Recipes

summer superfood smoothie

Summer Superfood Smoothie

This summer superfood smoothie is packed full of nutrient-rich berries, spinach and yogurt and makes a great summer smoothie treat or breakfast on the go! One of my greatest challenges as a dietitian has been getting as much nutritious food into my husband as possible. My actual job is a breeze compared to this! Haha,
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lemon poppy seed sugar cookies

Lemon Poppy Seed Sugar Cookies

These Lemon Poppy Seed Sugar Cookies from Pillsbury are soft and chewy and just the right combo of citrusy flavors for springtime! 💛 It’s warm outside!! And these lemon poppy seed sugar cookies will be calling your name!! 😁😁 Can you tell I’m a little excited? I hope springtime is officially here for everyone now, because
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samoa overnight oats

Samoa Overnight Oats

Samoa overnight oats are an overnight oatmeal recipe that’s super easy to prepare and reminiscent of your favorite Girl Scout cookie – Samoas! It’s a special time of year, one that I make sure I have at least $9-$12 cash in my wallet at all times. Ya know, just in case. Then it finally happens…you spot
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quick chicken curry

Quick Chicken Curry

Quick chicken curry, in only 30 minutes?! Yes please! If you haven’t learned by now, I’m a huge curry lover. I’m also a huge quick meal lover. 😉 But I mean, who really isn’t these days?? So speaking of quick, and speaking of curry…I’m going to make this a short and sweet post about this delicious
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black bean soup

Black Bean Soup

This black bean soup recipe is simple, tasty and a great way to add a little bit of spice to any Mexican feast! 🌮🌯 Whew! After 7 years at my last job, I forgot how challenging it can be to learn a new job. 😳 I am throwing myself into it 100% at this point,
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chicken taco stew

Chicken Taco Stew

This Chicken Taco Stew is a great way to enjoy your favorite chicken tacos in a bowl served with your favorite toppings like sour cream, avocado, cheese, cilantro and tortilla chips! The holidays and traveling are over, I’m back to work, it’s the new year, its freaking cold outside, and we just put our baby
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coconut dream bars with drizzled chocolate

Dream Bars

These dream bars are a soft and chewy, coconut cookie bar guaranteed to be a hit with friends and family! Happy holidays all! Can you believe we are less than a week from Christmas? And a little less than two weeks from 2018!? I’m honestly not sure where 2017 has gone- this year has been
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mediterranean lunch bowl

Mediterranean Lunch Bowl

Super easy, protein packed Mediterranean lunch bowls…yep that’s where it’s at. Whew! Hi friends, and welcome to my world of getting home from work, trying to cook, feed the baby, bathe the baby, get crying baby in bed, make the bottles for the next day, pack my lunch, write a blog post, take a shower,
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cornbread stuffing

Cornbread Stuffing

It’s here! My favorite holiday!   I know I’m not alone in my love for Thanksgiving. There are just so many great things about it (including this cornbread stuffing). Obviously, the food is always delicious. I wish I could eat about three times more than I can. I love the day with family, whether mine
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orange vanilla cranberry sauce

Orange Vanilla Cranberry Sauce

Growing up I was never a huge cranberry sauce kinda gal. I didn’t like fresh or canned (you know, the stuff that comes out perfectly canned shaped with the lines in it!). I was more of a gravy girl. But boy have times changed. Now I look for an excuse to use make cranberry sauce.
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gouda pear grilled cheese

Gouda & Pear Grilled Cheese

Say cheese! Gouda & Pear Grilled Cheese, that is! This recipe was born out of a real need: a need for a super quick, but warm and satisfying autumn meal.  So big news over in my house- I recently accepted a new job! It’s an internal position with the company I am currently employed by,
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pumpkin breakfast muffins

Pumpkin Breakfast Muffins

When food prepping for maternity leave I was trying to come up with easy snacks and meals that I could just pull out of the freezer and heat up quickly. Now that my maternity leave is coming to an end, I’m back to not only meal prepping for dinner, but for breakfast too! I can
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baked apple cinnamon oatmeal

Baked Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Baked Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal!? Did somebody say fall was in the air?? Okay not really. The only slightest bit of fall that we felt here in Florida so far was sadly when Hurricane Irma decided to show her ugly face. It’s sad that it takes a hurricane to give us nice weather for a few
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bbq chicken flatbread

BBQ Chicken Flatbread

The 2017-18 school year is in full swing! Can you believe it?! Working within the school system, I know how crazy this time can be- for teachers, parents and anyone impacted by the extra traffic! Quick and easy dinners are an absolute must during this time.  If I know anything, I know what kids like to
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southwest brunch bowl

Southwest Brunch Bowl

Whew! What a week! (and I mean that in a good way!) This past week was my highly anticipated Montana adventure. I didn’t really know what to expect going in to the trip; I’d never been anywhere like that! My travel buddies were my husband and one on my oldest friends, Ben. JP (my husband)
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summer pasta salad

Summer Pasta Salad

It’s summmmmerrrr….and its HOOOOTTT!!! 🔥🔥🔥 Hot would literally be an understatement right now. If you’ve never been to Florida before, I’m not quite sure how to even explain our hot summers with the crazy humidity. It’s the kind of hot where I’m sweating just walking 100 yards from my car into an air-conditioned building type of
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banana chocolate pops

Banana Chocolate Pops

Lets talk about opposites. Hard and easy. Quick and slow. Short and long. These opposites all perfectly contrast the two activities of my weekend. The first task, testing out a new recipe for Banana Chocolate Pops, no big deal. The second task, finally painting my master bathroom, backbreaking. So let’s start with the hard stuff first. I’ve
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30 minute pepper steak

30 Minute Pepper Steak

If you’re like me, and I would like to think a lot of people, you love a good weeknight meal that’s quick, delicious, and comes together in about 30 minutes. I mean, who wouldn’t right?! That’s exactly what this 30 Minute Pepper Steak is. Juicy strips of steak with green bell peppers in a light beef sauce served
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grilled corn salad

Grilled Corn Salad

As I write this post, Memorial Day weekend is in full swing! I’m spending a much anticipated long weekend at my mother and father in laws house- they have a great place in a somewhat country area outside of Orlando (believe it or not, it’s not all Mickey Mouse and theme parks here!). I’ve spent
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avocado pineapple green smoothie

Avocado Pineapple Green Smoothie

It’s spring, its summer….whatever the season it’s definitely hot outside, which means smoothie time! Avocado Pineapple Green Smoothie time to be exact! I have a favorite smoothie that I get every time I go to my favorite smoothie place. You know, the whole “I’m going to try something new this time” only to realize that
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blackened fish tacos

Blackened Fish Tacos

Hooray for Spring! ….aka three weeks of not ungodly hot weather to do your yard work season. 😞 My husband and I have spent the last 2 Sundays (literally the entire day) doing yard work. Now, we have a pretty standard size lot here in Florida. Most of the time, this lot seems fairly small…but while
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strawberry custard cake whipped cream

Strawberry Custard Cake with Whipped Cream

Strawberry Custard Cake with Whipped Cream, did you HEAR that!? Yeah, my jaw dropped as well at the thought of such a thing.  The idea of this type of cake all started way back when five years ago for our wedding cake. It was one of those that you just take a bite, pause for a
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whole grain blueberry muffins

Whole Grain Blueberry Muffins

Hi All! One of my favorite times of the year is here: blueberry season! 😁😁 This means whole grain blueberry muffins are in full effect!! Blueberry season runs throughout April and May here in Florida and I have made some really fun memories with friends and family while at you-pick blueberry farms. One of the biggest
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gastrofest 2017

GastroFest 2017

Hi friends! We don’t have a recipe for you today, but we did have an awesome experience at a local food festival we wanted to share with you. Jacksonville peeps, listen up! The best Jacksonville restaurants were out in full force on Saturday, offering sample size portions of a wide variety of foods.   The
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