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Healthy Breakfast Casserole

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This delicious breakfast casserole is a healthy twist on a classic. Most breakfast casseroles use frozen hash browns or tater tots, but this one starts with fresh, roasted potatoes that get topped with cheese, smoked turkey, fresh spinach, red onions, eggs and seasonings. It all comes together to make a delicious, cheesy casserole that’s perfect for both breakfast and dinner! WHAT YOU NEED For the roasted potatoes: 1.5 pounds of potatoes, diced – I used baby golden potatoes. 4 tablespoons butter, melted 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika – Regular paprika works too, but I LOVE the extra flavor in the smoked paprika. 1/2 …

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One Pot Creamy Garlic Pasta with Spinach

This Creamy Garlic Pasta is my new favorite one pot recipe. I am such a huge fan of one pot meals because the less dishes to clean up at the end, the better! I love this one because it’s quick, easy and full of flavor. It all starts by cooking your favorite kind of noodles, and then using the same pot to make a delicious, creamy garlic Parmesan sauce. It all comes together in less than twenty minutes, which makes it a perfect weeknight meal that the whole family will love.  WHAT YOU NEED 1 ½ cups of favorite kind …

Travel

How to Book the Perfect Airbnb

My husband and I have been traveling for a while now, and we love staying in rental homes whenever we can. There’s usually more space, more privacy and you can get a lot more for your money, if you find the right place. Also, staying in someone’s home versus a hotel lets you experience the culture of that location even more. What is Airbnb? Airbnb is essentially a service where people can rent out their homes, or a room in their home, to others. They have hosts in over 100,000 cities, and the best part is there’s a place for …

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Conversation Hearts Garland

This activity is a fun Valentine’s Day craft for both children AND adults. I really enjoyed making this garland to hang in our breakfast nook, which is the space I use to decorate for different holidays. Before kids, I didn’t get too crazy with decorating for any holidays. I put up some stuff at Christmas, but that was about it. After kids, though, decorating became way more fun. My youngest daughter gets excited for EVERYTHING. Her reaction when she walks in and see’s new stuff out for an upcoming holiday is priceless. Well, that certain daughter requested that we decorate …

easy chilaquiles recipe with eggs
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Easy Chilaquiles

If you aren’t familiar with chilaquiles, it’s a traditional Mexican breakfast dish that’s made with fried tortilla strips, typically tossed in a green or red sauce. I love to top mine with a fried egg, cheese and fresh veggies as well, such as cilantro, diced red onions and avocado. This is a dish I missed out on as a kid! I didn’t grow up with it, like my husband did, because it’s a Mexican dish, not as commonly cooked in homes over here. His family is from Oaxaca, Mexico and they like to top their chilaquiles with quesillo, a Oaxacan …

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Halloween Pudding Cups

I love these pudding cups so much! Not only do they look cool, but the pudding and Oreo combination is sooooo good. This girl agrees. 🙂 Did anyone else make these growing up? I have memories of making them with my mom when I was little. We typically just made them with pudding, Oreo’s and worms. However, you can get really creative with these for Halloween! They’re super easy to make and are perfect if you’re having a Halloween party or attending one. You can also just make them for your family, like I did. My daughter’s and I made …

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Mental Health

To Anyone Who Feels Hard to Love Because of Mental Illness

I recently shared a shortened version of this on Instagram, but also wanted to share it here, in hopes that it reaches someone else that’s struggling. #yourenotalone To anyone who’s struggling with feeling unlovable or like they’re a burden to their friends and family because of their mental health, please know that you’re not alone. I’ve struggled with this feeling a lot in my life, and sometimes it can be too much. It’s a dark and lonely feeling that, for some people, has even lead to suicide. There’s different reasons why people may feel this way, feel unlovable the way …

Quick and Easy Meals for Kids
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Quick and Easy Meals for Kids

This shop has been compensated by Inmar Intelligence and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #mccainquickcookfries #friesfaster Anyone else have those days where it gets so busy that dinnertime creeps up faster than you know it? Or, do you have a kid that gets home from school right at lunch time, ready to eat and hangry for their food? As a busy mom, I have those days ALL THE TIME. To make those busy days even more challenging, my oldest daughter is extremely picky. There’s only a handful of things she likes right now, which makes mealtime that much more difficult for me. …

Pesto Tortellini Pasta Salad
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Pesto Tortellini Pasta Salad

It’s no secret that I love a good pasta salad, so I’m sharing another favorite of mine, Pesto Tortellini! I make different variations of this one all the time. Me, my husband and my toddler all love pesto, which is why this one’s on a heavy rotation. (I can’t say the same for our oldest, though. She’s too picky to even try anything green lol.) As far as pesto goes, I wish I could say I make my own but, let’s be honest. I don’t usually have time for that. I go the quicker route and get our favorite pesto …

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BLT Pasta Salad with Creamy Dill Dressing

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Kraft Heinz/Georgia-Pacific®. If you guys couldn’t tell by now, I am a huge fan of pasta salad! I love noodles and love all the variations you can come up with to make it a complete meal or a tasty side dish. My latest creation is the BLT pasta salad with a twist. Most people toss it with ranch dressing, but I like it mixed with my delicious creamy dill dressing. It goes so well with this pasta salad, which would be perfect to serve on Game Day! GAME DAY CELEBRATION Normally, we celebrate the …