Four Reasons To Love Steak #BOLDatSteak

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You know how they say a certain smell can bring you back to a particular time or place in your life? Well, it is totally true! Whenever I smell a steak cooking on the grill, I think of my dad. In the summer, you could find dad outside, manning the grill as he cooked a ...

Vanilla Blueberry Banana Shake

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Renew Life Formulas for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I’m working hard to get a whole lot healthier this year.  I started with a DietBet with some friends on Facebook…turns out money is a great motivator for me. I hate wasting it, and I'm ...

24 ways to keep your house running smoothly

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There are 24 hours in each day. Sometimes that seems like a LOT of time, and other times, like it's not possibly even close to long enough...but most days, well, they are in between. As a mom, wife, Executive CEO of running this house... there's a lot that happens every day to keep this place ...

Slow cooked Chinese Spare Ribs

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This post brought to you by Panda Express. The content and opinions expressed below are that of this mama loves. We have lived in eastern Connecticut for almost 10 years now and have yet to find a Chinese restaurant that has decent Chinese spare ribs. There was a place near where we lived in New Hampshire that ...

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 ...