Don’t-Get-Too-Wild Card Wednesday: Strawberry Vodka

When I imbibe, I prefer to keep it vodka.  I mean...simple.  Yes, I sound like a total boozer but I promise, I'm not.  Seen that one too many times.  I'm a vodka girl because sadly, most wine gives me a headache and while I really enjoy beer, I don't enjoy beer bloat, burps and the …

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Supermarket Saturday: Tillamook Old-Fashioned Vanilla Greek Yogurt

(Berries and almonds not included) Yogurt in it's purest form is a healthy snack. Plain yogurt is great in baked goods or as a healthier alternative to sour cream. BUT, you won't find me spoon-deep, snacking on a single-serve container of plain yogurt. There are plenty of "fruit at the bottom" varieties to choose from …

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Visit Skinnytaste.com for my guest post!

  (photo credit: Sarah Fennel)Good morning. I've got HUGE news! My recipe, Enchilada Chicken Roll-Ups (see above), is featured on the Skinnytaste blog TODAY! CHECK IT OUT! For those of you who don't know, I've had the absolute honor and privilege of working with Skinnytaste author Gina Homolka (and advising dietitian Heather K. Jones, RD) …

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Cooking Tool Thursday: OXO Pineapple Corer

​I love pineapple.  It's beautiful flesh provides the perfect balance of sweet and tart. It can be eaten straight up, grilled, in a salsa, in cake, muffins, and more.  Plus, it's loaded with Vitamin C and (trace mineral) Manganese, both of which are potent antioxidants. It also contains an enzyme that may help reduce inflammation …

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Sundays with Samantha: Ice Cream in a Bag

A few years ago, my kids and I did a 3 day summer "adventure" class together.  Mondays we went to a local park, Wednesdays we went on a field trip and Fridays we went to a local beach.  It was awesome. On one of the "park" days, our teacher taught us how to make ice …

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Favorite Recipe Friday: Dutch Baby

Dutch babies hold a special place in my heart ♥.  My mom used to make them for us as a kid and any day that started with a Dutch baby was a good day.  These fluffy, souffle-like pancakes are so simple to make (kids can do it), require few ingredients, 1 bowl, and a whisk.  …

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