Win an Ipad Mini!

Spring is finally here! I hope you’re enjoying this beautiful time of year like we are (as long as your allergies aren’t too bad!). Since we know you don’t want to be stuck at home and inside, we thought you could use an iPad Mini for when you’re on the […]


JulieAnn Caramels

**I received free product in order to do this review. I was not otherwise compensated. All opinions are my own.  JulieAnn caramels is a local company that prides themselves in making their caramels fresh, organic and without and preservatives. Their caramels are hand stirred, hand cut and made from a […]

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Orange Bundt Cake on Lolly Jane

I told you guys on our facebook page a few weeks ago that I was going to be a contributor on the Lolly Jane blog. Well, the time has finally come and I have shared an awesome and delicious orange bundt cake recipe over there. This orange bundt cake is […]

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25 Easter Food Ideas

Hopefully none of you are as last minute as me, but I am actually quite last minute when it comes to making up holiday foods and especially deciding on a meal plan for the holiday. So in case you are last minute like me, here are some great and delicious […]


Chow Mein Nests

Are you guys all ready for Easter on Sunday? These simple and adorable chow mein easter egg nests will be a perfect addition to your Easter festivities. Whether you let your kids help and make these (warning – they are a little messy and your children may end up with […]



Sorry I haven’t written about Bountiful Baskets in a few weeks, we haven’t gotten a basket in a couple of weeks because of traveling and other things, so now we finally got a new basket on Saturday. When I first saw what we got, I wasn’t super impressed. It wasn’t […]

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Who can pass up this colorful, delectable vegetable rainbow pizza?  You have probably seen this rainbow pizza popping up all over pinterest, I did and could not resist making one.  I mean pizza has to be the best way to deliver your healthy veggies to your mouth and tummy. With […]

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**This post is sponsored by and I also received a free meal and gift card (to giveaway) from Decadence Cafe. As always, all opinions are my own. Do you remember that last month I had the opportunity to go to an awesome blog conference in Salt Lake City called […]


I can’t believe I have not posted a single smoothie recipe before here at LMLD,  so let this orange berry smoothie be the very first.  I drink a smoothie 2 to 3 times a week for breakfast, usually it is very simple – fruit and juice with the occasional spinach […]

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I always have to try to one up an amazing chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting that my husband made for my birthday a couple of years ago. It was one of the best cakes I’ve ever had in my life. This year for Nate’s birthday I sent him a […]

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New vegetable, new flavor, new experience – that explains this breaded fennel quite well.  Fennel is eaten and added to many Mediterranean dishes but I had never cooked with it or eaten it before.  Craig enjoyed fennel on his LDS mission to Italy often and usually ate it raw, it […]

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What is a monster cookie, you might ask? A monster cookie is typically a peanut butter oatmeal cookie with chocolate chips and m&ms. You can also throw in some extra ingredients too – nuts, raisins, whatever you have around the house really. I didn’t have m&ms when I made these […]

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We have jars and jars of applesauce in our basement, that we canned this fall from apples we got from a neighbors tree. Personally I am a huge fan of applesauce that has a slight cinnamon and sugar taste, so that’s how I made my applesauce. I meant to post […]

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Craig is our Costco shopper now days.  He started doing almost all the shopping about 15 months ago while I cared for my mom and the responsibility has stuck.  It is pretty easy for him because he passes about 4 Costcos on his drive home from work.  Did I tell […]

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These easy ground beef tacos are one of my favorite meals from growing up. We had a few regular meals that we ate often, tacos, spaghetti, chicken enchiladas or barbecue chicken, to name just a few. All delicious. These tacos really are easy to make with only a few ingredients and […]

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Sometimes it is a lot of fun to explore recipes and discover new ones that are really good.  BUT it doesn’t always work out, take today as an example; tilapia with citrus butter turned out GREAT – beet chips not so great/actually down right awful. In my attempt to try […]

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Sometimes we all need a dessert that only makes two servings. Am I right? I should be a better neighbor and share my excess desserts when I make a full batch of cookies or cupcakes, but usually I don’t. I don’t if its because I am selfish and want to […]

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Mmm, I love smoothies. I love drinking them for breakfast, for a snack, or for a healthier dessert option. In fact, I think one of my best friend’s and I truly connected over drinking smoothies together. She and I had class together my first semester at BYU, it was a […]

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This berry syrup was inspired by Aimee’s stuffed French toast post when she mentioned the Kodiak Cakes syrup she enjoyed from Costco.  Craig and I had our oldest with his family here visiting, and decided it was the perfect time to make the stuffed French toast but we, alas, did […]

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I had my friend Kelly share a recipe for Indoor S’mores almost 3 years ago. Whenever I make these delicious bars I think of our time spent with Kelly and Brandon. They live in NYC now so we don’t see them very often anymore, but these bars always remind me […]

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We have had kumquats almost coming out of our ears, each week in our CSA box we have received a lunch bag full of kumquats (that equates to about 40 kumquats a week). I have been looking for numerous recipes to use the kumquats in because although they have been […]