Raspberry Poppy Seed Vinaigrette #SweetSwapsm #Partner

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Salad is a wonderful meal on its own or served alongside a lean meat when you are looking for a healthier, light alternative. But what happens when you put a rich and creamy or sugar-laden dressing all over the top? It cancels out the healthful benefits, right? This Raspberry Poppy Seed Vinaigrette is low in ...

Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

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Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Bars I am always, always up for new breakfast ideas. Especially for school mornings. With the end of the year, we have a lot of later-than-usual evenings and just a whole lot going on. Late nights make for hectic mornings, and finding ways to simplify mornings ahead of time is what I look ...

Simple Strawberry Sorbet Recipe

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Simple Strawberry Sorbet Recipe My son cannot have dairy products. This was only discovered and diagnosed as some big long fancy name that basically means his body doesn't make the enzymes (or makes miniscule amounts of it) to digest lactose. If he has it, he's in a whole lot of severe pain and miserable for days. ...

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownie Bars

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One of the decisions that has to be made when my family wants to bake something is usually ... do we make chocolate chip cookies or some brownies? It's a tough one. Don't even bring nuts into the mix. That's just too hard to decide. Too much love or hate for the nuts in the ...

Layered Banana Pudding In A Jar

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My favorite time of the year is spring. I love hearing the birds chirp and seeing the trees and the flowers in bloom. It almost seems as if there is another level of clarity and brightness to everything around you. When the weather gets warm, my husband loves to dust off the grill and get ...

Honey Rhubarb Iced Tea (recipe)

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Honey Rhubarb Iced Tea Recipe We have three enormous rhubarb plants in one of our garden beds.  Our wonderful neighbor, Mr. Scoop (not his real name, but this is what we have all taken to calling him...his wife is Mrs. Scoop) gave us the plants when my mom was sick, knowing that we visited her at ...

Star Darlings Cocomoon Punch Recipe

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This Star Darlings Cocomoon Punch recipe is brought to you by our friends at Disney Press.  We learned about the cocomoon fruit in Star Darlings: A Wisher's Guide to Starland. Our love for Star Darlings has grown since we first met them back in February. The bright, colorful Darlings who star in the series are ...

Homemade Baby Cereal Bars with Fruit

Homemade Baby Cereal Bars with Fruit

We bought a lot, I mean A LOT of baby cereal when the boys were babies.  We anticipated they would eat a lot of it and they did but it wasn't always as "cereal".  We used it in lots of recipes.  One of their favorites, actually this was a favorite of their big brother and ...

5 Minute Frozen Mocha Latte Recipe + Tips to grab some “me” time!

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Folgers for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. 5 Minute Frozen Mocha Latte Recipe + Tips to grab some "me" time! As moms we are usually on the go from the minute our feet hit the floor until our head falls exhausted onto the pillow at ...

Oatmeal Crème Pie Kabobs

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When I was growing up, my mom let us pick a special treat at the store to bring in our school lunches around our birthday week. My favorite was always Little Debbie® Oatmeal Crème Pies. I don't know that there was a specific reason for it, but that was what I chose every single year, and ...