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Black Bean Soup

Confession: I cook some variation of Mexican-American food at least once per week…sometimes twice per week. Last week I made a fresh batch of homemade black beans, so we ate them early in the week. Like always, I make enough to freeze the extras; this week I also reserved the juice, which was the perfect …

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Homemade Crescent Rolls

Crescent rolls used to be a weekly purchase from the grocery store. Are they a common staple for your family too? They are fluffy and flakey and so easy to make for dinner. Yum! Have you ever considered baking a homemade version? Yes, it will take a bit more time. (Although please tell me I’m …

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Weeknight Ratatouille

Once a month we like to have a fancy dinner at home. Sometimes it’s a candlelight dinner. Other times it involves a special food such as steak or lamb. Other times it’s foreign cuisine. Most of the time it’s international food for a themed meal. Last month my husband was in the mood for French …

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Provencal Potatoes

I have a passion for potatoes. Red, white, gold – no matter the color, I love them. Baked, boiled, smashed or crispy, they are delicious. (Can anybody relate? Do your kids at least agree with me?) Due to my recent love affair with potatoes, we eat them about twice per week in our house. But, …

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Easy Egg Bake Pancakes

My husband and I love tasting foods from across the globe. One night we decided that we were in the mood for Scandinavian food. Uh…what exactly is considered to be Scandinavian cuisine? We had no idea. Naturally, we went to the internet. After looking at various recipes, I stumbled upon the concept of Finnish Pancakes. …

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No Bake Cocoa Coconut Bars

No Bake Cocoa Coconut Bars

A few years ago one of my friends had a child who happened to be allergic to everything: soy, eggs, dairy, gluten, and a handful of other things. She had to drastically restrict her family’s diet. It went okay for a little while…until she couldn’t have chocolate! That was the last straw for her. She …

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chicken parmonaise

Chicken Parmonaise

When I first got married, I was learning how to cook and asked a few of my friends for their favorite recipes. One of my friends shared this simple, fast, delicious recipe with me and it’s become a family favorite. I also like to serve it when we entertain guests because it’s hard not to …

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Don't just eat the same old thing! The new Tai Pei entrees are quick, delicious and satisfying. This week I was lucky enough to review complete dinner products, Tai Pei Asian Entrees.

Don’t Just Eat the Same Old Thing! The New Tai Pei Entrees Are Quick, Delicious and Satisfying.

This is a sponsored post; while the views expressed here were genuinely mine, consideration was paid to me by TAI PEI FOOD to review this product.   This week I was lucky enough to have an opportunity to review complete dinner products, Tai Pei Asian Entrees. I normally don’t care for frozen Asian-style food myself. …

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Can you eat healthier during the holidays without giving up all your favorite treats? With our paleo gingerbread brownies, the answer is a resounding YES! Grab the recipe!

The Most Delicious Paleo Gingerbread Brownies You’ve Ever Tasted

Can you eat healthier during the holidays without giving up all your favorite treats? With our paleo gingerbread brownies, the answer is a resounding YES! Grab the recipe! Let’s be honest: eating healthy during the holidays is never an easy feat. From cookies to cakes, decadent appetizers to rich soups and pasta dishes, temptation awaits …

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How cute are these Turkey Doughnuts sweet treats? Aren’t they the perfect Thanksgiving dessert recipe? Check them out!

Kids Will Go Crazy For This “Turkey” Doughnuts Thanksgiving Sweet Treat!

Looking for a creative Thanksgiving dessert recipe that the kids will go crazy over? These Turkey Doughnuts are insanely adorable, yet crazy easy to make! My son LOVES Thanksgiving. He’s one of the pickiest eaters I’ve ever met, but he adores every single dish that my mom makes for the holiday. Stuffing, corn casserole, even …

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Whether you're pressed for time in the morning or just don't like traditional breakfast foods, we have you covered! Start the day right with these delicious strawberry peanut butter breakfast balls!

Fast & Easy Strawberry Peanut Butter Breakfast Balls Recipe

Whether you’re pressed for time in the morning or just don’t like traditional breakfast foods, we have you covered! Start the day right with these delicious strawberry peanut butter breakfast balls! They’re perfect for busy school mornings, after school snacks, and everything in between! I’m a picky eater, especially when it comes to breakfast. It’s …

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Need a fast, easy and delicious after school snack for the kiddos? Try our cheddar cornbread dogs recipe! It's the carnival food your kids love without all the extra fat and calories!

The Easy & Delicious Cheddar Cornbread Dogs School Snack Recipe Kids Are Craving

Need a fast, easy and delicious after school snack for the kiddos? Try our cheddar cornbread dogs recipe! It’s the carnival food your kids love, but since it’s baked it doesn’t have all those extra calories and fat! Coming up with after school snack ideas is definitely a challenge when you have a picky eater …

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With back to school season right around the corner, it’s time to plan some easy lunch recipes! Kids will go crazy for this adorable Moana-inspired turtle bagel sandwich recipe!

The Most Delicious Moana-Inspired Bagel Sandwich Recipe Your Kids are Craving

With back to school season right around the corner, it’s time to plan some easy lunch recipes! Kids will go crazy for this adorable Moana-inspired turtle bagel sandwich recipe! I know what you’re thinking: back to school already? It seems like summer just started, right? Yet here we are, mid-July and getting ready to start …

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Want to wow your 4th of July party guests with an amazing dessert without spending hours in the kitchen? You're going to love our patriotic Oreo cookies recipe!

The Most Delicious & Easy Patriotic Oreo Cookie Recipe Your 4th of July Party Needs

Want to wow your 4th of July party guests with an amazing dessert without spending hours in the kitchen? You’re going to love our patriotic Oreo cookies recipe! I’ve mentioned a few times how much I love it when food doubles as party decor, and that couldn’t be more true with these patriotic cookies! They …

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Looking for the perfect birthday party idea for little girls? Check out all the must-haves for the ultimate mermaid party, including a delicious mermaid cupcake recipe!

13 Ways to Have the Most Amazing Mermaid Party Ever + a Crazy Cute Mermaid Cupcake Recipe!

So your daughter comes up to you and says “mom, I want to have a mermaid party.” If you’re anything like me, you immediately think “a what party?” I mean, what happened to the days of easy-peasy Superhero parties? Sure, they weren’t the most original events, but hey, at least they didn’t require a whole lot of thought! …

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Feeling the midday slump coming on? Check out 3 creative ways to reset your afternoon with Snapple Takes 2 to Mango Tea, now available at Walmart! Check it out!

3 Ways to Reset Your Afternoon with Snapple Takes 2 to Mango Tea #Takes2ToMangoTea #Walmart

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Snapple®. The opinions and text are all mine.  Spring has sprung! We’re heading into the busy warmer seasons and that means that my to-do list is longer than ever. Most days, I can’t wait to get to the afternoon so I can take a …

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Make delicious and healthy meals, like this ham & potato casserole with just 4 ingredients thanks to The 4-Ingredient Diabetic Cookbook! Check it out!

You Won’t Believe How Few Ingredients Are In Delicious Ham & Potato Casserole Recipe

If I told you that you could make an incredibly delicious healthy diabetic-friendly meal with only 4 ingredients, what would you say? I bet you’d think I was crazy, right? Well, we have an amazing Country-Style Ham & Potato Casserole recipe for you today that proves that I’m really quite sane! The recipe comes from …

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This creamy raspberry compound butter recipe made with Finlandia imported butter is perfect for both everyday and holiday breakfasts! Check it out!

4-Ingredient Super Creamy Raspberry Compound Butter Recipe with Finlandia

This post is brought to you by Finlandia. All opinions are our own. What’s on your holiday breakfast menu this year? In my house, we’re absolutely going to include this delicious raspberry compound butter spread made with Finlandia™ imported butter!  It’s easy enough to make for your everyday breakfasts yet classy enough to serve on …

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Planning a Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Movie Party? Don’t forget the nonalcoholic drinks, like our yummy pumpkin butterbeer! Perfect for a Harry Potter party too!

This Butterbeer Recipe is Perfect for a Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Party!

By now, I’m sure you’ve heard of the butterbeer Harry Potter drink. It’s pretty much the most famous wizarding beverage from the series. Did you know that it also works perfectly as a Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them drink recipe? After all, the upcoming movie is basically a prequel to the original stories! …

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Make Your Monster Bash Even Spookier With Our Virgin Zombie Halloween Drink!

Looking for spooktacular Halloween drinks for your big Monster party? Guests of all ages will love our Zombie Bash non-alcoholic drinks! Aren’t they fun? They’re not only delicious, they add such a great flair to your party table! I love any recipe that can double as spooky decor. Makes my job as a host that much …

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Grilled Butter Chicken Pork Chops and Potatoes Summer BBQ Recipe #CulturedKitchen

Need an easy summer BBQ meal that’s fast to prepare and won’t weigh you down? You have to try these delicious grilled butter chicken pork chops and potatoes! So good and so fast to make! It’s perfect for those nights when I need to have dinner on the table fast, like soccer night! This year marks my …

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Need a change from the usual BBQ fare? Get ready to whip up some delicious easy healthy summer recipes that will thrill your whole family! These 5 recipes will take your BBQ season to a whole new level...without taking your cholesterol and waist band to new levels as well. The recipes are perfect as is for a family of 4, or just double everything to turn them into recipes for large families (or if you want to have some leftovers!).

5 Healthy Summer Recipes that Really Bring on the Flavor

http://i1109.photobucket.com/albums/h430/OurFamilyWorld/Recipes/2016%20Roundups/5%20Healthy%20Summer%20Recipes_zpsjnnni8bl.jpg Need a change from the usual BBQ fare? Get ready to whip up some delicious, easy, healthy summer recipes that will thrill your whole family! These 5 recipes will take your BBQ season to a whole new level…without taking your cholesterol and waist band to new levels as well. The recipes are perfect as …

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Switch things up this barbecue season by serving up delicious, healthier grilled vegetable appetizers instead of the usual heavy calorie-laden fare! Your guests will still love it and you'll be doing them a favor. Don't worry, you'll have plenty of flavor, thanks to Pataks and Blue Dragon sauces to spice things up!

Spice Up Your Summer BBQ Parties with Grilled Veggie Appetizers! #CulturedKitchen

Switch things up this barbecue season by serving up delicious, healthier grilled vegetable appetizers instead of the usual heavy calorie-laden fare! Your guests will still love it and you’ll be doing them a favour. I know I’m doing myself a favour by making this change! A few months ago, my doctor sounded the alarm: my …

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Creamy Three-Ingredient Peanut Butter Banana Ice-Cream + #KraftPeanutBetterIt Giveaway

Looking for a way to get your kids to eat more bananas? You absolutely have to try this three-ingredient Peanut Butter Kiwi Banana Ice-cream recipe! The secret is in the peanut butter! See, I didn’t use just any peanut butter to give this recipe a hint of saltiness: I used creamy, delicious Kraft Peanut Butter …

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With the hot weather upon us and fresh strawberries in my farmer's market, I thought I would try making a sparkling strawberry smoothie recipe. It’s the perfect summer drink for those lazy days lounging on the deck reading a good book! The fizz makes it so refreshing! The recipe is for a sugar-free smoothie, but you can also make it with sugar or natural sweeteners.

Pep Up Those Lazy Summer Days with A Sugar-Free Sparkling Strawberry Smoothie

By now you know that I am obsessed with strawberries. From coffee strawberry smoothies to salads; I love this berry, and I am always looking for ways to add it to my recipes. With the hot weather upon us and fresh strawberries in my farmer’s market, I thought I would try making a sparkling strawberry smoothie recipe. …

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Mix in a little India to your weekly dinner with this delicious and easy

Thrill Your Tastebuds with a Grilled Tofu Tikka Masala with Oven Roasted Potatoes Recipe #CulturedKitchen

I’m always searching for easy vegetarian recipes that really expand our taste horizons, so I’m excited to share this delicious grilled tofu Tikka Masala with oven roasted potatoes recipe! It’s such a fun way to celebrate other cultures. I am in love with Tofu lately. Ever since I tried it in this easy recipe, I cannot stop …

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Looking for summer drinks for kids? Try our mermaid punch mocktails for kids! They're delicious nonalcoholic drinks that are perfect for parties too!

Celebrate the Lazy Days of Summer with a Mermaid Punch Mocktail Drink Recipe

  As soon as the snow melts and warm weather starts peeking, I find myself longing for delicious nonalcoholic drinks to satisfy my thirst. Obviously, water is my go to drink to do so but when I am relaxing on my deck sipping tasty summer drinks, I like indulging in a colorful mocktail recipe. It makes me feel like …

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Throw an Awesome Jungle Themed Movie Night with our Coconut Punch Drink for Kids!

  We’re so excited about the upcoming release of Disney’s The Jungle Book that we decided to put together a fun Coconut Punch virgin drink for kids to celebrate! If you haven’t heard the buzz about the latest live-action rendition of Rudyard Kipling’s classic, you’re in for a treat. Disney’s The Jungle Book brings all our …

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Give Kids a Special Treat with Our Love Bug Punch Valentine’s Day Drink Recipe!

Looking for a fun Valentine’s Day drink for kids? You’re going to adore our Love Bug Punch! It’s just perfect for surprising your children after school or for all those fun Valentine’s Day parties! Valentine’s day is my daughter’s favorite celebration. She is only 8, but she is very conscientious about love and the ways to show …

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Ricotta & Mango Chutney Stuffed Dates Holiday Appetizer Recipe #TheCulturedKitchen

  Today I’m sharing a delicious and easy holiday appetizer recipe for all those parties! Let me tell you, I cannot believe we are already at December 14th. I have so many things to finalize before Christmas: Gifts to buy and ones to wrap, cleaning my house before the visit comes. I am sure you understand …

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Snapple® Straight Up Tea™ is Straight Up Delicious Any Way You Drink It!

Snapple’s newest product is called Straight Up Tea™. It makes sense because there are no fruity flavors, no mixes or twists; this is fresh brewed tea sweetened to three levels with real sugar. No nonsense, straight up. You can choose from three levels of sweetness; Unsweetened which has 0 calories and no sugar added, Sorta …

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Celebrate the meaning of Diwali with a delicious seafood spaghetti recipe made with Patak's butter chicken sauce, plus learn how to make a Rangoli craft!

Celebrate Diwali With Seafood Spaghetti & a Rangoli Craft! #TheCulturedKitchen

  The month of November is full of celebration at OurFamilyWorld. I am proud to announce that I am a Cultured Kitchen Ambassador in partnership with Patak’s Canada and Blue Dragon Canada. It’s my third year working with these wonderful brands and I cannot wait to kick it off! These products became such a staple in …

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Celebrate National Chocolate Milk Day with these 7 delicious things that just taste better with TruMoo Chocolate Milk! No wonder it's America's #1 Chocolate Milk!

7 Things That Just Taste Better with TruMoo Chocolate Milk #NationalChocolateMilkDay

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of TruMoo Milk. All opinions are 100% mine. Smoothies: Use TruMoo Chocolate milk in your fruit smoothies instead of white milk for a fun “chocolate-covered” flavor! It’s amazing with strawberries and raspberries! Parfaits: Another fun way to get creative with TruMoo Chocolate Milk and pudding: …

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BBQ Hacks & Juicy Grilled Chicken Breast Recipe with Hoisin Sauce #Bluedragon #BBQ

  Today I’m sharing some great BBQ hacks for amazing grilled chicken breast! You know what I love about chicken breast? It is a lean cut of meat, affordable and filling. Eating a delicious chicken breast recipe for lunch or dinner will fill you for a long time and you won’t have cravings after. And you know …

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Need a healthy recipe for BBQ season that sets you apart from the rest of the potato salad crowd? Try this grilled avocado with shrimp salad recipe!

Grilled Avocado with Shrimp Salad Recipe: A Delicious & Unique Meat Alternative #Bluedragon #BBQ

Having a hard time finding a delicious healthy recipe for barbecue season that sets you apart from the rest of the potato salad crowd? You HAVE to try this grilled avocado with shrimp salad recipe! Trust me, you’ll be remembered as the guest who brought the most delicious and unique alternative to meat! BBQ season …

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Looking for summer drink recipes that will quench your thirst at all those barbecues ? Check out these delicious non-alcoholic lime water recipes!

Three Sure-Fire Thirst-Quenching Lime Water Recipes for Summer

Between Memorial Day, Father’s Day, graduation parties and all the summer barbecues in the backyard, you’re going to need plenty of delicious drink recipes this summer! Fortunately, we have you covered with not one, not two, but three delicious and non-alcoholic lime water recipes that are sure to quench your thirst! They’re not only yummy, …

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Rock Your Child’s Extracurriculars with these NO BAKE Peanut Butter Snack Bites with Dates & Pistachios

When you have children signed up for gazillions of extracurricular activities, you don’t have much time for cooking, let alone baking. Between my son’s swim team competitions and my daughter’s hip hop classes & music lessons, I find myself more often in my car than in my kitchen. But kids still need healthy snacks to …

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Tropicana Farmstand Tropical Green Helped This Picky Eater Get More Veggies #FarmstandGreen

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tropicana Farmstand. All opinions are 100% mine. Got a picky eater? I have a new secret weapon: Tropicana Farmstand Tropical Green juice! How do I know it works? Because I’m a picky eater myself! Funny story- I was actually a vegetarian for almost 20 …

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easy healthy dinner recipe shrimp noodles

Easy Healthy Dinner Recipe: Noodles with Shrimps, Pumpkin & Butter Chicken #DiscoverPataks.

Coming up with an easy healthy  dinner recipe when you’re feeling under the weather is definitely a challenge, believe me, I know!  I planned to get the flu vaccine this year because I had a nasty flu last year that knocked me out. But guess what happened? I got the flu a few days before my …

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Looking for a delicious Thanksgiving recipe? Make this Broccoli Cauliflower Casserole: A simple healthy dinner recipe for kids

Catch up with Family over a Broccoli Cauliflower Casserole #MyThanksgivingPromise

This post and Broccoli Cauliflower Casserole recipe is brought to you by Dixie. All opinions are our own. This Thanksgiving, stop washing so many dirty dishes and start spending more time with your family! That’s what I’ve vowed to do! While Thanksgiving just passed here in Canada, the big turkey meal is only the start …

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Butternut squash soup

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup with Carnation® Evaporated Milk: Your picky eater will ask for more #CARNATIONSOUPS

While I love summer and the sunshine, I enjoy fall because I can cook lots of hearty delicious meals. In the summer, I tend to use the BBQ and prepare salads. By the end of August, I cannot stand eating a salad! So when September comes and those fall harvest fruits and veggies appear in …

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