Slow-Cooker Pork Carnitas

I headed to Costco this week to pick up some sirloin tip roast, that is on sale for only $1.99/pound. A full shopping cart later (seriously, Costco needs a warning label on the door) I came home and now have a stocked freezer and I’m ready to go for meals this month! The sirloin tip […]

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pork makes a party easy *GIVEAWAY*

I am thrilled to be partnering with the National Pork Board this year in honor of National Pork Month. (Didn’t know pork has it’s own month? Today is also National Kick Butt Day, in case you were wondering.) To celebrate October as National Pork Month, Costco is offering discounts on top pork cuts from chops […]

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try this: pork chops with rose romano’s peppers

Just last week, I got a lovely package in the mail containing four jars of Rose Romano’s Italian Peppers, so I planned my meals this week using them! As a busy working mom, with three kids involved in way too many activities, one of my biggest challenges is getting a healthy, yummy dinner on the […]

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“glad” for back to school lunchtime!

Its the first week of school. (Didn’t we just do this?) Time to get back into the swing of things making lunches for everyone every night. Last year, I decided that our lunches were not only boring, but wasteful. My kids like lunches with lots of variety. But that meant a small bag of grapes, […]

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detox salad

I often make this on Monday and eat it for lunch all week. Its so good and so fresh – high in protein and fiber – and its gluten free to boot, for those of you who are! Detox Salad Salad: 1/2 cup dry quinoa, cooked and drained 1 can chickpeas, rinced 1 English cucumber, […]

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honey lime chicken kebobs

I found this recipe via Pinterest recently and had to give it a try! I tweaked it a bit and my family was gobbling it up! Its a great sweet and spicy marinade that is perfect for summer. Obviously, you don’t have to make kebobs – my kids just love anything on a stick! I […]

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try this: grilled herb shrimp with mango salsa

This is one of my kids favorite meals. I have to double it and we NEVER have leftovers!! This recipe sums up why I adore Ina Garten: simple, fresh and amazing!! We just made this camping over the fire and it was soooooooooooo good!! (Not your typical camping fare, huh?) Grilled Herb Shrimp 3 garlic […]

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try this: red mango

On Friday we headed to Red Mango in Wayne for a special “Schools Out for Summer” treat. YUM!!!!!!! We were so excited to experience Red Mango for the first time! I’ve heard great things – especially about their all-natural ingredients, no HFCS, probiotics and, well, YUM!! All Red Mango makes is frozen yogurt (well, and […]

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southwestern breakfast burrito

We were perusing the Sargento website looking for a recipe we wanted to try using Sargento Ultra Thin Cheese. The kids immediately picked these Bacon, Egg & Swiss Wraps, saying “Yay! Breakfast burritos!”We like burritos of all kinds here in our house. We adapted the recipe to make it our own, swapping out cheddar for […]

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recipes for cinco de mayo

I’m pretty sure I could eat Mexican food every day for the rest of my life and be perfectly and completely happy. Not to mention, I am kind-of well know for making an amazing margarita. Not a bad signature drink! Here is my super-dooper secret recipe. You will LOVE it! Margarita 1 can frozen limeaid […]

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