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Look no further for an easy lunch idea or recipe for a quick dinner – these Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu Wraps come together in minutes and are filled with Swiss cheese, ham and shredded chicken that is coated in an easy honey mustard sauce.

Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu Wraps

I don’t know if it’s like this for everyone, but I swear 5 o’clock is my nemesis.

We could be having a great day. The kids would be getting along, the house isn’t a total wreck, I have had a productive day. I’ll sneak away to the kitchen to start dinner and… BAM.

Everyone wants/needs my attention. The sippy cup is empty or someone is being mean. Or someone wants her hair put in a ponytail. One thing after another.

Dinner time isn’t always a walk in the park. In fact, most nights, it’s not.
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Peach cobbler is a summer staple, and this Coconut Peach Cobbler recipe takes a traditional peach cobbler and gives it a delicious coconut twist.

Coconut Peach Cobbler Recipe

Originally posted August 10, 2011. Photos and post updated August 2014.

The Utah peaches are still going strong. Thank goodness. Because I feel like I haven’t taken proper advantage of them this year, which is a shame, because if you are a regular reader, you’ll already know that I think that Utah has pretty much the best peaches. Ever.

I’ve enjoyed my fair share this year straight from my hand, but as far as actually cooking or baking with them, I’ve pretty much failed. But just a couple of days ago, after looking at some gorgeous peaches sitting on my counter, I had a craving for peach cobbler. And this peach cobbler recipe is the first one that popped into my head.
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This easy Southwest Chicken Salad is a great way to use up leftover chicken in a recipe that only takes minutes to throw together. Serve it as a lunch or dinner entree or smaller portions as a side dish.

Southwest Chicken Salad - a hearty dinner salad filled with lots of healthy and delicious ingredients.

I am all about balance when it comes to food. I try to eat healthy. There are some days that I’m great all day, and some days that I totally blow it. Let’s just say that self control and I don’t get along so well when it comes to food.

Lately, it’s been pretty funny, though. My husband will come home from work one day and we’ll be having something super healthy for dinner. And then the next night, I’ll surprise him with something totally not healthy. It’s been going back and forth like that for a couple of weeks now. Literally every other day.
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Forget the bagels and the cereal – you can have a hot breakfast even when mornings are crazy when you are camping with these make-ahead breakfast burritos!

Breakfast Burritos - Campfire Style

I’m pretty blessed.

I live in a beautiful state. I’m surrounded by the beauty of the mountains. And as much as I complain about the winters, I’m smitten by the summers and the falls and the springs. And ok – I do dislike the cold, but it’s pretty darn gorgeous here in the winter as well. (Maybe if I were a skier I’d see the winters differently…)

I didn’t grow up in Utah, or the mountains for that matter, but I did grow up just south of some beautiful mountains. And vacation for us growing up was a lot of camping. And I loved it! We had a pop up tent trailer for a lot of my childhood, but I have many fond memories of sleeping in tents as well.

And I still love camping today. It’s just a bonus that I can drive 15 minutes and I’m in a beautiful canyon, surrounded by mountains and trees and streams. I wish that we went camping more often than we do – especially since it’s so close!
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This Carl’s Jr. copycat grilled chicken sandwich has a teriyaki sauce marinated chicken breast that is served on a whole wheat bun, topped with cheese, a whole green chile, lettuce and an easy Santa Fe sauce.

Santa Fe Grilled Chicken Sandwich Recipe

I wish I could say that we never ate fast food. It’s not that I’m against fast food, it’s just that I’m all for inspiring people to get into the kitchen and to show them that it doesn’t take a long time and it’s not difficult to cook at home. One of my purposes of this blog is to show you all that making dinner is so much better than going through the drive through.

But alas, I’m only human.

We don’t eat out a lot, but occasionally, I will admit that I take the easy way out. 9 times out of 10, I end up regretting it because it’s expensive, it makes you feel not so great, and really, most fast food just isn’t worth it.
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S’mores without the campfire! These Peanut Butter S’mores have a graham cracker crust, lots of marshmallow, rich chocolate and a peanut butter drizzle – all served in a jar.

Peanut Butter S'mores in a Jar

Who is starting school this week, or has already started?

I’m a newbie to this whole school thing. Well, this being a mom to someone in school thing. My oldest is going into Kindergarten this year, and I feel like I totally don’t know what to expect. I think I’m more nervous for everything than my daughter is.

I’m one of those people that gets so caught up in everything that is going on in life that sometimes I miss the details. I totally knew that school started this week. So I was prepared. And then I found out on Friday that while school does start this week, the kindergarten classes don’t start for another week.

Yeah – I’m that mom that would have totally sent her daughter on the school bus a week before she was actually supposed to be there.
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