Summer Mixed Grill: Savory and Sweet

I don’t know where you are, but these days, it’s pretty darn hot here in New Jersey. And sticky – I think some days the weatherman can’t possibly be right that the humidity is ONLY 90 percent, because it feels like 90 bazillion! It seems just too hot to cook. Sure, there’s the crock pot,… 

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Lasagna – Two Ways

Everyone has their own way of making lasagna.  I thought I would share the two ways I make mine. One is the long, drawn-out version; the other is the quick and easy version.  My kids love both.  It’s one of the few things my son will eat a second helping of.  The long version is… 

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Allergy-Friendly Birthday Cake

Rapunzel: So…Mother…earlier I was saying tomorrow is a really big day, and you didn’t really respond, so I’m just gonna tell you: IT’S MY BIRTHDAY! Tada! Mother Gothel: No no no, can’t be. I distinctly remember, your birthday was last year. Rapunzel: That’s the funny thing about birthdays, they’re kind of an annual thing! ~Disney’s… 

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Baking With the Kids – Chocolate Custard Pie {Allergy Friendly}

My kindergartener is a homeschooler. One of his favorite activities is “arts and crafts,” which is always his last task for the day. (Hey, if you know what motivates…) He loves actual crafts, but I really think “arts and crafts” is code for “anything that makes a big mess.” One of his favorite activities is… 

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Sides and a Sweet {Allergy Friendly}

They’re hungry again? Didn’t we just feed them? Ok, time to make another dinner. Thinking back to our basic plan of protein-starch-produce, this time we are making two sides to go with our dinner. These will go with just about any meat – I’m serving them with a beef roast. Both recipes serve 8, but… 

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Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

When I was a little girl, making cookies for my children was my “what I wanted to be when I grow up.”  I usually lied when people asked me and said “a teacher” or “a veterinarian,” because being a homeschooling housewife wasn’t exactly anyone’s idea of success.  However, the truth was, I wanted to be… 

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Key Lime Cupcakes

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These lovely little gems are a favorite around our home, and this time of year offers plenty of reasons to bake them.  Spring, St. Patty’s Day, and Easter are wonderful opportunities to share them with family and friends.  If you aren’t a fan of “tart” foods, you won’t have to worry. With these cupcakes, the… 

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Taco Chicken Pie Recipe

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Taco Chicken Pie Recipe If you are anything like me, if you do not have a meal plan that has tasty recipes laid out for you, you may find yourself turning to fast food restaurants for dinner…which in my house is a big no no. However, on those days that we are looking to have… 

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Pumpkin Spice Cake Donuts {Recipe}

Today I am going to share a yummy recipe that is a favorite around here! Pumpkin Spice Cake Donuts! {Recipe adapted from King Arthur Flour} Ingredients 1/2 cup vegetable oil 3 large eggs 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 1 1/2 cups pumpkin purée (canned pumpkin) 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice, or 3/4 teaspoon ground… 

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