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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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Homemade Latte Recipe & Coffee Giveaway

**This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to Steve Weber, who was randomly selected as the winner of two free bags of delicious coffee!** In a sad realization that I could fund a child’s college tuition with what I was spending at coffee shops, I decided it was time to make a small change. And by small, perhaps I should say a Venti change? {Eh? Eh? See what I did there?} I now make my own homemade lattes and they are easy, yummy, & doable. See for yourself! Why I Make My Own Cost. Gone are the days of swinging through the drive-through and dropping...

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Make Something Monday:: Mommy Mojitos

As the weather begins to warm, and the snow begins to melt, it can only mean one thing…. IT’S TIME FOR A NEW MOJITO RECIPE! I ran across this print on Etsy, from Sweet Clementine Print Shop, which inspired me to spice our Sunday afternoon up a bit! We invited friends over, christened our “deck drinking” for the first time of the season, and had a blast! Ingredients limes, your favorite coconut rum, club soda, sugar, mint leaves Put 10 mint leaves and 1 lime wedge in a glass, and muddle to release flavors Add 2 lime wedges and 2...

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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:: Grandma’s Homemade Noodles

Homemade noodles always seem like a daunting task. A time consuming, “only for grandmas, but not for young moms,” overwhelming, daunting task. Then, I remembered that I’m not actually as young as I think I am. And also, they aren’t as scary as they seem… And get easier (and more comfortable) with each attempt. What you need: 2 eggs + 1 egg yolk dash of salt 2 Tbsp milk or cream 2 cups flour What you do: Beat eggs, milk/ cream, and salt together Stir egg mixture in with flour Put mixture on floured board, working in additional flour until stiff...

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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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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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Review:: “The Elaine” Garlic Press

Mom confession #843: When recipes call for a garlic clove, I typically toss in some garlic powder. I’m sure it’s the same, right? Mom confession#844: I had NO IDEA that a product called The Garlic Press even existed, much less how to operate this crazy piece of equipment. What to the WHAT?? Now that we have embarrassing confessions out of the way, I feel like we’re old friends and can be frank with one another. I recently tried a product that has seemingly been on the market awhile. Not only was it extremely user friendly, but it made my recipe POP like I...

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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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