Patriotic Blue Velvet Brownies a la mode

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I'm all about fun holiday foods. They are just a lot of fun to create, share and enjoy. With summer comes hot weather and makes me wanting frozen goodies on holidays- with 4th of July coming up, I wanted to do something patriotic but with a little bit of a twist- using frozen custard in ...

Mojito Lime Grilled Porterhouse Pork Chops

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I get into dinner "ruts" more often than I care to admit. I do.  Partly because we have our favorites, but also, sometimes I just under-appreciate the awesome of pork. Do you know that you cook a Porterhouse Pork just like a Porterhouse Steak?  True story.  It’s time to give grills everywhere a makeover and ...

Layered 4th of July Mocktail

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So looking forward to the long weekend for the 4th of July.  There's just something so fun and special about celebrating our nation's independence, and we always like to find little ways to make it a little more special.  Making fun mocktails is almost a guaranteed hit with the kiddos, but layered beverages seal the ...

Homemade Healthy Fruit Roll Ups

Homemade Healthy Fruit Roll Ups

We've been dealing with a lot of food allergies and sensitivities in our family and we're really working to remove processed foods from our day to day snacks and meals.  Healthy meals with fresh ingredients are fairly easy for us but snacks are a little more difficult.  Sometimes you just want a snack that is ...

July 4th Fruit Wands

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Sometimes having kids help in the kitchen is more work than it is helpful.  Well these July 4th fruit wands are not only adorable but they are simple enough for kids any age to help with!  So give the kids the next task of making something for the annual family Fourth of July barbeque! Not ...

Strawberry Banana Yogurt Pops

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Hot summer days are made for outdoors, lots of waterplay, and of course popsicles!! Instead of letting the store bought pops overload the kids with sugar they dont need take control of their summer snacking! Like these homemade Strawberry Banana Yogurt Pops.  Sweet, lip smacking, and surprisingly healthy the kids will still beg for more! ...

Berry Bramble Homemade Frozen Yogurt

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Looking for a delicious and healthy dessert to finish off a meal or serve as a midday snack to get you through the day? Make your own homemade frozen yogurt with a tasty berry flavored base topped off with a generous drizzle of chocolate- the combination is amazing!   Smooth and creamy, double smoothed, Aussie ...

Key Lime Bars

Key Lime Bars

My children love lemon bars for a summer time treat and recently when they asked if we could make some we decided to change it up a bit and made Key Lime Bars instead.  They have great flavor and with a little bit of graham cracker in the crust they really remind me of Key ...

Key Lime Pie Muddy Buddies

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If you are craving something sweet but chocolate just isn't what you want try these amazing Key Lime Pie Muddy Buddies. They will take the edge off your sweet tooth and will be like a little taste of vacationing in the south! Key Lime Pie Muddy Buddies Ingredients: 9 cups Chex cereal 2 cups white chocolate chips 1 Duncan Hines ...

Simple Raspberry Crisp Recipe

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 Summer is HERE!! One of my favorite things about summer is the fruits and veggies we can get fresh- even from our yard.  There's just something I love so much about going outside (or even down the road) to pick fresh fruits and veggies that are grown right here, that I don't have to head ...