{Red, White &} Blue Velvet Cupcakes Recipe #MyDawnSummer

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This weekend was so super busy for us.  In the midst of 4 soccer games, a baseball game and a dance recital, we had one kid at a slumber party and Father's Day to celebrate, plus Flag Day and Softball and Baseball night at the New Britain Rock Cats. It's summer! Summer's pretty hectic for ...

20 Weight Watchers Appetizers

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If you have ever struggled with losing weight and trying to stick to a plan of any sort for weight loss at parties and events, you know how hard it can be.  One of my biggest "triggers" is appetizers.  Snacky stuff, munchie stuff...they are all so tempting and so hard to resist... But I crowdsourced the ...

Mason Jar Recipes: Pear Crisp

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I used to think of crisps as being a great treat in the fall.  Then I realized that really, these delightful treats should be enjoyed ALL YEAR LONG.  Seasonal fruits in a crisp are like a dream come true, so let's celebrate!! Pear Crisp Mini Jars  6 medium size Bartlett Pears, peeled and diced sugar (optional) 10 jelly jars ...

Lamb Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

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Spring is here!! It really is!! Even if the weather isn't cooperating, the calendar definitely reads springtime. I don't know about you but I'm so totally over cold weather and winter or cold related anything at this point. I want spring, fun, warm weather stuff. That includes foods! Since Easter is coming, Pillsbury asked me ...

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, ...

Kale and Ham Galette Recipe

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I've been trying to add some culinary excitement to our family meals lately. Nothing super crazy, of course.  This week I was thinking about kale and making kale chips. But then I was thinking about other stuff you can put kale into.  Somehow, this had me thinking about Easter and ham and leftover ham and ...

Weight Watchers Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

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Comfort foods are one of the hardest things to give up when you are trying to eat healthier and lose weight.  This Weight Watchers Chicken Pot Pie is a great lower fat version of a classic comfort food that is sure to please the entire family and leave everyone asking for seconds.  By using lean ...

12 Days of Christmas Cookies: Snickers Bar Pillow Cookies

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I don't know about you but we STILL have leftover Halloween candy.  In December. I really like to freeze snickers after Halloween for holiday baking- because then I have them on hand for delicious Snickers bar recipes like this one! These Snickers Bar Pillow Cookies are like pillows of delight!! Ingredients: 1 8 oz package of softened cream ...

12 Days of Christmas Cookies: Cinnamon White Chocolate Cocoa Cookie Sticks

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Today's cookie for the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies is a Cinnamon White Chocolate Cocoa Cookie Sticks recipe.  A mouthful to say but oh, so very good to eat!! Cinnamon White Chocolate Cocoa Cookie Sticks Ingredients: 3/4 cup shortening 2 eggs, well beaten 1 cup granulated sugar 3 1/2 cups cake flour 3 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 2 Tbs cocoa powder 1/2 cup ...

12 Days of Christmas Cookies: Chocolate Covered Cherry Shortbreads

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Today's installment for the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies is Chocolate Covered Cherry Shortbreads !  These are fun and easy to make (oh wait. Most of my recipes are!!) and the kids can totally help!  Their grama loves chocolate covered cherries and she loves cookies so now she can enjoy two of her faves together..and ...