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Healthy Peanut Butter Apple Muffins {Egg and Dairy Free}

September 11, 2014 duchessoffork 0

I’m currently on Day 4 of a five day clean eating challenge. My eating has been way off track lately and I need to get my mind right. Surely I can make it through five days of clean and healthy eating, right??? So far, so good. The only catch is that I’ve missed b …

Over-Stuffed Kit Kat Cookies

September 2, 2014 duchessoffork 3

These cookies are insane. Ridiculous. They’re so addicting that I made them on two separate occasions this weekend. Chocolate chip cookies. Stuffed to the max with chunks of Kit Kat bars. You’re welcome. People constantly ask me for my cookie recipe because they t …

Oatmeal Pecan Scotcheroos

August 15, 2014 duchessoffork 0

When I met The Duke, I wasn’t really into sweets. Sure, I thought cookies, cakes, and candies tasted fine, but I never craved them. I’d bake for my college roommates without even sampling the cookie dough. What sane person does that? Passing up perfectly delicious …

Simple Corn Salsa

August 4, 2014 duchessoffork 3

If you’ve been reading my blog for even 5 minutes, you know that we LOVE Mexican food around here. The four of us could eat it morning, noon, and night. Julia could eat an entire bowl of queso dip in one sitting if we’d let her. Heck, I could, too. You’ll fi …

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 …