Perfectly Timing Thanksgiving Dinner

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  Stress Free Thanksgiving One of the most stressful parts of Thanksgiving is cooking the meal and having it all come out at the same time, hot (or cold) and ready to eat.  I’ve known people that make everything the day before then heat it up, one plate at a time, for Thanksgiving dinner.  I also remember women in my family that didn’t get to enjoy the day at all because it was spent in the kitchen.  All day.  That’s {Read More}

Chicken Dinner in a Pumpkin

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Chicken Dinner in a Pumpkin

Chicken Dinner in a Pumpkin Baking dinner in what you’re eating isn’t a new thing, but I’d never baked my dinner in a pumpkin.  Chicken Dinner in a Pumpkin is one of those dishes that you try with an open mind and are so very glad that you did.  Chicken, rice, and vegetables come together to make a delicious dish where you eat the dish with the dinner!  And by roasting the Chicken Dinner in a Pumpkin in the oven, {Read More}

Salted Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip

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Salted Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip

Salted Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip Yeah, I’m going there!  Salted Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip was a hit at my latest gathering of friends.  It didn’t take long for it to be gobbled up, and people couldn’t stop raving about it.  What they didn’t know is how little time it took to make this beautiful dish.  It was ready for the table in about 5 minutes.  You read that right!  Five whole minutes for this gorgeous Salted Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip {Read More}

Super Simple Pumpkin Spice Muffins

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Super Simple Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Super Simple Pumpkin Spice Muffins Fast Some days, Facebook has some really great recipes floating out there, and some days, you wonder how people think those ingredients might work together.  This recipe is one of the first ones.  It’s scary simple, and I wondered how it was going to work with only two ingredients.  By the time I was done tweaking the recipe, I had three ingredients in my Super Simple Pumpkin Spice Muffins.  They turned out great, tasted delicious, {Read More}

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

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Apple Cinnamon Muffins

  Apple Cinnamon Muffins in the Morning Homey and amazing, Apple Cinnamon Muffins are a wonderful, earthy way to start your day.  These muffins are like your favorite bakery style, with a wonderful crumb topping and a delicious flavor that doesn’t stop.  I love making muffins, and Apple Cinnamon Muffins take the cake. The whole house smells wonderful when you make these, and the scent brings back fantastic memories of fall, picking apples, and playing in leaves.  And you don’t {Read More}

Apples Brats and Onions – An Easy Fall Favorite!

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Apples Brats and Onions

  Apples Brats and Onions for an Autumn Meal Fresh apples and onions are hitting the stores and farmer’s markets.  Autumn is finally here, and with it, beautiful produce.  I love fresh brats in the summer, but in the fall, they are fantastic in so many ways.  A while ago, I started simmering my brats with apples and onions, taking them from my backyard cookout to a fall favorite.  Now my family can’t wait for the first apples of the {Read More}

The $250 Neiman Marcus Cookies Recipe {Urban Legend}

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$250 Neiman Marcus Cookies

  $250 Neiman Marcus Cookies?  Seriously? There’s been an urban legend going around for as long as I can remember.  A woman and her daughter were eating lunch at a Neiman-Marcus in Texas, and ate the most remarkable chocolate chip cookie.  It was so good, she asked for the recipe, which the worker agreed to give to her for “two-fifty”.  Later in the month, she received a credit card bill for $250.  To get back at the store, the woman {Read More}

22 Back to School Lunchbox Ideas

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Back to School Lunchbox Ideas

  It’s Almost Time Again for Back to School Lunchbox Ideas! It seems like just yesterday that the kids were getting out of school, and now it’s time to go back.  With lots of school supplies to buy, kids to get organized, and schedules to memorize, who wants to think about lunches too?  ME!  We’ve rounded up the best Back to School Lunchbox Ideas, and also added a linky at the end so you can add your favorite recipes!  Let’s {Read More}

27 Fabulous Cookie Recipes Roundup

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It’s back to school time and that means time for after school treats!  Here are 27 fabulous cookie recipes that will wow kids from 4 to 24.  They would make great surprises for care packages for kids going to college too!  The ideas are endless.  Here are our favorites, in no particular order: 1.  Brown Butter Pecan Cookies by Jen’s Favorite Cookies 2.  Caramel Appledoodles by Life and Kitchen 3.  Cream Cheese Meltaways by Alida’s Kitchen 4.  Vanilla, Almond, Preserved Lemon Ghriba by MarocMama {Read More}

36 Enticing Pasta Recipes Round Up

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  Pasta is a staple food for many families.  It’s a great inexpensive way to feed a crowd, but pouring a jar of plain old pasta sauce over the top gets boring after a while.  So, I’ve rounded up 36 recipes that will take your pasta from everyday to fit for company!  As I’m looking over all of the recipes, I have a list of them in the order I’m going to make them in.  Check them out.  I’ve put {Read More}

Homemade Slime

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Slime

  Homemade Slime: Easy to Make and Fun to Play With! I remember as a kid, loving to play with Slime.  The squishy feel, the odd noises it made, just about everything about it.  I remember getting it as a special treat, for Easter, or maybe if I got really good grades.  When I found out I could make it at home for my kids, I was ecstatic!  Not only was it easy and fun for them to make, it was a {Read More}

25 Amazing Household Tips

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25 Amazing Household Tips

25 Amazing Household Tips Sometimes you happen upon something that makes your life so much easier.  When it’s around the house, it’s a small miracle.  I’ve scoured the internet, looking for things I can use around my home that make cleaning and organizing easier to take care of.  Here are the 25 ways I found that actually worked for me and I have incorporated into my toolbox of tricks.   Storage Household Tips 1.  Use empty toilet paper rolls to {Read More}

Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks

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Start off Right with Spring Cleaning Spring Cleaning has always been a time in my family of airing out the house, deep cleaning every room, and bringing in the beauty and freshness of spring.  It’s hard work, no doubt, but it doesn’t have to be boring or tedious.  Take a weekend, use some of these simple tips and tricks, and clear your space of tired, stale air and lingering grime. General Spring Cleaning 1.  Gather all your supplies before starting. {Read More}

Fluffy Bunny Tails Snacks Craft

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Fluffy Bunny Tails Snacks

Cute Fluffy Bunny Tails Snacks for the Kid in You Spring is finally here and with that brings Easter.  Make Fluffy Bunny Tails  Snacks as an adorable craft with or for your kids that you can place in their lunchbox or have ready for their Easter baskets!  It’s simple, absolutely cute as can be, and fairly inexpensive, especially if you have a dollar store near you.  Fluffy Bunny Tails Snacks are a great way to bring a smile to a {Read More}

Adorable Easter Chick Cupcakes

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Easter Chick Cupcakes

  Adorable Easter Chick Cupcakes are Easy These adorable Easter Chick Cupcakes are an easy way to bring smiles to faces. Cute little chicks made from candies are a great topper to your favorite frosted cupcakes.  You can even cheat if you like and buy frosted cupcakes at the store and add these little chicks.  Easter Chick Cupcakes are a great dessert for Easter or just to celebrate the return of spring and they make an adorable centerpiece, placed on {Read More}

DIY: Pretty Little Butterfly Snacks

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Pretty Little Butterfly Snacks

Pretty Little Butterfly Snacks for Spring Pretty Little Butterfly Snacks are the perfect spring gift for your little ones!  With simple things like a plastic zipper bag, chenille stems, and the snack or candy of your choice, you’ll have these Pretty Little Butterfly Snacks done in a jiffy!  They make a great takeaway at parties or a cute item tucked in a school lunch with an encouraging note. You can put any small item in these too.  Raisins, fruits, crackers, {Read More}

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