recipes

30-Minute Mustard-Glazed Chicken Thighs // Easy Weeknight Dinner Option

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Yesterday my kids walked out the door as a freshman, 8th grader, 6th grader, 5th grader, and 3rd grader -- and you know what that means... Well, besides the fact that I'm feeling a little old and my house is eerily quiet, it means the weeknight dinner dash is ON! Our after school hours are […]

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Cheesy Broccoli Pasta Salad with Grilled Pork Tenderloin // Chopped At Home Challenge

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Just over a month ago, I took a bit of a risk and cut our cable. Radical? Maybe not so much these days with the advent of media-streaming apps, but still a tad scary for a girl who's had cable access for as long as she can recall. Surprisingly, it really hasn't fazed me... Game […]

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Refreshing Asian Cucumber Salad // Simple Summer Side

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Cucumber salad is, hands down, one of my favorite summer side dishes -- and with good reason. It's light, refreshing, and pairs well with just about any main dish. Plus, cucumbers are plentiful, fresh, and dirt cheap this time of year! I've shared my go-to Hungarian cucumber salad (a family heirloom recipe) and a delicious […]

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Spicy Horseradish Grilled Corn On The Cob // Fresh From Florida

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This post was sponsored by Fresh From Florida as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. Here in Ohio, summer parties just scream for a big platter of steaming grilled corn on the cob. Unfortunately, local fresh sweet corn won't be harvested until later this summer... Needless to say, I'm super thankful for the […]

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Cinnamon Tea Cookies + Spicy Chai Latte = Afternoon Bliss

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This post was sponsored by Starbucks as part of an Influencer Activation. I received compensation and complimentary products to facilitate my review. I've been eagerly anticipating summer break, while at the same time dreading it... Don't get me wrong -- I love spending time with my kids. But things get a little crazy around here […]

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Caprese Pesto Pasta Salad // Walmart Grocery Pickup Review

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While thumbing through the latest issue of Cooking Light magazine yesterday, a recipe for Pesto Pasta Salad caught my eye. Light and summery, filled with fresh tomatoes and mozzarella, it sounded like a deliciously easy weeknight dinner option! So I tore the page out... I do this often. In fact, I have a whole box […]

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Homemade Taco Seasoning Spice Mix

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Updated from the archives -- originally posted in October 2012 I prefer to make my own homemade spice mixes whenever possible. I mean, why not? It takes just a few minutes to stir a few spices together, and the results are SO much better than anything I've ever purchased. One spice mix that I make […]

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