Baked oatmeal any way you want it

Because of our kids' dairy intolerances (which, thankfully, they all seem to eventually outgrow), we've had at least one person in our family on a dairy-free diet for pretty much the past 12 years. Finding dairy-free recipes online has gotten so much easier with the popularity of the paleo diet, and I'm pretty good at making…

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Easy Hillshire Farm® Naturals waffle pockets

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hillshire Farm®. All opinions are entirely my own. After years of wishing for a Belgian waffle maker that would make more substantial waffles than the one I got at my bridal shower, I finally put it on this year's Christmas list. {Although I know…

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A tasty, not-too-sweet, dairy-free sweet potato casserole

This post is brought to you by Kenmore, but all opinions are 100% mine: Oh, how tastes change over time. My idea of a good sweet potato casserole 4 or 5 years ago was one that pretty much tasted like pie for dinner. Since then, however, we've worked hard to reduce the amount of sugar…

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Summer grilling with Kenmore {and my favorite way to make burgers!}

This post is brought to you by Kenmore, but all opinions are 100% mine: We've had quite a few barbecues and weenie roasts this spring and summer already, but it wasn't until this week that we finally fired up our own grill to cookout at home! When we visited my Dad a few weeks ago,…

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Clementine poppy seed breakfast cake recipe

This picture is far from Pinterest-worthy, but I just had to share this recipe with you, and I promise you this is a recipe you want to try! I've loved poppy seed muffins since my best friend's mom used to make them for us in high school, and I'm so glad to have passed that obsession…

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Post-workout mango-peach protein smoothie

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of AllWhites Egg Whites. All opinions are 100% mine. The frustrating part about "good nutrition" for me is that nobody agrees on what is best. I'm not the type of person to just latch on to one philosophy or approach and simply dismiss all of…

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Easy apple cheese danish squares
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Easy apple cheese danish squares

The following post is from Shaina of Food for My Family and Olmanson Photography: Sweetened cream cheese, cinnamon-spiced apples, crispy pastry crust. There is nothing not to like about this recipe for danish squares. There's a turkey in the oven, right alongside a pan of au gratin potatoes, and when those are pulled out, sweet…

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Apple Oatmeal Crumb Muffins
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Apple Oatmeal Crumb Muffins

The following post is from Shaina of Food for My Family and Olmanson Photography: Warm from the oven, this recipe for maple-sweetened and cinnamon-spiced apple muffins makes for a hearty fall breakfast. Last night I went out in the afternoon with a bowl and picked all the ripe tomatoes off the vines. Then I carefully…

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7 ways to turn one dinner into two
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7 ways to turn one dinner into two

The following post is from Shaina of Food for My Family and Olmanson Photography: School's back. Whether you're restarting your homeschool schedule and co-ops or your kids are gone for the day, it changes the dynamic. Gone are the summer evenings where the sun seemed to hover above the horizon, lighting well into the night…

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How we’re getting our eating habits back on track

Earlier this year, I shared that I was giving up the idea of "real food and only real food" because it had become an unhealthy stress for our family. For a while, we struck a balance that I was very comfortable with -- eating healthy foods most of the time with an occasional "cheat" product added…

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