Pumpkin White Cheddar Macaroni And Cheese

Pumpkin is almost synonymous with Fall. Jump on the bandwagon and add it to our classic macaroni and cheese for a bowl of truly rich and creamy comfort food. This Pumpkin White Cheddar Macaroni And Cheese is trendy, it’s in, it’s got pumpkin, and it’s just about the best thing to ever come out of a warm kitchen.

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Tiramisu Rice Pudding

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All the same indulgent flavors you love in a classic Tiramisu have been stirred into a creamy, healthy protein-packed rice pudding. It makes a great start to any day when it tastes like you’re eating dessert for breakfast, and with Tiramisu Rice Pudding that’s exactly what you get.

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Blueberry Cheesecake Snack Bites

Don’t wait until after dinner to have you dessert. With these Blueberry Cheesecake Snack Bites, you can have your cake for breakfast or as an afternoon indulgence and enjoy every last bite. Ditch the guilt, and grab one of these healthy snack bites when you need something filling that won’t weigh you, or your conscience down.

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Spinach, White Cheddar, Apple Salad with Nuts, Berries & A Honey-Cider Vinaigrette

While a few simple alterations and ingredient swaps could have this Spinach, White Cheddar, Apple Salad showing up in it’s Fall Sunday best, this version still says Spring to me– so that’s what I’m rolling with. Crisp, sliced apples, walnuts, berries, and shredded sharp white cheddar on a bed of fresh baby spinach. A homemade honey vinaigrette is drizzled over top and it’s all lovingly tossed together at the supper table into a complete meal in your salad bowl.

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3 Ingredient, No-Bake Apple ‘Protein’ Brownies

Every year the hubs and I go on a ski trip. It’s usually our mutual anniversary present to ourselves. This year, we decided that we were old enough, and grown enough, that we didn’t need a ‘vacation’ all to ourselves. We decided to make it a family affair, with all three older kids tagging along. For me, that also meant meal planning ahead of time, and even some cooking, because that ‘oops’ moment where you forgot to pack that one ingredient and now you can’t make dinner is a lot more expensive when your party goes from 2 to 5 people. And snacks. Oh my sweet Lord, the snacks! Every 30 minutes, one of my teens is crying they’re hungry, and if you don’t feed them right away? That Snickers commercial we’ve all seen? My hangry boys make that look like a caricature. So I made and brought snacks. As many snacky things as I could get my hands on. Thank God for the snacks! And that was part of the prayer/mantra I repeated while my knuckles were white because I was gripping the door handle so hard on the last hour leg of our trip to the ski resort this weekend.

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Black Pepper & Parmesan Kale Chips

It’s that time of year again for our older kids. We’re over half way through the school year, and the scheduling sheets are coming home for parental approval for their course load next year.We usually let the kids pick their own electives, making sure to talk to them abut why they’re interested in that, etc. It’s almost always a well-thought out decision, and thankfully not an ‘I heard it was an easy A’. Other than them actively considering their options, we do have two other requirements. One, that they take a foreign language in high school, whichever most appeals to them, and stick with it until they graduate. It’s an invaluable life-skill, and a great way to expose them to a different culture. Luckily, this rule’s never been a sticking point, and we’ve all learned a lot about Germany in just a few years. Turns out two of them have a knack for it.

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Crispy, Oven Baked Green Bean Fries

Have you ever had the opposite of a picky eater? A kid who from the get-go has eaten their greens and loved them too? I’m talking one of their first foods being salad, and the less dressing the better. Son # 4 would eat green beans like they were French fries. Something I, obviously, encouraged. And then I got to thinking, why not? Let’s just roll with that.

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