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Lettuce Soup
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream
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Roasted Soybeans
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Crock Pot Corned Beef Brisket with Vegetables
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Parsley Parmesan Pasta
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Vanilla Brownies with Sprinkles
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Monterey Jack Cheese Dip
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Sweet Potato Baby Led Weaning Cookies

Lettuce Soup

CREAMY Lettuce Soup is a delicious, healthy recipe that uses 1 head of lettuce.  Combined with heavy cream, chicken broth and spices, this is a great way to add lettuce to your diet! I love using Bibb lettuce in this recipe but Romaine and Iceberg work good too! Who knew cooked lettuce could taste so yummy for dinner – even kids love it!

Hi,

Do you want to come in?

I’m going to make us some soup.  It will be delicious.

Oh, what kind of soup you ask?

*LOCKS DOOR, REALLY QUICK*

Lettuce soup.

Creamy Lettuce Soup is a delicious, healthy recipe that uses 1 head of lettuce. Combined with heavy cream, chicken broth and spices, this is a great way to add lettuce to your diet! I love using Bibb lettuce in this recipe but Romaine and Iceberg work good too! Who knew cooked lettuce could taste so yummy for dinner - even kids love it!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream

AWARD WINNING Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream recipe! This homemade recipe is made in the ice cream maker and is for chocolate lovers! It’s my family’s favorite Summer ice cream!

We got a Cuisinart ice cream maker a few weeks ago and it’s changed our Summer!

Having a ice cream maker is a great idea. And by great idea I mean a deliciously bad idea.  Its like you can make ice cream whenever you want.  Which means if you happen to keep all the supplies on hand you can eat ice cream every single day.  Delicious, totally.  Dangerous, totally.

low carb chocolate ice cream recipe

But I like to live on the wild side… when it comes to ice cream.  I live so wild that I checked out 2 ice cream recipe cookbooks from the library and I got a 10 cent fee because one was a day late back.  See.  I’m a wild child.

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Roasted Soybeans

Salted Roasted Soybeans recipe using fresh soybeans.  This baked recipe is so easy to make! These are perfect for healthy snacking! 

A few years ago I learned how easy it is to grow soybeans in your garden.  They tend to be one of those plants where you plant a seed, don’t do much else and suddenly you have beans galore to pick.    

Soybean recipes

Soybeans can be used in many recipes, including fresh edamame,  pesto for pasta/dip.   For this harvest I wanted to use some of our soybeans for a roasted healthy snack, something where I can throw a bunch in a bag and enjoy at my desk at work or a road trip.     I love guilt free snacking so I love these Roasted Salted Soybeans. 

Roasted Salted Soybeans recipe using fresh soybeans. These are perfect for healthy snacking!

Roasted Salted Soybeans recipe using fresh soybeans. These are perfect for healthy snacking!

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Crock Pot Corned Beef Brisket with Vegetables

DELICIOUS CROCK POT Corned Beef Brisket with Vegetables recipe!  This slow cooker recipe cooks a 4 pound corned beef brisket with cabbage, carrots, potatoes and onion to create a amazing dinner! Use the leftovers the next day for the best BBQ sandwiches!

When it was my first time buying brisket many years ago, I didn’t know where to look for it at – with the meats on the shelf? Behind a refrigerated door?Is it at the meat counter?  And what does it look like?  I had no idea. So after a google image search and phone in hand, there I found it in the meat department on the top shelf all the way to the left.  
My first thought- yikes, that is expensive.
Raw Corned Beef Brisket in Grocery Store

My second thought – they had point cut and flat cut.  What is the difference?  Again… to Google I went in the meat department.  Point cut has more fat content but is more tastier.  Flat cut is less fat, less tender.  Also to note Flat cut is about twice the price (twice the yikes).  

Best type of meat for Brisket

So when I saw a reviewer saying “If you want taste, go with the Point Cut” that was it. I wanted the flavor and texture,  I wasn’t about to take that away for less fat.   If this is a special meal you have a few times a year, do the point cut – just do it.  

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Parsley Parmesan Pasta

PARSLEY PARMESAN PASTA takes 15 minutes to make! This healthy meal using fresh parsley costs less than $4! Blend the parsley with other simple ingredients to make a nut free pesto sauce and then pour on top of pasta! It’s delicious and easy to make!

The answer to the question “What the heck do I make with a bunch of parsley” I was asking myself while standing in the kitchen is this recipe! 

You’ve been there.  You buy fresh parsley because you need 1 tablespoon for a recipe and then the rest sits in the refrigerator.  Well I’m here to help you out!  You want to make this Parsley Parmesan Pasta!

PARSLEY PARMESAN PASTA takes 15 minutes to make! This healthy meal using fresh parsley costs less than $4! Blend the parsley with other simple ingredients to make a nut free pesto sauce and then pour on top of pasta! It's delicious and easy to make!

This delicious pasta meal takes less than 15 minutes to make so it’s easy!  It’s a budget friendly meal costing less than $4.00. 

And oh yeah, it’s delicious.  Like really really really delicious! 

PARSLEY PARMESAN PASTA takes 15 minutes to make! This healthy meal using fresh parsley costs less than $4! Blend the parsley with other simple ingredients to make a nut free pesto sauce and then pour on top of pasta! It's delicious and easy to make!

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Vanilla Brownies with Sprinkles

VANILLA Brownies with vanilla frosting and sprinkles on top is everyone’s favorite treat!  This easy dessert recipe makes fudgy, ooey gooey cake tasting vanilla blondies. 

I love vanilla brownies (blondies!).  I love frosting.  I love sprinkles.  These Vanilla Blondies with Vanilla Glaze Frosting are perfect because they check off each of those categories!

Delicious Vanilla Sprinkle Blondies with a vanilla glaze frosting on top is everyone's favorite treat! This easy dessert recipe makes fudgy, ooey gooey cake tasting vanilla brownies (blondies!). Add pretty sprinkles on top and they're perfect for a birthday party!

I should warn you now, these blondies are dangerously good.  I can’t tell you how many blondies I ate because you would have this image of me being a blondie monster in your head and none of you think that.  Right?  Oh goodness, I’m glad I’m right (thanks for making me feel better).  

I love a blondie that is ooey gooey, with some frosting on top.   And this frosting is gorgeous.  It’s my new go to frosting for… well, everything.  It sets perfect and has a shine to it.  I’ve always had a problem making a frosting that was thick enough to set without dripping off the sides of brownies, cakes and donuts.  But this one is a keeper.  Expect to see it often in the next few months in different forms because I have a bunch of donut recipes in my head that  need this frosting!

Easter Vanilla Blondie Bars

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Monterey Jack Cheese Dip

PRETTIEST Cheese Dip ever! MEXICAN Vegetable Bowl MONTEREY JACK Cheese Dip! This easy dip recipe is made with grated Monterey Jack cheese and Mexican spices! Cover the top with chopped up vegetables to make the most beautiful homemade dip! This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Mission®. All opinions are entirely my own.

Cheese lovers, this dip is calling your name! This Vegetable Bowl Monterey Jack Cheese Dip is made with Monterey Jack cheese, which is perfect for 2 reasons.  First, Monterey Jack cheese melts beautifully, it’s one of the best melting cheeses in my opinion, so it makes a perfect cheese for dip.  Secondly, when you add a little seasoning and spice, it’s a great cheese to use for Mexican inspired dishes, like this cheese dip!
PRETTIEST Cheese Dip ever! MEXICAN Vegetable Bowl MONTEREY JACK Cheese Dip! This easy dip recipe is made with grated monterey jack cheese and Mexican spices! Cover the top with chopped up vegetables to make the most beautiful homemade dip!

I got to thinking about what makes the perfect dip.  It needs to be cheesy, creamy and full of flavor.  But it also needs to have perfect partners in crime, in this case Mission Organics® Blue Corn Tortilla Chips and vegetables!  Instead of putting the vegetables on the side, I decided to include them in the dip to make a Vegetable Bowl Cheese Dip! 
Cherry Tomatoes and Cheese Dip

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Sweet Potato Baby Led Weaning Cookies

HOMEMADE COOKIES recipe for baby led weaning and soothing a teething baby! These healthy Sweet Potato cookies are made with mashed sweet potato, banana, baby cereal and oatmeal!   My favorite part is that these cookies are so delicious we can share them together! 

Can you believe Enceladus just turned 8 months?  How time flies!  With month 7 came her craving for finger food!  No Mom, she doesn’t want to be fed with a spoon, she wants to feed herself! 

I admit, it does get a little messy when she feeds herself but it’s lots of fun to watch!  And honestly, nothing warms my heart more than to know she loves Mama’s cooking (she’s a big fan of my mashed cauliflower potatoes!). 

Homemade Teething Baby Cookies

Life has been filled with happy moments of “first foods”.  The messy first time she ate watermelon, the slippery first time she ate avocado, the sour face lemon taste, the happy face of tasting jam on toast,  etc.    Sweet potatoes have been a favorite of hers for a few months, but I had to figure out a way to serve them in a way that she could feed herself since she prefers finger foods over purees nowadays.  

HOMEMADE COOKIES recipe for baby led weaning and soothing a teething baby! These Sweet Potato cookies are made with mashed sweet potato, banana, baby cereal and oatmeal!   My favorite part is that these cookies are so delicious we can share them together! 

I felt like her breakfast choices were lacking so I got to thinking in how I could incorporate sweet potatoes in breakfast or a snack. I came up with these soft and yummy Sweet Potato Banana Cookies, perfect for baby led weaning eating adventures!  

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