Healthy Cream Cheese Pumpkin Pie Dip Recipe

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Looking for the right amount of pumpkin? This healthy cream cheese pumpkin pie dip recipe is the right dose of pumpkin, creamy and so, it's good for your too. So go ahead and indulge...everything is better with pumpkin.I love pumpkin flavored items.

I don’t like Pumpkin Pie.

So, I struggle every year because I want to have a piece of pumpkin pie, but I know as soon as I do, I won’t like it.

(It’s a texture thing…I know, I’m weird.)

But I hit PAY DIRT when a girlfriend brought this Cream Cheese Pumpkin Pie Dip for a gathering a year or so ago. It was all the yumminess of pumpkin pie without all the strange textures. Plus, I could place as much or as little dip on my graham crackers as I wanted. BIG PUMPKIN or SMALL PUMPKIN, it was my choice.

Also, this recipe is so adaptable. Even though the recipe below details the MACK-DADDY CALORIE version, you can easily make a couple of substitutes and lessen the fat and calories without giving up the taste.


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Easy & From Scratch Lemon Raspberry Muffin Recipe

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No matter the season, this little muffins are a bit of sunshine. Easy and from scratch, this lemon raspberry muffin recipe is made with ingredients in your pantry and can be done in under 25 minutes. Easy way to get your dose of sunshine.

I love raspberries.

I love lemon.

I love them together.

The reason I love them…because they are flavorful, unique (aka…not blueberry again), and when in season, are inexpensive.

I searched HIGH and LOW for an easy, from scratch lemon raspberry muffin recipe and this one is my favorite. It stays true to each flavor, while not adding too many extra ingredients, which means as long as you have lemons, fresh raspberries and a stocked pantry, you are in business.

Plus, isn’t time to give that Blueberry Muffin Recipe a break?


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Easy Parmesan Baked Zucchini Recipe

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Keep weeknight dinners healthy and simple with this delicious Easy Parmesan Herbed Baked Zucchini Recipe!

Zucchini is in season, so this is the best time to buy some at the Farmer’s Market, put some in your cart at the grocery store or pick them out of your garden–or steal some from your neighbors garden.

Just kidding…don’t steal!

I’m sure if your neighbor is growing any in their garden they will graciously offer you some.

However, you can get your hands on some zucchini this summer, you need make this simple yet tasty Easy Parmesan Baked Zucchini Recipe. I originally saw the recipe on Pinterest from According to Elle, and knew I needed to make it.

It was easy and quick and made a delicious side dish to our dinner. Enjoy!


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Becca bio pic 2 300x300Becca Wilkinson has a creative “need” and will do anything to avoid laundry. She writes over at Cul-de-sac Cool about design, DIY/crafts, easy eats, family, funny experiences and of course, motherhood. Becca wants to spread happiness, helpful tips, pretty things and funny experiences throughout the land. She is the proud mother of three boys and married to her college sweetheart. In her past life she was a graphic designer. Becca has learned a lot these past years about juggling boys, blogging, family and suburban life.

Healthy Blueberry Muffins Recipe

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I love muffins.

I used to love muffins A WHOLE BUNCH but then this called “calorie/fat gram content” decided to rain all over my parade.

So then I decided to fight back and make my own “darn” muffins, so they would not have the caloric count of a large meal. I tried for YEARS to make them from scratch and they always had some “funky” flavor to them. The flavor was so funky to me that I couldn’t eat them and ended up throwing them away.

Then I realized the culprit…baking powder with aluminum.

Luckily, there was an easy fix, purchasing aluminum free baking powder. (So if you also suffer from “funky muffin taste”, now you have a way to solve it and can embrace your inner Muffin Man from Drury Lane.

I love this healthy blueberry muffins recipe because it is quick, takes few ingredients and you can substitute whatever fruit or yum-yum you have on hand. (I love to thrown in chocolate chips.) Also, this recipe only makes six muffins, so it is perfect to whip up as a complement to dinner or as an after school snack.


I’m a FIRM believer that the right tools make all the difference in the world in the kitchen. Here are three I CAN NOT live without when I’m making my muffins.

And here are some of my other quick bread recipes.

Greek Yogurt Banana Bread 

Greek Yogurt Banana Bread Recipe | Kansas City

Honey Wheat Sandwich Bread (The BEST Sandwich Bread You Will Ever Make)

This is the BEST Sandwich Bread you will ever make. So healthy, so soft, and stays fresh for up to a week. Honey Wheat Sandwich Bread Recipe

2014 Dirty Dozen & Clean 15 Fruits And Vegetable List

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Ever wonder which fruits and veggies you are suppose to buy organic? Here is a list of the 2014 Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 Fruits and Vegetables...why spend more for organic when you can save with conventional via

2014 Dirty Dozen & Clean 15 Fruits And Vegetable List

The EWG has released the new 2014 Dirty Dozen & Clean 15 Fruits and Vegetable List. (Click here for the list.)

Produce is expensive. Period. And I find this handy guide/list helps you know where to invest in organic and where it is okay to buy conventional produce.

The produce items on the Dirty Dozen tend to have the highest level of pesticide residue (regardless of the produce being washed or peeled). In a nutshell, these items are the ones you should focus on buying “organic”.

The items on the Clean 15 list have the least amount of pesticide residue, and while you can choose to purchase organic, it is considered safe to buy conventional.

2014 Dirty Dozen Fruits & Vegetables

  • Apples
  • Strawberries
  • Grapes
  • Celery
  • Peaches
  • Spinach
  • Sweet Bell Peppers
  • Nectarines (imported)
  • Cucumbers
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Snap Peas (imported)
  • Potatoes

Other items to purchase organic as often as possible include hot peppers and kale and collared greens.

2014 Clean 15 Fruits and Vegetable List 

  • Avocados
  • Sweet Corn
  • Pineapple
  • Cabbage
  • Sweet Peas (Frozen)
  • Onions
  • Asparagus
  • Mangoes
  • Papayas
  • Kiwi
  • Eggplant
  • Grapefruit
  • Cantaloupe
  • Cauliflower
  • Sweet Potatoes

If you are looking for an affordable way to afford organic produce, you should check out Door to Door Organics. (I have an exclusive Door to Door Organics Coupon Code to get you 50% off your first box.)

In addition, there are other resources on the site about organic produce and tips to make the most of it:

How To Get Cheap Organic Produce
How To Make Produce Last Longer
Farmers’ Market Guide To Buying Produce Like A Pro

20 Minute Healthy Chicken Burrito Recipe

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20 Minute Healthy Chicken Burrito Recipe |

I’m not sure what happened.

I blame my children.

I went from the wife and mother who used to love to create an award-winning meal to a wife and mother who has exactly 27 minutes to prepare a meal that no one will complain about before we go to our next activity.

Cooking and meal preparation has changed in our house.

I have less time. More vocal eaters. And a desire to still create something that is healthy from scratch.

For some reason, Mexican is always a hit in our house. Maybe it is the smothering of sour cream and salsa or maybe it is the addition of tortilla chips….all I know is that when I’m crunched for time this is my healthy chicken burrito recipe.

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Garlic Roasted Rosemary Potatoes

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Easy Potato Side Dish For Weeknight Meals - Garlic Roasted Rosemary Potatoes via

Weeknight dinners are the bane of my existence. It seems with everyone having different schedules, it is hard to create fast-meal that is also kid-approved every night of the week. (And did I mention healthy? Yep, need to include that too.)

Luckily, this recipe fits the bill for an easy potato side dish for weeknight dinners. We often have it with grilled meat and it hits on all three criteria: fast, kid-approved and healthy.

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Easy Spinach Casserole With Artichokes & Quinoa

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Easy Spinach Casserole

Spring is officially here!

And soon the Farmer’s Markets will be buzzing with new crops of spring vegetables, fruits, and leafy greens.

Leafy greens are abundant and cheap right now. But if you are like me, sometimes the thought of having one.more.salad is more than you can take. Luckily, you can put those inexpensive leafy greens to good use with this easy spinach casserole.

And friends, the kiddos like this one too. I chalk it up to the cheesy, yogurt goodness. This can be served as a side or a main meatless course (whatever is your preference) and is amazing the next day as leftovers.

Easy Spinach Casserole With Artichokes and Quinoa |

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