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 ...

Lemon Blackberry Tarts

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This tart has a hint of sweetness so it's not as bland as a pie crust. The filing bursts with lemon flavor thanks to the lemon curd. Adding a mint garnish brings these tarts to a level of dessert sophistication. Guests will think you spent hours creating these tasty, irresistible finger dessert. Lemon Blackberry Tarts Basic Tart ...

S’mores Cookie Bars

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These semi-homemade S'mores Cookie Bars have all the flavor and gooey melted marshmallow of the roasted S'mores in a cookie form! Surprise the family with them tonight or your friends at work/school.  There won't be leftovers! S'mores Cookie Bars Ingredients -  1 package of store bought chocolate chip cookie dough, any brand 1 package of graham crackers 10.5 package ...

Super Easy Italian Sandwich Recipe

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 I think we've discovered the quickest way to do dinner. I have my new "dinner arsenal" growing by the week.  But these sandwiches ... four minutes, with warm, crusty bread?  They are going straight to the top of the list.  Warm, crusty bread AND ready in literally under 5 minutes.  Add some veggies or salad ...

Minions Energy Bites

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Make some fun Minions Energy Bites for the kids' lunches (or your own!)- they'll get some extra protein and energy-rich foods, and they will love the fun Minions theme! The bonus? It's just as fun to make these as it is to eat them- and who doesn't love the minions? Minions Energy Bites Ingredients -  1 C. old-fashioned ...

Apple Bacon Arugula Bites

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Fall's coming, friends.  And with it, crisp, fresh apples.  Pair those apples with the bitter of arugula and the savory of bacon and you have an amazing flavor combination that will wow everyone you share these apple bacon arugula bites with. It's a simple recipe that packs a lot of (flavor) punch... and is ready ...

Easy Ham & Egg Cups #Crackem #eggs

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Having chickens means we have a LOT of eggs in the house almost always. Eggs, eggs and more eggs.  Pair that with 3 kids who really love to help in the kitchen and want to be part of the action and, well, we've had our share of egg messes.  So many egg messes.  I hate ...

Cheesy Zucchini and Tomato Garlic Bread

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The kids had friends over this afternoon, and things were going quite well that we decided last minute to let the friends stay for dinner.  A little *too* late, I realized that I'd not checked how much food I had in the house, and started to panic. I had some burger meat for burgers, and ...

Grape Salad

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One of my favorite things about summer is the fresh fruit in season and making dishes the day before! I love this sweet grape salad and so does everyone who tastes it! Plus, what's great is that you can easily halve this recipe to fit your needs. I've also substitute green and red for all ...

Pineapple Cheesecake Parfait

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Making a dessert to surprise your family and friends doesn't have to be super complicated. It doesn't have to take a lot of time. Making simple treats that take little time are my favorite thing to do- not because I don't want to spend the time creating things for them, but because I'd rather spend ...