Roasted Sweet Potato Banana Roll-Ups and Nasoya GIVEAWAY!

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I’m super duper excited to share my favorite new discovery this holiday season – roasted sweet potatoes and bananas.  Seriously you guys, this flavor combination is absolutely amazing and I’m not even a big fan of bananas!  I was initially introduced to this concept when our friends shared a post for their sweet potato casserole.… read more »

Halloween 2013

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Halloween is behind us, and the 2013 holiday season has officially been kicked off!

Easy Cornbread Recipe, Revised

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Everyone needs a good recipe for cornbread in their arsenal.  I first posted this recipe two years ago (wow, it was two years ago exactly, how weird is that?) as a last minute addition, hence the iPhone photo on the first post.  I shared that photo on Twitter and was immediately covered in requests to… read more »

Cooking Pinto Beans

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A hearty pot of beans is so deliciously simple, and cooking pinto beans is a basic cooking skill that I think everyone should have!  Beans are tasty, filling, comfortable, simple to prepare, and insanely budget friendly.  Pinto beans are also versatile when it comes to serving them.  They can take the backseat as a side… read more »

Five Halloween Snack Mixes

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Having a snack mix around on Halloween night is a great way to have something festive to snack on without diving into the candy bowl reserved for all of the cute trick-or-treaters!  I love snack mixes… anytime, anywhere, and for any holiday.  There are so many different variations, and what’s cool about them is that… read more »

Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries

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I’m a huge sweet potato fan, and I don’t discriminate.  Baked, grilled, roasted, fried (naughty!)… if it’s made with a sweet potato, I’m all over it.

Honey Ginger Roasted Carrots

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Psst.. I want to let you in on a little secret! Come closer.. Closer.. .. are you sure you want to know this? It just might change your life.. Well, OK, here goes.. Vegetables don’t have to be boring!

Homemade Baked Ranch Tortilla Chips

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I have such fun creating home versions of favorite packaged foods.  I mean, have you ever looked at the ingredients lists of some snack foods?  Some are full of things I can’t even pronounce, let alone things I don’t want to be putting into my body. Matt and I love to dig into a good… read more »

What’s for Dinner: Orzo Pasta Salad

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Orzo Pasta Salad I know that the weather is cool, there’s frost in the mornings, and the leaves are hanging on for dear life, but I realized that I never shared this recipe over the summer for a delicious fresh pasta salad.  I figured I could get away with posting it for another week or… read more »