Grandma Pearl’s Whoopie Pies From Scratch

A New England Classic!  These Whoopie Pies From Scratch are two soft chocolate cookies sandwiching a Grandma Pearl’s Miracle Frosting! A New England Classic!  These Whoopie Pies From Scratch are two soft chocolate cookies sandwiching a Grandma Pearl's Miracle Frosting! 

Guys. I have a  Valentine’s Day treat for you, today!  These Whoopie Pies From Scratch are not only a tried and true recipe from Grandma passed down from generation to generation, but they’re not from my grandma, they’re from my best friend Holly’s Grandma Pearl –  5th generation Vermonter who grew up on a dairy farm.  Now if that’s doesn’t prove these are the best of the best when it comes to this New England classic, I don’t know what will!

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Chickpea Kale Greek Salad

Tomatoes, Feta, olives, cucumbers, tomatoes plus kale and chickpeas. Everything you want in a greek salad but with kale, this Chickpea Kale Greek Salad is a heartier, healthier Greek salad!

Tomatoes, Feta, olives, cucumbers, tomatoes plus kale and chickpeas. Everything you want in a greek salad but with kale, this Chickpea Kale Greek Salad is a heartier, healthier Greek salad!

Ok, friends!  We’re in our second month of 2019, which means those New Year Resolutions that are still going strong, you’ve got this!  And if you resolved to add more kale to your diet, this Chickpea Kale Greek Salad is exactly what you need to keep you on track!

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Copycat Boxed Brownie Mix

Forget the box.  You can make your own Copycat Boxed Brownie Mix from scratch and keep on hand for anytime that brownie craving hits!

Forget the box.  You can make your own Copycat Boxed Brownie Mix from scratch and keep on hand for anytime that brownie craving hits!We’re about a month into the new year!  How are those New Year Resolutions holding up?  If one of them was to cut out the pre-made boxes / cans / bottles, then I give you this Copycat Boxed Brownie Mix!  If one was to eat super healthy and cut back on sweets, then I give you this Copycat Boxed Brownie mix!  Because you’ve worked hard all month – you deserve a brownie 😉 

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Fresh, Easy Pico de Gallo From Scratch

  Forget store bought!  You can make your own Fresh, Easy Pico de Gallo From Scratch with just a few simple ingredients and less than 10 minutes!   Forget store bought!  You can make your own Fresh, Easy Pico de Gallo From Scratch with just a few simple ingredients and less than 10 minutes! 

Guys. How have I not shared this recipe with you before?!  It’s shameful!  This Pico de Gallo From Scratch is a staple in our house.  Staple like we make a big batch of it almost every single week. Have you ever looked at the ingredient list of pre-made picos and salsas in the store and noticed the sugar that’s added to it?  Bah.  So unnecessary. Instead, you can just make your own at home with simple, fresh, healthy ingredients.  

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Oatmeal Quinoa Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Oatmeal Quinoa Chocolate Chip Cookies are toddler friendly, mom approved cookies that are packed full of nutrition but satisfy a craving for a big soft chocolate chip cookie!These Oatmeal Quinoa Chocolate Chip Cookies are toddler friendly, mom approved cookies that are packed full of nutrition but satisfy a craving for a big soft chocolate chip cookie!

Here’s a quickie for you, friends!  None of the normal step by steps with this one because, well, with a tantrum-ing toddler in the house, nothing goes as planned these days. Except these Oatmeal Quinoa Chocolate Chip Cookies which have become my new favorite healthy snack!

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Whole Wheat Honey Oat Bread

This Whole Wheat Honey Oat Bread is the perfect healthy, hearty, sandwich bread and easy enough for any new bread baker to make!This Whole Wheat Honey Oat Bread is the perfect healthy, hearty, sandwich bread and easy enough for any new bread baker to make!

Haaapppyyyy New Year, friends!  How’s everyone doing with their resolutions so far into this first week of the New Year? Although I didn’t really set any this year, after the success of this Whole Wheat Honey Oat Bread, I’m taking that as a hint that I need to resolve to make more breads and add more gluten to my New Year!  😉 

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3 Classic Cream of Soups From Scratch

3 classic Cream Of Soups that you can stop buying cans for because the From Scratch versions are not only more delicious, but incredibly easy to make!

Were almost there, friends!  Just a few more days until Christmas.  I had originally planned to get this out to you all earlier this week but just before I was about to send this out to you, I got a call from daycare and my baby girl ended up having to have emergency surgery. Needless to say it’s been a whirlwind of terror, worry, and stress, of but I’m sooooo happy to report she’s making a full recovery and we’re headed home tomorrow.  So while she sleeps soundly for her (hopefully) last night in a hospital ever, here it is:  A one stop shop for not 1, not 2, but 3 Classic Cream of Soups From Scratch to help cut out a can or two from your holiday cooking!

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Crock Pot Chicken and Stuffing From Scratch

It’s a whole chicken and stuffing dinner made right in your crock pot, except this Crock Pot Chicken and Stuffing From Scratch is made without any canned or boxed ingredients!It's a whole chicken and stuffing dinner made right in your crock pot.  But this Crock Pot Chicken and Stuffing From Scratch is made without any canned or boxed ingredients!

Are we really two weeks past Thanksgiving already?!  I already miss the stuffing.  But oh!  We had some of our Copycat Boxed Stuffing Mix From Scratch and I knew exactly what I had to make. Now I know you’ve seen this recipe on Pinterest.  My girl Stephanie over at The Cozy Cook made this recipe a couple of years ago and I have been drooling over it ever since.  But I needed to “from scratch” a few key ingredients first.  Enter Homemade Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup and Copycat Boxed Stuffing Mix From Scratch and boom:  Crock Pot Chicken and Stuffing From Scratch!  Yaaaasss.

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Leftover Turkey Pot Pie From Scratch

The best part about cooking a whole turkey?  The fact that you can make a homemade stock and use some of the meat for this Leftover Turkey Pot Pie From Scratch! The best part about cooking a whole turkey?  The fact that you can make a homemade stock and use some of the meat for this Leftover Turkey Pot Pie From Scratch!

Friends!  How were your Thanksgivings?  I hope they were filled with significantly more pie than family drama and soo much turkey that you have tons of leftovers!  We had a sick baby so our day was wonderfully low key at home.  My husband’s best friend came over for dinner as he does every year, and for the 3 and 3/4 of us, we had a beautiful 15 lb bird. Waayy more than we needed, but that ensured we could all have plenty of leftovers!  Is it terrible that before dinner was even over I was already dreaming of this Leftover Turkey Pot Pie From Scratch?  😉 

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