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Mixed Bag Giveaway!

Welcome to the Mixed Bag Giveaway! I am so excited to team up once again with Kathy from KAS Collections Etsy shop! Before you know it, gift-giving season will be here, and you will want to enclose those gifts for friends and family in some beautiful packaging. The gift bags sets from KAS Collections are gorgeous… 

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Sauteed Zucchini with Walnuts | - 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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Wine’d Down Wednesday 53

Welcome to the 53rd 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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Zucchini Bacon Cheese Bites | - 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 | - Whole grain pasta combined with an array of roasted vegetables and seasoned with a tasty balsamic vinegar dressing. #healthy #vegetables #pasta

Roasted Veggie Rotini

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 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… 

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

Mango Muffins

Today I am posting over at Anyonita Nibbles.  It is my first post as a regular guest contributor over there (woohoo!), so head on over to get the full post and recipe!  You are going to love these moist, citrus-y, delicious Mango Muffins that can brighten even a rainy Monday morning! By the way, you can make a… 

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Wine’d Down Wednesday 52

Welcome to the One Year Anniversary of Wine’d Down Wednesday! WOW! We have made it to the one year mark of Wine’d Down Fun- what an accomplishment! We are just so excited to be here and have each and every single one of you link up with us every week. It’s amazing! Thank you SO… 

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Potato and Grilled Corn Salad | - 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 | - 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 | - 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 | - Easy recipe to add a delicious zing to your burgers or to any sandwich!

Sriracha Garlic Burger Spread

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 sharing a recipe for a great burger condiment, Sriracha Garlic Burger Spread. Even though summer is winding down, there is still plenty of time to… 

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Bacon Blue Cheese Chicken Wraps | - 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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Avocado Tuna Melt | - Avocado, tomato, tuna salad, and muenster cheese on crunchy toasted whole grain bread. #tunamelt #lunchrecipes #avocado

Avocado Tuna Melt

The tuna melt is a classic lunch choice.  I hadn’t had a tuna melt in a loooong time, and for some reason I just developed a hankering for one. But of course, I could not just make a plain ol’ tuna melt. I decided to make a fancy schmancy, upscale tuna melt. I was just… 

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Sweet and Spicy Grilled Shrimp | #shrimp #sriracha #maplesyrup

Sweet and Spicy Grilled Shrimp

  Today I’m excited to be guest posting on My Rays of Sunshine! I am sharing my Sweet and Spicy Grilled Shrimp recipe, which we absolutely love! Grilling is a great way to quickly and easily cook many foods. We are still in the height of grilling season, and I am enjoying every minute.  I love… 

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Cornbread Casserole | #cornbread #sidedish

Cornbread Casserole

When I make Cornbread Casserole, the kids actually say ‘Yay!”.  That hardly ever happens.  I mean, there are plenty of times that they are happy about something I am making, but this reaction is more than happiness, it is exuberance.  They LOVE this dish! Bonus: Cornbread Casserole is super-easy to make! It is a great side… 

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Creamy Rice and Shrimp | #shrimp #rice #easydinner

Creamy Rice and Shrimp

Recipe remodel time! You won’t recognize the photo, but you might recognize the recipe. Every so often I like to take a fresh look at one of my past recipes and take new photos to see if I can make it look better. Considering that many of my early photos are not great (ahem…terrible, actually!),… 

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Chicken and Cashew Lettuce Wraps | #chicken #cashews #healthy

Chicken and Cashew Lettuce Wraps

Easy, tasty, healthy! That pretty much sums up this recipe. And even Thing 2 was a fan! OK, I admit that he picked out the celery, but he ate everything else! I love that I was able to get this dinner on the table in under 30 minutes. I did adapt it from a recipe… 

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Turkey and Brie Grilled Cheese | #grilledcheese #turkey #brie

Turkey and Brie Grilled Cheese

Grilled cheese is definitely a favorite in my house.  How can you not like toasty, crunchy, cheesy hand-held sammies? I love finding new and delicious ways to make grilled cheese, from varying the type of cheese, to incorporating meats or vegetables, and even adding spreads or other condiments. This grilled cheese idea started from a… 

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