Soft Sprinkle Sugar Cookies

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Over the weekend, we attended a kid’s birthday party and I tell ya… It is so funny to watch those pint-sized partiers lose their minds over gifts and cake! How I wish we could all just go crazy with excitement as adults, like we...

Crock Pot Italian Chicken with Tomatoes

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There’s something about this time of year, when the summery sunshine creeps back and the weather warms up – I always forget to use my CrockPot! It just sits down there in my cabinet, all lonely and collecting dust ‘til the next winter. Why...

Homemade Tea Bags + Personalized Tags

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From messy crayoned cards to stacks of cookies baked with love, my mom has always appreciated my flair for the “homemade” approach on Mother’s Day. She’d take a hand-knitted scarf over a pretty necklace any day! Not that I can knit anyway. I can’t...

100% Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

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Ever since I started making my own pizza dough, I’ve never looked back! Pizza doughs are fun to make, always delicious, and you really feel like you accomplished something pretty cool! Plus, there’s something so amazing about so few ingredients combining to make a...

30 Cinco de Mayo Recipes

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Whether you’re feeding a crowd or just enjoying a small celebration this Cinco de Mayo, I’ve got you covered with 30 delicious meals, side dishes and drink recipes! This Sunday, I’ll be catching a movie with my sweetie, then mixing up a batch of...

3-Ingredient Cheater’s Chocolate Croissants

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Enter the lazy girls’ guide to croissants! Though the real thing may be beautiful, and I have huge admiration for anyone willing to take the time, croissants are also just that – time consuming. When it comes to pastries, I have none to waste!...

Crispy Eggplant Caprese Stacks

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This is one of those recipes that, to me, is just inexplicably good. Simple, quality ingredients combine to make something that is so tasty it elicits an eye roll… at least in this house that’s the measure of deliciousness! Caprese salad has always been...

Mini Puff Pastry Quiche

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It’s sometimes tough to live such a far distance from my family. Especially on days like Mother’s Day, I wish I could just make a big pot of coffee and sit down to a warm home-cooked brunch with my mom. I know she would...

Herb and Citrus Oven Roasted Chicken

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We don’t go out to eat often. There’s nothing more I love than gaining a little cooking inspiration and having someone else whisk away the dishes. But, because my hubby (and sometimes, even I) thinks the food I make is just as good as...

Carrot Cake Bars with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

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Usually I’ll start a post with a story or a little tid-bit that somehow relates to the recipe I’m sharing. But not today. Nope, today we’re getting down to brass tacks, people. No time for silliness. Well, okay… maybe there will be a little...