My Power Breakfast: Coffee Banana Smoothie

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Things I require in the morning (listed in order of importance): 1. Caffeine 2. Something sweet 3. Protein (I don't really like this but my blood sugar goes wonky if I don't have it) With three kids I don't always have time to make the coffee, eat something sweet and eat some protein, so the … [Continue reading]

White Chocolate Strawberry Cookies

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I was thinking about how to spring-ify my favorite cookies. I have a great cookie base that I use for my chocolate chip caramel pretzel cookies, but I needed something for a spring teacher luncheon. I pawed through my pantry, determined to find some mystery ingredients to spring it up and -- voila … [Continue reading]

Spinach Artichoke Bowtie Pasta

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We love spinach artichoke dip in our house. It's typically an appetizer for us, but I wondered if I could turn the flavors into a full-fledged meal … [Continue reading]

Chocolate Butterscotch Cookies

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I think I inherited my love of butterscotch. (Can you inherit food cravings?) Both of my parents adore it -- they'd probably choose it over any other … [Continue reading]

Opening Day! Blueberry Shortcake Squares

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If we've never met in person (or you're not on my Facebook feed), you might be blissfully unaware that we are big Kansas City Royals baseball … [Continue reading]

Chocolate Chip Caramel Pretzel Cookies

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These are our absolute favorite cookies, and have been for a year or so. These are the cookies I make to bring to someone's house after they've had a … [Continue reading]

One-Pot Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup

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Don't run away because there's a long list of ingredients in this recipe. Most of them are spices, which take just a second to scoop and dump in the … [Continue reading]

Kid Favorite: Thai Peanut Chicken and Noodles

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This is a meal I make all the time, but never actually write down the recipe. Do you have those? The meals that the whole family likes, but you make … [Continue reading]

March Madness Taco Bites

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Hmmph. I must really like you. My beloved Jayhawks made a pitiful exit from the NCAA tournament last weekend, and I'm still sharing this recipe with … [Continue reading]

March Madness Slam Dunk: Pepperoni Swirl Bread

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Living in Kansas, NCAA tournament time is right up there with birthdays and anniversaries in terms of importance. We don't miss a game that our … [Continue reading]