Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds is a fall tradition!  When you carve your pumpkins, roast the seeds in the oven for a festive, crispy, delicious snack.

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds is a fall tradition!  When you carve your pumpkins, roast the seeds in the oven for a festive, crispy, delicious snack.

One of my favorite things about Halloween is carving pumpkins.  My husband and I have made a tradition of carving them together every year, even before we had kids.  It's super fun and festive and something I really look forward to doing when October rolls around.

As much as I love pumpkin carving, it's not just the jack-o-lantern you get from the pumpkin that I love.  It's all about the seeds!  You know, all of the dozens and dozens of seeds you scoop out with the pumpkin pulp that usually gets thrown in the trash.

Don't throw them away!  Those little seeds are not only edible, but absolutely delicious!  If you are throwing them away, you are really missing out on the best part of the pumpkin.
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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Shredded Turkey

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Shredded Turkey is a silky, smooth, and comforting soup that is elevated by topping it with shredded turkey, sour cream, and a sprinkling of fresh herbs.

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Shredded Turkey is a silky, smooth, and comforting soup that is elevated by topping it with shredded turkey, sour cream, and a sprinkling of fresh herbs.

There are certain recipes that just scream fall.  This soup is definitely one of them!  To me, butternut squash has the taste of fall, the color of fall, and goes perfectly with hearty and comforting roasts as a side dish.  I picture eating butternut squash on chilly nights when you want your food to warm you up.

For this soul-satisfying soup, butternut squash takes the spotlight.  It is roasted in the oven until it is gorgeously caramelized, blended until it's silky smooth, and then paired with earthy onions and garlic.

It's smooth, savory, and absolutely fantastic.
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Chipped Beef and Onion Dip

This post first appeared over at Real Housemoms where I'm a contributor.

Chipped Beef and Onion Dip, served in a bread bowl, is a creamy hot dip that is full of thinly sliced beef and golden caramelized onions.  It's the perfect dip for a party!

Chipped Beef and Onion Dip, served in a bread bowl, is a creamy hot dip that is full of thinly sliced beef and golden caramelized onions.  It's the perfect dip for a party!

Our family has been making this dip for years. It’s one of those recipes that everyone requests I make when we have parties. It’s a recipe that I’ve made so many times that I really don’t even need a recipe to make it anymore. That’s the kind of well-loved recipe that you should write down, am I right? I decided it was finally time to put pen to paper, or rather, fingers to keys so that future generations of my family (and you!) can enjoy it for years to come.
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Avocado Fudgesicles

This post first appeared over at Real Housemoms where I am a contributor.  Avocado Fudgesicles are a creamy, chocolaty, guilt-free treat made with just five ingredients that you can feel good about eating!


Things are really heating up around here with the arrival of summer. And by heating up, I mean the long summer days are hot, hot, HOT! Our days are full of fun in the sun, splashing in the pool, and cooling off with frozen treats like these Avocado Fudgesicles.

Yep, you read that right. I said avocado. Now, I know what you're thinking. How on earth can avocado and fudgesicle possible go together in the same recipe? Keep an open mind here and let me explain!
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One Pan Sausage and Creamy Pesto Pasta

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One Pan Sausage and Creamy Pesto Pasta is a cheesy, hearty, family-friendly, one pan wonder that is on the table in just 20 minutes!

One Pan Sausage and Creamy Pesto Pasta from The Two Bite Club is a cheesy, hearty, family-friendly dinner that is on the table in just 20 minutes and cooks in just one pan! #OnePanPronto @walmart #ad

Can I be honest with you?  I'm kind of glad that summer is coming to a close.  When school first lets out for the summer, we celebrate by sleeping in in the morning, packing our days full of fun in the sun, and we stay up extra late just because we can.

It's fun to make summertime memories around the pool with the fam, but by the time September rolls around, this momma is ready to get back to the structure and routine that comes with fall and the start of a new school year.  I thrive on order, planning, and lists (Type A much?), so I welcome back-to-school with open arms.

My job as the stay-at-home mom (best job ever, btw) is to make sure that my kiddos are ready to take on the new year with confidence.  That means I need to make sure they are well loved, well rested, and well fed.  To help make that happen, I like to fill my weekly dinner menu with hearty, fast, and delicious meals so that the kids can get bathed and in bed at a decent hour.
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Mason Jar Veggies and Dip

By reusing a small plastic cup and a wide mouth mason jar, you can have an easy, healthy snack to go!  I just love this Mason Jar Veggies and Dip!

By reusing a small plastic cup and a wide mouth mason jar, you can have an easy, healthy snack to go!

Okay, y'all.  This isn't a recipe.  It's more like a really, really good idea that I just had to share.  Good thing it's my blog and I can share whatever the heck I want.  Got to love being a #girlboss!

So, here it is.  Get ready, because this is life-changing.

Did you know that a small plastic cup, you know, like the ones you get when you buy individual packages of applesauce or fruit cups, well...they fit perfectly into a 16-ounce wide mouth mason jar.

BAM!  How cool is that?!  Very cool, I tell you.
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Two-Ingredient Pizza Dough

Two simple ingredients are all you need to make this no-rise homemade pizza dough.  Just mix, roll out, top, and bake!

Two simple ingredients are all you need to make this no-rise homemade pizza dough.  Just mix, roll, top, and bake!

So, who's on Pinterest?  Oh, oh, oh...me, me, me!  I am a pinning fool.  I can get lost browsing and pinning for hours.  Like, for real.  There's just some much good stuff going on over there!

Pinterest = virtual pinboard for collecting links to oodles of content on the internet.  I'm saying this like you might not know what Pinterest is, which is doubtful, but you never know.  Not everyone is a psycho about it as I am.  Here're my Pinterest boards.  Go check 'em out and give me a like if you're so inclined.  I share tons of fab stuff!

Aaaanyway, Pinterest is where I first found out about this magical two-ingredient pizza dough.  It caught my eye because, hello, just two ingredients.  I mean, how could that work, right?  Can you really make pizza dough with just two ingredients?
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Peach Yogurt Pops

Peach Yogurt Pops are a sweet 3-ingredient frozen treat made with juicy fresh peaches and creamy Greek yogurt.

Peach Yogurt Pops are a light and sweet 3-ingredient treat made with juicy fresh peaches and creamy Greek yogurt.

Popsicles are one of my favorite treats to make for the kids.   Making popsicles requires very little effort and the kiddos think they are getting something super special when I pull them out of the freezer.  What I love about that is, while they are thinking they are getting dessert, I know that the popsicles I make are usually filled with all kinds of good things like fresh fruit and yogurt.  Win!

These pops feature my girl's favorite...peaches!  I paired the fresh peaches with my fave Greek yogurt.  I always buy the whole milk 10% milkfat plain yogurt and I am seriously obsessed with it.  I buy the big tub and use it for everything!  It's perfect with granola and honey, salt and pepper as a dip, or as a simple sour cream substitute.  Since it has no sweetener, I added a bit of powdered sugar to the mix to give the pops just the right flavor.

They came out super creamy thanks to the yogurt and perfectly sweet thanks to the peaches and sugar.  Blend, freeze, eat, enjoy!
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Frozen Banana Daiquiri

Ths post first appeared over at Real Housemoms where I am a contributor.  A Frozen Banana Daiquiri made two kinds of rum and frozen bananas is a taste of the tropics that is perfect for summertime sipping!

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If there's one thing I always have stocked in my freezer, it's bananas.  Whenever I come across bananas that are marked down in price, I scoop up as many as my freezer space will allow.  I am, admittedly, slightly obsessed with discount bananas.

You might be wondering why I love frozen bananas so much. Well, that answer is easy. Frozen bananas make the most amazing frozen sweet treats ever! Did you know that if you process frozen bananas in a food processor that it comes out just like soft serve ice cream? Uh, yeah. It’s like magic. Delicious healthy ice cream magic. I make a ton of that Frozen Banana Ice Cream and banana smoothies for the kids all summer long and they LOVE it!
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Lean Bean Salad

This Lean Bean Salad is the easiest to make no-cook side dish out there featuring two kinds of beans, red onions, parmigiano-reggiano cheese, and fresh herbs all tossed in a sweet and zippy dressing.

This Lean Bean Salad is the easiest to make no-cook side dish out there featuring two kinds of beans, red onions, parmigiano-reggiano cheese, and fresh herbs all tossed in a sweet and zippy dressing.

I've been browsing through some of my cookbooks lately and I came across this recipe in one of my older books that I haven't opened in years.  I had dog-eared the pages of the recipes that had struck my interest many many years ago.  What's funny is that this isn't one of the recipes I had bookmarked.

My tastes have definitely changed as the years have gone by.  Back when I was dog-earing cookbook pages, I would have neve eaten a garbanzo bean.  Honestly, I thought they looked funny, like little brains or something, and I just had a mental block abut eating them.

Now, however, I think that garbanzo beans (also known as chickpeas) are the bees knees!  I LOVE them!
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Lemon Fluff Fruit Dip

Lemon Fluff Dip is a sweet and creamy two-ingredient dip that is the perfect way to make your simple fruit tray extraordinary!


The other day, my husband came home with a monster tub of fluff, as in, marshmallow fluff.  Considering we haven't bought fluff in, oh, I don't know, a million years, I was kind of surprised when he impulse bought the big tub instead of the little one.

His way of thinking is always the same, though.  If you can get more product for less money per ounce, always buy bigger.  "Save money buying in bulk," he says, which is a concept I am completely on board with, but my goodness that was a lot of marshmallow.
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Flourless Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Flourless Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins are made with a batter that has no flour, no butter, and no oil and is mixed together in your blender instead of a mixer.  They are moist, delicious, and could pass for breakfast or dessert!

Flourless Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins are made with a batter that has no flour, no butter, and no oil and is mixed together in your blender instead of a mixer.  They are moist, delicious, and could pass for breakfast or dessert!

You know what I love?  I love when a muffin has a nice, round, poofy top.  Big fan of a robust muffin top over here.  It's so disappointing when you try to bake up a nice treat in your muffin tin and it ends up all flat and sad. Muffins with no muffin top shouldn't even call themselves muffins.

I was so so happy when I flipped on the oven light while these particular muffins were baking because they popped right up with gorgeous chocolate studded domes!

Just look at that picture up there.  That top is poppin'.
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