nutty cacao coconut energy balls

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Over the weekend the kids and I had some fun in the kitchen making energy balls together.  They really don’t need any more energy.  For real (can I just tap into their energy source… maybe it’s the 12 hours of sleep a night they get…).  But we do like these balls for a sweet treat […]

chicken satay with peanut sauce

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There are some flavors I am instantly drawn to.  My number one flavor profile pick though?  It’s gotta be peanut sauce anything.  I think that’s why I love thai food so much and even have two different thai peanut chicken recipes on my blog (a pasta dish here and a wrap dish here).  When I […]

cream cheese cucumber bites

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Healthy eating can take a little prep work to make it feel simpler sometimes, but thankfully it doesn’t take hours to do.  These little cream cheese cucumber bites are prepped and ready in 5 minutes and can wait in the fridge until you are ready to devour them.  Perfect little bites when you’re a bit […]

peanut butter swirl brownies

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Peanut butter and chocolate.  Is there a better pairing?  The answer is no.  I hope you love these two together as much as I do, because then you’ll love these peanut butter swirl brownies too! A sweet treat to finish out the even sweeter weekend we had.  Between a Friday night date night at the […]

almond butter zucchini muffins

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You guys, it is SO nice having my computer set up again.  With the move I went a good month without it, and posted maybe once or twice via my phone (which is a slow going process).  Sitting at my desk again and typing is such a treat now!  Especially with my canning post and […]

third annual libby family canning weekend

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We are now 3 years STRONG on our annual canning weekend and I just can’t wait to share about it.  I look forward to this weekend every year and am so excited to share pictures and more about everything we canned this past labor day weekend.  I have to thank my aunt Arlene, the majority […]

canned peaches in a light honey syrup

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Over the past couple of years my pattern has been to share 1 canning recipe a summer.  Two years ago it was low-sugar blackberry jam and last year I shared low-sugar strawberry-rhubarb jam.  I love that fact that when you can foods yourself you can control the amount of sugar that goes into them.  While […]