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Soup & Salad

Mandarin Orange Salad Recipe

Kid (and mom) Friendly Salad I’m not the biggest salad lover ever. There, I said it. I’m a grown adult woman, and I don’t love salads. However, I love the nutrient-rich foods that salads usually contain. Dark leafy greens especially are so good for our bodies! Learning to love fresh salads is important to me. […] Read more…

Frito Salad Recipe

If you’re looking for a fun side dish for your next picnic, try the Frito Salad Recipe! This crunchy “salad” is a yummy addition to any casual meal, picnic, or barbecue. Crunchy Salad Goodness I was trying to think of a new, fun “salad” recipe to spice up the typical potato salad, macaroni salad, fruit […] Read more…

Five Minute Fruit Salad PLUS Giveaway!

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This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Rubbermaid. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. The weather recently has been absolutely where I live. Spring is here, for sure! My daughter and I have been outside as much as possible lately, soaking up the warm air and enjoying the soothing sunshine. On one such […] Read more…

Sunshine Sweet Corn Soup

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This post was sponsored by Sunshine Sweet Corn as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. I love corn on the cob! There’s nothing quite like the crisp, sweet flavor of fresh corn dripping with creamy butter. It makes me feel warm and happy; […] Read more…

Vegetable Chili

I can never again live any place where there is not an active farmers market. Well, ok so I can live without; I just don’t want to. My local farmers market is open on Saturdays on our town square (a park set in the center of a traffic circle, AKA “round-about”) during spring, summer, and […] Read more…

Broccoli Cheese Soup

I really love Panera’s broccoli cheddar soup. So delicious and filling! But really, it’s expensive. Last week I went through the Panera drive-thru to pick up a family size soup plus a lentil soup for my husband. TWENTY-TWO dollars for just that! The broccoli cheddar soup served three adults dinner sized portions and there was […] Read more…