Category Archives: Sides

Harvest Pear Salad with Spiced Pomegranate Vinaigrette

This salad reminds me of fall. From the fresh pears to the walnuts to the dried cranberries to the tang of the spiced pomegranate vinaigrette…I have eaten it during other seasons, but it’s just never as good as it is … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash Soup

Autumn is a time when I love to have soup. And even though all of my family doesn’t love to have soup all of the time, I often like to pair some of my favorite soups with other entrees so … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Bread

I’m a big fan of pumpkin, but I’m just as likely to make pumpkin muffins in June as in October and November. It doesn’t have to be fall for me to get in the “pumpkin pie spice” mood. But if … Continue reading

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How to Make Animal Crackers at Home!

I am a sucker for recipes that convince me that I can make a snack or go-to item that you would typically grab off of a store shelf ready-made right in my own kitchen. That’s why several years ago I … Continue reading

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Zucchini-Blueberry Muffins

This recipe is (as most recipes often are) based on several different recipes. It all started with somebody’s zucchini-blueberry BREAD recipe, which somebody decided would make a great zucchini-blueberry CAKE with a lemon icing. Then, someone thought those would be … Continue reading

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Tortellini Spinach Salad

My family members aren’t big fans of main dish salads, which makes me sad. I would eat them a few times a week! I love to heap a plate with veggies and tasty garnishes and call it dinner. This salad … Continue reading

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Flavored Lemonade

I like lemonade, but sometimes I find it hard to get excited about making a pitcher of plain old lemonade. When that happens, I switch things up. Flavored lemonade is a refreshing, thirst-quenching beverage that your whole family will enjoy. … Continue reading

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Fruit and Vegetable Flowers

During the summer, it’s a great time to take advantage of the fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables available in the produce department. Whether you’re trying to get your kids excited about a healthy snack or side, or getting a group … Continue reading

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Allergy-Friendly Snacks on the Go!

During the summer, it’s great to be able to load up the car, backpack, or cooler, and get the family out of the house. Whether you’re going across the country or just across the street, we all need a few … Continue reading

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Soft Pretzel Showdown!: Homemade v. Store-bought

My kids really enjoy getting a soft pretzel for a special treat. And I like to, as well – so it’s not hard to convince me to spend a few dollars on one to share! It’s something my kids have … Continue reading

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