Garlic Parmesan Zoodles

Swap out the pasta for fresh zucchini noodles and add garlic and Parmesan for Garlic Parmesan Zoodles, an easy and delicious side dish or light dinner that’s ready in less than 15 minutes! Swap out the pasta for fresh zucchini noodles and add garlic and Parmesan for Garlic Parmesan Zoodles, an easy and delicious side dish or light dinner that's ready in less than 15 minutes!

Zucchini season is here!  Is anyone else pulling baseball bat sized zucchinis out of their gardens?  We were a teeny tiny bit busy leading up to this summer (read: baby #2), so our garden is a little bit smaller this year.  But we still have a ton of gorgeous zucchinis that we’re making some Sweet Zucchini Relish with and now also one of my new favorite zucchini dishes, these Garlic Parmesan Zoodles!

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Strawberry Fruit Roll Ups – No Added Sugar!

Make your own Strawberry Fruit Roll Ups with just a couple of ingredients and no added sugar! It’s the perfect fun from scratch treat for the kids! Make your own Strawberry Fruit Roll Ups with just a couple of ingredients and no added sugar! It's the perfect fun from scratch treat for the kids!

Oh hey!  I’m coming to you from a household of 5 now!  Our little K2 made her grand appearance a couple of weeks ago!  I’ve been sooo incredibly blessed to have fast, easy, safe births and even more blessed to now have two very healthy baby girls.  Since Baby Clara was a surprise gender, I’m still wrapping my mind around being a mom of two girls; especially two girls who are so close in age.  My husband may still be in a little bit of denial since this is our last baby, but we’re all doing extremely well.  We even went out to dinner as a family the other night – Baby C’s 9th day outside the womb and we got ourselves together to go out to dinner.  Life is good, to say the least.  

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Avocado Pasta Salad

This Avocado Pasta Salad is one that’ll be different than all the others on the cookout table.  It’s creamy, bright, packed full of (hidden) spinach, and it just happens to be vegan friendly!This Avocado Pasta salad is one that'll be different than all the others on the cookout table.  It's creamy, bright, packed full of (hidden) spinach, and it just happens to be vegan friendly!

I love it when I’m looking for something quick and easy to make that’ll also be crowd pleasing and I stumble upon a recipe like this.  This Avocado Pasta Salad was fast to make and wonderfully different than your standard cookout side.  Plus, it’s packed full of nutrition without tasting like it’s trying to be healthy!

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Grilled Corn and Pepper Salad

Summer to me means “Put it all on the grill”, like some corn and peppers to make this fresh colorful Grilled Corn and Pepper Salad!

Summer to me means "put it all on the grill", like some corn and peppers to make this fresh colorful Grilled Corn and Pepper Salad!Summer is in full swing in Oregon!  Which means it’s the time of year that our grill trains all winter for.  All those nights that my husband puts on his rain gear or winter coat and dutifully grills up some Mediterranean Grilled Chicken or some Balsamic Shiitake Mushroom Steaks is just winter training because a little rain or even snow can’t stop his love for his grill and grilled dinners.  Then once summer hits, ohhh sweet sweet summer is when we grill everything.  All the meats. All the veggies. All the fruit!  Everything. And the fresh corn and peppers for this Grilled Corn and Pepper Salad are no exception! 

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Strawberries and Cream Scones

These Strawberries and Cream Scones are perfect for any brunch and to celebrate all of those gorgeous summer strawberries!These Strawberries and Cream Scones are perfect for any brunch and to celebrate all of those gorgeous summer strawberries!

Isn’t it wonderful all of the socially acceptable ways there are to eat dessert for breakfast?  Like pancakes!  They are literally pan fried cakes smothered in syrup.  Scones?  They’re basically a single serving biscuit-esq pastry.  Which is what makes them so delightful!  These Strawberries and Cream Scones with a simple glaze just scream outdoor summer mimosa brunch!

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Healthy Toddler Banana Oat Muffins – 3 Ways!

These Healthy Toddler Banana Oat Muffins are a quick, nutritious, customizable, grab n’ go breakfast that’s toddler tested and approved!

These Healthy Toddler Banana Oat Muffins are a quick, nutritious, customizable, grab n' go breakfast that's toddler tested and approved!What do your mornings look like?  Mine?  First alarm goes off at 4:30 am… second at 4:40… third at 4:50.  Best case scenario, I get up at #3.  Reality, I’m usually up by #4.  Ok #5.  Then it’s a matter of getting myself and my toddler out the door by 6 am (ok, 6:15…) to do daycare drop off and me being at my desk by 7 am. So anything that makes these busy Monday – Thursday mornings easier, I’m in.  But one thing I will not sacrifice: a nutritious breakfast for my toddler.  These Healthy Toddler Banana Oat Muffins are our latest time-saving way to make sure M starts her day delicious! 

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Pineapple Melon Mint Salad

This Pineapple Melon Mint Salad is so refreshing, delicious, and is perfect for all those summer backyard get-togethers!This Pineapple Melon Mint Salad is so refreshing, delicious, and is perfect for all those summer backyard get-togethers!

Summer is in the air!  Is there anything better than long, warm days, backyard BBQs, and eating dinner outside?  Just this Pineapple Melon Mint Salad! 

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10 Minute Spicy Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Super fast to prepare, super easy to make, and most importantly super tasty and flavorful! These Spicy Grilled Shrimp Skewers are perfect for your summertime grilling! Super fast to prepare, super easy to make, and most importantly super tasty and flavorful! These Spicy Grilled Shrimp Skewers are perfect for your summertime grilling! Serve on top of salads or as a appetizer!

Ahhh sweet sweet summer, I can feel you just around the corner!  Which means a majority of our meals are about to be al fresco and right off of the grill!  In case you didn’t notice, baby K numero dos has wanted all things shrimp, and these Spicy Grilled Shrimp Skewers made the baby very very happy 😉 

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Cauliflower Shrimp Fried “Rice”

Watching your carbs? Then this Cauliflower Shrimp Fried “Rice” is the perfect, healthy, quick and easy meal that’ll satisfy that fried rice craving, without the rice!  Watching your carbs? Then this Cauliflower Shrimp Fried "Rice" is the perfect, healthy, quick and easy meal that'll satisfy that fried rice craving, without the rice!  

I LOVE this meal.  Love.  Not only is it incredibly healthy, but is sooooo easy.  Who knew cauliflower rice was so delicious?  Better yet, who knew that you could make a Cauliflower Shrimp Fried “Rice” could be so freakin’ tasty?  

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Crock Pot Chicken Enchilada Tacos

All the flavor of a Chicken Enchilada but with the ease of a Crock Pot and wrapped in a taco.  These Crock Pot Chicken Enchilada Tacos are our new favorite taco night dinner!

All the flavor of a Chicken Enchilada but with the ease of a Crock Pot and wrapped in a taco.  These Crock Pot Chicken Enchilada Tacos are our new favorite taco night dinner!Ahhh appetite.  It’s so nice to see you again. It’s been a brutal winter and it doesn’t help that I work in healthcare and am in and out of hospitals and nursing facilities all week. Three of which ended up being put on quarantine for outbreaks of the flu or various nasty stomach viruses.  So no wonder I’ve had two bad respiratory viruses and two stomach viruses this winter.  The latter resulting in a diet that resembled the boiled chicken, rice, and yogurt diet we feed our dog when he’s sick.  So when I was finally feeling normal enough again for real food, I (and the baby) wanted it all.  Like enchiladas.  And tacos.  Being the hungry preggo I am, made “both”:  Crock Pot Chicken Enchilada Tacos! 

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