The Perfect Apple Dip for Fall
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The Perfect Apple Dip for Fall

Fall has definitely arrived here in Eastern Kentucky. Our trees have lost most of their leaves and the kids – especially my grandsons are really enjoying raking leaves and then jumping in the piles! We eat a lot of fruit, and you know, fruit tastes best when it’s in season – and fall means apples!…

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Lime Vinaigrette
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Heirloom Tomato Salad with Lime Vinaigrette

One of my favorite things about summer is the beautiful tomatoes – especially when they are homegrown! This recipe is super simple to make and tastes amazing. Salad Ingredients 4 or 5 Heirloom tomatoes (different colors and sizes), sliced 1 fresh Mozzarella, sliced 3 Basil leaves 1 Oregano stem salt/pepper Vinaigrette Ingredients salt/pepper Juice from 1…

5 Tips for Transitioning to a Healthier Diet
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5 Tips for Transitioning to a Healthier Diet

Today I’m sharing 5 tips for transitioning to a healthier diet, PLUS my recipe for healthier Mashed Potatoes! 5 Tips for Transitioning to a Healthier Diet 1. Get your family on board. For many moms, getting your family on board with the idea of eating healthier is the hardest part. I became a vegetarian in…

Nana’s Blueberry Muffins
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Nana’s Blueberry Muffins

Recipe by Melissa Mitchell This recipe is one I adapted from my grandmother.. I left out her lemon extract and increased the amount of blueberries. They are very moist and are bursting with blueberry flavor! They have been a family tradition for our 4th of July breakfast. Nana’s Blueberry Muffins INGREDIENTS 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 T baking…

Fun Lunch Idea: Kids Sushi Rolls
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Fun Lunch Idea: Kids Sushi Rolls

These kids friendly “sushi” rolls are easy to make and fun to eat! This is one of those recipes that isn’t really a recipe at all… more like a technique. Serve in a lunch box, as a snack, or take on a picnic. Kids love these because their so fun to eat.   You can…

Peppercorn Ranch Pasta Salad
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Peppercorn Ranch Pasta Salad

This simple Peppercorn Ranch Pasta Salad is perfect for picnics, potluck, an everyday lunch, or light supper! Peppercorn Ranch Pasta Salad 1 box medium shells pasta or rotini 2 cups of broccoli florets 8 oz. grape tomatoes, halved 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained 1 bottle Peppercorn Ranch Dressing salt to taste Cook pasta according…

Mini Caprese Salad Bites
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Mini Caprese Salad Bites

This is a light and refreshing dish – perfect for a luncheon, appetizer, or light supper. Mini Caprese Salad Bites Mini Mozzarella balls Cherry Tomatoes Salt Pepper Italian Seasoning EVOO Fresh Basil Season your mozzarella and tomatoes separately with all the ingredients above to your liking. Let it sit in the bowl for about 10…

The Easiest Peanut Butter Cookies. Ever.
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The Easiest Peanut Butter Cookies. Ever.

Easy 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies These peanut butter cookies are incredibly easy to make – with just three ingredients! I like to whip these up when I need want something quick to serve my kids. They really are perfect for all kinds of everyday occasions: after school snacks lunch box treat on the go…