Low-Carb Turkey Taco Salad

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It's that time of year again--eating healthy.  It's so hard sometimes, isn't it?  I've been struggling to find healthy meals that aren't super boring.  We typically try to each lower-carb meals when trying to eat healthy because there's something about eating refined carbohydrates that just defeats weight loss. But here's one way to do taco salad that is really healthy.  Taco salad can end up being pretty unhealthy if you douse it with … [Read more...]

Smores Crack

smores chocolate crack

One the most delicious treats I discovered this year was crack.  Bear with me--not the drug obv (that sounds way too edgy for a craft blog) but CRACK in the sense that it yes, it is THAT addicting.  It's sweet and salty, caramel and chocolate, aaahhhh.... My first recipe was Cadbury Crack.  Now I'm loving the new Dove dark chocolates, so I wanted to try making it with that.  I'm not normally a dark chocolate fan, but this chocolate is just so … [Read more...]

10 Fabulous 4th of July Recipes


It's almost America's Independence Day, the 4th of July! This is such a fun holiday and seems to have been completely swallowed up by everything red, white, and blue. So if you are feeling like having a festive and colorful barbecue, try making one of these amazing 4th of July recipes! These all look amazing and super impressive! Red, White and Blue Cheesecake Cake from The Recipe Girl Red, White & Blue Cookie Bark from Your … [Read more...]

20 Ways to Use Strawberries


Strawberries--such a summery food. The trouble is, I'm not great at coming up with enough uses for strawberries before they go bad. Sure, I could pull out my super domestic side and make a bunch of strawberry jam (I really should learn to do that someday) but why not try one of these awesome recipes instead? Try one, try them all. Myself, I'm partial to the desserts, but that's because I'm a sugar addict.   But even if you're not looking to … [Read more...]

Tomato Basil Grilled Chicken

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One of my favorite combinations is tomatoes, basil, and a yummy balsamic reduction.  Throw some cheese and kosher salt in there and it's even better--but I'll take it or leave it.  Since summer is nearly here and I'm finally going to stick to a diet, I've been firing up the grill almost every day for dinner. Barbecue grilled chicken tastes so much better to me than indoor grill pans so yay for warm weather!  Plus it's pretty healthy so it's a … [Read more...]

Grandma Libbie’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

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Today is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!  So in honor of it, I want to share with you my favorite...no.  THE BEST chocolate chip cookie recipe I've ever made. I have been blessed to marry into her wonderful and supportive family.  My mother-in-law, Libbie, has been struggling with cancer for the last four years.  She receives so many visits from her out-of-town family during the year it's hard to keep up with regular life.  It always … [Read more...]

Healthy Turkey Chili

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Spring may be right around the corner, but we have still been having plenty of chilly days (no pun intended.)  And the wind--oh my goodness, the wind!  But since I've been dying for the weather to warm up since it makes it SOOO much easier to eat healthy and exercise, I have to mix in a few comfort foods with a healthy twist on those colder days. I made a huge batch of this turkey chili last week and it was really good.  And then we ate it … [Read more...]

Reese’s Slam Dunk Bars

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of REESE’S® Brand for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Well, it's that time of year again...College Basketball Season!  I'll admit, I'm not super into it myself, but my family are die-hard fans.  So since it's coming up, I've joined up with some other bloggers, Reese's, and Walmart for the REESE’S® Baking Bracket Challenge and we are sharing some delicious Game Day Recipes I thought … [Read more...]