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Chicken Sausage and Gnocchi Skillet with Cherry Tomatoes and Basil

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Some days I am just too busy to make a meal that takes more than a few minutes. Luckily, I found an amazing skillet recipe that takes less than 15 minutes to prepare, and provides huge flavor. This one-dish meal is high fiber, whole wheat gnocchi, protein-packed chicken sausage and loads of fresh tomatoes. So when I’m in a pinch and in the mood for guilt-free

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Sweet and Sloppy Joes + GIVEAWAY!

Sweet and Sloppy Joes #festfoods

There is nothing I love more than taking a traditional recipe and giving it a little makeover to enhance the flavor and keep my family excited about mealtime! Today I am making Sloppy Joes, but am adding a sweet and smokey twist. And this recipe still embraces the best part of a Sloppy Joe – the sloppy part!

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Mini Meals in Muffin Tins

Muffin tins are great for making more than just muffins! So today I’m sharing 3 muffin tin recipes that are simple, creative and better-for-you! They are also make-ahead friendly, meaning you can create several batches of different mini meals, and refrigerate or freeze them for future meals. Just toss them in a lunch box for the kids, or reheat them for tomorrow night’s dinner. The kids will absolutely love helping you cook, too! Bon appetit,

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BBQ Pulled Pork with Pineapple Salsa

BBQ Pulled Pork with Pineapple Salsa #festfoods

Summer is quickly coming to an end, so I’ve been making recipes that are reminiscent of picnics and potlucks to keep me in the summer spirit! This week I made a classic dish, BBQ pulled pork, and topped it with a pineapple salsa that screams summer! I know you are probably thinking, “Salsa on pulled pork… is she crazy”?

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Caprese Lasagna Roll-Ups

Caprese Lasagna Roll-Ups #festfoods

I have an overabundance of fresh tomatoes, which means lasagna is on my mind… Caprese Lasagna, to be exact! If you’re not familiar with caprese, it’s a simple Italian salad made with fresh tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and basil, all layered together. The combination of flavors is out of this world! So, I’m bringing these same basic elements of a caprese salad together in

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Grilled Sweet Corn with Chili Lime Butter

Grilled Sweet Corn with Chili Lime Butter #festfoods

I just love late summer because all my favorite veggies are at their peak. Sweet corn on the cob is no exception! My favorite way to cook corn is by throwing it on the grill – It amps up the flavor and gives it a crunchy, yet juicy texture {it also looks pretty with the grill marks}!

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Lemony Greek Orzo Salad with Chicken

Lemony Greek Orzo Salad #festfoods

I am all about preparing simple and wholesome dishes, and this recipe is no exception! With fresh veggies and herbs, this pasta salad is the perfect dish for a summer potluck or quick lunch. On top of that, it has a punch of flavor with Kalamata olives and feta cheese, and the chicken packs enough protein to make it a meal!

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Chipotle Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa and Lime Crema

Chipotle Shrimp Tacos #festfoods

I am in the mood for Mexican food, and what better way to enjoy it than with tacos! Instead of going with traditional tacos, I felt inspired by a chilled avocado soup I make every summer. It is topped with smokey shrimp and lime and is the most delicious and refreshing Mexican-inspired dish I have ever had. So, today we are making Chipotle

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Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding with Raspberry-Cashew Cream

Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding #festfoods

I was a little skeptical when I first saw chia seed pudding. It does, in fact, have a very interesting appearance. I’ve used chia seeds in smoothies, yogurt and oatmeal for an extra pop of crunch and fiber, but was hesitant to try the pudding {even though it resembles tapioca, and boy do I love tapioca}!

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Yukon Gold Hash with Leeks, Greens and Over-Easy Eggs

Yukon Gold Hash #festfoods

There is nothing quite as satisfying as a meal that uses simple ingredients, is quick to make, and tastes delicious! Hash (sautéed potatoes and veggies, often made with meat too) is one of my favorite ways to accomplish this. By dicing up my favorite seasonal veggies and cooking them with golden potatoes, I can have a nutritious and filling meal on the table

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