Green Veggie Crockpot Quiche

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I got a new Slow Cooker for myself at the holidays and it's made me a changed woman.  I guess I never had a great slow cooker before. I do now. Worth every penny.  Regardless, I find I am using my crockpot more and more, for all kinds of things.  Even breakfasts, which I hadn't ...

{Oven Baked} Parmesan Zucchini Chips

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This week we have Oven-baked Parmesan Zucchini Chips for our Kids in the Kitchen recipe. A great way to get them eating their vegetables in a pretty healthy way. They get crisp, flavorful chips AND a dose of healthy veggies in the same dish- a win for both of you! {Oven Baked} Parmesan Zucchini Chips Ingredients 1 Zucchini ¼ ...

How to Host a St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt

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If you are looking for a family friendly game to enjoy this St. Patrick’s Day, look no further than this St. Patrick’s Day scavenger hunt. It is a great way to get into the spirit of the holiday while having some frugal fun at the same time. Here is how you can get started planning ...

Slow Cooker Apple Crisp

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Apple crisp is one of my favorite desserts. I love it.  It makes the house smell amazing and just tastes so yummy.  Now, throwing the crisp ingrediens in the crockpot/slow cooker?  That gives you hours of aroma to enjoy plus a delicious dessert when it's all said and done. Crockpot Apple Crisp    Ingredients 4-5 C. apples, peeled and ...

Homemade Hot Pockets Recipe

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Do you know I used to LOVE Hot Pockets? They were definitely a favorite snack in high school. As I've gotten older I've gotten away from eating them, but I think the kids would love to be able to bring them for lunch and stuff. I just want to control what goes into them and ...

Chocolate Pancakes with Apples

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Brett and I have  recently had the opportunity of touring some really amazing American historical sites with American Heritage Chocolate including Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, George Washington's Mount Vernon, and most recently Old Salem Gardens and Museum.  These were amazing trips and left me inspired to create some new recipes at home using American Heritage Chocolate like ...

Happy 11 Years to Us…and 10% off for YOU!

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Today is the 11th anniversary of our "I do" and the beginning of our marriage. We have a BUSY day today.  Soccer x 3 kids, a birthday party, my husband coaches 2 of the kids' teams. Our big, exciting romantic plans include a big, bold, juicy steak at  Outback Steakhouse tonight.  With the kids.   Hey, I'm ...

Easy Eyeball Cookies

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I love this snack! It's super easy and perfect if you need a last minute Halloween snack for the kiddos. Kids can easily make these Easy Eyeball Cookies themselves so they'd be a really fun party craft/activity/snack too.  Happy Halloween! Easy Eyeball Cookies  Ingredients One package of black & white sandwich cookies, any brand will work One container of ...

Tailgating Essentials #SamsClubTailgating

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What’s the best part about fall? Football season, of course! Whether you’re actually into the game, or just in it for the atmosphere, football season is a blast! The perfect replacement for summer BBQs once the whether cools down. While it may seem carefree and lax, however, it’s even MORE important to be prepared for ...

Fun new menu options at Ruby Tuesday

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When I think of a place to visit for dinner with the family, Ruby Tuesday is one of the first things that pops in my mind. Any other place, and my family is left arguing about who “has a taste for” what, and what things sounds “absolutely revolting” to others… yeah, nobody has time for ...