Butterscotch Bombs

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One of my favorite cookies in the whole wide world is an oatmeal scotchie. The combination of brown sugar, butterscotch and oatmeal is so much more … [Continue reading]

Easy Mexican Pasta Salad

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We love this pasta salad so much it becomes a main dish every time we make it. We take whatever steak or chicken we have leftover from grilling one … [Continue reading]

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 … [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 … [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]