Creamy Bacon Ranch Dip

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It's football season!! Woo hoo!!  Let's go Patriots! Nothing says fun like watching a great football game... especially with fabulous snacks like this creamy bacon ranch dip. Creamy Bacon Ranch Dip Ingredients - 8 oz cream cheese, softened to room temperature 8 oz sour cream 1 C. shredded cheddar cheese 3/4 C. bacon crumbles 1 ranch seasoning packet Directions - #1. Combine all the ...

Mango Pineapple Slushie

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The kids are going back to school.  They are.  I love them. I adore them. I'm really ready for them to be back in school. I have almost zero time to myself for the whole summer, and while that has it's ups, it also takes its toll on me. I'm ready to do a few ...

Thai Peanut Chicken Skewers

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We are officially at back-to-school week!  Soccer started last night, practice again Tues/Thurs, school starts Weds, soccer game Saturday, gymnastics starts Monday.  My husband is coaching soccer and life is promising to be busier than ever this fall.  Busy Back to school days could use some shortcuts on time without sacrificing flavor in your meals. ...

Boston Red Sox Cupcakes

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Being born and raised in Connecticut, I grew up a Boston Red Sox fan.  Around here, you like the Sox or the Yankees.  There aren't too many "others" around.... although my son is quirky and actually likes BOTH of them! Even if you aren't a baseball fan, generally, New Englanders route for the Sox.  They ...

2 Ingredient Caramel Apple Fudge

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Fall is coming!! It is! Kids are going back to school, the leaves are getting ready to change colors, and we're back to my fave time of year. I love it. I also love simple, easy recipes that come together in little to no time to surprise the family (or neighbors) with- this caramel apple ...

Parmesan Zucchini Noodles with Tomato & Basil

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Sometimes it's nice to have a hearty, filling meal without meat- even if you aren't a vegetarian. I've been overrun with zucchini from the garden so much lately and getting some from friends that I'm really starting to see zucchini in my sleep...and it's forcing me to be all kinds of creative with the abundantly ...

Homemade Apple Cider

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One of my favorite things about fall is all of the apple-liciousness that comes with it.  I love it all, the decor, the colors changing on the trees, the crispness that creeps into the air, the promise of cooler days, snuggling under blankets at night, apple picking, and then, of course, cooking and baking with ...

Teajito Mocktail

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I am a sweet tea drinking gal, that's just the way it is. I am in the South and it is an unwritten rule around here that you are weened off your bottle onto your momma's sweet tea. Okay maybe it's not quite that early but it is a staple in many households.  I love ...

Oatmeal Banana Applesauce Muffins

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Back to school means back to busy mornings- and mom wanting the kids to have a good strong start to their day.  These oatmeal banana applesauce muffins are SUPER healthy for kids to eat, either for breakfast or tucked into their lunchbox for a mid morning snack.  Lots of great ingredients means no guilt, and ...

Ham and Pineapple Kababs with Sweet & Tangy Dip

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Back to school means busy but that does not mean you have to pack the same old thing in your kids lunch, or give them the same old milk and cookies as an after school snack. You can mix it up and offer some creative and tasty flavor combinations with minimal effort. Smithfield Anytime Favorites ...