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Frozen Banana Bites: The Perfect Summertime Treat!

By Kelly Smith, Contributing Writer In just a few more days, summer will officially arrive, and we simply cannot wait! In anticipation of “no more pencils, no more books” … we’ve already dusted off the ice cream maker and of course, our ice pop molds. That’s because making homemade frozen treats is one of my family’s favorite summertime traditions. In fact, the ice cream man has given up on visiting our neighborhood since my boys and I whip up a never-ending supply of delicious ice pops […]

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Weekend Links

Links for this week: Dads Aren’t Dumb @ Shauna Niequist 11 strategies for a morning routine (when you can NOT wake up before the kids) @ The Art of Simple Probiotic Powerhouse Popsicles @ The Humbled Homemaker Why the World Needs the Makers to Say No Boldly @ Nesting Place Happiness Versus Joy and Why We Choose Happy Too @ Life Your Way Gluten-Free Vietnamese Spring Rolls with Paleo Satay Sauce @ Food Renegade Coffee with Osama @ Shaun Groves Concerned About a Lifetime of […]

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Eggplant Cannelloni {Grain Free Recipe}

Guest post by Dena Norton What’s the first recipe that comes to mind when you hear the word “eggplant”? Eggplant Parmesan, right? And what’s the second? Most of us draw a blank on that one. Well, today I hope to change that. Eggplants hit peak season in the summer and early fall, so now is the perfect time to grab a couple on your next trip to the store or farmer’s market and try something new! I’m a huge fan of Eggplant Parmesan, but this Eggplant […]

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Simple Summer Salad Combinations and Vinaigrette Dressings {Keeper of the Home}

Simple Summer Salad Recipes {& Vinaigrette Dressings}

Guest Post by Marci Ferrell I do enjoy summertime with the abundance of fresh produce whether through a home garden,  CSA, farmer’s markets or your local grocery store.  I didn’t used to be a salad lover but it could be because a salad used to consist of head lettuce and ranch dressing.  Not too healthy or tantalizing on the taste buds. Since being captivated by real food and love for a good salad with a tasty homemade dressing, salads have become a staple on the […]

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A Month of Smoothies — 31 Recipe Links to Keep You Happily Slurping All Summer

Image by Miriam Our blender sees a lot of action once the warm weather hits. We’re smoothie fiends all year long, but our cravings go into overdrive during summer. For my family, there is nothing like a frosty glass of something smooth and sweet, not to mention how easy it is to use smoothies to add superfoods into our diet. I aim to always keep several types of frozen fruit, as well as fresh fruit, kefir or yogurt or coconut milk, greens (fresh and dried), […]

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Raspberry Coconut Popsicle {keeperofthehome.org}

Raspberry Coconut Popsicle Recipe

By Leigh Ann Dutton, Contributing Writer Go with me here. It’s a sticky kind of hot outside. Your t-shirt clings to your skin. The air is so thick you don’t just breathe the air, you eat it, chew it really. Sweat rolls down your spine, and you crave something sweet and refreshing – like a popsicle.  If you’re 8, then you don’t care what’s in the popsicle. You just know it will taste so good, make your tongue turn a fiery red or orange or […]

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Weekend Links

Links for this week: Show 223…Entrefamily: Stephanie Langford @ The Sociable Homeschooler (This is a follow-up podcast interview that Stephanie did discussing many topics, including her trip around the world last year with her family!) Is It Worth It? @ Inspired to Action No Excuses: Minimalism with Kids @ zenhabits (You can also read about Stephanie’s experiences with raising kids without all the clutter.) How to Section Citrus Fruit {Easy Citrus Salad} @ The Nourishing Home Why every mother needs to learn to say, “I’m sorry” @ […]

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Peanut Butter Granola Bars {keeperofthehome.org}

Perfect Peanut Butter Granola Bars

By Kresha Faber, Contributing Writer I absolutely love granola bars. They’ve been a favorite snack since I was a kid. Whether it’s a road trip, camping, hiking, a toddler snack in the diaper bag, or just to have something on hand for a mid-afternoon energy slump, granola bars always seem to fit the bill. They’re that lovely combination of protein from the nuts, quick sugar from the maple syrup and dried fruit, and long-lasting energy from the oats. I also happen to love peanut butter, […]

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