Crunchy “Hot Wing” Salad

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Thank-You to Pepperidge Farm for sponsoring today's post. One fun thing about being a food blogger is trying new food products. When Pepperidge Farm asked if I would do a post on their new gluten-free Goldfish Puffs ®, I ran out to the store and bought all the flavors for my family to try. We all sat around the table during snack time and compared all the flavors, including two new ones. Twisted Grilled Cheese and Sizzlin Hot Wings. It is no nice that food companies, like … [Read more...]

Healthy Mint Dirt Cup- And summer picnics with my kids

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Thank-You to Banana Boat® for sponsoring today's post. Check out all of their products on their website. #BBBestsummerever During the summer, I love preparing picnics for my boys. I love packing their little picnic basket and watching them eat all the fun "surprises" I put in it. ( I know, that one day, I will hate packing lunches. But right now, I enjoy it). I usually like to "lunch with my boys" around eleven to noon, so even on the cloudiest day, it is vital that I put sun … [Read more...]

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Dessert Smoothie

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Sometimes, I think hard when trying to come up with new recipes for this blog. And sometimes, I throw something together that just works, so I am like "quick! get my camera! I've got something here!". And that's what happened with this chocolate covered straweberry dessert smoothie. If you follow me on Facebook, then you might have noticed that I took a little trip to Kalona, Iowa last week with a few other Iowa bloggers. We visited Kalona Super Natural and took a tour. We all left … [Read more...]

Bacon-Lettuce-Tomato Salad with Toasted Coconut

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Look! I made a pretty salad! I have been making LOTS of salads lately, but usually, I am just throwing whatever I can find on top of a bed of greens. This pretty salad was a recipe I had been thinking about for a while now. I read somewhere a while back, that vegans and vegetarians substitute toasted coconut chips for bacon in certain recipes. Toasted coconut has that same rich flavor as bacon. Fatty and salty. I decided to make a salad with both bacon AND toasted coconut. This … [Read more...]