I am an avid foodie and coffee drinker, I am also the writer behind the blog The Primitive Plate. I believe in keeping everything simple from the kitchen to exercise. Nothing fancy, just wholesome food with wholesome ingredients for the whole family.

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

By josie milano

Thanksgiving is less than a week away and being the procrastinator that I am, I’m still hunting down new recipes to try out this year. I love all things pumpkin, but I like to add a twist every year to my Thanksgiving table and instead of making the traditional pie I’ll be making Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars. The […]

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School Night Dinner

By josie milano

Preschool and Ballet classes are back in session and I’m on the hunt for quick dinners. If it was up to hubby we’d be eating out every night but I am on a mission to keep take out to a minimum this year. I need something quick and nutritious to prepare for dinner, and when I come home late I am in […]

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Back To School Banana Muffins

By josie milano

I don’t know about the other mommies out there but I am ready for school to start. My daughter will be going back to preschool in a couple weeks and she is clawing at the walls for kid to kid interaction, her 18 month old brother isn’t cutting it anymore. I’m actually a fan of […]

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Banana Chocolate Sunflower Butter Pancakes

By josie milano

The title may be a mouthful but so are these yummy pancakes! I like to start my mornings with a hearty breakfast and start my family on the right foot for the day with a nutrient packed  meal. These pancakes are full of protein and good fat from the sunflower butter w/ flax seeds. Oh […]

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Nutella Chocolate Mug Cake

By josie milano

Let’s face it, we all need a little dessert in our lives. I have a huge sweet tooth which can take over my taste buds and before I know it I’m devouring a whole cake. Portion control has always been an issue for me and I am not the type of person that can be […]

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Whole Wheat NO RISE Pizza Dough

By josie milano

Homemade pizza is one of my favorite meals to make but it takes hours for the dough to rise. When I’m craving pizza I’m not waiting hours to crush the craving! Normally, I would pick up the phone and order a pizza for delivery but my family would live on pizza if I’d let them, […]

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Revamping The Box: Cheeseburger Macaroni

By josie milano

Let’s face it, life can be hectic and sometimes dinner is the last thing we want to think about.  Growing up in a single parent household my mom would work late nights and would turn towards easy and inexpensive meals. Convenience food can be very helpful on tired nights but unfortunately they’re not the healthiest. […]

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Nutty For You French Toast

By josie milano

I’ve always loved Valentine’s Day (yes, even when I was single) I have always loved the idea of taking one day out of the year and dedicating it to the ones in your life. Let’s face it, we know we should tell our loved ones everyday how special they are and what they mean to […]

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Mini Taco Bowls

By josie milano

Many parties will be taking place with the Super Bowl right around the corner (especially for those of us in Central PA!). It can be very difficult to not overdo it with all the beer and fried food around. I try to enjoy myself and have a little bit of everything, that way I don’t feel […]

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Muffin Tin Meals

By josie milano

Having two young kids can be a struggle in the kitchen. My oldest is 4 years old and up until the age of 3 was a great eater. I’m not sure when the ”veggies are yucky” phase comes in but it can make for a very frustrating meal experience. I miss the days of being able […]

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