shepherd’s pie {crock pot recipe}

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Today I went to my grandgirl’s school for Grandparent’s day. Maddie May’s Kindergarten class sang a couple adorable songs to all of us grandparents in the elementary school gymnasium (one of them brought tears to my eyes!), and then we all went to the classroom to read books, play games and color. What a fun…

mini blt cheese puffs with lobster salad

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This is a fun appetizer to make any time of year. Most people think BLT and they think summer, which is what makes these such a fantastic, unexpected flavor combination around the holidays. Plus, they’re red and green, so they’re perfect for Christmas! Pair these elegant little gougeres with a crisp, fruity white wine. ~…

strawberry banana ginger smoothie

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Here’s a delicious, healthy smoothie recipe with zing! I love the addition of fresh ginger. It’s spicy and has the added benefit of protecting you from colds and flu during the chilly winter months. Bonus! for 2 smoothies: 2 large bananas, sliced 8 ripe strawberries, hulled 2 Tablespoons fresh, grated ginger 2 cups sweetened vanilla…

bermuda beach salad dressing

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Did you know that the beaches in Bermuda are pink? This is due to their proximity to certain types of coral reefs. Just a little bit of trivia for your Friday, and the inspiration for one of my new salad dressings. Actually, this is just original Thousand Island dressing with raspberry vinegar and chopped beets…

healthy chocolate pudding {paleo}

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Chocolate pudding is one of my favorite sweet treats but I haven’t been eating it very often these days because, let’s face it, it’s usually loaded with sugar and starch. I discovered a whole new way to make pudding that’s not only delicious, it’s completely healthy and Paleo friendly. I made up a batch of…