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Cinnamon Fruit Dip Recipe

How to make the best 4 ingredient quick & easy cream cheese and cinnamon fruit dip - This healthy homemade recipe uses no sugar or sweetener. Ingredients include lemon juice and sweetened condensed milk. Low carb, keto, and paleo. Awesome with apples or strawberries.

Last Sunday, it was our turn to bring the snacks for the small group meeting we attend at church. The other group members had set the bar high – homemade guacamole (that was amazing), fruit trays, tortilla pinwheels, and spinach and artichoke dip (also amazing). We had planned to bring a fruit tray, but there were none available at Walmart. Bummer. The only produce that looked nice was the apples. We bought 6 of them, 3 red and 3 green, and arranged pretty apple slices on a tray. Something was missing. We needed some fruit dip. I have a good … Read more

American Flag Fruit Kebabs – Deconstructed for Kids

My older sister shared this gorgeous photo with me on Facebook last week: It comes from a site called Menus 4 Moms, and they really did a nice job. I was inspired to do the same thing with my kids (as were about a hundred other people, judging by the photos on Pinterest). I sent Joe to the grocery store for bananas, blueberries, and strawberries (my kids’ 3 favorite fruits anyway), and I set out to make a pretty American flag. And then it occurred to me that the kids would not have fun if I told them how they … Read more

20 Awesome Quick and Easy Recipes Featuring Canned Foods

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I’ve made no secret of the fact that I prefer to feed my family whole, real ingredients. Joe and I both work full-time, opposite schedules, and eating dinner as a family is a top priority to us. I’ve  made no secret of the fact that we use convenience and packaged foods when we need to in order to feed our family within the time constraints we have. Weeknight meals must be healthy and delicious, but they also must be quick and easy. One way we often speed up our mealtime process is by using canned foods. Our families have canned their … Read more

How to Make Applesauce in the CrockPot

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I learned how to make applesauce years ago, and I marveled at how easy it is. I love to make applesauce, and the crockpot makes it especially easy. Seriously. You start it and then you walk away for some hours. I actually forgot about my applesauce this time, allowing it to cook all afternoon and overnight. When I remembered it the next day, it had gotten a little closer to apple butter than apple sauce, but it still tasted great. Unless you let it cook wildly too long (like days), you don’t have to worry about burning applesauce when you … Read more

Easy Homemade Raspberry Pie

Easy Homemade Raspberry Pie Recipe

A couple of weeks ago, my sister said to me, “Do you want to come over to my friend’s house to pick raspberries?” It was 10 am and already about 96 degrees. “Not really,” I replied. “How about I give you a bucket and you pick them?” She declined. In the end, I went with her to pick raspberries, resigning myself to having sweat dripping down into my eyes and rolling down my back. I was hoping to net enough berries for a pie. I’d never eaten raspberry pie, but it sounded good. I came home with about 6 quarts … Read more

Juicy Juice Fruit for All (featuring a giveaway to your local food bank)

Juicy Juice Fruit for All

I vaguely remember the first time I ever drank Juicy Juice. I was in kindergarten, and some people gave us Juicy Juice at school. I brought coupons home to my mom, excited that we could have Juicy Juice at home, too. I don’t remember what happened or why we had it, but I remember being proud of those coupons. Funny what sticks with us, isn’t it? Fast forward twenty-odd years to Grace as a little girl. Joe and I started buying Juicy Juice for her to drink because it has no added sugar. Now, both Grace and Allie drink a … Read more