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5 Simple & Easy Heart Healthy Snack Ideas

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As you may or may not know, February is Heart Health month... Surprisingly, I feel like I haven't seen as much attention given to the cause this year as I have in years past -- which is unfortunate, because cardiovascular disease, which includes heart disease, stroke, and blood pressure, is still the nation's leading cause […]

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30-Minute Loaded Baked Potato Soup | Simple Meals

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'Tis the time of the year to break out my favorite soup recipes, and it just doesn't get much better than this delicious loaded baked potato soup... Full of the creamy, bacon-y flavor of a loaded baked potato, a couple of tricks allow you to prepare this baked potato soup recipe and have it on […]

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Make Your Own Easy Bake Oven Refill Mixes for Just $0.12 Each!!!

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My oldest daughter turned 10 a few months ago -- that precarious age where she's on the cusp of leaving childish things behind but isn't quite ready to give it all up. Her Christmas wish list was an interesting study in this, filled with clothing, a Beats Pill, a Vera Bradley purse, earrings, etc... but […]

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Spicy Feta Cheeseburger Dip for the Big Game

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The Big Game is less than a week away... Who are you rooting for this year? I'll be honest -- I don't really have a horse in this race. Nothing could top this year's College Football National Championship anyway (and maybe nothing ever will)! BUT I'll still be watching, albeit mainly to see Katy Perry […]

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Mini-Wheats Breakfast Trail Mix | On-The-Go Breakfast Bar

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Tomorrow kicks off the second half of our school year (assuming we get a lucky break with the winter storm headed our way)... I'm anticipating that some of my kids *may* have a a bit of trouble readjusting to our school day schedule, so my plan is to put together a fun on-the-go breakfast bar […]

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Low Fat Cream Cheese Fruit Dip | Starting the New Year Off Right!

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One of our goals as a family for 2015 is to eat more fruit daily. Sounds easy enough, right? Well, I can assure you, around here that's much easier said than done. Given a choice, my kids are much more apt to snack on a carbohydrate-filled bagel with cream cheese or bowl of cereal with […]

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Broccoli Ramen Noodle Salad | Perfect Party or Potluck Side!

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Okay, so I know that there are, like, a million-and-one recipes for ramen noodle salad out there, but today I'm going to make it a million-and-two... Why? Well, because my dad made it for our Christmas Day dinner last week, and while it was really good (and I ate more than my share), I couldn't […]

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