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6 Things You Should Do During the Month of June

Let me just say “I love June!” The longer days, sunshine, and  warmer temperatures help elevate my mood. I love the mornings when the sunshine peeks in my window to tell me that this is going to be a day to be enjoyed. The first official month of summer has always been my favorite. When the birds were young, it marked the beginning of our summer routine- kids playing street hockey, riding bikes and skateboards and scooters up and down the street for hours. Dirty socks, most of them with large holes from being worn outside for play instead of…

Dinner on the Run: Chicken Tacos- Two Ways

  Life is finally waking up from its’ long winter hibernation, and we are back at the ball fields! Well, I am not personally back there, but many of my friends are!  And I know that it is much easier to enjoy the game if you know that dinner has already been made. Finding the time to cook dinner can become quite tricky during sports seasons, so a little preparation and an arsenal of quick and easy recipes can go a long way. One of my families favorite meals is chicken tacos, which I prepare two different ways. Neither of these…

Breakfast Casserole

Happy Spring! With Easter less than a week away, many are  making plans for Easter Brunch. Hosting any big meal takes lots of preparation, and I love to include recipes that can be made well in advance of the event. This casserole is assembled the night before, and then baked fresh in the morning. OR, you can make it several days ahead, freeze, and reheat when needed. It is equally tasty done this way-  and the leftovers are just as delish! If you are like me, on Easter morning you will start your day with a handful of jellybeans, four…

The Best Roasted Vegetables EVER!

Can I say that I have just learned how to roast veggies at the ripe old age of “almost 50”? And not only do I love them, and my family loves them, but they are super easy! How have a lived this long without knowing how to roast vegetables? Almost anything can be thrown in, but our favorites are listed below.  I have discovered that there are  two secrets to delicious roasting- using enough olive oil, and a very hot oven. On the rare chance that you have been living in the dark as I have, here is how you do it:  …

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