Simple Strawberry Sorbet Recipe

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Simple Strawberry Sorbet Recipe My son cannot have dairy products. This was only discovered and diagnosed as some big long fancy name that basically means his body doesn't make the enzymes (or makes miniscule amounts of it) to digest lactose. If he has it, he's in a whole lot of severe pain and miserable for days. ...

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownie Bars

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One of the decisions that has to be made when my family wants to bake something is usually ... do we make chocolate chip cookies or some brownies? It's a tough one. Don't even bring nuts into the mix. That's just too hard to decide. Too much love or hate for the nuts in the ...

Layered Banana Pudding In A Jar

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My favorite time of the year is spring. I love hearing the birds chirp and seeing the trees and the flowers in bloom. It almost seems as if there is another level of clarity and brightness to everything around you. When the weather gets warm, my husband loves to dust off the grill and get ...

Homemade Baby Cereal Bars with Fruit

Homemade Baby Cereal Bars with Fruit

We bought a lot, I mean A LOT of baby cereal when the boys were babies.  We anticipated they would eat a lot of it and they did but it wasn't always as "cereal".  We used it in lots of recipes.  One of their favorites, actually this was a favorite of their big brother and ...

Oatmeal Crème Pie Kabobs

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When I was growing up, my mom let us pick a special treat at the store to bring in our school lunches around our birthday week. My favorite was always Little Debbie® Oatmeal Crème Pies. I don't know that there was a specific reason for it, but that was what I chose every single year, and ...

Gluten Free Molasses Cookies Recipe

Gluten Free Molasses Cookies Recipe- This Mama Loves

Gluten Free Molasses Cookies Our family has been gluten free now for almost a year since finding out our toddler has Celiac Disease.  We're still adapting recipes and trying out old favorites as gluten free.  Baked goods can be tricky because gluten free flour doesn't always behave the same as traditional wheat flours but we're finding ...

S’mores Snack Mix {with video}

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One of my favorite things about summer includes having tons of fun adventures with my family.  In town, on the road, or even far enough away to fly... exploring things together is a favorite thing to do. Of course, one part of adventures is almost always a snack....and s'mores are a summer staple for us-- ...

Red Velvet Cookies and Cream Milkshake

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Is it just me, or did we have the weirdest winter? One minute we had a blizzard and the next minute we had 50 degrees and sunshine! I am not a licensed professional but I think Mother Nature was a bit bipolar! Now spring is here and I can get those winter clothes put away. ...

Mr. Weenie’s Sweet Salty Puppy Chow Mix

Sweet Salty Puppy Chow Mix- This Mama Loves

In celebration of OPEN SEASON: SCARED SILLY coming to BluRay/DVD,  I had to do something fun with my kids. We love to plan themed snacks and activities around animated movies -what better way to get excited for fun family movie time than making amazing snacks and doing some activities? We put together these cute and simple Snack ...

Hiding Bunny Cupcakes

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Easter is coming and around here- it also means bake sales, especially at church. I don't know about you but I like fun and fancier items for baking and buying at bake sales, and these little hiding bunny cupcakes are simple to make but have a big wow factor with the surprise inside. We're making them ...