Oatmeal / “Oatmeal” Cookies (2 Recipes)


Happy Wednesday!  Half way to the weekend! I hope you all are having a great week so far.  Mine has been busy but good!  I helped my twins finish their admission essay for a college they are applying.  It was so surreal not just to read what they wrote but also to realize how much they have grown.  The essay…

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Halloween Treats


Happy Halloween! Today is one of the few days kids hop right out of bed ready to go!  Today is a day they will get candy and goodies of all kinds!  Today is the day parents will try to steal, sneak, and hide some of their kids candy.  (Not for themselves, of course). Today is one of those days dieters…

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“Spaghetti” and Meatballs


Happy Monday!!  I hope you all had a great weekend! When I did my first Whole30 I struggled with what to make for dinner that my whole family would eat!  Since I was the only one doing Whole30, I felt like my family held their breath when they asked what was for dinner.  They were used to eating cheesy casseroles,…

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Smashed Potatoes


Hello Friends!!  It has been a while. These are some busy times for me.  I never imagined that when my kids were old enough to drive themselves where they need to go, I would still be so busy!  I mean I no longer have to shuttle them around. This year I have twins that are seniors in high school and…

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Everything but the Kitchen Sink Breakfast Casserole


Whew, that was a long title!!  Kind of like my “to do” lists these days!  I just wish the days were longer to match.  I love this time of year.  Fall is the starts off my favorite time of year.  I love the changing leaves, cooler weather, chili, homemade soups, apple cider, the smell of fires in fireplaces, sweaters, scarves…

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Whole30 Meal Prep


The countdown to #SeptemberWhole30 has begun!!!  Are you ready? I am getting exciting.  I know that sounds weird, but since this will be my 3rd round I know how amazing I will feel!  Yes, eating clean takes a lot of planning and food prep.  So let’s talk about how I plan and prep. First I make my meal plan a…

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Whole30 Tips


Hello and Happy Weekend!  I am gearing up for my 3rd round of Whole30 and thought I would share some tips, tricks, and prep ideas. First thing…READ about Whole30 HERE.  Make sure you print the following documents: The Whole30 Shopping List The Whole30 Common Additives Cheat-Sheet The Whole30 Meal Template The Whole30 Guide to Grocery Shopping The Whole30 Seasonal Produce…

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Whole30 Hashbrowns


Hello Readers!  I have been working on some new recipes and am posting one of my favorites today!!  Whole30 hashbrowns!!!  Who doesn’t love hashbrowns?!? (Fine china there!!) I am gearing up for the September Whole30.  Therefore, I have been working hard on new Whole30 recipes, meal prep, meal plans and much more!  I plan to take you along on my…

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