Poppy Seed Chicken

Add this easy Poppy Seed Chicken recipe to your list of weeknight dinner ideas! 🙂

I’ve been rather quiet on the blog this week, as there are other things that have held my attention.  A big part of it is that, *drumroll*, we are moving!  The next few weeks are going to involve a bit of packing (thankfully we don’t have very much stuff), so my posting frequency on this blog may slow down a little until after we’re settled into our temporary living situation before our new house is finished.  I’m excited though, partly because I’m going to have a dishwasher in the new house!  Woohoo!  (That may sound silly, but I am grateful for dishwashers and will never take them for granted again.)

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Sugar Cookie Sandwiches

Super soft and chewy sugar cookies are put together with fluffy frosting to make delicious Sugar Cookie Sandwiches.

A couple of times a year, I go to the mall.  My version of shopping at the mall usually involves walking around briskly without buying much of anything.  But one place where I usually like to stop is the Great American Cookies shop.  Reason being, they have cookie sandwiches (whaaattt?)

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Oregano Chicken Burgers

Healthy Chicken Burgers – juicy and full of favor.  I even snuck in some rolled oats for extra nutrition. 🙂

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!  When I was a kid, I loved Valentine’s Day.  I was homeschooled, and my siblings and I knew that on Valentine’s Day morning there would be a mini heart-shaped box of chocolates waiting on each desk before school.  Those chocolates were a special something I always looked forward to.  Oh, that and the fact that my dad usually bought my mom a huge box of chocolates.  (It had to be huge because she would invariably end up sharing…woohoo!)

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Apple Oatmeal Muffins

A delicious and healthy breakfast idea – these muffins are made with whole wheat flour, lots of oats, fresh apples, and Greek yogurt.

Most of the time I don’t mind getting out of bed early, but this morning was one of those “I’m dragging a little” mornings.  The fatigue might be explained by the series of very strange dreams I had last night, which I am now unable to remember.  It is amazing what kind of scenarios my mind is capable of creating while I’m asleep.  I’ve been a spy in multiple wars, a ninja, a brave explorer, a detective (think Sherlock Holmes), and all manner of other interesting personalities over the years.

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Marbled Blonde & Chocolate Brownies with Salted Caramel

These delicious Blonde & Chocolate Brownies are made from scratch – no store bought mixes – and drizzled with salted caramel.  Add some fun sprinkles to make them perfect for any holiday!

Ta da!  Marbled Blonde & Chocolate Brownies with Salted Caramel!  I made these epic brownies for dessert yesterday, and I was a little excited about it. 😀  Instead of waiting to share the recipe next week, I decided to go ahead and post it today.

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Plum Pudding Cake

A slightly healthier dessert option – this Plum Pudding Cake is made with whole wheat flour and is free of butter or refined sugar.  The cake has a cinnamony pudding layer topped with a cake-like layer that is crispy golden around the edges – add the fresh plums and you have a dessert that tastes great on its own or with a little ice cream. 🙂

Happy dessert Friday!  (Or at least that’s what usually happens around our house.)  I am planning to work on a really fun new Valentine’s Day dessert recipe later today, but right now it’s time to stop for a second and share this somewhat “healthified” Plum Pudding Cake from last week. 😉

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Crispy Cheese Breadsticks

Made with whole wheat flour, cheddar cheese, and olive oil, these baked cheese breadsticks are perfectly crispy. 🙂

How the Crispy Cheese Breadsticks came about:  I was flipping through my recipe box looking for some new dinner ideas, and I found a crumpled up piece of paper with scribbles on it.  After staring at the paper for a few minutes, I was able to decipher the foreign language (aka my handwriting), and the recipe below is what it said.  For the benefit of any readers, I have typed up the recipe rather than posting a picture of the paper covered with creases and scribbles of the unknown language that only I can (occasionally) understand.

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Slow Cooker Zesty Tomato Bean Soup

This hearty and flavorful vegetarian tomato bean soup is made in the slow cooker.

Good afternoon!  I almost said good morning and then realized how late it is.  I’m dragging a little.  Ever since I had the flu about a month ago, I haven’t felt quite back to normal.  It’s not terrible, but after a few days of arguing with myself I decided it’s better to be safe than sorry.  Therefore, I betook myself to the clinic this morning, and the conversation went something like this:

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