Learning About Eating Paleo & a Recipe: Paleo Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins (Gluten Free Too)

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My latest search for healthy eating & a way to help curb some autoimmune issues lead me to spending last week reading all about the Paleo diet. I'm sure you guys have heard about Paleo, otherwise known as the Caveman diet? I have always steered clear because I'm a former vegetarian who doesn't eat a ton of meat so it didn't seem like a good fit … [Read more...]

Recipe: Easy Green Smoothie

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Growing old's definitely not for sissies. The latest beauty I've had with turning 40 was finding out that I needed gum surgery. You guys don't need to hear the details but as I sit here blogging, I've got 12 stitches in my mouth. Fun times. Recovery's actually been a lot easier than I thought - besides a swollen cheek that looks like I'm a chipmunk … [Read more...]

No-Bake Egg-Free Cookie Dough Bars

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Do your kids like to eat raw cookie dough?  This is a recipe for you then, only it's safe because it's egg-free!  No baking involved! My neighbor Cindy introduced us to these. I may have to kill her for it. (Just kidding, love ya Cindy!) But these are seriously addicting in a not-low-calorie kind of way and it's using every ounce of restraint … [Read more...]

Tomato & Dill Soup

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I've been reading a ton on healthy eating. I'm happy to report that week two of my healthy eating challenge has commenced and I'm already 3.5 pounds down. It wasn't just about losing weight but about eating healthier and getting back to some of the better eating habits I had before the summer. So, during my reading, one of the things I read was … [Read more...]

Recipe: Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Icing

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Probably torturing myself by sharing this one today but the pictures are just so beautiful and drool-worthy that I couldn't help it.  Everyone who knows my story and knows from yesterday that I'm currently doing a juice cleanse & detox can get a good chuckle out of my chocolate cake share today! This one comes from a friend and looks … [Read more...]

Recipe: Quinoa Salad with Mediterranean Dressing

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I've been totally into quinoa ever since I first learned how to cook with it back in 2012 when I went to a cooking class in Philadelphia with P&G.  That was also the first night I actually learned how to pronounce quinoa - do you know how?  It's KEEN-WAH.  In case you were wondering.  I know was and I was definitely mangling the pronunciation … [Read more...]

Girls Night Out: Red Sangria Recipe

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I hosted our monthly girls poker night at my house last week. It was a nice night and the last poker night of the summer and I wanted to make something fruity and fun for our evening.  After searching for a couple of different sangria recipes, I came up with this one. I started with only a couple of cans of ginger ale but added two more to make it … [Read more...]

5 Fun Adult Cocktails For Summer Parties

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Pinterest is one of my favorite spots to find fun, fruity summer drinks!  You can see how often I pin them on my Cocktails page.   Here's 5 favorites I am putting here to remind myself to consider for our next summer party. By the way, I don't drink vodka so these are all vodka free drinks - I love Rum & Tequila for summer drinks … [Read more...]

20 Awesome Grill Recipes

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I need to post about all the grilling we do in the summer in the hopes that I'll see this in the winter and fire things up cuz man, I love food on the grill!  We've been grilling up a storm with all the socializing we've been doing thanks to awesome recipes on Pinterest and around the web.  Here's a roundup of 20 of my favs that I hope to try … [Read more...]

4th of July Round-Up #4thofJuly

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Since I'm currently on vacation (posts coming soon!  Follow me on Instagram for photos of our #familytraveldiary trip in the south), I'm giving a quick throw back post and listing all of the cool 4th of July posts I've had on Mommies Style over the past few years.  We're home next week and I just know the fourth is going to sneak up on me so this … [Read more...]