Paleo Meal Plan Monday Week 2

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Paleo Meal Plan Monday

This week’s Meal Plan Monday is all about Paleo breakfast, lunch, and snack ideas.  [Read more...]

Save on Nexxus Beauty Products at Walgreens

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Nexxus Beauty Products on Sale at Walgreens!

Save big on your favorite Nexxus hair products at Walgreens during the Nexxus Beauty Sale!
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Speed Cleaning Tips

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Speed Cleaning Tips A Clean Home In 40 Minutes A Day

I often have people tell me “I don’t know how you manage to keep a clean house, work from home, and homeschool four boys with a husband that is only home a few weeks a year”. Well, I’ll admit, it’s not easy!   I’ve talked before about how I’m a terrible housekeeper. It’s just not something that comes easy to me, so having a strict schedule, solid cleaning routines, and the ability to be flexible when needed are a must.  I typically spend about 40 minutes cleaning in the morning, plus we tidy up as we go throughout the day. When people hear I only spend 40 minutes a day cleaning, they tend to wonder how that is possible, so I thought I’d share my Speed Cleaning Tips with you. [Read more...]

21 Perfect Pumpkin Beverages for the Family

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For me, fall is the perfect time for some delicious pumpkin beverages. From pumpkin spice lattes to pumpkin smoothies, from pumpkin shakes to pumpkin tea.  Pumpkin is just so versatile!

21 Perfect Pumpkin Beverages

Yep, it is that time! The time for Pumpkin Everything! Turn on the crockpot and make some pumpkin spice lattes, try a delicious pumpkin pie smoothie, or one of the other 19 simple pumpkin recipes I found for you! [Read more...]

Bacon Sweet Potato Casserole with Pineapple

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Smoky bacon, walnuts, cherries, and pineapple bring out the natural flavors of sweet potatoes in this delicious recipe. Bacon Sweet Potato Casserole with Pineapple will be your new favorite fall recipe and makes a great Thanksgiving side dish!

Bacon Sweet Potato Casserole with Pineapple | A healthy fall recipe

In our quest to eat healthier, I realized our traditional Thanksgiving menu was going to be a major setback & needed tweaked.  Sweet Potato casserole is typically covered in brown sugar and marshmallows, but this delicious recipe ditched the marshmallows and uses fruit to bring out the natural sweetness in the sweet potatoes. Once you try Bacon Sweet Potato Casserole with Pineapple, you’ll say goodbye to the old marshmallow sweet potato casserole for good!

Did I mention this is a super easy recipe?  Simply peel (if you wish) and chop the sweet potato up and put in a large bowl. Melt 1/2 cup of butter and add to the sweet potatoes.  Add your maple syrup, bacon pieces, cherries, walnuts (I don’t always use them since I’m not a fan of nuts), and pineapple.  Mix until everything is well coated with the butter and maple syrup. Make sure you use REAL maple syrup, not the imitation pancake syrups, for the best flavor. Pour into a greased baking dish and cover with aluminum foil. Bake for 40 minutes covered and then remove the foil for the last 15-20 minutes.

Scroll down for the printable recipe & don’t forget to check out these other great fall recipes!

Crockpot Pork Roast with Apple Cider Gravy
White Chocolate Pumpkin Biscotti
Super Simple Chicken Pot Pie

Bacon Sweet Potato Casserole with Pineapple

Bacon Sweet Potato Casserole with Pineapple
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Recipe type: Casserole
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Serves: 10-12
 
Ingredients
  • 6 cups sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped in ½ inch cubes
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup bacon bits
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • 1-½ cups pineapple, chopped
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray a large casserole pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and stir until all potatoes are coated with liquid.
  4. Pour potato mixture into baking dish and cover with aluminum foil.
  5. Bake for 40 minutes.
  6. Remove foil and bake for another 15 - 20 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender.

 

Paleo Meal Plan Monday Week 1

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Paleo Meal Plan Monday

This week’s Meal Plan Monday is all about Paleo breakfast, lunch, and snack ideas.  [Read more...]

Our Fall Bucket List

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Fall Bucket List | Create Your Own Traditions

Fall is my favorite season of the year (okay, it’s tied with Spring. They both have so much to offer). I love all the gorgeous colors, crisp weather, roasting marshmallows over a fire, and delicious recipes.  Every year, I think about everything I want to do this season and then forget half of it.  A Fall Bucket List is a great way to create your own autumn traditions! [Read more...]

10 Reasons You Should Be Using Essential Oils

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10 Reasons for Using Essential Oils

We’ve been making small changes to have a more natural, healthy household. I started by increasing the number of indoor plants we have, planning out healthy meals, and working out on a regular basis.  We switched doctors to find someone that wasn’t quick to prescribe antibiotics at every sniffle, started using more natural remedies, and kept researching ways to be healthier.  One thing that came up often in natural healing groups online was essential oils.  I’ve used them for aromatherapy for years, but never really thought about their other uses until this last year or so. Since I’ve been studying them, I’m amazed at their uses & put together a list of my favorite ways of using essential oils for you. [Read more...]

Fall Crafts for Older Kids

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Ready for chilly evenings, jumping in leaves, and pumpkin everything? So are we!  Here are a few of the best Fall crafts for older kids to enjoy this year. [Read more...]

Making the Switch to Cloth

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Making the Switch to Cloth | Saving Money by Going Green

In this day and age, everything is disposable. Plates, containers, electronics, furniture, you name it! If it breaks, we don’t fix it, we simply buy more or buy a new one. One of the best ways to become more frugal is to get past this mindset of “disposables” and look towards the things that can be used over and over. Using things as much as possible will save you money because you won’t have to buy a new one all the time! [Read more...]