Crispy Breaded Chicken Tenders Will Be The Hit of Your Fourth of July Party!

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Crispy Breaded Chicken Tenders will be the Hit of your Fourth of July Party!

Crispy Breaded Chicken TendersI have fond memories of the Fourth of July.  Our extended family would always have a reunion, of sorts, at my grandmother's house.  Sometimes we went swimming, sometimes we would hang out and find cool stuff behind her house, but we would always eat lots of yummy food…of course!  From time to time, we have big Fourth of July get togethers now, and food is always a big part!  It is essential to have delicious food at your Independence Day party!

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Chocolate Oatmeal Waffles – For Breakfast OR Dessert!

Chocolate Oatmeal Waffles

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Waffles have been a family favorite for many years.  I remember my mom making a huge, fresh batch of waffles and keeping the leftovers in the fridge or freezer for us to toast and eat all week long.  There's nothing like homemade waffles!  

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Busy Morning? French Toast Stick Bites Breakfast Hack For The Win!

Busy Morning?  French Toast Stick Bites Breakfast Hack For The Win!
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Mornings are usually calm and relaxed at our house, until we have to leave.  Getting myself dressed and ready is a big enough task, but getting the kids changed, fed, and out the door is downright impossible.  With D going to school at 11:30 every day, we are usually in a mad dash to get our errands done before our time is up.  To help, I have upped my "Mom Game" and figured out a few parenting hacks along the way.  

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Easy Grilled Bean Flautas – Take Your Cinco de Mayo Celebration to the Grill!

Easy Grilled Bean Flautas – Take Your Cinco de Mayo Celebration to the Grill!

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I was SO incredibly happy to say "so long!" to winter and we are loving the warm temperatures!  Just getting outside and feeling the sunshine is so refreshing.  Anyone who knows our family knows that we LOVE Mexican food.  I used to eat these fabulous flautas at a Mexican restaurant we would frequent…but, they are fried and not so healthy.  I wanted to pair our love for grilling and Mexican food with these Grilled Bean Flautas!  

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Don’t Get Hangry – Grab Some Chocolate with a Crunch!

Don't Get Hangry – Grab Some Chocolate with a Crunch!

Don't Get Hangry - Grab Some Chocolate with a Crunch!

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I would like to think that after having three kids, I am a good planner, but that is not always true.  I have a mental checklist that I go over every time we leave to go just about anywhere – three cups of water, snacks, diapers, extra clothes, jackets if it's cold, pajamas if we are going to be traveling late, tablets, DVDs, crayons, coloring books, etc, etc, etc.  Once I have everything packed for the kids, we are usually running late.  Sometimes I remember to grab water for myself, but rarely do I remember a snack for myself.  

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Chocolate Mocha Double Protein Gummies – Keep Some On Hand For A Quick Snack and Protein Boost!

Chocolate Mocha Double Protein Gummies

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Chocolate Mocha Double Protein Gummies

The holidays have come and gone, and like most people, the hubby and I made a lot of unwise food choices.  We started the new year off with a "healthy eating plan" and are making wiser choices!  It is going quite well, however my sweet tooth always tries to talk me into making delicious desserts and snacks.  That is why I made this recipe for Chocolate Mocha Double Protein Gummies!  They are a sweet, smart treat and a great snack to have on hand.  They contain plant-based protein, as well as protein from the gelatin, so it's a double dose!

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Peppermint Mocha Cookie Recipe

Peppermint Mocha Cookie Recipe


Although I love a hot, delicious Pumpkin Spice latte, my favorite beverage this time of year is Peppermint Mocha.  Serve up a plate of these cookies, made with a special peppermint mocha cookie recipe, at Christmas parties and gatherings this year!

Chocolate Cookie Ingredients:

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Easy Pancakes, Anytime!

Easy Pancakes, Anytime!

Easy Pancakes

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Our family loves breakfast, it's true.  Any time of the day, we can enjoy breakfast foods!  in the morning, especially, it's essential to have quick things to cook that are ready in a snap, but most of the convenience breakfast foods are just not very healthy.  I have found a way to make delicious, easy pancakes in no time flat, and they're made with simple ingredients, too.  

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Family Dinners are Important, Even On Busy Days {Dinner Table Question Game Printable}

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Fall is a busy time of year for us. Like most families, we have school, sports, and church events, holidays, and also three birthdays!  All of the boys were born in November or December and it's a crazy time of year!  Some days are so jam packed, that we resort to quickly eating whatever we can find in the fridge or going out to eat.  I simply cannot be stuck in the kitchen for hours, although I want to always provide my family with good tasting, all natural foods.

Keeping the freezer stocked with easy to prepare foods is a must for this time of year.  I was thrilled to see the selection of homemade comfort foods by Blake's, at Walmart the other day.  And right now, there's a great deal on ibotta that will make stocking up on Blake's frozen foods even smarter.

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Garlic, Garlic, Garlic! A Collection of Delicious Garlic Recipes {Plus An Awesome Gift for Cooks This Year!}

Garlic is the pungent, flavorful clove that has been a staple in many cuisines for years.  It has also been used for medicinal purposes, and is known as having antibacterial properties.  Sure, you may need a breath freshener after you eat it, but man, is it delicious!  My boys LOVE garlic.  We use garlic powder and dried garlic often, but really, there is nothing like the taste of freshly pressed garlic.

Garlic bulbs are easy to grow year round and also store for a long time.  If you love to grow garlic, Farm Fresh Feasts has tips on roasting and freezing garlic.  

I have collected some wonderful garlic recipes in this post, and I hope you will find some new ones that you love!  And make sure to scroll all the way to the bottom for a great gift idea for cooks and garlic lovers this year. 

Garlic Kale Hummus – Strength and Sunshine

Fire Roasted Game Day Salsa – DFW dad

Tomatillo Salsa – Life With Captain Fussybuckets

Garlicky Dill Dip – Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats

Homemade Hot Sauce – Ann's Entitled Life

Quick Garlic Seafood Appetizer – A Lady in France

Tomatoes Farcie – A Lady in France

Chicken Tajine – A Lady in France

Coriander Garlic Grilled Chicken and Green Goddess Sauce – Strength and Sunshine

Roasted Garlic Artichoke Pasta with Chicken – Ann's Entitled Life

Asian Lettuce Wraps – Life With Captain Fussybuckets

Garlic Chicken with Fettuccine and Kefir Sauce – Life With Captain Fussybuckets

Salami and Ham Stromboli – Life With 4 Boys

Paleo Paprika Cauliflower Rice – Life With 4 Boys

New Orleans Style Shrimp and Grits – Life With 4 Boys

Chicken, Shrimp, and Sausage Paella – Life With 4 Boys

Savory Cinnamon Slow Cooker Chicken – Life With 4 Boys

Asaparagus with Butter Garlic Sauce – Recipes To Make

Homemade Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks – Recipes To Make

Bimbimbap – Recipes To Make

Southwest Chicken Soup – Recipes To Make

I recently found, what I believe, is the best garlic press!  I't s a great price on Amazon right now, too, less than $15 when it is regularly $25.  I love using this garlic press, which can also be used as a ginger press.  It's a mincer, chopper, grater,  and you can use garlic with or without peel, which I love because I hate peeling garlic!  It's just sturdy and constructed well.  It feels like an expensive kitchen tool, but it is inexpensive while being very high quality.  Best thing, it's dishwasher safe and won't rust.  It would make a great gift for anyone who loves to cook or just loves garlic.  It's one of the best gifts for cooks this year!best price for garlic press best price for garlic press