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Who LOVES Fall??

Seriously, I couldn’t be any happier that fall is just around the corner. I already have my canned pumpkin ready to be baked into delicious fall treats. Last weekend, we made pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin bread and a pumpkin shake too! Oh, it made my kitchen smell amazing!!!

Now, we want to spoil YOU and make sure you are ready for fall too with this AWESOME giveaway!!

I love coming together with friends, sharing laughs, and enjoying something baked fresh in the kitchen. There is nothing better. But fall is also the time when it gets really hard to follow our healthy lifestyle and we tend to gain a few extra pounds (eek).

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Slow cooker Balsamic Raspberry Chicken

Slow Cooker Balsamic Raspberry Chicken

This Slow Cooker Balsamic Raspberry Chicken recipe is full of French flavors that are delicate yet so flavorful. The raspberries add a mild sweetness to pair with the tangy balsamic vinegar. Together with tender chicken, these flavored were perfect tossed with spaghetti squash.

I’m not sure why this recipe would not get out of my head… it kept nagging at me “make me, make me, make me.” So I thought about the different flavors I was looking for. I really wanted raspberries and chicken together. I love a raspberry vinaigrette dressing on a simple chicken salad. My mind kept going to onions as well.

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DIY Make-Up Brush Cleaner

I’m not someone who wears make-up every day… most days you will find me with my hair in a pony-tail and just a little mascara. When I do wear make-up I LOVE using brushes!! I use them for my concealer, powders, even applying my favorite primer. I must admit that I didn’t know how I was supposed to clean my brushes at all!

When I started thinking about my brushes and keeping them clean… I started thinking about all the things that can live in them:

  • Old make-up
  • Dirt & debris
  • Bacteria
  • Oils
  • Dead skin cells

Eeewwwwww, YUCK!!!!

Okay, we HAVE to clean these brushes!!! But, there is no reason to run to harsh chemicals to clean them, I have my favorite all natural recipe that is super duper easy for keeping your brushes clean of all that yuck.

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Make At Home Insect Repellent

I LOVE SUMMERTIME!

Extra time with out of town family, swimming, biking, and lighting bugs, what’s not to like?!?!

Mosquitoes, that’s what!

Adam (and Aidalyn to a degree) have really bad reactions to insect bites and stings. It really can be an issue during the summer when you want to be having picnics, playing outside and having fun! Because the quickest way to ruin a picnic or fireworks is BUGS!!

So I went hunting for a simple and naturally based insect repellent that I could feel GOOD about having around my kids.

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My Current Smoothie ADDICTION!

Yummy!!! This recipe is SO delicious!

I’m a busy mom… and there are just some days that I don’t have time to eat – I know crazy, right!?!

Plus, there are just some days I need my chocolate fix and don’t want to ruin my diet. This mama needs some help!!

Enter in my current smoothie addiction!! Haha!

Thankfully, this addiction won’t ruin my diet or my blood sugar because it uses my favorite protein powder! I love it because it is only 100 calories per scoop and less than 1 gram of sugar. I love this stuff!

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Cucumber Tomato Avocado Relish

 

Salmon Cake Spinach Salad

I’ve shared previously with you my Waffle Iron Salmon Cake recipe using coconut flour like  Bob’s Red Mill Organic Coconut Flour.

Today I’m going to share an awesome relish that goes perfectly with the Salmon Cakes (or burgers or grilled chicken… the uses are endless!)

Cucumber Tomato Avocado Relish

This relish is a great compliment because of all the textures and flavors it adds to any dish.

The cucumber adds a nice crunch with a clean fresh flavor.

The tomato adds a mild sweetness.

The avocado adds a smooth, creamy texture to hold it all together.

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Low Carb Broccoli Tuna Casserole Bake

 

Low Carb Broccoli Tuna Casserole Bake

This Low Carb Broccoli Tuna Casserole Bake is a special request for my dad. He loves tuna casseroles and is really trying to eat healthier these days along with our whole family. I made a similar recipe for Thanksgiving that was just a broccoli casserole. This adds in some great protein from the tuna (or salmon) to get good Omega-3 fatty acids into your diet.

I love broccoli. I love it in casseroles, in stir-fries, and as a simple side dish. Broccoli is so healthy for your too, full of vitamins and minerals.

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Healthy Chicken a la King

healthy chicken a la king

Healthy Chicken a la King

 

I had a reader ask for a request recipe makeover: Chicken a la King. I felt up to the challenge to make this dish healthy. So I pulled out my Roshto Family Cookbook and found our family recipe. 

Chicken a la King Family recipe

It looked fairly simple overall. I did some digging online and looked at Food Network’s recipe and Allrecipes. Every Chicken a la King recipe I found was different.

The key ingredients seemed to be chicken, mushrooms, onions in a creamy seasoned sauce. Some recipes served with pasta while others served with biscuits.

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Whole Foods Valentine’s Day Round Up

Whole Foods Valentine's Day Recipe Round Up

Whole Foods Valentine’s Day Round Up

Valentine’s Day may be tomorrow, but you still have time to get your plans in order to make the day special for everyone. Here are some great recipes and ideas from all my friends across the web. Are you planning a special dinner? Maybe you need some tips for saving money this year? Do you want to bake something special for dessert? You will find everything you need right here for having the best Valentine’s Day yet.

I hope you enjoy this Valentine’s Day round up!

Valentine’s Date Ideas

acts of service, 5 love languages, serve your spouse, show your spouse you love them

6 Ways to Save this Valentine’s Day from Grassfed Mama

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Found it Fridays #1 Best of the Week

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Found It Fridays #1

Best of the Week 

Here on Found it Fridays, I’m going to take the opportunity to highlight and share some recipes or ideas that I have stumbled upon during the past week. I’m open to recipes, crafts, tips, anything goes! If it is something worthy to share, it is worthy of Found it Fridays. 

 1) Easy Low Carb Mozzarella Sticks

I love this recipe idea for easy low carb mozzarella sticks. I think that these would be perfect for a movie date at home  or an extra special treat for the kid’s snack. Mozzarella sticks are a childhood favorite of mine too! 

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