side dishes

Parmesan garlic potato wedges

Parmesan Garlic Potato Wedges

One of my favorite “cheat” foods is any kind of fries or potato wedges… YUM!! There are so many ways you can make them at home and keep the calories and fat…

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red potatoes in a foil packet

Easy Red Potatoes In A Foil Packet

Around this time of year, I can’t wait to grill out… We moved down to Florida and the end of last summer and we absolutely love our apartment and the…

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cilantro garlic sweet potato fries

Cilantro Garlic Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet potatoes… Not only are they great for you, they are absolutely delicious! I never used to be a big sweet potato fan, but over the last year I’ve really given…

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pineapple salsa

Pineapple Salsa

The past couple of weeks have just been crazy… crazy awesome! First we had my stepsister Ann and her boyfriend Jordan out to visit us. We had such a blast…

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sweet corn and zucchini

Sweet Corn and Zucchini

I love this time of year… Everything is warming up, we’re spending more time outside, and of course there are the fresh fruit and vegetables. There is something about some…

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baked mozzarella sticks

Baked Mozzarella Sticks

I don’t know about you, but I could make a meal out of appetizers… And as far as appetizers are concerned, there’s nothing like gooey and cheesy mozzarella sticks! Now,…

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Baked Onion Rings - Cooking Up Happiness

Baked Onion Rings

The other day while brainstorming new recipe ideas, I came across a seemingly delicious recipe for baked onion rings on Creme de la Crumb… And that got me thinking… I love bar…

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easy homemade croutons

Easy Homemade Croutons

If you’re ever looking to mix up your salad a bit, these easy homemade croutons will make all the difference. I used to work at Panera Bread (what seems like…

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Emily Ness

Sharing a passion for food and fitness to live a healthy lifestyle - with the occasional hint of chocolate.

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