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Coconut Cherry Almond Granola by www.cookingwithruthie.com is delicious breakfast or snack with greek yogurt!

Coconut Cherry Almond Granola

Coconut Cherry Almond Granola is crunchy and sweet with a little cherry flavor pop!  Oh my.  It's so simple to make and healthy too!  Happy Friday Morning!  YAY.  This has been one seriously crazy- busy week around our house.  Holy Moly.  Am I ever glad the weekend is here :) I love granola's.  They are the perfect way to start the day or I love them on greek yogurt … Continue Reading

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Baked Cajun Sweet Potato Fries

I'm so excited to have Carrie from My Recipe Confessions here with us today!  She's brought one of my favorite things ever :) I won't keep you waiting.... I love these Baked Cajun Sweet Potato Fries so much! I don't know how I can emphasize that more. They are amazing and they are so addicting! If you don't already know, they are called sweet potato fries. But … Continue Reading

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Coconut Cherry Almond Granola by www.cookingwithruthie.com is delicious breakfast or snack with greek yogurt!

Coconut Cherry Almond Granola

Coconut Cherry Almond Granola is crunchy and sweet with a little cherry flavor pop!  Oh my.  It's so simple to make and healthy too!  Happy Friday Morning!  YAY.  This has been one seriously crazy- busy week around our house.  Holy Moly.  Am I ever glad the weekend is here :) I love granola's.  They are the perfect way to start the day or I love … Continue Reading

3 fries- carrie*

Baked Cajun Sweet Potato Fries

I'm so excited to have Carrie from My Recipe Confessions here with us today!  She's brought one of my favorite things ever :) I won't keep you waiting.... I love these Baked Cajun Sweet Potato Fries so much! I don't know how I can emphasize that more. They are amazing and they are so addicting! If you don't already know, they are called sweet … Continue Reading

Banana Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting by www.cookingwithruthie.com you'll never wonder what to do with your over ripe bananas again! YUM.

Banana Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup on www.cookingwithruthie.com let your slow cooker make dinner tonight!

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

We all love our slow cookers- especially in winter time.  There's nothing quiet like walking in the door from a long day to dinner right-ready to go, right?!  Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup is sure to make the whole family very happy!   Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 6 hours Total time 6 hours … Continue Reading

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Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry

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Healthy Cherry Chocolate Oat Cookies by www.cookingwithruthie.com taste Soooo good and the best part? They don't taste like it!

Healthy Cherry Chocolate Oat Cookies

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Oven Roasted Parmesan Asparagus on www.cookingwithruthie.com a savory side dish!

Oven Roasted Parmesan Asparagus

You'll love these quick and easy Oven Roasted Parmesan Asparagus - they're a beautiful side dish to any main course!  My love of asparagus began at a pretty young age... I was about 5 years old when my mom and sister and I would go to pick asparagus off the ditch banks in the town where we lived.  I thought they were the silliest looking little things … Continue Reading

Peanut Butter Banana Choffy Smoothie on www.cookingwithruthie.com healthy and refreshing chocolate beverage! YUM.

Peanut Butter Banana Choffy Smoothie

Peanut Butter Banana Choffy Smoothie will satisfy your sweet tooth in a healthy, creamy, fantastic way! Chocolate and Peanut Butter are pretty hard to beat as a pair, don't you think?   It's like... childhood all wrapped in a healthier version of a Reeses Peanut Butter Cup!   MMMmmm... then lets add a banana and ice and there-we-go,  healthy ice … Continue Reading

Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken Chili on www.cookingwithruthie.com is quick, easy, and sure to please the whole family!

Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken Chili

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DIY Placemat Purse Organizer by www.polkadotpoplar.com on www.cookingwithruthie.com

DIY Placemat Purse Organizer

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Black Forest Sweetheart Cakes on www.cookingwithruthie.com taste as amazing as they look! Make them for your sweethearts this year!

Black Forest Sweetheart Cakes

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Truvia Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies by www.cookingwithruthie.com will take you back to grandmas kitchen!

Truvia Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

When I was young, I loved to play in the snow.  My sister and I would play for hours making snowmen and snow forts and having snow ball fights!  The best part was coming inside to get warm with a mug of Hot Chocolate and fresh from the oven Chocolate Chip Cookies! When my kiddos were little we'd have to make deals about how many times they could come … Continue Reading

Toasted Coconut Pancakes with Nutella® Syrup in honor of International Pancake Day! www.cookingwithruthie.com

Toasted Coconut Pancakes with Nutella Syrup

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