Hurricane Preparedness Supplies Checklist

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Hurricane Preparedness With the annual hurricane disasters that hit the US, having the proper supplies on hand has become extremely important. Not having the right thing set aside could mean the difference between your family surviving an onslaught or not. If huge storms have taught us anything, it is to be prepared when the weather turns harsh. Here are some vital hurricane supplies that every family should have on hand if they live in a hurricane risk area: Water and {Read More}

5 Back to School Issues Kids & Parents Face

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5 Back to School Issues Kids & Parents Face Back to school issues seem to come up every year, yet they tend to get overlooked when parents prepare for back to school.  Parents are pretty good about getting the typical things covered. They get the school clothes and stock up on school supplies. The get the paperwork in order and arrange for transportation and after school care when needed. Kids, however, have a whole different set of problems on their {Read More}

Organization Tips for Back to School

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  Organization Tips for Back To School Organization is almost vital, when the kids head back to school and the long days of summer begin to shorten. So many things come at us as parents that trying to do it without some planning and organization is nearly impossible. Here are some outstanding tips to make the transition easier for this coming school year: Get to Bed Earlier A couple weeks before your kids start back to school you should be {Read More}

Bacon Guacamole Deviled Eggs

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What an exciting week last week!  First, let’s get started with this week’s recipe:   Bacon Guacamole Deviled Eggs? Bacon Guacamole Deviled Eggs are a new take on an old favorite.  In looking for a substitution for mayonnaise, I came across several people that use mashed avocado.  I love avocados because they take on a lot of the flavor of whatever you pair them with, making them a great healthy addition to just about any dish.  In deviled eggs, they {Read More}

Baking Soda Dyed Easter Eggs

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  Baking Soda Dyed Easter Eggs Looking for another way to dye Easter eggs, I ran across the idea of making Baking Soda Dyed Easter Eggs.  This sounded FUN, messy, but fun.  The best part about the entire project was that I had everything already in my pantry.  No more buying those FUNKY kits and waiting for the little tablet to dissolve (which I never waited for anyway, so I would always have funky looking eggs). So, here is what {Read More}

Peeps Jell-O Cups

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Peeps Jell-O Cups Peeps are synonymous with Easter for me.  These Peeps Jell-O Cups make a great dessert for your Easter Dinner, or anytime!   They basically combine Jell-O, Pudding, Reddi Whip and Peeps.  I used the Yellow Peeps for this, so I used yellow Jell-O.  However, you can easily swap out to the Pink Peeps and use Strawberry Jell-O.  Who doesn’t love Strawberries and Chocolate, right? PrintPeeps Jell-O Cups Ingredients1 chocolate snack pack jello cup Lemon Jello (made mine from {Read More}

Mardi Gras King Cake Recipe

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  Mardi Gras King Cake Recipe There are a few things that I miss about living in Louisiana.  One of them is King Cake at Mardi Gras time.  Now that I have moved to Phoenix, I have had to learn to make them for myself.  I have been working on my recipe over the past 3 years to get it to where I know we will LOVE it every time. The basics of King Cake are pretty simple, you are {Read More}

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

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  Chocolate Covered Strawberries The one thing I ask from Jerome each Valentine’s Day is Chocolate Covered Strawberries.  I love them, and they make me feel happy just eating them.  They are really, really easy to make, so I have stopped asking for Jerome to buy them.  Instead, now, we just buy the best strawberries we can afford and a couple of trays of almond bark.  (one Milk Chocolate and one White Chocolate). Would you believe that my girls made {Read More}

14 Amazing Thanksgiving Recipes All Rounded Up!

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I am so excited about Thanksgiving this year!!!!  I will be taking the day off to relax and recharge.  I  will be spending the day with my mom, husband and kiddos.  What could be better?  I don’t know…maybe the fact that I am getting a TURKEY this year!  My mom is making the turkey.  Which means, we will have LOTS of leftovers.  I am not sure what I am more excited about, the Turkey or the leftovers. Well, here is {Read More}

Top 3: Meal Planning & Delivery Services

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  About 8 weeks ago, I started trying out meal delivery services.  Sure, there is the convenience factor of having everything for my recipes delivered to me each week.  But there was also the variety of recipes.  Trying new things that I wouldn’t normally try.  I generally do not cook any Chinese food, so I don’t have ingredients like fresh ginger, hoisin sauce or sesame oil at the house.  But, now that I have tried some of these recipes, I {Read More}

Crispy Ramen Noodle Pancake

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Crispy Ramen Noodle Pancake This is AMAZING!  I can hardly believe this Crispy Ramen Noodle Pancake side dish costs around 10c (depending on the sale you find on Ramen Noodles).  You can use almost any flavor.  I use Beef flavored Ramen Noodles when serving it along with steak and use pork or chicken flavor when serving it along with chicken. This recipe makes (1) 6″ Pancake.  That is enough for 2 side dishes.  If you are looking to feed 4 or {Read More}

Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake

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Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake I want cake for breakfast!  So, any excuse to have cake for breakfast, I am all over it.  And what better excuse than making a Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake.  Then, you have to eat it for breakfast or brunch, right? This coffee cake is moist and tender, and VERY buttery and rich.  As the butter in the Steusel topping melts in the oven, it drips that butter down into the cake to make it even that {Read More}

Quick and Easy Fall Acorn Treats

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  Quick and Easy Fall Acorn Treats These Fall Acorn Treats are so cute and PERFECT for putting out during any fall gathering.  I love that these are NO BAKE!  No heating up the kitchen!  The most you have to do is melt some chocolate.  WOWSER! Also, these Fall Acorn Treats are a PERFECT kids craft.  You could even bring these items to school and have them make their own treat.  If you wish to do that, substitute chocolate frosting {Read More}

Witches Hats – Perfect for Halloween

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Witches Hats Recipe - Perfect for your Halloween Party!

Witches Hats – Perfect for Halloween YUM, I love me some Witches Hats!  These cookies make a great presentation at any Halloween gathering.  I even like to put one in my girls’ lunch, for a little fun.  These Witches Hats are easy to make and require NO cooking or baking. Here is all you need: 1 Package Keebler Fudge Stripe Cookies 1 Can of Orange Icing 1 Bag Hershey’s Kisses You can pick up either the Regular Shortbread Keebler Fudge {Read More}

DIY Pumpkin Pie Spice

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DIY Pumpkin Pie Spice Do you LOVE Pumpkin Pie Spice Lattes?  Or maybe you like to make cinnamon toast and would like to kick it up a notch?  Well Pumpkin Pie Spice is SOOOOO easy to make at home with your own common ingredients….you may never buy the jar of premixed spices again. I love this recipe, because I am not a HUGE fan of Nutmeg.  So, I can use less nutmeg and add a little more ginger…to make it {Read More}

Philly Cheese Steak Bites

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Philly Cheese Steak Bites

Philly Cheese Steak Bites Philly Cheese Steak Bites are amazing little finger foods that have this HUGE Philly Cheese Steak taste.  They are really easy to make, the hardest part is caramelizing the onions, and that is pretty easy. Check out this step by step pic: What I love about these tasty little bites most, is that I can make 24 in very little time, and they all come out of the oven at the same time.  Football season is {Read More}

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