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Mexican Chocolate Dipping Sauce with Fresh Strawberries

Mexican Chocolate Dipping Sauce with Fresh Strawberries 2

This Mexican Chocolate Dipping Sauce has been sponsored by Earth Fare but all opinions are my own. A few days ago, I wrote about my shopping experience at Earth Fare grocery store.  I made Vegetarian Burrito Bowls for dinner that night and they were a delicious and filling meatless Monday recipe.  It was a very inexpensive meal to make so I had plenty of grocery money left over to treat myself to something decadent.  My go to dessert will almost always include chocolate and the selection at Earth Fare was amazing.  I loved that you can find … [Read more...]

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Vegetarian Burrito Bowl Recipe and Earth Fare Shopping Experience

Vegetarian Recipe Burrito Rice Bowl 2

This Vegetarian Burrito Bowl Recipe has been sponsored by Earth Fare but all opinions expressed here are my own. I have a tendency to spend way too much money when I go to the grocery store.  I am feeding a house full of very active and very hungry individuals and it shows in my grocery budget.  We enjoy good food...plenty of organic, local, and high quality foods make it into my cart every week.  One way I cut back on the cost of our meals is to serve vegetarian options a few times a week.  Meat can be incredibly expensive, especially when … [Read more...]

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Tarragon Vinegar Recipe and 5 Other Uses for Tarragon

Tarragon Vinegar Recipe and Other Uses for Tarragon

Last year I was strolling through the garden center and I stumbled across tarragon in the herb section.  This is not an herb I have ever used a lot of and I had no idea what uses for tarragon I might come across but I bought a plant for the backyard herb garden.  Little did I know that tarragon would THRIVE in my backyard!  I never researched how to grow tarragon...I just stuck it in the dirt and lucked out.  And wouldn't you know it but tarragon is a perennial here in the south.  This year the plant is even bigger than it was last year! I have … [Read more...]

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Loaded Baked Potato Pizza Recipe

Loaded Baked Potato Pizza Recipe 3

I am going to share with you a little secret.  I take my kids to Stevie B's occasionally and they have a loaded baked potato pizza that is ridiculously delicious.  I know, fast food is horrible for me.  Loaded baked potato pizza is certainly NOT low fat.  My brain says 'NO, you should be eating salad!'.  I occasionally tell my brain to shut up and let my mouth enjoy something truly decadent!  Of course, making loaded baked potato pizza at HOME is a much cheaper and even slightly healthier alternative.  You aren't going to turn this delicious … [Read more...]

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Watermelon Salad Recipe with Basil and Feta

Watermelon Salad Recipe with Basil and Feta

Eating seasonally is something I try to do whenever possible.  It is healthier for us, reduces our carbon footprint, and saves a ton of money.  It isn't always possible in the middle of winter but during the peak of summer, finding seasonal and local produce is incredibly easy.  On our last trip to Sprouts Farmer's Market, my daughter grabbed a gigantic watermelon that cost only a few dollars.  We were both happy about that and now I have a ton of watermelon to use up this week.  This is not particularly difficult in my house.  Just leave a … [Read more...]