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10 Fast Family Favorite Suppers

July 9, 2014 duchessoffork 5

Even though it’s summer time, our days seem to be busy as ever. If we don’t have swim lessons in the afternoons, we’re usually in a pool or on a playground somewhere taking advantage of the longer days. I’m always looking for wholesome dinner ideas for …

White Summer Sangria

July 7, 2014 duchessoffork 1

I’ve been having lots of fun in the kitchen lately, acting as mixologist. I’m not a huge drinker, but I do love a good glass of wine (er, champagne) or a fun cocktail on the weekends. We recently had company over for a summer cookout, so I went to work behind our …

Our Favorite Baked Chicken Fingers

June 27, 2014 duchessoffork 0

Every once in a while I come across a recipe that is an instant favorite. I clipped Rachael Ray’s recipe for Baked Chicken Tenders a few years ago and have made it countless times since. My kids love chicken fingers (duh), and I love that these are homemade, using real, …

Toddler Breakfast Ideas

May 13, 2014 duchessoffork 3

Is breakfast a battle at your house? I have one good eater and one average eater (care to guess who’s who?), and breakfast has become more of a challenge in the last few months. Julia’s usual response when I ask her what she wants for breakfast is “No, thank …

Sparkly Fairy Dust Cupcakes

March 27, 2014 duchessoffork 0

When my kids look back on their childhood, I hope they’ll remember good times being had in the kitchen. I want some of their fondest memories to come from sharing comforting meals, meaningful conversation, and good ole belly laughs around the table as a family. I’ …

Weight Watchers Snack Ideas

March 12, 2014 duchessoffork 7

One of my biggest struggles when I started Weight Watchers, and all through my AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge, and even still today, is snacking. Ever since starting my weight-loss journey 8 years ago, I’ve strived to keep to the simple mantra of “eat when hungry, stop …

Brown Sugar Balsamic Grilled Flank Steak

February 20, 2014 duchessoffork 5

My resolution to cook one new meal a week in 2014 is still going strong! We’ve made a quick honey wheat pizza dough, slow cooked carnitas, and even skinny Swedish meatballs. The standout so far has been brown sugar and balsamic grilled flank steak. Flank steak is a cut …

Garlicky Roasted Chickpeas

January 29, 2014 duchessoffork 1

I’ve been trying to flex my creative muscle in the snack department lately. Peanut butter and nuts are my go-to snacks, but my servings of them have gotten way out of hand. I used my challenge to get out of certain food ruts and have enjoyed snacking on different combin …

A Typical Day of My Clean Eats

January 27, 2014 duchessoffork 8

I suppose clean eating means different thing to different people. In my daily diet, I try to avoid processed foods, refined sugars, white flour, and anything with more than 5 ingredients. Lately I’ve been limiting my dairy, also. Limiting. Not avoiding all together. I&# …

Banana Fro Yo {A Healthy Dessert!}

January 22, 2014 duchessoffork 4

I have become obsessed with banana fro yo. OBSESSED I make it multiple times a week and still can’t get enough. Even though I’ve cleaned up my diet, I still crave something sweet after dinner. Banana fro yo is the perfect sweet nightcap and only requires TWO ingre …