Mint Chocolate Chip Glazed Popcorn

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It’s April 1st, and I made you ice cream… APRIL FOOLS!!! While this may remind you of sunny day ice cream treats and is super fun to make and eat with your kids (or for yourself), it’s actually a healthy snack. Popcorn is a whole grain and naturally gluten free, and the glaze is easily… 

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Green Smoothie

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Who doesn’t love a good peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Then why not combine the yummy flavors of a classic PB&J – berries and, of course, peanut butter – with another kid favorite – smoothies – to give your little (or big) ones all kinds of nutrition from protein-packed Greek yogurt and vitamin-rich spinach or… 

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{healthier} Glazed Mexican Chocolate Popcorn

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Planning a movie date night in with your sweetie? Need a crunchy, sweet snack that had a bit of chocolate and just a little kick to spice things up? And as an added bonus, it’s healthy, whole grains, gluten free, and can easily be made vegan. Get ready to dig in to a (guilt-free) bowl… 

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Bourbon Pecan Chocolate Popcorn for #SundaySupper

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As we come to the close of 2013, for #SundaySupper this week, we are sharing recipes inspired by our Reflections & Resolutions – looking back on 2013 and ahead to 2014 and the occasions and events we celebrated, accomplishments we achieved, things we want to change or improve, and what we have planned. For my… 

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Chai Tea Abominable Snow Buddies for #SundaySupper

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#SundaySupper is definitely in the holiday spirit this week, with an entire menu of recipes inspired by our favorite seasonal movies, TV shows and songs. One of my favorites this time of year is the classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and what could be better than curling up to watch everyone’s favorite band of Christmas… 

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Key Lime Pie Muddy Buddies – December Improv Challenge

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We’re back for another Improv Challenge, and I love that instead of going with something stereotypically “late December”, like eggnog or peppermint or gingerbread, we are all whipping up recipes using Lime & White Chocolate! I decided to make pie. Only a whole lot easier. All the flavor of the classic Key Lime Pie in… 

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Maple Walnut Sweet Potato Hummus and a Vitamix #Giveaway

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You saw it in The Bug’s lunchbox on Facebook.  I gave you a sneak peek on Instagram.  Everyone’s been clamoring for it.  And no, I’m not talking about the free blender (though more on that in a minute).  It’s a sweet and savory autumn twist on everyone’s favorite, perfect for lunch or a snack.  It’s Maple… 

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Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Smoothie (with optional “Green”)

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Mmm, chocolaty goodness, pumpkin spiciness, creamy, dreamy, and yet totally healthy enough for breakfast – this Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Smoothie is all of the above!  Add the optional “green” and you get two veggies before you even walk out the door in the morning.

Mama Monday: Easy Halloween Treats with @GeneralMills Monster Cereals and @YoplaitGreek

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Disclaimer: Yoplait provided samples of the Yoplait Greek yogurt and General Mills provided samples of the Monster Cereals.  As always, all opinions are my own. Do you want some quick and easy Halloween treats you can make with your kids, whether you want goodies for one kid or twenty?  Just a few ingredients plus General… 

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What’s in the Lunchbox Wednesday – {Gluten Free} Cheddar Crackers for #BackToSchoolWeek

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We interrupt you from your regularly scheduled peek inside The Bug’s lunchbox for Day 3 of #BackToSchoolWeek, and I’ve got an alternative to those Goldfish and Cheez-Its with some {Gluten Free} Cheddar Crackers.  But don’t let the “gluten free” scare you off – no crazy flours or funky ingredients.  Trust me on this one…

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

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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 Chips… 

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Vanilla Donuts with Blueberry Lemon Glaze – Guest Post from Je suis alimentageuse

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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 Chips… 

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Peanut Butter Butterscotch Popcorn – Guest Post from The Doctorate Housewife

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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 Chips… 

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Buffalo Bacon Blue Dip

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First it is Back to School with no time to cook, so many folks resort to fast food, then we roll into Halloween candy and Thanksgiving, well, umm, everything (mmm, pie).  Next December rolls around, and fuhgeddaboutit (I’m from Jersey, I can use that phrase).  January arrives and we are all just getting our healthy… 

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Banana Nut Bread Granola Bars – January #ImprovChallenge (#glutenfree)

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“Daddy, are you hungry?”  “Yes, I am hungry.”  “Are you gonna have a baaaarrr?”  “Yes, I am going to have a bar.”  “Can I have some?”  “Yes, I’ll save you a bite.”  “Can I have the one with chocolate?”  Ugh!!

Spiced Almonds – A #SundaySupper New Year’s Potluck with @Emeril Preview

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Sorry!  I know over the past few months, you may have come to expect new recipes on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  But it is the holidays, and I am BEAT!!  Of course, that doesn’t mean I don’t want to share some yumminess with you.  So I thought I would give you a little preview of #SundaySupper… 

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Pumpkin Maple Spice Granola Bars – #SundaySupper Gifts from the Kitchen (#gluten free #vegan)

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Oh, I am too excited for words!!  MY.FIRST.NEW.RECIPE.SINCE.JULY!!!!!  And it is for a #SundaySupper.  So happy to be rejoining that wonderful group, and returning to the blogosphere after an extended absence.  We will talk more about that in the days and weeks and months to come.  But for now – Christmas!! I know I know… 

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Brie, Mango Chutney and Walnut Quesadillas – A Guest Post from Paula of Vintage Kitchen Notes

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Hi friends! I am very busy chilling poolside with a cocktail or lounging on the sand or frolicking in the waves in Virginia Beach. OK, truthfully I am probably carrying The Bug around the pool trying to teach him to swim, chasing him on the sand, trying to keep him from crying from the waves,… 

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Kid-Friendly Guacamole

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So I know that I already included this recipe with the Mexican Black Bean & Quinoa Burgers, so I suppose this post is sort of a cop out.  But, you know, sometimes life happens… And summer happens… And wine happens… And ice cream happens… And potty-training happens… And this is all within the past week… 

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Honey and Sea Salt Peanut Butter

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So you probably know  by now that I am obsessed with peanut butter.  So I knew I had to try making my own.  Right around the same time, I won a Ninja blender and was contemplating my candy recipe for this month’s First on the First.  What a perfect opportunity to give this a shot!… 

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Peanut Butter Cups for Grown-Ups (or kids too!) – #FirstOnTheFirst

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First, let me apologize if this post is choppy or incoherent.  I am writing it in the car on my way home from our vacation in Vermont while The Bug, who only slept for an hour, versus his usual 2 1/2 to 3 hour nap, repeatedly throws his blankie and water then whines about needing… 

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Chocolate-Covered Cheesecake Strawberries – June #RecipeRedux

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This is only my third month participating, but the Recipe ReDux is turning 1!  To celebrate, this month we are all posting “Small Bites to Celebrate a Big Event”, following on the latest restaurant dessert trend – mini sweet treats.  So that means that you can sample one from each of the ReDux participants and not… 

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Strawberry Banana Coconut Smoothie (GF and Vegan) – Mom’s Crazy Cooking Challenge

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Crazy Cooking Challenge Day is one of my favorite days of the month in the blog world.  I like to see everyone’s take on the same theme.  The Crazy Cooking Challenge from Moms Crazy Cooking is a monthly blog  hop where all of the participants post a recipe that they have made from another blog, based on… 

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Chai Tea Smoothie – Holiday Recipe Club

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It’s  Holiday Recipe Club time again!!  The Holiday Recipe Club is a blog hop centered around holiday recipes, and trying to inspire people to come up with something different than their usual holiday fare.  So each month, participants are given a list of a few ingredients.  They must then come up with a holiday recipe that… 

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