How to Make Your Own Chili Powder

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I don’t know about you, but I use a lot of chili powder in my cooking. When I moved several years ago, the brand I loved wasn’t available to me and all the ones I could find were too spicy for my family. I tinkered with several recipes until I came up with my own…

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Apple Carrot Snack Bars – Easy and Healthy

apple carrot snack bars

Apple Carrot Snack Bars are great for snacks (duh!) but also make an easy breakfast.  I often make them the night before and either serve them with a protein or fruit for a quick breakfast.     Bonus- these bars are healthy!  They’re made with oats, fruits, veggies, honey, nut butter, and spices. Did I…

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Chocolate Zucchini Bread

chocolate zucchini bread

I made chocolate zucchini bread for breakfast yesterday.   Chocolate for breakfast?  Why yes I did.  Warm bread, fresh out of the oven and filled with shredded zucchini…I refuse to feel guilty, even if it’s laden with rich chocolate flavor.     First, I have a confession to make.  I don’t like zucchini.  It’s never…

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Kale and Sausage Soup

This is one of those soups that I will make just for myself – not because no one else likes it – but because I don’t want to share.   I’ll get a whole pot going, then not tell anyone.  I’ll have it for lunch every day until I run out of it.  It’s hearty…

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Cinnamon Peach Superfood Smoothie

I was so excited over the Labor Day weekend to have the temperatures around here down into the high 80’s!  I drank hot tea and made chili and went for walks in the crisp morning air, desperately trying to hang onto any sign of fall.  But of course we’re back into the 90’s this week. …

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