Homemade Reeses Cup

A REAL Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cup

I tried to make a lightened up version of one of my favorite foods of all time: the Reese’s Cup. It was a failure. Well, not really, but for ME it was. My kids and the neighborhood kids loved them and my hubby said they were decent. So why you ask, was it a failure?… 

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Apple Pie Bars

Apple Crisp Bars

Did you know today is Johnny Appleseed Day? What do you mean you did not! Or you do not care! I guess you are NOT a teacher, former teacher, homeschooler, or live in Ohio. You see, Johnny Appleseed is known to have planted apples over an extensive area that included what is now Ohio. And… 

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Black and White Pancakes

Our New Addition + Black and White Pancakes

Meet Bailey You are already in love aren’t you? How can you not be with that adorable face?! This is Bailey, our sweet 6 week old Boston Terrier. The dog that I said I would NEVER have. The dog that has captured my heart, my lap…and my time. If you have ever had such a young puppy, you know… 

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Weekly Dinner Plan

Meal Plan for Pennies

Ever have a week when you are crazy busy and don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen slaving over dinner? What about when your grocery budget is a bit tighter than normal? Or do you just want a week when dinner is planned, easy, and tastes amazing for an entire week? I have you… 

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White Chicken Chili

Crock-Pot White Chicken Chili

A Bit Under the Weather It is never a good sign when Mom wakes up feeling a bit quaky. And unfortunately, that was me the past three days. Luckily for my family, only my son had similar issues and he bounced back quite a bit quicker- lucky him, not so lucky me for me! But, unfortunately… 

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Steamed Vegetable Potstickers

Vegetable Potstickers

Vegetable Potstickers Don’t these Vegetable Potstickers look amazing and  extremely fancy? They are totally NOT. In fact, this creation was made with leftovers I had in my fridge and with the helping hands of my sweet 6 year old daugther! Using Leftovers So as I was saying, these little potstickers were a way to use up… 

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pumpkin muffin

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins

Today was a rainy day here in the south. And I was so grateful. You see, I was ready to sit down with a cup of coffee, a good book, and my favorite taste of fall–a pumpkin muffin. But for me, the experience does not seem to satisfy me as much when the sun is shining… 

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Wonton taco cups

Mini Taco Cups

There is going to be a party at my house this weekend. And a party means FOOD! And Mexican Food, well, who does not love that! My Tips on Foods to Serve at Gatherings: Easy. I have to clean my house for the party, I don’t need to have days of food prep. Can be made… 

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whole wheat oven pancake

Oven Baked Pancake with Caramelized Bananas

  Oven Baked Pancake with Caramelized Bananas As you know if you have been reading my recipes, I LOVE breakfast foods. For school days, we eat a variation of oatmeal just about everyday. And while we love our oatmeal, I live for leisurely Saturday mornings when I have time to play in the kitchen. However,… 

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Buffalo Chicken Salad

Buffalo Chicken Salad with Oven Baked Fries

Who puts french fries on their salad? That would be me, a self-proclaimed healthy eater. And it is my favorite salad EVER! How is this considered a “Healthy Recipe?” Putting fries on a salad seems to negate all healthy aspects that a salad can offer. Nope, do not be fooled. You can top your salad with… 

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Eggplant roll-ups

Grilled Eggplant Rollatini

Eggplant. There was one lone eggplant sitting in my produce drawer, begging to be put to good use.  Typically, I would make Eggplant Parmesan, because really, what is better than smothering crispy vegetables with luscious marinara and cheese? However, I really did not feel like breading my eggplant, lightly frying, and then baking in sauce. So… 

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