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Skinny Turkey Tetrazzini: Healthy Thanksgiving Leftovers

Warm your tummies on Black Friday with this kid-friendly Skinny Turkey Tetrazzini: For the first time in the 15 years I’ve known my now-husband, we get to host Thanksgiving dinner this year! Which means we get to benefit directly from the second-best part of Thanksgiving dinner, after the meal itself: enjoying the leftovers! But since …

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Best Morning Oatmeal Recipes, Quick & Healthy

Fall has finally come to our neck of the woods. Which means that Essie and I are back to eating oatmeal most mornings for breakfast. If you think oatmeal is too fussy for a quick weekday breakfast, think again. Not only is oatmeal extremely filling and satisfying, but it’s also super-healthy when you make it …

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Chilaquiles (Breakfast Nachos): Fun DIY Breakfast for Kids

Does your family enjoy exploring new cultures through their foods? We do. Trying the local cuisine is always tops on my vacation list. Likewise, whenever I return somewhere I’ve visited or lived, I cannot wait to taste my local favorites again. Among my guilty pleasures whenever I visit Mexico is a plate of chilaquiles (CHEE-la-KEY-lays) …

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Need Comfort Food Fast? Try Kitchen-Sink Soup

This Quick and Easy Dinner Recipe is the Ultimate in Easy Soup Recipes: As in, “everything but the kitchen sink soup.” In other words, this is another super-flexible recipe that can help clear out your fridge and eat up your leftovers. Throw together a round of these on the side, and you’ve got dinner on …

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Reinventing Leftovers For Dinner: My Family’s Favorite Hash

Want quick and easy dinner recipes for your family? This is my favorite: I like using up leftovers from the fridge for dinner. Ever since I was a student working my way through school, I’ve challenged myself on a regular basis to invent dinner out of whatever we have on hand in the house. Not …

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Why Frozen Grapes are THE Best Summer Snack

My kids’ fave munchies for hot summer days? Hands-down, frozen grapes. I first came across this idea a couple of years before I actually tried it, and I only wish I’d tried it sooner. My hesitation is simple to explain: I assumed the grapes would freeze into little rocks that I’d then have to thaw …

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