Simple Creamy Roasted Broccoli Soup and The Soup Club Cookbook Review

Creamy, Fresh and Simple Roasted Broccoli Soup | Recipe at

I love soup! Well, we all love soup in our family. Do you? I thought everyone probably did until recently one of my son’s friends moms was telling me they’re not big fans of soup. What?! I love soup because it’s so easy to throw everything in a pot and let it simmer with very little hands on cooking time. So easy! So last year when I shared my 25 Simple Soup Recipes I also shared about the annual soup swap movement. I was so inspired that back in February, we hosted a soup (and chili!) get together at our house for some friends and their families. It was so fun and everyone had a great time and enjoyed some yummy soup too. So when I received a copy of The Soup Club Cookbook, I was anxious to check it out. I loved the tagline on the book "Feed Your Friends, Feed Your Family, Feed ...

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Weekly Menu Plan {August 24, 2015}

Weekly Menu Plan {August 24, 2015}

My kids started school today! It's always bittersweet as we have a great time with the low-key summer filled with fun, friends and family (and no homework stress!) but it's also nice to get back to routine and meet up with friends we don't always see over the summer. As my kids have gotten older, it ...

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Filled with banana goodness, these These Easy Whole Wheat Banana Muffins are a family favorite! | Recipe at

Easy Whole Wheat Banana Muffins

I originally posted the recipe for these Easy Whole Wheat Banana Muffins about 3 1/2 years ago and it's still a family favorite. It's a pretty safe bet to say it is my son's favorite muffin that I make! But since I originally started making them I've made  a few tweaks to "health-ify" them. I've ...

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Weekly Menu Plan {August 10, 2015} |

Weekly Menu Plan {August 10, 2015}

School has unofficially started for us this week. My daughter is in marching band and practices began last week. And we're getting up super early so they can get to practice before the heat is too crazy hot. As in earlier than we even get up for school! Thankfully next week we get a week long break ...

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Homemade Stovetop Mac and Cheese - freezer friendly too! | Recipe at

Easy Homemade Stovetop Mac and Cheese

I've been making a lot of macaroni and cheese this summer for lunches it seems. It's a favorite and this version for Easy Homemade Stovetop Mac and Cheese is so easy and so much better for you than the boxed stuff! I first posted this recipe about two and a half years ago and over those years I've ...

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This make ahead Ham & Broccoli Pasta Salad is perfect for a luncheon or dinner when you don't want to turn on the oven! | Recipe at

Simple Ham and Broccoli Pasta Salad

The summer heat is here, y'all! And when it comes to dinner, finding recipes that keep the heat out of the kitchen are an extra bonus! I'm not sure when I first had this Ham and Broccoli Pasta Salad. I remember my mom making it for different occasions to take places and it was something we also ...

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Weekly Menu Plan {August 3, 2015}

  It's been awhile since I've made a weekly menu plan. Seems like summer gave way to more relaxed schedules, swim team for the kids, vacations and time spent with family or friends. So I was a bit more casual about my menu plans, often figuring things out on the fly. Thank goodness for a ...

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Wonderful Pound Cake With Berries is an easy, make-ahead if you like, delicious pound cake perfect for any occasion and especially topped with fresh seasonal berries and homemade whipped cream. | Recipe at

Wonderful Pound Cake with Berries and Cream

One thing I love about summer are all the different berries that are in season. Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries--we love them all! So when I was looking for a dessert to share at a family gathering a couple of weeks ago I thought pound cake and berries seemed especially fitting. But I had ...

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