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energy balls

energy balls

I have a very hungry 4 year old who asks me 457 times a day “what can I eat now, Mama?”.  Most of the time I wish I had my act together and could say “go get an energy ball”, but I usually end up […]

chicken lime avocado soup ~ aka magic soup

chicken lime avocado soup ~ aka magic soup

  I originally published this soup via my old blog My HomeSong. It was so delicious and such a hit with family and friends, I have made it many more times and thought I should share it over here as well! I have seen many […]

super quick, creamy iced coffee

super quick, creamy iced coffee

Whether you are a devoted coffee drinker, or a light weight like me who enjoys it occasionally, always with tons of milk or cream, I think anyone would agree that there is nothing like a tall, icy glass of iced coffee. Sometimes iced coffee isn’t […]

6 ways I save $ on groceries

6 ways I save $ on groceries

    We are going through some life changes in our household! They are all good ones, but will require us to tighten our belts for a few years to see my husband change careers and go back to school. This has got me back […]

cozy butter eggs ~ a quick meal

cozy butter eggs ~ a quick meal

Eggs are some of my very favorite things to eat. And this is one of my favorite ways to eat them.I call them cozy butter eggs because doesn’t it look cozy tucked into that little ramekin? I start with a nice, deep fry pan and […]