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Happy Spring! The weather is finally thawing and that I have returned to my daily dog walking routine to enjoy the sunshine, budding flowers, and fresh air. Plus walking keeps us healthy and feeling good- mostly. Yesterday morning, the sun

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Spicy Sweet Potato Bisque

The last time I checked it was still awfully cold outside and there is still the gray remains of snow on the ground even though spring is right around the corner. The nasty winter weather only means one thing: soup.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola. A gluten free, delicious, healthy start to the day.

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Granola What’s peanut butter without a little chocolate? It’s a question for the ages. Peanut butter is delicious on it’s own, spooned straight out of the jar. But it’s even better when married with the undisputed

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Skinny Cheesecake Swirl Brownies are a decadent treat that won’t ruin your waistline but will satisfy every chocolate lover’s sweet tooth. February is here and Valentine’s Day is this week, and to me that means bring on the chocolate! Let’s

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Skinny cheeseburger chili. A healthy soup and clean eating soup that tastes like a chili cheeseburger. Major win.

Skinny Cheeseburger Chili is a playful take on two favorites- chili and cheeseburgers and fries. While this meal is hearty, it’s healthy and sneaks in veggies where you wouldn’t expect them. It’s that time of year where the magic of

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This post was I post I envisioned writing very differently. My absence has been noticed by some of you dear readers over the past month and I have gotten several emails wondering where I was. I was hoping to share

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Cranberry Orange Baked Ricotta. An easy make ahead Christmas brunch recipe.

Cranberry Orange Baked Ricotta makes an easy addition to Christmas morning brunch. Lightly sweet and tart, this festive dish is easy to make ahead and will wow any crowd. You know how turkey steals the show on Thanksgiving? There’s so

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Easy DIY Burlap Christmas Ornaments

December! Finally! The one month of the year where my holiday lovin’ ways make sense. In my little slice of the North Pole, er I mean my house, the halls have been decked and the Christmas crafts have kicked into

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DIY Turkey Pinecone Place Card Holders- Perfect for Thanksgiving!

Cute and easy Thanksgiving table decorations make your holiday tablescape pop. These pinecone turkeys are the perfect do it yourself touch. Let’s talk turkey decorations today shall we? I kind of feel bad for Thanksgiving. Don’t get me wrong, I

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5 minute no sew fabric pumpkins for Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving tablescape creates ambiance and atmosphere for your big holiday meal. Use these easy tips and this tutorial for no sew fabric pumpkins to dress your table up for the big day. Thanksgiving Tablescape Ever notice how Thanksgiving tends

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Flourless Brownie Bottom Cheesecake. So much chocolate, gluten free.

Chocolate Flourless Brownie Bottom Cheesecake is a chocolate lover’s dream come true. Creamy chocolate cheesecake is nestled on top of a layer of fudgy, flourless brownies. One half of my two person household has a serious case of pumpkin fatigue.

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Ricotta and Parmesan stuffed turkey with Parmesan pumpkin sauce. Perfect for Thanksgiving, turkey recipe, smaller Thanksgiving recipe,

This ricotta stuffed turkey breast with creamy pumpkin sauce is a unique twist on a traditional Thanksgiving main course. This recipe is perfect for smaller gatherings where roasting a whole turkey would leave you eating turkey sandwiches for breakfast, lunch,

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gluten free salted caramel pumpkin cheesecake for Thanksgiving dessert

Salted caramel pumpkin cheesecake is the perfect blend of salty, sweet, and creamy. Pumpkin cheesecake sits ontop of a salted caramel pretzel crust and is drizzled with more velvety salted caramel sauce to finish this masterpiece. Hold everything, guys. I’ve

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Roasted Pear Salad. Spiced up with ginger and cinnamon. Perfect for a fall lunch or a starter for Thanksgiving dinner.

Roasted Pear Salad uses the classic fall flavors apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cranberries to support the star of this refreshing salad: roasted spiced pears. Recipe number 2 of my Thanksgiving feature is coming at ya today, you know just like

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Roasted Gingered Butternut Squash Soup. Perfect for Thanksgiving or a chilly night.

This simple butternut squash soup is warmed up with ginger. Roasting the squash brings out the sweetness is the squash, a nice contrast to the warmth from the ginger. This silky soup is a healthy fall treat. In the words

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Gluten free, no added refined sugar triple chocolate cheesecake

This triple chocolate cheesecake is a decadent treat for every chocolate lover out there. Three kinds of chocolate combined with silky marscapone cheese make this a rich treat sure to satisfy even the most intense chocolate craving. Yep, it’s Monday

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30 days of Thankful Daily Dose of Gratitude

Happy November one and all! People often post things on Facebook lamenting that there are those of us that skip right from Halloween to Christmas, overlooking Thanksgiving. This is especially true if you follow the posts on the radio stations’

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DIY No Sew Tutu

This easy diy tutu doesn’t require any sewing skills at all. These tutus are perfect for inexpensive Halloween costumes or to make for your favorite little girl to play dress up. Happy Halloween! Boo! That’s pretty much what all of

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Crock Pot Skinny Caramel Apple Pie Oats. Healthy, easy, yummy, can be gluten free and vegan.

These crock pot apple pie oats bring all the flavors of caramel apple pie into a warm, comforting, and healthy breakfast. Just throw the ingredients into the crock pot and get ready to dig into this breakfast that tastes sweet

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Fall Pumpkin and Apple Recipes

This fall recipe collection includes some of my favorite fall flavors- warm cinnamon crock pot apples to scrumptious pumpkin cake. Ahhh. Fall. The crisp air, the crunchy leaves, and the fresh, juicy apples and sweet, cinnamony pumpkin. No, I am

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Warm Caprese Eggplant Salad. A taste of summer warmed up for fall.

Caprese Eggplant Salad turns the classic Caprese combination into a warm and hearty dish, filled with the classic flavors with a twist. Roasting this dish, brings out the sweetness of the tomatoes, melts the cheese, and lets the flavors blend

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A forkful of spicy gluten free Mexican Mac and Cheese goodness.

Mexican mac and cheese is a twist on the classic mac and cheese, loaded with black beans, corn and zesty spices. This version is gluten free but feel free to substitute regular pasta. Since finding out I couldn’t eat gluten,

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