Spring Chick Marshmallow Pops Recipe

Spring Chick Marshmallow Pops

We went for cute and fun for these little chicky pops.  Spring is coming (allegedly) and so is Easter.  These spring chick marshmallow pops are really fun to make and will sell like hotcakes at a bake sale! Spring Chick Marshmallow Pops   Ingredients: Jumbo Jet Puffed Marshmallows Lollipop Sticks Yellow Candy Melts Orange Heart-Shaped Sprinkles Black Candy Decorating Pen (or black sprinkles)   Directions:   Stick ...

Edamame Hash Recipe

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I'm still on my quest for some new recipes to get us through our dinner ruts before spring finally comes (will it ever?).  My friend Jason suggested this edamame hash recipe to me, and I thought it would be a perfect fit for using heart-healthy Mazola oil for cooking. Edamame Hash Recipe Ingredients 4 Red potatoes scrubbed and ...

Butterfly Cupcakes Tutorial

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Happy (Almost) Spring! It's March and with the record high snowfalls across the country it is hard to imagine there are any signs of spring in sight.  Even with the snow that does not appear to have an expiration date of any time soon and the sub zero temps, I did spot a sure sign that ...

Simple Blueberry Syrup Recipe #FlipTopFrenzyFree #Giveaway

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 My family LOVES pancakes, waffles, and French toast...especially with syrup on top. We do enjoy maple syrup, but it's always fun to mix things up and try new things.  We have 2 huge (9-10 foot tall) blueberry bushes that produce gallons and gallons of berries each year that we cannot consume all of, so what's ...

Squash Risotto Recipe

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I've really really been trying to change up our dinner routines.  Sometimes, it's a meatless meal (which makes my oldest happy, she's been meat-free for almost 6 weeks now). But also, I'm BORED.  Tired of winter meals, but it isn't quite spring time yet. I am in a menu rut and ready to break out ...

French Toast Wrapped Sausage Recipe

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I spent most of my life not really eating much breakfast nor enjoying it when I did have it. Since having a family, we always make breakfast, and on weekends, we like to make pancakes, waffles, French toast, etc, from "scrap" as my oldest used to say, together, as a family.  So, over time, I've ...

Banana Oatmeal Nests Recipe with Cadbury Mini Eggs

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I received product from Hershey's and a stipend from Global Influence for this Banana Oatmeal Nests recipe with Cadbury Mini Eggs post. Easter has a lot of significance in many of our lives....as a religious holiday, as a family time.  It's also a time of celebration and celebrating spring and all that comes with spring- new life, ...

Olaf Nutter Butter Cookies Recipe

Olaf Nutter Butter Cookies Frozen Movie

Unless you're living in a cave someplace without any access to social media or television, I'm fairly certain you've heard of the fabulous new Disney movie, Frozen. We LOVE the movie, especially the soundtrack and the amazing characters.  For everyone here at the Martin house, it was love at first sight with Olaf, the world's ...

Carrot Crescent Appetizers Recipe

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Spring is coming.  Sooner or later, right?  Time for plants and trees to come alive, spring celebrations, Easter.... and it's time for some fun SPRING recipe ideas!! Here's a  carrot crescent appetizer recipe that's pretty easy and would be great for an Easter appetizer, Peter Rabbit baby shower, or any spring or garden party. Fill ...

Three Cheese Chicken Florentine Recipe #CookUpCozy

chicken florentine recipe #cookinupcozy

It's cold, winter's hanging on as long as it can, we've all been sick and I want comfort food.  Period.  This is me pouting and stomping my feet at frigid air from polar vortex and snow, snow snow.  I'm tired of winter meals and ready for some fun new stuff but the weather won't cooperate.  ...