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Vanilla coconut granola

This is a recipe we make on repeat in our house.  Probably three times a month (we eat A LOT of granola).  We devour this vanilla coconut granola on top of vanilla ice cream, for breakfast with yogurt, or even just by the the handful as an after school snack.  It’s the perfect “go-to” snack that I never feel guilty about, and one that my kids and I both LOVE.

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Grilled corn tortilla soup

One of my favorite week night meals has to be taco night.  And it’s not because the recipe couldn’t be simpler (literally just a crockpot, frontera enchilda sauce and a few chicken breasts ;), but rather because it gets our whole family involved.  There is something for everyone.  The table is always filled with little hands

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Smoky black beans

We have taco night almost weekly in our house.  I can’t say it’s anything fancy.  It usually consists of shredded chicken from the crockpot that has been smothered in Frontera green chile enchilada sauce, but it’s probably my kids favorite night of the week.  It couldn’t be simpler.  But really the star of taco night

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Blackberry and honey ice cream

There are few things that can mark the start of summer the way a few scoops of ice cream can.  For me, the first few scoops of ice cream on our back porch is the official start of summer.  My kid’s sticky little fingers, t-shirts stained from tiny drips, and the biggest grins smeared across

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Peanut butter oatmeal cookies

I don’t know about you, but right about 4 in the afternoon, the kids and I area always craving a little sweet treat.  Cookies, cakes, we’re not picky, anything sweet will do.  But I’ll be honest, I am NOT a baker.  I can do a lot of things well, but baking is not one of

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10 kitchen inspired gifts to give this Mother’s Day

I think you could probably label me as an obsessive purger, a minimalist, or an organization optimizer.  I’m a girl who believes in less is more (except for when it comes to popcorn, that you can never have too much of).  I like my life, and my home, as clean and streamlined as possible (which

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