Category: Recipes

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A Must-Add-Martini to your drink collection!

For the first time since our honeymoon, hubby and I snuck away for a long weekend in Seattle last summer. I’m still holding onto the memories of that amazing weekend, full of adult drinks, leisurely adult talks, adult drinks, uninterrupted sleeps that didn’t involve tiny humans in our bed, adult drinks, and ADULT DRINKS.  Oh, and I almost forgot to mention. Seattle offered some amazing adult drinks.  At one of the many restaurants at Pike Place Market, I saw The Last Irresistible on the drink menu and thought I would give it a try. A few (plus/ minus 10) drinks later, and we...

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Make Something Monday:: Taco Seasoning

Taco Tuesday is a weekly event at our house. It is something my kids rely on and look forward to with big appetites! Although we as a family can’t agree on soft shell vs. hard shell, we can all unanimously agree that this homemade taco seasoning can’t be beat! Simple Taco Seasoning Mix the following ingredients together, adding to your choice of protein. Add water to your desired consistency. 1/2 Tbsp chili powder 1 1/2 tsp cumin 1 tsp black pepper 1/2 tsp paprika 1/4 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp oregano Try it today and let me know what you...

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Make Something Monday:: Easy & Yummy Fruit Dip

This easy-to-throw-together fruit dip is a good one to keep in your back pocket. I’ve made it in a pinch for get-togethers and ALWAYS have people asking for the recipe. You’ll be amazed at our SIMPLE this is… And once you taste it, you’ll be IMPRESSED with how yummy it is!! What you need: 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened 1 cup sour cream 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup frozen whipped topping, thawed Garnish with brown sugar on the top Cut and washed fruit of your choosing To prepare: Mix brown sugar and cream...

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Make Something Monday:: {Easy & Delicious} Homemade Apple Crisp

A cool crip air engulfs us, the smells of pumpkin spice and cinnamon surrounds us, and the sight of beautiful earth tones and bright oranges & reds is all we see. Fall is here! We took our annual trip to the apple orchard {okay, okay, you caught me, we have already visited the orchards FOUR times in the past month!}. Is that a problem? Between playing in the corn pit, my husband trying to navigate us through the corn maze, pony rides, petting zoos, and apple picking, all I can really think about is LET’S GET HOME SO I CAN START MAKING SOMETHING WITH...

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Make Something Monday:: Slow Cooker Beef & Broccoli

One of my favorite foodie bloggers is Chungah, over at Damn Delicious. I ran across her site a few years ago and have been powering my way through her recipe drawer, one “Quick & Easy” page at a time. Not only do I respect her ability to use a curse word in her blog title, but I appreciate her ability to make recipes that are DOABLE and MANAGEABLE for the common mom. And if I could think of any phrase to describe me, it would, in fact be: “Common mom.” This common mom tested the Beef & Broccoli recipe last year....

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10 Smoothies for Different Occasions

Dear Readers, Sticking true to our smoothie devotion this summer, the kids and I have loved getting adventurous and trying new ones. Joy, over at FreezerLabels.net was kind enough to share some fun new ideas with my readers… Lucky you! When she first contacted me, I thought I already had a long list of fun smoothies in my repertoire. As it turns out, she has a lot more….. And in cute, easy to print labels as the cherry on top! Check out her info here to get recipes, labels, and helpful freezer information. From weight loss smoothies to breakfast smoothies,...

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EASY (and yummy) pizza crust

Raise your hand if you LOVE pizza?? Me too! Check out this amazingly EASY and YUMMY DIY pizza crust that will make you erase Pizza Hut from speed dial. We make this at our house weekly, and my kids love being a part of the experience. When my daughter’s daycare serves pizza at school, I grab one of these mini crusts out of the freezer to send with her. Easy. Cheap. Inclusive. Amazing. The Best Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe Here are a few notes I would add: This recipe makes more than one pizza, which is perfect for hungry nights OR...

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How I turned into a “Home Cookin'” Kind of Mom

I am a full time working mother of three…. You think I have hours to spend over boiling pots and meat thermometers?? HECK, NO. I don’t even own a meat thermometer. My style of cooking has always been to rotate between store bought taco shells, frozen pizza and hot dogs. Hey, I’m technically cooking each of these things, so I AM a home cook. Right?? Then, one day, I gave birth to my beautiful little allergy baby. The one whose system is far too precious for the likes of eggs or dairy. I remember going to Whole Foods for the first time...

Who likes saving money at Starbucks?? 0

Who likes saving money at Starbucks??

I like my Caramel Brulee Latte and Peppermint Mocha from Starbucks just as much as the next person, but love saving $5 a day even more thanks to my recent find on Pinterest….. Homemade Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha Latte! I pinned this awhile back but let’s be honest, who actually tries the things they pin??  I decided to ring in the new year by DOING a few things instead of just pinning them, never to be looked at again.  So far, my “doing” streak has proven fruitful.  Check out this great (and easy!!!!) recipe from Diethood.com.  Click on the picture below...

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Freezer Cooking

Some may wonder if I’ve had one too many mojitos and been unable to post…. Some may wonder if my munchkins devoured me in pure “children taking over the universe” fashion and that is what has pulled me away.  Fear not, followers, all is well!  I’ve been busy with life and super exhausted lately (growing a human is HARD work!), but am forcing myself a second to sit down and write. In reflecting over these past few weeks, I have been in full momma mode!  I’ve tipped my hat to the world of “freezer cooking” and am loving it!  It...

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