudgy Black Bean Brownies
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25 Cheap Meals for Large Families Under $10
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How to Give a Cat a Pill Without Bleeding
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Cheddar Cheese Cauliflower Casserole
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Peanut Butter Burger
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Easy Scones Recipe
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How to Make BBQ Sausage Kabobs in the Oven
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Baked Broccoli and Cheese Sticks

Blueberry Buckle Crumble Cake

Easy to make Blueberry Buckle that tastes just like Coffee Cake!   This old fashioned cake recipe has a yummy cinnamon streusel topping that my family thinks is the best!  Enjoy for breakfast or dessert.  Made in a 8×8 pan, but can be doubled in a 9×13. 

Easy to make Blueberry Buckle that tastes just like Coffee Cake!   This old fashioned cake recipe has a yummy cinnamon streusel topping that my family thinks is the best!  Enjoy for breakfast or dessert.  Made in a 8x8 pan, but can be doubled in a 9x13. 

Old Fashioned Blueberry Buckle

This recipe just screams “Grandma’s kitchen!” to me.  I can’t believe I’m just getting around to sharing this recipe with you because it has been a family favorite in my kitchen for years.  I started making this recipe about 10 years ago in the Summer when I was looking for a recipe to use our fresh blueberries in.  

And goodness, this is a delicious blueberry recipe! I would rank this recipe up there in my top 5 most requested desserts from family and friends,  so I hope you give it a shot and see what all the love is about!

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Simple Potato Kale Salad

This easy recipe for Simple Potato Kale Salad is one of my favorite healthy meals or side dishes. The ingredients are straightforward: potatoes, kale, and olive oil – that’s it! Paleo, Whole30-compliant, and vegan friendly.

This easy recipe for Simple Potato Kale Salad is one of my favorite healthy meals or side dishes. The ingredients are straightforward: potatoes, kale, and olive oil – that’s it! Paleo, Whole30-compliant, and vegan friendly.

You know a recipe is worth sharing when you’ve made it so many times that you can cook it up just as easily as if you were brewing a cup of tea or pouring a glass of water. 

Say hello to this warm Potato Kale Salad. It’s a basic dish that comes together so fast. And it’s a recipe that has definitely taught me to respect kale, love kale, and most certainly, eat more kale. I’m in love with this simple meal and I can’t believe it, but I actually request kale for dinner now.

This simple 5 ingredient dish has totally changed my feelings toward kale.   Also, I should give credit where it’s due. Matthew is the chef behind this Potato Kale Salad. After continuously asking, he’s finally written out the recipe for me to share.

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Slow Cooker Refried Beans

DELICIOUS, NO SOAKING REQUIRED, Slow Cooker Refried Beans! This easy homemade refried beans recipe cooks dry pinto beans in the slow cooker! They make the perfect tasty side dish for authentic Mexican meals. You’ll never use canned beans again! 

DELICIOUS, NO SOAKING REQUIRED, Slow Cooker Refried Beans! This easy homemade refried beans recipe cooks dry pinto beans in the slow cooker! They make the perfect tasty side dish for authentic Mexican meals. You’ll never use canned beans again! 

I love refried beans. Not only do they make the perfect side to pair with  your favorite Mexican meal (for us, usually tacos!), but they also make for a pretty great meal by themselves too! Have you ever had a bowl of perfectly cooked refried beans with a little shredded cheese on top? So delicious! 

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Healthy Homemade Granola

This easy Healthy Homemade Granola recipe is a favorite breakfast! Not only is it super easy to make on the stovetop, but it’s perfectly crispy and versatile. Once you realize how easy this healthy homemade granola recipe is to make, you’ll never buy granola in the store again! With honey, vanilla and cinnamon, this quick homemade granola recipe is a pantry staple for our family.

This easy Healthy Homemade Granola recipe is a favorite breakfast! Not only is it super easy to make on the stovetop, but it’s perfectly crispy and versatile. Once you realize how easy this healthy homemade granola recipe is to make, you’ll never buy granola in the store again! With honey, vanilla and cinnamon, this quick homemade granola recipe is a pantry staple for our family.

Do you love granola or granola bars? I know a boy who does. It’s my other half, Matthew. He loves it. Last week Matthew became obsessed with granola again. He goes through these spells of loving it. There was a time last year where he was ready to have his midnight snack in bed and he realized he was out of granola.

What did he do? Did he pick to eat something else? No, he got on his bicycle and rode to the grocery store at midnight to buy more granola! Talk about dedication.

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Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

This easy recipe for Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde is packed with flavor and creaminess thanks to roasted tomatillos, onion and jalapeños! Learn how to make homemade roasted tomatillo salsa to serve with chips, tacos, enchiladas and more. Whole30, paleo, vegan, and gluten-free.

This easy recipe for Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde is packed with flavor and creaminess thanks to roasted tomatillos, onion and jalapeños! Learn how to make homemade roasted tomatillo salsa to serve with chips, tacos, enchiladas and more. Whole30, paleo, vegan, and gluten-free.

This year we’ve grown the most tomatillos in our gardening history, so I’ve been excited to experiment with new tomatillo recipes. I usually rely on my classic Tomatillo Salsa Verde recipe to make with our tomatillos (plus it freezes great for preserving) but I wanted to make a Tomatillo Salsa that was creamy, thick but not too thick and very tasty.

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Homemade Kale Crackers

Easy homemade kale crackers recipe made by combining kale and flour.   They are sprinkled with salt to make a healthy snack!  I love these as a healthy, low carb alternative to potato chips!

Kale Crackers

Easy homemade kale crackers recipe made by combining kale and flour.   They are sprinkled with salt to make a healthy snack!  I love these as a healthy, low carb alternative to potato chips!

Yup, it’s kale time in the garden which means I have a list of new kale recipes.  Earlier this week I gave you my kale sandwich recipe, but now it’s all about snacks.   At around 4PM every afternoon I snack.  I can’t help it! I’m a afternoon snacker while my husband is a late night snacker, but either way is ok because you won’t regret eating these homemade kale crackers.

Potato Chips Alternative

If you’re looking for a healthy alternative to potato chips then say hello to these kale crackers!  These are my go to for snacking on the couch at night, instead of filling up a big bowl of oily, salty potato chips!

The crackers are easy to make and I bet that you have all the ingredients already in your pantry.   It’s the perfect way to use a entire bunch of kale!   These crackers are perfect for snacking, serving as a appetizer (especially sprinkled with Parmesan or a thin slice of Sharp cheese), or alongside eggs at breakfast.    

Easy homemade kale crackers recipe made by combining kale and flour.   They are sprinkled with salt to make a healthy snack!  I love these as a healthy, low carb alternative to potato chips!

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Low Carb Pancakes

Low Carb Pancakes recipe. These easy to make keto pancakes are made with cream cheese, eggs and coconut flour.  Make them for a healthy breakfast meal! 

If you’re looking for a low carb, keto pancakes recipe- this is it!  If you’re craving pancakes, but need something more friendly to your low carb diet, you’re really going to like them.

These pancakes are fluffy  (just like my no butter pancakes!) thanks to the cream cheese, and won’t leave you feeling hungry afterwards (thanks eggs!).   Whenever I eat these I can pretty much make it to lunch without snacking as they fill me up!

Low Carb Pancakes recipe. These easy to make keto pancakes are made with cream cheese, eggs and coconut flour.  Make them for a healthy breakfast meal! 

 

Easy Low Carb Pancakes are just a few ingredients away!

Here’s everything you need to make these Low Carb Pancakes.

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Homemade Sun-dried Tomatoes

Oven Baked Sun-dried Tomatoes in olive oil and Italian spices recipe.  This easy homemade recipe will leave your kitchen smelling great and you saying MMMMMM! Includes directions on how to make and freeze sun-dried tomatoes. Use them in pasta, chicken, shrimp, bread, pizza, dip and so many other recipes!

When life gives you a whole lot of tomatoes you make cherry tomato sauce, roma tomato sauce, stewed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, tomato soup, slow cooker tomatoes….. and then you make these Sun-dried Tomatoes!  Can you tell I really love tomatoes?

Oven Baked Sun-dried Tomatoes in olive oil and Italian spices recipe.  This easy homemade recipe will leave your kitchen smelling great and you saying MMMMMM! Includes directions on how to make and freeze sun-dried tomatoes. Use them in pasta, chicken, shrimp, bread, pizza, dip and so many other recipes!

How to Make Sun-Dried Tomatoes in the Oven

Baking the tomatoes in my opinion makes the best sun-dried tomatoes.  They’re rich in flavor, they don’t loose their color and they taste as authentic as those fancy store bought bottles that cost a small fortune.

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Italian Sausage Soup

Italian Sausage Soup with collard greens, white beans and diced tomatoes. Your entire family is going to love this easy to make hearty soup, and even better it’s only 180 calories a serving!  This creamy soup is dairy free, keto and low carb. 

Italian Sausage Soup with collard greens, white beans and diced tomatoes. Your entire family is going to love this easy to make hearty soup, and even better it's only 180 calories a serving!  This creamy soup is dairy free, keto and low carb. 

Italian Sausage Soup

This Italian Sausage Soup is one of my family’s favorites! It’s become a staple on our dinner table, no matter what the season.  In the Summer it’s perfect because you can use garden vegetables and really taste the freshness.  In the Winter, it’s the perfect bowl of comforting soup on a chilly night!

Italian Sausage Soup with collard greens, white beans and diced tomatoes. Your entire family is going to love this easy to make hearty soup, and even better it's only 180 calories a serving!  This creamy soup is dairy free, keto and low carb. 

You’re going to love how flavorful and zesty this Italian Soup is. It’s like you’ve gone on a Mediterranean vacation in your own kitchen!

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Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Easy to make homemade chocolate chip granola bars recipe!  They taste just like Quaker Granola bars but are made with simple, healthy ingredients! No bake recipe, only chilling required. Kid, toddler snack approved!

Easy to make homemade chocolate chip granola bars!  They taste just like Quaker Granola bars but are made with simple, healthy ingredients! Kid, toddler snack approved!

Copycat Quaker Granola Bars

We love Quaker Granola bars in this house! Our favorite are the chocolate chip bars, which are great for a quick snack.  I can’t tell you the amount of boxes that we have bought in the past years.  One thing though I’ve never liked, the price.  A box of granola bars usually ranges in the $4-$5 range which is pretty expensive considering it’s made with pretty basic ingredients.  

So before I would go to the store and buy more, I decided to try to make my own.  I’m so glad I did because not only are they (much) cheaper, but I find them more filling.  Plus it’s a great feeling knowing every single ingredient (and being able to pronounce them) that’s going into them.  

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Broccoli Pasta

Easy One Pot Broccoli Pasta recipe that the entire family is going to love!  It’s quick to make, you only need 15 minutes! This is a healthy simple dish made with olive oil and Parmesan cheese, only 248 calories a serving.

Easy One Pot Broccoli Pasta recipe that the entire family is going to love!  It's quick to make, you only need 15 minutes! This is a healthy simple dish made with olive oil and Parmesan cheese, only 248 calories a serving.

Quick Broccoli Pasta

This is a one pot meal that takes 15 minutes TOTAL to make.  That means that it’s a favorite of my family to eat on those busy weeknights where it feels like noone has enough time to make a healthy meal.  

The only cooking you’ll be doing is boiling the pasta.  Everything else is added into the pot at the very end.  In just 15 minutes, you’ll be serving a beautiful spaghetti meal to your family that looks like it took much longer!

High 5!

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Bread Machine Italian Bread

Bread Machine Italian Bread recipe. These easy step by step instructions show how to make crusty Italian bread in your machine. I make this homemade bread weekly for family!

Italian Bread Recipe For Bread Machine

One of the main reasons why I got a bread machine was because I found myself stopping at the local general store twice a week to pick up a Italian loaf.  One of my first recipe goals was to make a Italian Bread that my family would love served with dinner.   This bread is now made weekly in my kitchen!

Bread Machine Italian Bread recipe. These easy step by step instructions show how to make crusty Italian bread in your machine. I make this homemade bread weekly for family!

We love this bread served alongside lasagna, Creamy Tomato Soup, and Slow Cooker Casseroles

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Fudgy Black Bean Brownies

The BEST Black Bean Brownies recipe – healthy, vegan, gluten free and really easy to make! These moist brownies are made with canned black beans and peanut butter making them extra fudgy. I love how simple they are to make and how much kids and adults both love them! 

Black Bean Brownie Recipe

You know I only share the best with you guys, right? So you totally have to believe me that this Black Bean Brownies Recipe is what brownie dreams are made out of!  

The BEST Black Bean Brownies recipe - healthy, vegan, gluten free and really easy to make! These moist brownies are made with canned black beans and peanut butter making them extra fudgy, I love how simple they are to make and how much kids and adults both love them! 

We finished these brownies in 2 days.  I went into the brownie box (what, you don’t have a brownie box?) for one and there was no more left.  My hands started to shake, “Matthew, did you eat the last brownie?!” I shouted.  He said yes.  My night was destroyed.   The next day I made another batch.  These brownies are THAT GOOD.  

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25 Cheap Meals for Large Families Under $10

25 Cheap Meals for Large Families! All meals feed 6 or more people for less than $10.   Recipes include Instant Pot, Crockpot, Soup, Meat and Pasta meals.  Bookmark this page for family meals! 

25 Cheap Meals for Large Families! All meals feed 6 or more people for less than $10.   Recipes include Instant Pot, Crockpot, Soup, Meat and Pasta meals.  Bookmark this page for family meals! 

Cheap Meals for Large Families

Feeding your large family doesn’t need to be expensive, in fact you can feed your family of 6+ for less than $10 a night.    All the recipes below do that, and many of them are actually 8-12 servings! 

That means that not only does $10 run enough for dinner, but you also get a few leftover meals for lunch in there too!  That means double savings!

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How to Give a Cat a Pill Without Bleeding

Here’s the 4 ways I give my cat a pill all by myself – without bleeding or crying! There’s a different way for every personality, even difficult cats!

You’re standing at the vet and they tell you that your cats need to go on medicine.  Ok, no big deal, I’ll just mix it in their food.  Then they tell you the medicine only comes in pill form.  UGH, you start falling to the floor, sobbing and crying “I’m going to die!”.    For anyone who’s ever had to pill a cat,  this is probably a situation you can relate to.   It’s very rare that a cat will take a pill willingly with a purr,  so sometimes you have to figure out Plan B… and then Plan C, Plan D, Plan E when everything else fails.

Take a Deep Breath

First, take a deep breath. It’s totally going to be ok.  I know at first it might not be a fun experience and you might get defeated, but you’ll figure it out.  Even when your cat scratches you, bites you, makes a meow like it is dying (its not) just know you have to work hard to get that pill into your cat, it’s important, so don’t give up.  Once you figure out what technique works for your cat then you’ll be smooth sailing (ok, maybe not smooth, but you’ll be calmer.. and your cat too).

 

Here's the 4 ways I give my cat a pill all by myself - without bleeding or crying! There's a different way for every personality, even difficult cats!

Xanadu, Goblin, Brother, Me.

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Cheddar Cheese Cauliflower Casserole

BAKED Cheddar Cheese Cauliflower Casserole recipe! This Loaded Cauliflower Cheese Bake is vegetarian and easy to make. This low carb, keto casserole can be either a side dish or a main dish!  

Cauliflower Casserole

I love Spring because it’s the start of cauliflower season in the garden.  Do you love cauliflower?  What’s your favorite way to eat it?  I love it raw as a snack, roasted as a side dish, and covered in cheese like it is in this Cheddar Cheese Cauliflower Casserole!

BAKED Cheddar Cheese Cauliflower Casserole recipe! This Loaded Cauliflower Cheese Bake is vegetarian and easy to make. This low carb, keto casserole can be either a side dish or a main dish!  

Let’s talk Cauliflower Nutrition

Cauliflower is a great vegetable to add to your menu.  Not only is it only 29 calories per 1 cup, but it’s packed with vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin E and B complex vitamins!

It’s low in carbs, is a great source of protein and provides calcium, potassium and iron to your daily diet!

What’s not to love about cauliflower?

Now ok, I get it, we’re taking healthy cauliflower and we’re adding cheese on top.   And you’re absolutely right we are because it’s delicious!  This casserole makes both a great side dish, as well as a main course. 

We often have this for dinner with nothing else because it’s so filling (did I mention that it’s really good too?)!

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Peanut Butter Burger

Life changing Peanut Butter Burger recipe!  This healthy burger recipe is easy to make with ground turkey, bacon, cheese and creamy peanut butter.  Give it a try! 

Peanut Butter Burger

Life changing Peanut Butter Burger recipe!  This healthy burger recipe is easy to make with ground turkey, bacon, cheese and creamy peanut butter.  Give it a try! 

If I ask what my husband he wants for dinner, more than likely he will say “burgers.” What can I say, the man loves his burgers! This recipe is a twist on a basic burger recipe and packs a big taste punch with the creamy peanut butter and Worcestershire sauce. 

These burgers are made with ground turkey and then topped with bacon, cheese and your favorite toppings! My favorite toppings are dill pickles and tomatoes! What’s yours?

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Easy Scones Recipe

You only need one bowl for this Easy Scones Recipe! The secret to this homemade recipe is sour cream which makes light scones!  Serve these crumbly English soft scones with clotted cream, jam and tea!  You can add blueberry or raspberry to them to make them berry flavored! 

Easy Scones Recipe

I’m all about recipes that are easy and delicious, and that’s why I wanted to share this easy scones recipe with you!  From start to end (including baking time) you can have scones ready to eat in 30 minutes! Now that is easy!

You only need one bowl for this Easy Scones Recipe! The secret to this homemade recipe is sour cream which makes light scones!  Serve these crumbly English soft scones with clotted cream, jam and tea!  You can add blueberry or raspberry to them to make them berry flavored! 

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How to Make BBQ Sausage Kabobs in the Oven

How to make BBQ Sausage Kabobs in the oven! This easy healthy recipe makes Sausage Shish Kabobs with mushrooms and peppers in the oven, no grill is needed! 

How to Make Kabobs In The Oven

Hi everyone! It’s so easy to make Shish Kabobs in the Oven!  You don’t need a grill for BBQ kabobs anymore! Let me show you how! 

How to make BBQ Sausage Kabobs in the oven! This easy healthy recipe makes Sausage Shish Kabobs with mushrooms and peppers in the oven, no grill is needed! 

Can you believe it’s almost the end of May?  Pretty soon it’ll be Summer and weekends will be filled with barbecues and picnics!  I love a good barbecue but sometimes it’s hard living in the city.   You either need to live in a building that allows grilling or you need to get to the park early to use one of the grills there.

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Baked Broccoli and Cheese Sticks

Baked Broccoli and Cheese Sticks recipe is easy to make and only uses 5 ingredients. This delicious snack food is perfect to serve as a party appetizer or snack!  Your kids are going to love these easy cheesy broccoli bites!

Baked Broccoli Cheese Recipe

Baked Broccoli and Cheese Sticks

Do you love broccoli? Me too!  These Baked Broccoli Cheddar Cheese Sticks are a great snack for broccoli lovers, perfect to serve as a appetizer for a party or as a afternoon snack.     With our broccoli almost ready to be picked in the garden, I predict there’s going to be many Baked Broccoli and Cheese Sticks in my near future! 

You only need a few ingredients for this recipe, the sticks are super cheesy, they’re packed with 3 cups of fresh broccoli – what’s more to say? They’re perfect!

What else is perfect? The combo of broccoli and cheddar cheese!  I love these 2 ingredients for dinner!  So it’s no surprise that when you mix broccoli and cheese together they make delicious cheesy snack sticks!

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