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EatingFood

Most of the foods today are filled with that you can’t pronounce in order to give them a longer shelf life and supposedly better flavor. Well don’t buy into it. The flavors and health benefits of eating real foods are uncomparable to their science based counterparts. It’s undeniable that real

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of P.F. Chang’s Home Menu for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Now, just like any other time of the year is always the perfect season to plan a few gatherings of friends and family to celebrate each other and give thanks for the

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I participated in this event on behalf of Wendy’s Bloggers for Gratify Gluten Free Foods. I received Gratify products to facilitate my review. Now that the holidays are coming up on us pretty fast we’ll all start planning our little get togethers with our friends, families and co-workers. When we plan our little shindigs we

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Every summer we are always looking for the best ways to spend our free time. Whether it’s hanging out at the pool going to the beach or just chilling on the porch during a good summer storm. Summer is for making memories of all kinds. One of my favorite ways

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From the beginning my kid has had an advanced palate. Even though I’m the one who was a chef, I give all the credit to my wonderful wife. She took it upon herself to make all kinds of fresh and diverse combinations of baby food. Were talking things like blueberry-butternut

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For our bodies to function properly, we to have protein in our diets. It provide our bodies with energy and helps our muscles recover from hard work. Almost all meals these days are completely arranged around a protein. It’s hard to get away from. When most people think of protein,

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Normally when I think about big corporations, I don’t think of them as someone who has a lot of respect for the people that make them who the are. I’m talking about not only the consumers that feed their bottom line, but the people who work long days and nights

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One the greatest challenges we face as parents is getting our kids to eat right. We’ve had it easy up until lately. We made all of our own baby food when our child was small, so naturally she was more accepting of different foods as she got older. The things

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Pancake Art
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As a participant of the Hungry Jack Ambassador Program, I’ve received compensation for my time and product samples for review purposes. Opinions are my own. I have always seen the really cool moms make these amazing pancakes for their kids. It has been an art form I had always wanted to

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What makes you feel good? Perhaps you are a yogi and yoga helps you get through the week. Maybe being out on the water does it for you. For me, I like going to work. Yes, I am fully aware of how crazy that actually sounds. Being a working mom

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Working in an office all day sometimes get a little bit tedious. Whether it be a high stress day or a day with not much on my plate, I tend to eat when I am under any sort of pressure or if I am bored. I always try to keep

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Current SweepstakesFood

Adjusting from the lawlessness of summer time to the back to the school grind is never easy, for parent or child. Even though you still had to go to work everyday, getting off to work in the morning is always a little easier when your kids are on summer break.

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Being a working mom is a tough business to be in! My mornings are spent getting ready for work, getting my two little ones ready for daycare and rushing to start my day at the office. My days at the office can be so intense that there are many days

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easy weeknight meal ideas
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Back to school season is stressful enough. This year, Aidan begins VPK and an entirely new schedule in a new classroom. I am also working full time out of the home. I am really not sure what my next two weeks are going to look like when this new schedule

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I remember when I was pregnant with Aidan. I told myself that I was going to be the perfect parent who never let their kid use an iPad or eat hot dogs. Wow, it is amazing what 4 years can do to you! These days, I am happy if I

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July is National Hot Dog Month so enjoy the long dog days of summer and heat up the stove or the grill. Everybody loves a dog and Gwaltney recipes has some fun ideas that are sure to put a little light in their eyes. Just check out the recipe section! Whether

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Food

Summertime is hot down here in the sunshine state, but I know it gets just as hot in the other parts of the country as well. Keeping our kids eating the right things as opposed to all the sugar snacks that usually are doled out can be quite a challenge.

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FoodRecipes

when I was younger, we went went out to eat and it was my turn to pick the restaurant, I would always pick Wendy’s. I loved their Frosty’s and I was bale to get one with my kids meal for a small up charge. I would take my time and

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When the fun gets going in the summer you want to make sure your kids are staying cool and getting plenty of hydration. I know we want to give them all the cold or frozen treats that we all grew up with that you know are just pure sugar. It’s

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peanut butter and jelly
Food

I’m a PediaSure SideKicks Partner and am a sponsored blog partner, but all opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure. I love my kids. I work hard to make sure they have everything their growing bodies need to develop and stay healthy. BUT…young kids can be difficult

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Chocolate peanut butter icebox cake recipe
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I don’t know about you, but for me, summer time is all about cool treats and the warm summer sun. For my husband, summer means prime barbecue season. We pull out the grill and the smoker and he whips up the most amazing fall off the bone ribs and chicken that

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Food

I’m a PediaSure SideKicks Partner and am a sponsored blog partner, but all opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure. I love my kids. I work hard to make sure they have everything their growing bodies need to develop and stay healthy. BUT…young kids can be difficult

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I’m a PediaSure SideKicks Partner and am a sponsored blog partner. Please see below for additional disclosure. I have, however, love and have used PediaSure long before this partnership and will continue long after. All opinions, messes and kids pictured are my own. Summertime is here and a ton of kids

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creativeFood

When most people think about tea, they imagine stodgy European tea rooms or exotic Far East ceremonies. The truth is that every culture in the world has a relationship with tea — but what that tea comes from varies from place to place. South America has always had a vibrant

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France has the baguette, Belgium has it’s chocolate and Italy claims pasta. Now that the United States is ready to pick a national food, let me introduce my friend, the steak. Of course steak is a perfect choice for the great American plate. Celebrating their “Bold at Steak” campaign, Outback Steakhouse

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Classic American Potato Salad
FoodRecipes

When I was growing up, I was one of 6 kids. Mom didn’t always have the time to hang out with the kids. We had a pretty big house, so mom spent a lot of time cleaning it, cooking, sewing our clothes and a ton of other tasks. When mom

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Orange Juice Demo
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Florida Department of Citrus for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. We all drink plenty of 100% Florida Orange Juice in my house. I know it is a smart component to nutritious eating, and unlike some other healthy drinks

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Memorial Day Weekend is right around the corner and a perfect reason to celebrate with a cool and delicious berry parfait. Premier Protein wants to help you keep that beach body diet with their new Red, White and Blue Breakfast Parfait. To prevent you from pigging out on greasy cheeseburgers,

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This blog post is sponsored by Mott’s and SocialMoms. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own. It’s spring again and my weekends are filled with grassy fields and cleats. I have to bring easy snacks for kids to eat between games or in the truck, so I’m going through

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Copycat Starbucks Lemon Loaf Recipe
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When I was working in an office in the downtown area, we had a Starbucks around the corner. Almost every morning I would leave the house a little early so I had time to run in and get myself a cup of coffee or a latte. I knew I was

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