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Lavishly living life out loud creates the need to feed and go out often. We love eating out and we do as a family to give us down time from food prep and just actually enjoy one another.  I love when someone else prepares the food for me so I don't have to do the dishes, clean up or planning, it is … [Read more...]

Lunch Fun With Babybel

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For as long as I can remember, I have personally been enjoying a bite size snack that was a kick-start to good eating habits.  I lavishly celebrate cheese each time I unwrap the red wax on my Mini Babybel and I enjoy some calcium and protein without breaking the calorie budget! Now as school is up … [Read more...]

Sweet Lunch & Dinner with King’s Hawaiian

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This is my king of bread! He is a bread connoisseur and he goes crazy for King's Hawaiian Sweet bread.  His diet is pretty limited as he is allergic to so many foods, but he feels like he struck gold when he discovered this bread that is sweet, soft and totally delicious. … [Read more...]

Against All Grain

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Life has been sending lots of challenges to our household, and that is fine, because I take them on with gusto.  My first challenge was a lot of health issues for my youngest child, and once I lasso'd those issues, and got a great Dr. to help us out, we were well on our way to surviving the war on … [Read more...]

Zucchini Spiced Cake

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Summer is such a bountiful time of year, plants produce fruits and veggies at unbelievable rates.  We have been so fortunate this year as our Zucchini has grown quickly and beautifully.  While we share our yield with our family and friends there is still more than we know what to do with, as it … [Read more...]