Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oatmeal | DizzyBusyandHungry.com - Warm and delicious, this oatmeal cooks overnight in the crock pot and provides a healthy, filling breakfast for the whole family! #oatmeal #slowcooker #pumpkin

Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oatmeal for #PumpkinWeek

There is no better feeling than waking up early on a chilly autumn morning and smelling the enticing aroma of Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal already cooked in your crock pot and ready to be enjoyed!  This oatmeal is the ultimate in a healthy, tummy-warming, energy-providing breakfast.  You have to try it! Welcome to #PumpkinWeek, hosted by… 

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Eggplant Milanesa Torta | DizzyBusyandHungry.com - Breaded slices of eggplant baked until crispy and served hot with lettuce and tomato on artisan multigrain bread. #eggplant #sandwich #vegetarian

Eggplant Milanesa Torta and a Healthy Monthly Meal Plan Giveaway!

What is the biggest obstacle for you in creating fresh, home-cooked meals on a regular basis for your family? For many, myself included, the planning and shopping are the most challenging tasks. And they are kind of key steps in the whole process! You can’t cook with ingredients you don’t have, haha! The planning part… 

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Wine’d Down Wednesday 57

Welcome to the 57th week of Wine’d Down Wednesday! Thank you SO MUCH to everyone that has been linking with us so far, we are beyond thrilled to have you coming back week after week and just love reading all of your posts! We were all so excited and overjoyed that so many of you… 

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Monster Mash | DizzyBusyandHungry.com - This sweet treat made with marshmallows and mandarin oranges is guaranteed to be a hit at any Halloween party! #Halloween #marshmallows #oranges #chocolate

Monster Mash

Here’s a quick and easy Halloween treat your kids will love! There are only 5 ingredients, and it takes me less than 10 minutes to throw it all together!  Go ahead and make a double or even a triple batch for a Halloween party, and then sit back and watch it disappear like a vampire at dawn!… 

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Mom's Refrigerator Cake | DizzyBusyandHungry.com - Chocolate fudge frosting between layers of light, fluffy angel food cake smothered in whipped topping!

Mom’s Refrigerator Cake

Today I am posting over at Wanda Ann’s blog, Memories By The Mile. You will find me there the 2nd Thursday of every month! For this month’s post, I am continuing my week of celebrating and honoring MY MOM, and sharing a recipe that is a throwback to my childhood. I just decided that this week… 

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Mom's Grilled Sauerkraut Avocado Sandwich | DizzyBusyandHungry.com - Crunchy, tangy sauerkraut with creamy avocado and hummus on pumpernickel bread grilled until hot and crispy! #sandwich #avocado #hummus

Mom’s Grilled Sauerkraut Avocado Sandwich

This week on Dizzy Busy and Hungry I am celebrating MY MOM, in appreciation of all the wonderful nourishment she has provided for my siblings and me while we were growing up.  Today I will be sharing a new recipe that she recently developed as part of her new vegan diet, and later this week I… 

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Cheesy Eggplant Apple Quesadillas | DizzyBusyandHungry.com - Mild eggplant, tart apple, and melted cheese stuffed between two crispy whole grain tortillas! #quesadillas #eggplant #cheese

Cheesy Eggplant Apple Quesadillas

Ever try to get your kids to eat eggplant? If your kids are anything like mine, it probably was not the most successful endeavor! Thing 2 especially makes it no secret that he is NOT a huge fan of eggplant. Not even close. But I bought an eggplant anyway. They were so big and purple and… 

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Brazilian Fish Stew | DizzyBusyandHungry.com - Flavorful stew with marinated tilapia, bell peppers, tomatoes, and onions in a coconut milk broth. #fish #stew #coconutmilk

Brazilian Fish Stew

For many people, stews are a staple of the cooler season and considered a comfort food perfect for a chilly afternoon. I must confess that I am not one of those people. I must be crazy, right?? I don’t know why, but I am just not usually tantalized by stews. They don’t really appeal to me… 

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Nectarine Compote Dessert | DizzyBusyandHungry.com - Sweet and fruity nectarine topping, delicious served over angel food cake, pound cake, or even vanilla ice cream! #dessert #nectarines #compote

Nectarine Compote Dessert

I am practically drooling as I type this, looking at these photos and remembering how delicious this dessert was! I had some nectarines in the house, but the kids were not really interested in eating them. I can get them to eat apples, bananas, grapes, and ‘Cuties’, but they are not really interested in other… 

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Sauteed Zucchini with Walnuts | DizzyBusyandHungry.com - Quick and easy zucchini side dish topped with Parmesan cheese and crunchy walnuts! #zucchini #sidedish #walnuts

Sauteed Zucchini with Walnuts

I promised another zucchini post this week, so here it is!  May I present to you….Sauteed Zucchini with Walnuts! Quick enough for a busy weeknight, yet elegant enough for a dinner party, this super-easy, and versatile side dish is perfect for any occasion. Thing 2 ate this up like there was no tomorrow.  He loves zucchini,… 

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Zucchini Bacon Cheese Bites | DizzyBusyandHungry.com - Crescent roll dough stuffed with sauteed zucchini, gooey cheese, and crispy bacon! #zucchini #bacon #easyrecipes

Zucchini Bacon Cheese Bites

I have a couple of zucchini recipes for you this week!  I love to cook with zucchini for lots of reasons. The primary reason is that Thing 2 actually LIKES zucchini! Not only that, but locally grown zucchini is readily available and GORGEOUS this time of year, so I go a little crazy with it. Zucchini… 

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Roasted Veggie Rotini | DizzyBusyandHungry.com - Whole grain pasta combined with an array of roasted vegetables and seasoned with a tasty balsamic vinegar dressing. #healthy #vegetables #pasta

Roasted Veggie Rotini

This post originally appeared as a contributor post on Memories By The Mile. Today I am sharing a recipe that sort of created itself from odds and ends of ingredients that I had on hand.  Many times when I ‘wing it’ like that, the results are less than stellar.  But this time the whole thing just came… 

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Mango Muffins - Moist, citrusy, and delicious, these muffins will brighten even a Monday morning! #muffins #breakfastrecipes #mango

Mango Muffins

This recipe originally appeared as a contributor post on Anyonita Nibbles. You are going to love these moist, citrus-y, delicious Mango Muffins that can brighten even a rainy and dreary morning! By the way, you can make a double batch and freeze them to keep on hand for a great grab-and-go breakfast – perfect for those teenagers who just can’t seem to get… 

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Potato and Grilled Corn Salad | DizzyBusyandHungry.com - Lightened-up, tangy potato salad made with grilled corn, green onions, and fresh dill. #potatosalad #sidedish

Potato and Grilled Corn Salad

It is past Labor Day, and if I was on top of things, I would be starting to post pumpkin recipes, apple recipes, butternut squash recipes, and other fall-themed dishes.  But, I am still stuck in summer! However, since it went up to 90 degrees here today, I am not totally off-season!  There is still summer… 

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60+ Kid Favorite Dinners Ready in 30 Minutes or Less

As we wind down the summer season and head full speed into another school year, I thought it would be a good time to gather up a bunch of quick and easy dinner recipes to reference throughout the year.  I figure this list will come in handy when schedules start to get a bit crazy and I need a… 

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Avocado Cucumber Quinoa Salad | DizzyBusyandHungry.com - Quick, healthy, and filling quinoa salad with avocado and cucumber finished with a tasty lime dressing. #salad #quinoa #healthy

Avocado Cucumber Quinoa Salad

Looking for a light yet filling lunch?  Or a nice cool side dish for these last hot days of summer?  Look no further, this Avocado Cucumber Quinoa Salad will delight your taste buds and make you feel good that you are making a healthy food choice! Plus, it is really easy to make. Aside from… 

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Spicy Skillet Tortellini with Tomatoes | DizzyBusyandHungry.com - Lightly browned cheese tortellini and tomatoes sauteed with red pepper flakes and topped with freshly grated Parmesan cheese! #pasta #tortellini #easyrecipes

Spicy Skillet Tortellini with Tomatoes

For some reason, and much to Thing 2’s chagrin, I have been on a spicy kick lately. I didn’t even really realize it until I looked at the titles of some of my recent posts: Sriracha Garlic Burger Spread, Sweet and Spicy Grilled Shrimp, and Spicy Veggie Quinoa Curry.  Poor Thing 2! But, in my… 

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Sriracha Garlic Burger Spread | DizzyBusyandHungry.com - Easy recipe to add a delicious zing to your burgers or to any sandwich!

Sriracha Garlic Burger Spread

This post originally appeared as a contributor post on Memories By The Mile. Even though summer is winding down, there is still plenty of time to have a few more cookouts! However, by this point in the summer, we are getting a little burgered out, so to speak. So I like to find ways to spice up our… 

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Bacon Blue Cheese Chicken Wraps | DizzyBusyandHungry.com - These delicious chicken wraps with bacon and blue cheese are perfect for a quick, easy dinner on busy weeknights!

Bacon Blue Cheese Chicken Wraps

Some weeknights rate a 10 on the crazy schedule scale for us. I would venture to say that anyone with kids has experienced evenings like that from time to time! With school starting in a couple of weeks, I know our schedule is going to shift into high gear soon. Some evenings, there is absolutely no time for… 

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