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Springtime Panzanella Salad Recipe – Eating Fresh

It’s April, and I’ve been told spring is coming. I’ve spent the entire 31 years of my life residing in Iowa and every year, without fail, spring really does come, and I’m sure it will this year… eventually. It may be snowing right now, but I’m done looking at the record low temperatures and I’m […]

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Five Cookbooks You Need in Your Kitchen This Spring

Spring has sprung! I don’t know about you, but about this time of year I have about had it with comfort food and crock-pots. I’m ready for fresh, grilled, get-on-the-table-so-we-can-head-outside-again meals. Every season I like to shake the dust off of my cookbook collection and my weekly menu. This spring, I’m focusing on quick and […]

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The Easiest Way to Meal Plan

Organizing and planning come naturally to me. I use these skills to our advantage and have developed a foolproof meal planning strategy that has been working so incredibly well for our family. Even if you are not a type A mama like me, this can easily work for you! If you are ready to take […]

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25 Dinner Tips from a Mom Who Hates to Cook

I can boast an assortment of talents that I’ve found useful as a mother: getting strange stains out of clothing, cutting sandwiches in the “right” shape, picking every tomato out of a meal, remembering to give my daughter a bath at least every few days, and tuning out undesirable sounds like beeping, clanging, screaming, whining, […]

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