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Summer Strawberry Crumb

A little rhubarb and a lot of strawberries together topped with oatmeal makes a pretty fantastic summer crumb. My mother had the most amazing rhubarb plant growing in our family garden.  It seemed it would take over the whole garden bed if allowed. My mom loved rhubarb, I believe it […]

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Snickerdoodle Ice Cream Sandwiches

Last week I made a fresh batch of snickerdoodle cookies, although I would’ve been perfectly happy eating all the delicious cookies as is. I also had some extra vanilla ice cream in the freezer and I decided, how good would some snickerdoodle ice cream sandwiches be? You can use whatever […]

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Creamy Italian Chicken and Vegetables over Pasta

This an amazing combination of chicken and vegetables over pasta. The other day at work, Shelby and I were discussing what we were going to make for dinner. Sometimes you just have moments like that, food is what is on your mind and you really can use some new dinner […]

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Chocolate Mint Brownies

This is another wonderful way to jazz up boxed brownies – make chocolate mint brownies.  Now I know you think I am talking about adding mint flavoring to the box brownies mix but I am really talking about adding the real deal.  I have an herb growing in my backyard […]

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Celebrating the Bright Side of Life with Fruttare Frozen Fruit Bars

As a new mother, its hard not to complain sometimes when you feel exhausted after not getting more than a few hours of sleep a night and you feel like your baby is crying all day long. I finally feel like I’m getting in a routine with Colby and he […]

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summer strawberry crumb4square

A little rhubarb and a lot of strawberries together topped with oatmeal makes a pretty fantastic summer crumb. My mother had the most amazing rhubarb plant growing in our family garden.  It seemed it would take over the whole garden bed if allowed. My mom loved rhubarb, I believe it […]

snickerdoodle ice cream sandwiches3square

Last week I made a fresh batch of snickerdoodle cookies, although I would’ve been perfectly happy eating all the delicious cookies as is. I also had some extra vanilla ice cream in the freezer and I decided, how good would some snickerdoodle ice cream sandwiches be? You can use whatever […]

creamy chicken pasta3square

This an amazing combination of chicken and vegetables over pasta. The other day at work, Shelby and I were discussing what we were going to make for dinner. Sometimes you just have moments like that, food is what is on your mind and you really can use some new dinner […]

chocolate mint brownies1 square

This is another wonderful way to jazz up boxed brownies – make chocolate mint brownies.  Now I know you think I am talking about adding mint flavoring to the box brownies mix but I am really talking about adding the real deal.  I have an herb growing in my backyard […]

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As a new mother, its hard not to complain sometimes when you feel exhausted after not getting more than a few hours of sleep a night and you feel like your baby is crying all day long. I finally feel like I’m getting in a routine with Colby and he […]

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Crepes are so easy to make, I forget how easy they are to make.  This orange-lemon curd is quite easy also because you use the microwave.  So with all that ease don’t hesitate to whip together these chocolate crepes with orange-lemon curd tonight for dinner. Tuesday night, I came home […]

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Cobbler is another dessert that reminds of summertime and camping. I love cooking up some peach cobbler in our dutch oven when we go camping and I love how simple it is to make too (with only 3 ingredients in my dutch oven version). But when I’m home I want […]

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Have you ever done this, put together a delicious salad only to discover there is no dressings in the fridge or pantry?  I have several times, but how to solve this dilemma, ta da, homemade Lemon Dijon dressing to the rescue.   It is fresh and easy to make and […]

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I love summer for a lot of reasons. But one thing I have really grown to love since marrying my husband is the outdoors. And of course with that we love hiking, fishing and camping. With a newborn it will be a little harder for us to go camping this […]

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**I made these Tropical Dole Fruit Parfaits with free product and I was compensated for this post by Dole as part of the Mom it Forward Blogger Network. All opinions are my own. Now that I’m a mom it seems I spend more time taking care of my little one […]

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I’m excited to share today 101+ Birthday Gift Ideas for your Friends, including my measuring cups and beyond measure printable. I am joining forces with Kristen Duke in her Birthday Celebration Week along with over 100 talented bloggers sharing lots of inexpensive ideas and free printables! All week long, Kristen is […]

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“You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream” – this cherry chip ice cream will have you screaming for more.  Cherry chip ice cream will always have me reminiscing about the role ice cream played in my life.  So with each spoon of this cherry chip ice cream […]

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I love a good ol’ fashioned orange julius. It’s so refreshing with the delicious combination of orange and vanilla and so creamy too! At the orange julius store they used to have a blueberry julius, and that is what made me think of this idea. It’s one of my husband’s […]

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Today is my mom’s birthday! Happy Birthday mom! I hope you have the best day ever and can’t wait to see you this weekend! In honor of her birthday I decided to throw together a quick compilation of 25 delicious birthday dessert ideas! We’ve got cake batter flavored desserts with […]

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At a recent “Super Saturday” I made these adorable DIY – decorated mason jars.  They were so easy and took no artistic skill, which makes me qualified to make them. This “Super Saturday” was sponsored by the Relief Society in my church. Relief Society is awesome because it is a […]

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Does reading Tomato Squash Bisque peak your interest in this soup?  First off, did you know bisque means a creamy soup that is usually shellfish or vegetables.  This soup is a delicious combination of vegetables with fresh tomatoes, delicata squash (you can use butternut squash instead), basil, and heavy cream […]