Italian Turkey Soup is incredibly lean, and comes together quickly (under 30 minutes start to finish) with lots of pantry staples.  You can use ground turkey (which includes dark and light meat and has a little more flavor) or ground turkey breast (which will be leaner).  Fresh ingredients like spinach leaves and grated parmesan make…

finished bowl of soup topped with cheese
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This spin on traditional chicken soup hits all the right notes with tender chicken and vegetables, hearty and comforting rice, and a finish of bright fresh lemon juice.  Lemon Chicken Soup with Rice is the comfort in a bowl! Try it with a grilled cheese sandwich, or a slice of crusty bread for dipping. Step…

chicken soup in a bowl
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This fresh cranberry salsa dip is sweet, tangy, and flavorful.  Fresh cranberries are whizzed up in a food processor with onions, cilantro, a hit of sugar, and lime juice.  It’s the most gorgeous color and our favorite way to serve it is to spread over room-temp cream cheese and spread on crackers!  It’s totally addicting…

Fresh Cranberry Salsa Dip
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Before I get into these delightful little cranberry-orange goat cheese bites, I wanted to mention my Instagram. We’ve gotten a number of concerned messages about my whereabouts. My Instagram is currently disabled; I was “cleaning house” with accounts that I followed and they decided that was suspicious and have disabled my account. I’m so sad…

Cranberry-Orange Goat Cheese Bites
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This holiday twist to a crowd-favorite is hands down one of my favorite treats!  Some people call them Muddy Buddies, some call it Puppy Chow, but everyone agrees that Chocolate Peppermint Chex Mix is a hit.  My version has a cool hit of peppermint and bits of crushed candy cane.  one of the greatest tricks…

Peppermint Chocolate Chex Mix
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Some might argue that the gravy is the most important thing on the table, because somehow it ends up on everything on your plate.  The simple steps in this tutorial will show you just how easy it is to make amazing homemade gravy from simple ingredients! Step 1: Make a Roux Basic gravy starts with…

gravy poured over potatoes
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Herb Roasted Turkey Breast is perfect for a weeknight dinner, or a smaller holiday meal. It also works really great for roast turkey sandwiches! I still remember the first Thanksgiving I spent with my husband on our own when we just had a little toddler and a baby.  I recreated everything my family of 6…

oven roasted turkey breast
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Oh, hey, everyone. It’s been a hot minute. We got completely busy with our Freezer Meal Guidebook  (which you definitely need as we move into the crazy busy holiday season). Throw in our families, school for me (teaching and learning…I’m tired, y’all), Sara’s been busy in her shop, and to top it all off, my…

Seasoned ramen noodles in a pan with a fried egg
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If you follow us on social media (Sara is here and I’m here) or are a member of our Facebook group, you have probably heard about our freezer meal guidebook that we’ve been hard at work on!   You can get your copy, here! So most of you know that I started teaching middle school last…

screenshot of freezer meal guide book
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There are a lot of things I love to do with fresh tomatoes, but on thing trumps them all: Oven Roasted Tomatoes. It’s a simple process, and my favorite thing to make with an abundance of tomatoes from the garden.  Tomatoes are simply cut, tossed with olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic, and slow roasted…

oven roasted tomatoes
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It’s back to school time, and at our house that means lots of peanut butter sandwiches!  Did you know PB&J sandwiches freeze really well?  I’ll often make a whole week’s worth and pop them in the freezer.  They can go right into lunch boxes still frozen and they’ll be perfect by lunch hour and keep…

peanut butter and jelly with fun toppings
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Earlier this year, I kept hearing about TikTok pasta. Feeling entirely too old to be on TikTok for anything other than animal videos, I largely ignored it. Besides, I was so busy with my first year of teaching (you know, during a global pandemic) and managing my kiddo’s scoliosis that, aside from being alarmed at…

fresh tomato and feta pasta in a bowl from our best bites
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