Category Archives: healthy

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Healthy School Lunch Tips

**This post is sponsored by Intermountain Health Care. As always, all opinions are mine.   This week I was invited to a blogger event as part of the Intermountain Health Care’s LiVeWell Healthy Lunches campaign along with a few other local Utah bloggers. We spent the evening discussing different ways to keep our kids lunches […]

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Fresh Tomato Soup

Probably my favorite soup in the whole world is tomato soup.  Often it comes from a can but after making this fresh tomato soup, with all its amazing goodness, I don’t know if I can ever go back to canned.  Fresh tomato soup is made from just that fresh picked tomatoes, fresh herbs, cream, broth, […]

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Blackened Tilapia

Did you used to think like I did that if the recipe had the name “blackened” it meant burnt?  Perhaps I am the only one.  It really means the fish or chicken is given a dark crust from the spices – often Cajun – and cooked on high heat to form that crust.  This blackened […]

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Honey Glazed Shrimp

I love shrimp,  it is delicious and one of my favorite types of seafood to eat.  I am always looking for a new recipe for how to prepare shrimp and was delighted with this honey glazed shrimp.  The recipe was originally for salmon and I know it would be wonderful with salmon too, but I loved it […]

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Pasta Primavera

Be sure to head to our instagram page for a fun round robin giveaway we are participating in. There are 28 different bloggers giving away so many things – from amazon gift cards, h&m gift cards, toys for toddlers and more. Head over to check it out and enter to win! Fresh vegetables have the perfect […]

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Creamy Italian Chicken and Vegetables over Pasta

This an amazing combination of chicken and vegetables over pasta. The other day at work, Shelby and I were discussing what we were going to make for dinner. Sometimes you just have moments like that, food is what is on your mind and you really can use some new dinner ideas.  Shelby (one of my […]

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Lemon Dijon Dressing

Have you ever done this, put together a delicious salad only to discover there is no dressings in the fridge or pantry?  I have several times, but how to solve this dilemma, ta da, homemade Lemon Dijon dressing to the rescue.   It is fresh and easy to make and only requires a few ingredients […]

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Tomato Squash Bisque

Does reading Tomato Squash Bisque peak your interest in this soup?  First off, did you know bisque means a creamy soup that is usually shellfish or vegetables.  This soup is a delicious combination of vegetables with fresh tomatoes, delicata squash (you can use butternut squash instead), basil, and heavy cream (thus the creaminess). I started […]

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Seafood and Fruit Salad

Oh, my goodness – I wasn’t very creative when it came to naming this salad; basically it just describes the healthy and delicious ingredients that you build the salad with.  I could call it a dump salad because almost everything was leftovers from a previous meal and all added together for a yummy, healthy salad. […]

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Strawberry Granola Yogurt Popsicle

One of the treats about spending time with Aimee, Nate, and baby is preparing meals for them.  I have a great excuse for trying new things.  One of the newest is this strawberry granola yogurt popsicle.  I am always on the lookout for healthy and yummy treats, you know the kind – the ones that […]

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Schiaffoni Pasta with Vegetables

Way back in 1999 (a whole century ago), a beautiful, sweet young lady came to live with our family.  Heather was befriended by Craig’s parents while they served an LDS mission in the Washington D.C. mission.  Heather was from West Virginia and Norine and Gene (Craig’s mom and dad) thought it would benefit her to […]

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Parmesan Asparagus

The calendar says it is spring in California but the weather is boasting summer; a hot, dry summer.  Southern California is said to have 3 seasons: winter (for about 1 week), spring (for a couple of months) and wildfire season (the rest of the year).  We are officially into wildfire season and with these hot […]

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Paleo Chocolate Coconut Macaroons (Guest Post by Courtney from Fry Sauce and Grits)

Hi readers, we have another great guest poster visiting on the blog today. I am so happy to have Courtney from Fry Sauce & Grits to share this delicious AND healthy dessert recipe – Paleo Chocolate Coconut Macaroons. Yum! Hello Like Mother, Like Daughter readers!  My name is Courtney and I’m from the blog Fry Sauce & […]

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Tomato Basil Salmon with McCormick

**I was given a complimentary box of McCormick spices but all opinions in this post are strictly my own. I enjoy fish for dinner, especially salmon.  I grew up eating salmon, trout, halibut, and shrimp but it was a rare occasion, usually only if we were eating at a restaurant.  Me, the child, who ordered […]

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Oven Baked Pancake with Berries

I love this recipe for this Oven Baked Pancake with Berries.  I love everything about it; the ease, the crisp edge, the flavor, the texture, and the amount (just right for two of us). A few weeks ago, I found the perfect cast iron frying pan.  I had been wanting a cast iron pan for […]

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Tomato Basil Penne Pasta

Craig and I just spent 2 weeks exploring Portugal, Spain, and Italy.  While we were in Italy, we spent a few days with Marta’s family in Bergamo, Italy – (Marta lived with us for a year abroad during 2012/2013.)  Bergamo is near Milan and Verona – you know Verona of the Romeo and Juliet fame.  […]