Frosted Lemon Sugar Cookie Bars

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Two years ago this week we celebrated the life of my sweet step-father-in-law. He had been on hospice for a few weeks, so his passing wasn't a total surprise, but it was sooner than we had anticipated and, well, you know...dying is never easy. One of the things I had most in common with our Papa … [Continue reading]

Simple homemade stir-fry sauce

Kid's favorite stir fry

Does your family have "that meal" that you make almost every week? Spaghetti, tacos, grilled cheese...whatever...our go-to meal is always stir-fry. My grocery store sells these pre-chopped packets of fresh veggies and I buy one every week because I know it will be so easy to throw them in a wok with … [Continue reading]

Red, White & Blue Marshmallow Pops

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Got bored kids? Give them some sprinkles, marshmallows and a saucer of water and let them go to town on these. Mine did these from start to finish on … [Continue reading]

Garlic Chicken Tortellini

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I love it when a whole lotta flavor comes from very few ingredients. That's the case with this super fast meal. It's all about the garlic, thyme, salt … [Continue reading]

Banana Man-cakes for Dad

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My kids loooove making breakfast on Mother's Day and Father's Day. It doesn't always turn out perfectly (we've had burnt toast a few times!) but the … [Continue reading]

Tuxedo Tiramisu for Dad (no-bake!)

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If you can't tell from the pics, I let my kids make this cake for Jeff. It's a little lumpy, a little imperfect and they might have gotten a little … [Continue reading]

Avocado Lime Chicken Burgers

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I found the idea for this recipe in an online message board somewhere and it's been brewing in my head. The crux of the idea was to use the … [Continue reading]

Easy Chicken Pesto Pasta

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Sometimes on the weekend Jeff will grill extra chicken breasts and leave it to me to "find something creative to do with them" during the … [Continue reading]

Patriotic Cookie Pie

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Are you hosting or going to a barbecue over Memorial Day? I've got the perfect dessert...it's homemade, delicious and couldn't be easier. What's … [Continue reading]

Party Punch!!!

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With all graduation and Memorial Day weekend festivities coming up, it occurred to me that I've never shared my favorite punch-to-serve-a-crowd. I … [Continue reading]