recipes

Crunchy Homemade Granola Bars | 5 Mom-Tested Kid-Approved After School Snacks

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After school snacks are a big deal in our house. With little downtime before rushing off to soccer or baseball practice, it's essential that my kids have something that's healthy and nutritious to eat, fueling them with plenty of energy for practice and filling enough to tide them over until dinner. Yes, it's not ideal, […]

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Easy Smoothie Recipe | An Easier Morning Routine Starts With… Me

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I'll be the first to admit that mornings can be a bit rough around here... often hectic and stressful, which doesn't exactly set the tone for a productive day -- for me or for my kids. Things are complicated even more now with two of my kids heading off to middle school and the other […]

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Cilantro Chipotle Barbecue Chicken Thighs + Giveaway

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Grilled chicken is one of our go-to summer meals. In fact, we still make this grilled honey lime chicken several times a month. But we're always up for trying something new, especially when that something new combines the flavors of chipotle and cilantro -- two of my very faves! I know that cilantro is one […]

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Creamy Malted Twinkies Milkshake

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I wrote this review while participating in a campaign for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Twinkies. I received samples and a promotional item to thank me for participating. I'm sure you've heard by now that Twinkies are back, right? A favorite of mine growing up, I always knew the remainder of my school day […]

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Spicy Grilled Potato Salad | Using A Grill Topper

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Back at the beginning of June, I took a trip out to Bentonville for the annual Walmart Shareholders Meeting. Sounds kind of boring, right? You'd think, but it's actually tons of fun -- like a big party with performances by some of the top names in the music industry. This year Harry Connick Jr. hosted […]

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Easiest Ever No Bake Ice Cream Cake Recipe

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So there was that time that my husband decided he'd like to host a 4th of July cookout, and what started as a guest list of about 25 friends and family quickly spiraled to upwards of 50 people... Yeah, that time would be today, and to say we're in crisis mode is an understatement. Luckily […]

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Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Brown Sugar Syrup

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July is the time of year when stone fruits of all varieties start showing up in stores in abundance. Fresh peaches, plums, nectarines, cherries -- so many choices! Usually I'm up to my ears in peaches from our backyard peach tree by now, but sadly, the frigid spring and late frosts left us with maybe […]

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