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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Cinnamon Roll Protein Shake

This post is sponsored by Genuine Thermos® Brand.  With the addition of just a few simple ingredients, a Cinnamon Roll Protein Shake made in a Shaker Bottle takes your post-workout shake from dull to delicious!


Do you workout?  I'm one of those people who goes through periods of working out regularly, then I will usually take a little while off.

Most recently, I've been feeling great about keeping my body moving and committing to 3-4 pretty good workouts a week.  Nothing too crazy, but I like to really get my heart pumping for at least 25 minutes for each workout.  When I do, I feel stronger, I sleep better, and I have to admit, I like what I see in the mirror a whole lot more.
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Caesar-Style Spiralized Broccoli with Blistered Tomatoes

Caesar-Style Spiralized Broccoli with Blistered Tomatoes transforms broccoli stalks into a delicious side dish topped with garlicky homemade caesar dressing, pan seared tomatoes, croutons, and parmesan cheese.

Caesar-Style Spiralized Broccoli with Blistered Tomatoes transforms broccoli stalks into a delicious side dish topped with garlicky caesar dressing, pan seared tomatoes, croutons, and parmesan cheese.

I am so excited about this recipe on so many levels.  First, I love me some broccoli. Nine times out of ten, it's my first veggie of choice.

Not only do I love the florets, I'm a big fan of the stalks, too!  Just in case you didn't already know, broccoli stalks are totally yummy and such a waste to just throw away. That is pretty exciting stuff for a broccoli lover like me.
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Bacon Ranch Tortellini Salad

This post is sponsored by Litehouse.  This Bacon Ranch Tortellini Salad is a party perfect pasta salad that pairs cheese-filled tortellini with fresh veggies, cheddar cheese, cool ranch dressing, and lots of crisp crumbled bacon. Tracking Pixel

Bacon Ranch Tortellini Salad is a party perfect pasta salad that pairs cheese-filled tortellini with fresh veggies, cheddar cheese, cool ranch dressing, and lots of crisp crumbled bacon! SeeTheLight AD

Here we are smack dab in the middle of summer.  How did that happen already?  Time is flying this year and I'm trying my best to take advantage of every opportunity to entertain and enjoy family and friends.  Summertime is for cookouts and reunion-style family get-togethers, am I right?!

There are few things I enjoy more that hosting a party and showing my love to friends and family by cooking lots of yummy food.  I'm sure you've heard the old saying, The way to one's heart is through their stomach, right?  I swear it's true!
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Grilled Shrimp Parmesan Zucchini Boats

This post is sponsored by Bertolli®.  Put a creative twist on your next cookout with these Grilled Shrimp Parmesan Zucchini Boats!  They make a light and fresh summer meal featuring grilled zucchini filled with tender shrimp, fresh mozzarella cheese, and Bertolli Tomato & Basil Sauce.


Summer is finally in full swing and my husband and I have legit become grilling fools.  Truth be told, we're pretty agressive grillers year round (one of the perks of living in the sunshine state), but we really turn it on when those summer days get longer.

I like to head to Publix at least once to stock up on steaks, chicken, brats, and burgers to fuel our grilling obsession.  Lately, though, I've been thinking outside of the box and I've adopted the "grill everything" mentality.
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Grilled Summer Squash and Tomato Crostini

This post is sponsored by Kraft.  This Grilled Summer Squash and Tomato Crostini is the perfect summer appetizer featuring garden-fresh summer squash, tomatoes, and a Parmesan-herb cream cheese layered on a garlic toasted baguette.

This Grilled Summer Squash and Tomato Crostini is the perfect summer appetizer featuring garden-fresh summer squash, tomatoes, and a Parmesan-herb cream cheese layered on a garlic toasted baguette.

My husband and I have joked that it is impossible to live in Florida without a pool.

The humidity can be pretty brutal here in the sunshine state, but somehow, when there's a pool involved, no one seems to mind the heat quite so much.
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