Southwestern Cucumber Sandwiches with The Laughing Cow

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Disclaimer: Compensation was provided by The Laughing Cow via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of The Laughing Cow. I think about food all.the.time.  It’s my job but I also can’t stop thinking about what I want to eat next.  What my next meal will be, will there be chocolate or butter or cheese?  I hope so.  It’s imperative that I plan ahead with some healthy choices because if I let the hangries … [Read more...]

The Best Homemade Chicken Soup

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Homemade Chicken Soup is the best invention ever.  Filled with veggies, herbs and roasted chicken, this soup could cure any ailment and is the perfect comfort food.  For a more filling meal, just add some egg noodles. We have a favorite chicken soup that we trek long and far for.  It's not really chicken soup if you were to order it....it's actually Matzo Ball Soup.  We ditch the balls and just go naked chicken soup....which is rather brothy and not really filling because it's missing the … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Chicken Marsala Stew

Slow Cooker Chicken Marsala Stew | The Suburban Soapbox

The most amazing slow cooker recipe, ever.  This hearty Chicken Marsala Stew will quickly become a family favorite and is ready to eat when you walk in the door after a busy day.  Lighter and more heart healthy than many stew recipes, you won't feel weighed down after eating a bowl.  Room for dessert! According to Facebook, school has started everywhere....but here.  It's still summer in my 'hood.  The kids are still riding their bikes through the neighbors landscaping and sucking every … [Read more...]

No Bake Cherry Pecan Chia Energy Bites

No Bake Cherry Pecan Chia Energy Bites | The Suburban Soapbox

Little bits of heaven....that's what these are.  Loaded with dried cherries, nuts, chia seeds and more, one bite is all you need to give you a quick boost of energy.  One bite and you will be addicted.  I promise you. Balance, that's what life is all about.  There's a Seinfeld episode (ok...I may be dating myself but let's stay focused) when Jerry is talking about the balance amongst his group of friends.  When one person is at a high....one is low.  It's all about balance.  That's kinda … [Read more...]

Pan Roasted Crispy Chicken Thighs with Figs

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Everything in one pot, inexpensive chicken thighs are seared on the stove top until crispy and then finished off in the oven with figs and onions. The pan juices make the perfect sauce to top your chicken....no effort, easy and quick.  And only one pan to clean! I try to keep it real.  When I worked outside the home, I would come home and try to create something wonderful for dinner.  With proper planning...it could be done.  But, honestly, I didn't want to do anything at 6:00 when I … [Read more...]

Almond Coconut Mocha Popsicles

Almond Coconut Mocha Popsicles | The Suburban Soapbox

Almond milk, Cream of Coconut and coffee are all it takes to make these easy, dreamy popsicles. The chocolate shell takes these chilly treats to another level. Savor the last days of summer with one (or all) of these. There are some foods that I'm just so impressed with....like "how do they do that" impressed. Fascinated. Flabbergasted. I never really thought to actually investigate "how" the magic was created. But when I do it's always something so simple. So easy, in fact, I feel a … [Read more...]

Chopped Broccoli Salad with Cherries and Feta

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Crunchy broccoli chopped into bits and updated with dried cherries and feta.  If you love the old version, you will flip over this updated Chopped Broccoli Salad with Cherries and Feta.   Most of you, my favorite internet friends, are out of high school....and even college.  I know how old most of you are.  :-)  Does that make me a stalker?  It's a little weird to know that websites I visit collect that kind of information.  But it's helpful when coming up with ideas, recipes and stories … [Read more...]

Boozy Strawberry Sweet Tart Slushie

Boozy Strawberry Sweet Tart Slushie | The Suburban Soapbox

Cool off with a Strawberry Sweet Tart Slushie for grown ups.  You will not find these at your local convenience store because (besides the alcohol) this version has just four ingredients and no refined sugar or corn syrup.  Healthy and fun, you can whip these up in just a couple of minutes for an impromptu party anytime. Landon loves to go to Wawa.  For those of you not in the mid-Atantic region, Wawa is a gas station/convenience store that sells everything...even freshly made sandwiches … [Read more...]

Golden Beet and Whipped Goat Cheese Salad with Walnut Mint Pesto

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A beet salad that's as beautiful to look at as it is to eat.  Creamy goat cheese is whipped until light and fluffy and then stacked with a roasted golden beet.  The Walnut Mint Pesto is the perfect topper for this easy to make and easy to impress dish. Beet and Goat Cheese Salad is pretty much a summer staple.  It’s on every restaurant menu and, as simple as it is, many people don’t make it at home.  Which is surprising, given the number of friends I know that absolutely go bananas over … [Read more...]

Open-Faced Pulled Chicken Parmesan Sandwiches

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These easy to make sandwiches require very little prep time!  The chicken is made in the slow cooker and takes only two ingredients....no browning required.  A few minutes of assembly and some time under the broiler make them the best for busy weeknight dinners. You know those days....the days that go horribly wrong and all you want is something comforting to eat.  Those days that you were late to work because you may have overslept but still didn't get enough sleep because that was the … [Read more...]