Wayback Wednesday – Nutty Maple Granola

Yum It’s Wayback Wednesday, and I am bringing back one of my earliest recipes, and one of my favorites.  I actually haven’t made it in awhile, so I’ll have to get on that.  It’s my Nutty Maple Granola.  Unlike some granola you buy in the store or other recipes, this one isn’t just a bunch… 

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Mrs. A’s Skillet Lemon Chicken for #SundaySupper

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Yum It’s time to Sauce it Up for this week’s #SundaySupper.  And with the addition of a lemony sauce, you can transform your kids’ favorite chicken fingers into a special occasion meal the whole family will love, yet is simple enough for a busy weeknight.  I am sure you will all enjoy Mrs. A’s Skillet… 

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Autumn Turkey & Apple Salads or Wraps for #WeekdaySupper #FamilyDinnerTable

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Yum Do you remember that succulent Slow-Cooker BBQ-Rubbed Turkey Breast I shared with you on Sunday?  And that I told you I managed to get SIX meals out of it?  For today’s #WeekdaySupper, I am sharing the first reinvention of those leftovers – Autumn Turkey & Apple Salad or Wraps, topped off with my Creamy… 

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Creamy Greek Yogurt Maple Dijon Salad Dressing

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Yum Creamy Greek Yogurt Maple Dijon Dressing is slightly sweet, tangy, and full of flavor, with a smooth, rich texture, but lightened up by using Greek yogurt.  It’s wonderful for topping your salads, slathering on wraps or sandwiches, pouring over some chicken or turkey (you’ll see this on Sunday) or dipping veggies.  Making your own… 

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Chicken Corn Chowder for One Pot Recipes #SundaySupper

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Yum Who wants to do loads and loads of dishes when you can make your meal (or appetizer or dessert) in one pot?  Well this week #SundaySupper is giving you an amazing array of recipes that allow you to do just that.  And I have a hearty and comforting, but still light and healthy Chicken… 

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Wayback Wednesday – Slow-Cooker Tomato Veggie Sauce with Sausages

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Yum The Bug was out of school for a week after his surgery, so I don’t have a full week school lunches to share.  So I am bringing back Wayback Wednesday, which I did a few weeks back.  This week I am bringing back an early recipe form the blog, but one that will make… 

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{#glutenfree} Pumpkin Swirl Pecan Crumb Cake for #SundaySupper Fall Foods

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Yum #SundaySupper is celebrating the flavors of fall this week.  Creamy swirls of pumpkin, warm spices, and a maple drizzle bring the taste and aroma of autumn to this nutty Gluten-Free Pumpkin Swirl Pecan Crumb Cake. (P.S. – this gluten-free cake isn’t made with a laundry list of crazy ingredients to replace the flour –… 

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Homemade No-Churn Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Cake

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Yum Peanut butter ripples through a peanut butter flavored, peanut butter cup-studded ice cream, topped with chocolate ganache, and covered with fresh whipped cream.  And you only need seven simple ingredients and don’t even need an ice cream maker to make this Homemade, No-Churn Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Cake! Yum

The Bug’s Ultimate {Healthier} Funky Monkey Chocolate Cupcakes for #OXOGoodCupcake

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Yum It’s time to #BakeaDifference with OXO and Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, and The Bug and I wanted to spread the word and share a cupcake with all of his sweet faves.  These are The Bug’s Ultimate {Healthier} Funky Monkey Chocolate Cupcakes! Yum

Asian-Inspired Sesame Pineapple Chicken Salad

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Yum Disclaimer: Yoplait provided samples of the Yoplait Greek yogurt.  As always, all opinions are my own. Looking for a dinner you can prepare ahead of time so the family can grab some when they are running in and out between work, school, practices, activities, and meetings?  Or want to get ahead on lunch prep… 

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Easy Beef Tacos and Spaghetti Squash with Salsa & Queso Fresco (@CookingPlanit Review Part 1)

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Yum Disclaimer: I was provided with a set of T-fal cookware to use and review, a set to give away, as well as the full version of the Cooking Planit iPad app to use and review.  As always, all opinions are my own. Do you want to go to one place to plan your dinner… 

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Carrot Cake & Zucchini Bread “Sushi” for #Lunchbox #SundaySupper

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Yum Every Wednesday, I show you what’s in The Bug’s lunchbox, and today #SundaySupper is doing the same.  If you’ve see some of my What’s In The Lunchbox Wednesday posts, you’ve seen variations on these, so now here’s the recipe for Carrot Cake & Zucchini Bread “Sushi”. Yum

Banilla Nutella Frozen Yogurt Pops – August #ImprovChallenge

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Yum Disclaimer: Yoplait provided travel accommodations and samples of the Yoplait Greek yogurt.  As always, all opinions are my own. There are those that love vanilla, and those that just can’t live without chocolate  But this month for the Improv Challenge, we’ve got both “Vanilla & Chocolate“.  Not one to leave well enough alone with… 

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt Bars with @YoplaitGreek {#glutenfree}

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Yum Disclaimer: Yoplait provided travel accommodations and samples of the Yoplait Greek yogurt.  As always, all opinions are my own. After I told you all about my visit to General Mills Headquarters, and the new flavors of Yoplait Greek Blended, I’m sure you are all dying to know what I made in the Betty Crocker… 

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Cheesy Zucchini Hodge Podge for #FarmersMarket #SundaySupper

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Yum #SundaySupper is celebrating all the bounty of your local Farmers’ Market, and it is that time of year when you know you totally need more zucchini recipes. So I’ve got one for you – Cheesy Zucchini Hodge Podge!! Yum

General Tso Chicken Salad – Guest Post from Mom’s Test Kitchen

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Yum As I am easing back into the whole blogging thing, I have a few foodie friends taking an occasional turn in the Cupcakes & Kale Chips kitchen.  I can’t thank them enough.  Head on over to Pinterest, too, where I will be pinning all of these awesome recipes on my Guest Posts board, plus… 

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Peachy Pecan Chicken Salad – July #ImprovChallenge

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Yum Reunited, and it feels so good!  Yes, I’m back in the Improv Challenge!  And why the reference to cheesy music?  Well, this month’s theme is “Peaches & Herb” and I’ve got a sweet and savory Peachy Pecan Chicken Salad for you. Yum

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Walnut Zucchini Muffins – Guest Post from Sweet Twist of Blogging

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Yum While I am wrapped up with feeding an infant, changing diapers, feeding an always ravenous preschooler, putting in a Toy Story DVD, chasing the aforementioned preschooler while holding the aforementioned infant, and all the other insanity that comes along with a new baby, my foodie friends are taking turns in the Cupcakes & Kale… 

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Garlic & Lime – Guest Post from Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker

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Yum While I am wrapped up with feeding an infant, changing diapers, feeding an always ravenous preschooler, putting in a Toy Story DVD, chasing the aforementioned preschooler while holding the aforementioned infant, and all the other insanity that comes along with a new baby, my foodie friends are taking turns in the Cupcakes & Kale… 

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Avocado Quinoa Salad – Guest Post from Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen

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Yum While I am wrapped up with feeding an infant, changing diapers, feeding an always ravenous preschooler, putting in a Toy Story DVD, chasing the aforementioned preschooler while holding the aforementioned infant, and all the other insanity that comes along with a new baby, my foodie friends are taking turns in the Cupcakes & Kale… 

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Mediterranean Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes with @FloridaTomatoes

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Yum If there is one thing we Jersey Girls know, it isn’t big hair or “what exit” or Snooki… It’s Tomatoes!  And these Mediterranean Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes might just be one of the most perfect tomato recipes ever! Yum

Bacon, Pear & Smoked Gouda Panini – Guest Post from The Tasty Fork

Awesome flavor combo! Pear, Bacon & Smoked Gouda Panini. Recipe created by The Tasty Fork

Yum While I am wrapped up with feeding an infant, changing diapers, feeding an always ravenous preschooler, putting in a Toy Story DVD, chasing the aforementioned preschooler while holding the aforementioned infant, and all the other insanity that comes along with a new baby, my foodie friends are taking turns in the Cupcakes & Kale… 

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Slow-Cooker Mongolian Beef Stew – March #ImprovChallenge

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Yum My slow-cooker and I, well lately, we go together like peas & carrots… Which is exactly what you find in this Slow-Cooker Mongolian Beef Stew.  Why?!  Well, because it’s Improv Challenge day, and peas & carrots is our theme this month. Yum