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Why I Let My Kids Destroy The Kitchen

The first time I willingly let my kids destroy every square inch of my kitchen, er, I mean, bake independently, was done through gritted teeth. I was aware of every drop of water that hit the floor, every bit of powdery flour that was smeared on the cabinet. I stared intently at the grout between the tile floors, wondering if I would still be cleaning granulated sugar out of the crevices 6 months from then. Instead of screaming”LOOK AT THE MESS YOU MADE!” I said (half-smile in place) “Oooh, that’s gonna be hard to get all that sugar off the...

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The Perfect Summery Day Drink

Don’t let the title of this post scare you into thinking this is only a “day drink.” No one is saying you can’t drink it at night too! It’s so good you’ll be making variations around the clock. Inspired by my friend Heather over at Cookies for Breakfast, I decided to try this SIMPLE and YUMMY drink concoction myself. Boy, am I glad I did! Holy YUM! The recipe is everything I love about a good concoction: Super simple, minimal ingredients, and delicious! What you need ✔ seltzer water, any flavor ✔ fresh fruit ✔ ice It REALLY is that...

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Homemade Funnel Cakes

When you get your hopes up for your annual funnel cake at the local 4th of July festivities… And show up to find a bizarre looking food cart named “The Healthy & Fit Cafe” in its’ place, you have options: 1.) You play the part of your toddler and go all “someone stole my toy” right then and there, breaking into both tears and rants OR 2.) You take the high road and vow to DIY the heck out of a funnel cake just as soon as you get to the store to buy the prerequisite gallon of cooking oil....

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Spotlight Series:: Shop Annie’s Website

This week, our spotlight shines on ShopAnnies. A blogger since 2008, Angela highlights recipes, tips, contests and giveaways. From her crockpot brownies to her Strawberry Lime Margarita Cupcakes, she has introduced me to recipes I want to try. I love how thorough she is in her recipe posts and her attention to detail – This definitely comes in handy when attempting to replicate her kitchen goodies. ShopAnnie’s is a place where you can expect a post almost daily… Which means she certainly puts me to shame 🙂 Meet Angela Church Before you head over to her website, take a few minutes to get to...

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Make Something Monday:: Lemon Crumb Muffins

Our house has recently gone through a muffin testing phase where we’ve been cooking all of the muffin recipes we could get our hands on, in order to create a list of “go to’s.” This one was voted 5/5 from my little family and has most definitely been added to the make again list!! Coming to us from Taste of Lizzy T, this easy to put together and DELICIOUS Lemon Crumb Muffins recipe is one that I’ve done several times with my kids. We love recipes that are simple enough to allow for kids in the kitchen yet sophisticated enough to feed guests...

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Make Something Monday:: Cornbread Muffins

I made these yummy cornbread muffins for one of our family gatherings over the holidays, and they got the best compliments! I, of course, can’t take credit for anything other than following a recipe…. So today I am sharing that recipe with each of you! Check out The Best Buttermilk Cornbread from Life Made Simple.

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