We kicked off the summer with a ConAgra Backyard Bash #BackyardBash

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This weekend was Memorial Day.  The official kick-off to summertime.  We celebrated as many did, with a (low-key) barbecue bash for family and friends. We had some friends over for a #BackyardBash and had a blast in between the rolling thunder that kept threatening downpours and lightning every time we got into the pool....but we ...

Caramel Apple Sweet-za Dessert Pizza Recipe

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In the last issue of American Girl Magazine, there was a recipe my daughter could not wait to try.  Caramel Apple Sweet-za, a dessert pizza. Oh my goodness.  This is the sweetest pizza you will ever try!!  It is delicious, although you won't be able to eat very much- it's rich, sweet and filling so ...

Honey Rhubarb Iced Tea (recipe)

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Honey Rhubarb Iced Tea Ingredients: 8 stalks rhubarb, cut into 3 inch sections 8 cups water 1/3 cup honey (or sugar) to taste ( I did 1/3 cup honey and about 1/4 c sugar and we serve this with tons of ice to dilute) mint for garnish (optional...and I opt not to)= Instructions: Add rhubarb to water and bring to a boil; ...

Honey Gorgonzola Cheese Appetizers

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 Honey Gorgonzola Cheese Appetizers  Ingredients: 2T Olive Oil 1 Baguette- sliced into 1/3" slices 6oz Gorgonzola cheese crumbles 2/3 c chopped walnuts 3T honey Preheat oven to 375.  Arrange baguette slices on (ungreased) cookie sheet.  Brush with olive oil and toast for 8 minutes in oven.  While baguettes are toasting, mix cheese with walnuts in a bowl and spoon over the tops ...

Stop & Shop and Produce for Kids® Partner to Help Connecticut Children

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Produce for Kids® is launching its annual Get Healthy, Give Hope campaign with 16 major supermarket chains across the country, including Connecticut Stop & Shop stores, to help raise money for local children’s cancer research. Launched May 4, 2012, shoppers like us can support local children’s cancer research programs and get healthy at the same time.  Thanks to the annual ...

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I have idyllic childhood memories of running off the bus after school to be greeted by freshly baked cookies.  My mom's  Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are the perfect combination of chewy, oaty, chocolately deliciousness with just a hint of salt.  These are my favorite treat and I must really like you a lot because I am ...

Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies

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Yes, you read that right.  Chocolate pumpkin cookies.  They are divine.  And oh, so very, very easy.  My friend Jen K from my MOMS Club shared this with me and you have to try them.  Right now.  Stop what you are doing and get the ingredients out. Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies 1 chocolate cake mix 1 15-oz. can of ...

Bubble Guppies First-Ever DVD Plus FREEBIES and a Recipe!

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My kids love the Bubble Guppies.  It's cute, it's fun, the characters are engaging and it appeals to my 2 year old as much as my 6 year old.  That means the kids can watch, and enjoy, together.  Win, win all around!! This is the first time the Bubble Guppies have had their own DVD, and ...

Clare Clerespo Cookbook makes veggies oh so fun! #veggieworld

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This post is sponsored by Country Crock. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own. Are you looking for quick and simple tips and recipes to make serving veggies more fun? Download the free Clare Crespo Cookbook here for fun ...

What’s For Dinner Tonight? Pork Loin Roast

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I am always looking for a quick and easy solution for dinner. My family loves pork roast, but I have such a hard time cooking like my grandma used too. Moist, flavorful and falling apart. Through trial and error I have come up with a great method for cooking pork loin roast that my family ...