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   Summer is in full swing and lush, juicy berries are at their prime!  This yummy dip is creamy, refreshing, and the perfect blend of sweet and tart.  Plus, this recipe is my favorite kind: EASY, easy, easy!  You can make it in under five minutes.  I love entertaining and I'm always looking for the perfect appetizer for guests to...
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The weather is warming up and strawberries are starting to show their shiny red faces in the markets again! I love this time of year with all of the fresh produce showing back up in the garden and at the market. Lately, we can't get enough of all the strawberries! While a good, juicy batch of strawberries is easy enough to just gobble up on...
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I love having reasons to celebrate and today, I'm happy to share some fun items that YOU (yes, you!) can easily make for your own little leprechauns.  These goodies can be enjoyed at St. Patrick's Day celebrations or any kind of "Good Luck" theme party. The leprechaun mustaches also resemble the fuzzy mustache on the Lorax, so they would...
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I am thrilled to welcome back Stephanie, from "Natural Girl Diary" - A Resource for Joyful, Natural Living! She is here today to share a super fun (and surprisingly EASY - oh, and did I mention HEALTHY?) snack idea for your little leprechauns! Take it away, Stephanie! Are you in need of an after school snack for kids or a party appetizer on St....
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It's that time of year when the days are short, but without much sun to cheer things up, they can feel pretty long. You know what I mean? These Blueberry Oatmeal Power Muffins are a perfect pick-me-up kind of recipe. Muffins are one of my favorite things to make in the kitchen, especially on a dreary winter day. They are so quick, so easy,...
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BRONCOS or SEAHAWKS? Do you live in a house full of Football Fanatics like I do? The SUPER BOWL is right around the corner! Time is ticking…countdown to kickoff! I am planning a BIG Super Bowl Bash! I need food…lots and LOTS OF FOOD! (And some football personality to add to the spread would be nice too!) Thank heavens there are brilliant...
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As soon as September rolls around, I get out my fall decor. I love all the orange, yellow, gold, and the richness of fall colors. After Halloween, I'm sort of burnt out sometimes, but a week or two goes by and I'm ready for some fun Thanksgiving crafting. Because Thanksgiving is a holiday that usually involves a large meal with many people,...
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 With school lunches to pack, quick breakfasts to make, and easy afterschool snacks to set out everyday, I am turning to my favorite cooking standby: muffins! Not only is it easy to put a batch of muffins in the oven in less than 15 minutes, but they also freeze well and are a great make-ahead snack. These particular Raspberry Lemon Muffins...
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I have a thing for apple orchards. I recently had my family pictures taken at one (by the talented Amy Lynn) and just three days ago I went on my yearly trip out to buy apples with my aunt at a different orchard. I love traditions!   I look forward to getting apples every year!  We always go to the same orchard even though there...
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Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies   School mayhem has begun at my home, but in spite of the craziness I wanted to create a blissful, (possibly unattainable), domestic memory for my children as they walked in the door;  the smell of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. Chewy , gooey, gleefulness (real word?), with a solid milk mustache to...
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