Hershey Chocolate Immersion Day


Back in July, I hopped on a plane and flew across the country (literally) to Hershey, Pennsylvania for a quick blogger trip with The Hershey Company  I got to visit the “Sweetest Place on Earth”, this chocolate lover’s dream  I was seven months pregnant, it was a whirlwind of a trip packed into just over 24 hours,… 

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Sinfully Rich Brownies (shhh…from a box mix)

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I have no problems using box mixes.  There, I said it.  They are my go to when I need a quick dessert.  Or when my intended dessert fails miserably and I need something FAST!  Like recently, when I spent two hours making cookies that sadly only made it to the garbage can.  All two dozen… 

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Feta-Avocado Turkey Burger Pitas

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Here’s a tasty Pita Burger to enjoy on this last (unofficial) day of summer.  Turkey burgers stuffed with feta cheese and avocado enjoyed in a tasty whole wheat pita with lettuce, tomato, and a cumin-mayo to give ‘em just a bit of kick.   If you prefer, you can serve these burgers on a plain… 

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Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pancakes

These pancakes taste like oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.       I think I’ve said it before, but I’m not so much of a breakfast person.  Unless of course, my breakfast tastes like oatmeal chocolate chip cookies (they happen to be a favorite).   Then I’ll take a stack of four please…..with some milk.   And… 

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Whole Wheat (and Vegan) Sweet Potato Biscuits

I’m not Vegan, but when I saw the recipe for these Whole Wheat Vegan Sweet Potato Biscuits I was intrigued and wanted to try them.  Plus my son is sensitive to eggs so I thought they’d be perfect for him.  Unfortunately, he didn’t go for ‘em.  Wouldn’t even take a bite. If I could’ve shoved… 

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Two for One: Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread and Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies

With that other big, giant zucchini I snagged from our neighborhood crop drop, I made some zucchini cookies as well as some delicious zucchini bread.  And I’m sharing both recipes today! You’ll be happy to know both are on the healthier side.  This Low-Fat Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread is from Skinny Taste (love this site). … 

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Zucchini Pizza Casserole

I don’t have a garden.  If I did, I wouldn’t know what to do with it.  But I like the idea of a garden, and having a plethora of fresh fruits, veggies, and herbs in my back yard (and fewer trips to the grocery store).  Recently, some of the families in my neighborhood put together… 

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Cookies and Cream Popcorn

This popcorn was intended for my husband’s mom and sister.  They watched Owen for Brett and I last Saturday while we attended our good friends’ wedding.  Brett was a groomsmen so it was an all-day affair for us. We spent the entire day kid free, which was so nice considering it happened to be Brett’s… 

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Creamy Mango Banana Smoothie


No one in this house is in Back-to-School mode, thank goodness!  Just thinking about Owen’s first day of pre-school (yes, in two years) could make me cry.  I’m so glad we’re so far from that. I mean, it’s not like time flies or anything.  However, all the Back- to-School frenzy around us has made me… 

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Bell Pepper & Feta Quinoa Salad

This salad is very similar to the Mexican Quinoa Salad I’ve posted before.   I’ve had some quinoa for a while now that was just waiting to be used.  I wanted to do something different with it, but I finally just through together a simple salad with what ingredients I had…..very few.  Which basically means… 

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An Auction for Ruby Jane

My heart has been touched by this sweet baby,  Ruby Jane’s story.  Ruby had been fighting for her life from about 3 months old, fighting a failing liver and hoping the right liver donor would come along.  Sadly, Ruby passed away this weekend.  My heart goes out to her family, who has been so positive… 

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