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Apple Pie Smoothie - -- So YUMMY!

Healthy Apple Pie Smoothie

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  Ah, apple pie. That classic, all-American dessert. Sweet and tangy apples blending with spicy cinnamon, melting in your mouth in a flaky crust. What could be more comforting? If only it weren’t so rich! Did you know that one-eighth of a 9-inch apple pie has 300 calories and 14 grams of fat? It’s true—just Google it. Sure, those are 300 worthy calories, but it’s still not something you want to indulge in every day…. read more

20 Crowd Pleasing Dip Recipes --- Family Fresh Meals -

20 Crowd Pleasing Dip Recipes

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Dips are the perfect party food. They’re easy to whip up, and a big batch is just as easy to make as a small one. And if the party’s not at your house, a bowl of dip is easy to tote along. A good dip is a real crowd pleaser. It can go with just about anything, from super healthy munchies like pepper strips and celery sticks to super unhealthy munchies like potato chips. So… read more

The Best Crockpot Beer Brats - Family Fresh Meals

The Best Crockpot Beer Brats

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  I’ve been at it again, messing around with my slow cooker.   You all know how much I like to use the Crockpot in wintertime for those hot, savory soups and stews. But it’s also really handy in the summer, because it lets you cook a hot meal without heating up the whole kitchen. This time it’s bratwurst, those plump little German sausages. There are two good ways to cook a bratwurst: you can… read more

Boozy Bloody Mary Tomato Bombs --

Boozy Bloody Mary Tomato Bombs

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    Tomato season is here! Hooray! And if your garden is anything like mine, there’s always an abundance of those little cherry tomatoes. Those little guys are so fresh and yummy, that it seems like a shame to squeeze them into juice. But on the other hand, if you don’t juice them, how are you going to make all those tomato-based cocktails, like the classic Bloody Mary? Here’s how: you make Bloody Mary Tomato Bombs. So… read more

Fun 4th of July Food Ideas --

Fun 4th of July Food Ideas

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  Happy 4th of July everyone! This is one of my favorite family holidays. Good food, friends, parades and FIREWORKS! Here are some of my favorite Fun 4th of July Food Ideas I just know you are going to love!   M&M FLAG CAKE || Two Sisters Crafting   SUGAR COOKIE BARS || Kid’s Activity Blog   TACO SALAD FLAG || Family Fresh Meals   RED WHITE & BLUE POKE CAKE || Spending With Pennies… read more

Firecracker Shrimp Quesadillas -

Firecracker Shrimp Quesadillas

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This post has been brought to you by SeaPak.  Summer is the perfect time for seafood. In hot weather, no one’s in the mood for heavy stews and roasts. Lighter fare, like grilled fish or shrimp kabob, fits the season much better. And it makes a great complement for all those fresh veggies coming out of the garden. One of the nice things about seafood is how versatile it is. It fits in perfectly at any… read more

Margaritaville Bali - Frozen Concoction Maker -

Meet the Margaritaville Bali

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The coolest new appliance for your kitchen! Meet the Margaritaville® Bali™ Frozen Concoction Maker® with Self Dispenser. Isn’t she purrrrdy? When I was asked to review this product, I jumped at the opportunity. Summertime and frozen drinks go together like pina and colata… I’m I right? I have to start by saying home much I LOVE this machine. The first thing I worried about was the clean-up. With some other kitchen appliances (like my juicer,… read more

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25 Father’s Day Favorites

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Show Dad some love with a great meal. You know, dads don’t get enough credit. There are like a million songs about mothers—some happy, some sappy, and some funny—but can you think of even one about fathers? It’s time to give some props to Dad. The guy who changed your diapers…taught you to tie your shoes…helped you with your homework…sternly vetted all your dates throughout high school…took a million photos at your graduation…walked you down… read more

Cheesy BBQ Pulled Pork Dip -

Cheesy BBQ Pulled Pork Dip

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Nothing says summer like BBQ! This post has been brought to you by Byron’s BBQ Summertime is here, and summertime means BBQ. Nothing goes better with a summer evening than a few friends gathered on the deck, some cold drinks, and some smoky pulled pork. Unfortunately, summertime also means being busy, busy, busy. The kids are out of school, so you have to run after them while still finding time for work and laundry and… read more

Bacon Wrapped Cinnamon Rolls -

Bacon Wrapped Cinnamon Rolls

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You know you want to. In life, there’s a time for everything. There’s a time to be healthy and virtuous—to lunch on green salad, snack on fresh fruit, dine on sautéed kale. And hey, that doesn’t have to be a sacrifice. There are lots of recipes for light, healthy, veggie-packed meals that actually taste good, on this site and on lots of other food sites. But sometimes—just sometimes—you get tired of being good. Once in… read more

Cajun Mac and Cheese - Family Fresh Meals --

Cajun Mac and Cheese

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A decadent dish that only take minutes to makes! This recipe has it all. Creamy pasta with the cajun POP of Andouille sausage and bell peppers. AND… you won’t get over how easy it is to make . Now I can’t take credit for this absolutely delicious recipe. This Cajun Mac and Cheese is one of the 113 great-tasting, easy-to-make recipes you can find in The Dairy Good Cookbook: Everyday Comfort Food from America’s Dairy… read more

On the Go Snack Lunches - Family Fresh Meals --

On the Go Snack Lunch Ideas

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Enjoy Being Good™ …with snacks from Good Health®.    Let’s face it—it’s not easy being a busy mom. Sure, I want my kids to have the best, healthiest food I can give them. If I could, I’d sit them down every day for a hot lunch with all five basic food groups. But hello, welcome to the real world. Our whole family is always on the go. School, sporting events, trips to the park and to… read more

Easy Flag Fruit Dessert - Family Fresh Meals

Easy Flag Fruit Dessert

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Three cheers for the red, white, and blue! Ever notice how the patriotic holidays all come together? You get Memorial Day at the end of May, then Flag Day in mid-June, and then the Glorious Fourth at the beginning of July. Maybe it’s because the weather is just so nice this time of year, it seems like we need plenty of occasions for cookouts. Or, on the other hand, maybe it’s because summertime means summer… read more

Baked BBQ Pork Sandwiches - --

Baked BBQ Pork Sandwiches

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Did you know that May is National BBQ Month? This post has been brought to you by Byron’s BBQ I didn’t, but it makes sense when you think about it. After all, Memorial Day weekend is sort of the official start of summer, and the starting flag for grilling season. And that long weekend is the perfect time for pulled pork, because you’ve got plenty of time to cook that shoulder nice and slow over… read more

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Garbage Salad Recipe

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Seriously, it tastes a lot better than it sounds… Spring and Summer are the perfect time for salads. The cool, refreshing crunch of a great salad at lunchtime, or as a dinner side just tastes SO GOOD during the warmer months. But let’s face it, the same old greens with the usual suspects (carrots and cherry tomatoes) can get BORING….. Let me tell you, there is nothing boring about this Garbage Salad. The name Garbage… read more

25 of The Best Summertime BBQ Recipes - Family Fresh Meals -

The Best Summertime BBQ Recipes

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The forecast is calling for summer!! It just wouldn’t be summertime without cookouts. A backyard BBQ is the perfect way to celebrate Memorial Day, Father’s Day, the Glorious Fourth…or just any old beautiful summer day. Now, of course, you can’t have a backyard BBQ without the BBQ itself—like my tangy BBQ chicken. But you’ve also gotta have all the fixins: pasta salads, green salads, corn on the cob, COLESLAW! And then, of course, your desserts:… read more

Easy Crockpot Beef Tips and Gravy -

Easy Crockpot Beef Tips with Gravy

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Cooking to impress…the easy way. Sure, I like my recipes to be elegant, but when you’re a busy mom, fast and easy is even more important. Fortunately, in this case, you get all three. Because thisEasy Crockpot Beef Tips With Gravy recipe is a super easy, hearty meal that practically makes itself—but also comes out impressive enough to serve to company.And all you need are a handful of ingredients to make it! It takes about… read more

Pico de Gallo Fresh Salsa Recipe - Family Fresh Meals

Pico de Gallo Fresh Salsa

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This fresh salsa tastes good on EVERYTHING! So, y’all know that I’m a big believer in making your own condiments. Dips, sauces, dressings…they’re all better (and cheaper) when you make them yourself than when you just pour them out of a bottle. And that goes double for salsa. If you’ve never had any salsa but that limp, vaguely reddish stuff that comes in a jar, then you are in for a revelation. Fresh Pico de… read more

Tater Tot Nachos - -

Tater Tot Nachos

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Like nachos, only better. Sometimes I think you can do anything with Tater Tots. Top ‘em with cheese, like a loaded baked potato. Pop ‘em in the waffle iron and make perfect hash browns. Spice ‘em up like buffalo wings, and make a tasty party appetizer. The totsabilities are endless! But this time, I think I may be taking tater tots where they’ve never gone before. Tater Tot Nachos. Tachos. It makes sense in a… read more

copy cate chipotle cilantro lime rice

Copycat Chipotle Cilantro Lime Rice

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Take your rice to a whole new level. What is it about Chipotle, anyway? Well, it’s a lot of things, of course. The peppy, fast-paced atmosphere. The way you can customize your burrito to get it exactly the way you like it. And, of course, the way they make a point of using fresh, whole ingredients from sustainable farms. That’s all great stuff. But when I think about what makes a trip to Chipotle feel… read more