• Whole30 shopping list for your must have kitchen essentials to make your challenge easy and tasty. These kitchen gadgets will make creating your homemade dressings, mayo, ranch, sauces and soups seamless. This is a lifestyle change not a diet so make the investment in the best kitchen tools to set yourself up for success. #whole30 #kitchen #musthave #shoppinglist #cleaneating #appliances
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    9 Whole30 Gadgets Essential for Success

    Another week done of the Whole30 challenge. I have mixed emotions about it. A lot of the changes that we’ve made have gotten easier. Pulling together a full breakfast, adjusting my coffee to a non-sweetened creamer (don’t get me wrong, I still miss my Ripple Vanilla creamer), not having mac and cheese as an easy side dish. There were parts of this week though that were infinitely harder than the first 7 days. Pizza night this week was torture. I miss having a bowl of popcorn while the girls are napping and I get some work done. I MISS WINE. One thing that helped me get through it was to…

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    Whole30 Week 1 Recap With Meal Plan

    Whole30 week 1 is done  and I’m pretty proud of ourselves. It was hard but it’s worth it so far. If you missed it, you can read why we decided to do the Whole30 Challenge here. This post contains some affiliate links – meaning if you click through the links and buy anything, the retailer will pay me a small commission at no additional cost to you! I never link to anything that I haven’t actually used.  Whole30 Week 1 Recap Prep – I laid our a very detailed plan for this week. I have spread sheets and shopping lists. We went to Costco and our local Sprouts, the fridge…

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    Patriotic 4th of July Dessert

    This 4th of July Dessert was a staple in our house growing up. It’s quick and easy and somewhat on the healthy side – unlike our family favorite Pistachio Delight. The Jello, fruit, and Angel Food Cake makes this a light, refreshing summer dessert. Patriotic, festive, and perfect for any holiday BBQ. This post contains some affiliate links – meaning if you click through the links and buy anything, the retailer will pay me a small commission at no additional cost to you! I never link to anything that I haven’t actually used.  4th of July Dessert What I love about this dessert is that it uses fruit that is…

  • The only homemade guacamole recipe that you will need. Simple, easy, versatile and kid friendly. This authentic Mexican recipe makes a great dip, appetizer, condiment or side dish for any dinner, potluck or party. Perfect for Cinco de Mayo, Fourth of July or summer BBQ. Easy storing instructions and tips on how to shop for avocados. #recipe #guacamole #entertaining #avocado #appetizer
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    The Only Guacamole Recipe You Need

    This post contains some affiliate links – meaning if you click through and purchase, I receive a small commission from the retailer at no additional cost to you. I would never link to anything I don’t actually use.  I have a giant love affair with avocados so it’s only natural that I have an easy, go-to recipe for guacamole. Having lived in Arizona and Southern California for 20 years, I’ve had my fair share of really great guacamole, and it’s surprisingly so simple to make if you have fresh ingredients. Guacamole Secret The secret to great guacamole is in the avocados and it all starts at your grocery store. There…

  • Easy, layered, no bake pistachio dessert that is both sweet and salty with a whipped topping. Perfect for Easter Bruch, Mother's Day Brunch, St Patrick's day or just a summer BBQ. Can be made nut-free! #dessert #pistachio #nobake #allergyfriendly #recipe
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    Pistachio Delight an Easy No-Bake Dessert

    Pistachio Delight dessert was a childhood favorite in our house and it’s the one dessert that my friends will request that I bring to parties. It’s a pistachio dessert with a Ritz cracker crust. It’s so simple, no-bake and so very good. I still get texts from old friends asking me for my mom’s recipe. Just like my chili and chicken soup, this dessert is super nostalgic for me, it’s a great treat to bring for an Easter or Mother’s Day brunch, a festive St. Patty’s Day dinner or just a summer BBQ. This post contains some affiliate links – meaning if you click through the links and buy anything, the…

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    Cheesy Stuffed Meatloaf

    Cheesy stuffed meatloaf is one of my family’s favorite dinners. Growing up, our comfort foods where soup and chili but meatloaf was always a good comforting meal. I know I’ve stumbled on something good when even my Mom calls me to make sure she’s making my recipe right. I’m a bit of a traditionalist when it comes to meatloaf and I usually serve it with mashed potatoes. Since I’m trying to watch my carb intake, I’ve made this with mashed cauliflower and it’s just as good. Seriously, you wouldn’t even know it’s not mashed potatoes. Or, if there are any leftovers, I just go for a super low carb snack…