Amazing Microwave Lemon Bars

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Enjoy these Amazing Microwave Lemon Bars all summer long without turning on your oven! Perfectly sweet with loads of tart lemon flavor, you won’t ever make traditional lemon bars again! Lemon bars are quintessential summer fare. The bright, fresh flavor in each sweet, perfectly tart bite is pure summer bliss. What isn’t so blissful is blasting […]

Cherry Vanilla All American Patties

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These sweet and creamy Cherry Vanilla All American Patties are perfect for your 4th of July celebration! Easy to make and so versatile, you can make these fun and patriotic patties with the flavor of your choice. I realized this past weekend that I had yet to post anything specific for the 4th of July…which […]

The Best Cheesy Mexican Cornbread

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Perfectly moist and bursting with fresh flavor, this cornbread really is the best Cheesy Mexican Cornbread! This post brought to you by KRAFT Natural Shredded Cheese and Safeway. All opinions are 100% mine. We’ve been grilling a lot lately.  Like a ton.  We just can’t seem to get enough and I have to say, I […]

Turtle Brownie Ice Cream – No Machine Needed

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Satisfy those chocolate cravings and beat the heat with this totally decadent Turtle Brownie Ice Cream – no machine needed! This past week was a whirlwind of activity. The boys were in VBS all week, my brother’s birthday was Wednesday, I had a girls night out on Saturday, and Chris’s birthday was Sunday. And, of […]

Pineapple Cucumber Salad

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This perfectly refreshing Pineapple Cucumber Salad is wonderfully easy to make and simply delicious! There is something about summer that has me craving fresh, flavorful salads like no other time of year.  There is such a bounty of fruits and vegetables readily available during this time and I want to enjoy each and every one. […]

Peanut Butter Stuffed French Toast

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Welcome to your new favorite breakfast.  Peanut Butter Stuffed French Toast.   Thanks to the National Peanut Board for sponsoring this post. There’s nothing more satisfying than peanut butter for breakfast. I don’t care whether it’s slathered on top of waffles, baked inside of banana bread, or blended up in a smoothie – we LOVE the flavor and […]

Lemon Lime Jello Salad a.k.a. Dad’s Green Jello

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This delicious Lemon Lime Jello Salad is a family-favorite recipe made with cottage cheese and pineapple! I think every family has a version of this recipe for Lemon Lime Jello Salad. I’ve seeing so many awesome variations out there with or without nuts, with or without pineapple, with or without cottage cheese…and the list goes on and on! […]

Brown Sugar Meringue Coconut Cookie Bars

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It’s hard to resist these gorgeous Brown Sugar Meringue Coconut Cookie Bars.  A sweet cookie crust piled with chocolate chips, coconut and pecans and topped with a magnificent brown sugar meringue.  Just stunning! I surprised my dad with these bars on Father’s Day. Well, I don’t know about “surprised” as he is always expecting some […]

Blueberry Breakfast Parfait Pops

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Popsicles for breakfast? You bet! Be the cool mom and serve up these Blueberry Breakfast Parfait Pops to your adoring kids! Made with Yoplait Greek yogurt and Nature Valley Breakfast Biscuits for a nutritious kick-start to your morning! Summer is here and the boys and I are gradually adjusting to our new schedule.  This past week was interesting…to say […]

Zucchini Bundt Cake with Orange Glaze

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This perfectly moist Zucchini Bundt Cake with Orange Glaze will make a beautiful addition to any meal! We got our first zucchini out of the garden last week and you would have thought I won the lottery I was so excited.  It kind of snuck up on me, hidden behind one of the tomato plants […]

Double Trouble Peanut Butter Cookie Bars

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Peanut butter lovers will find it hard to resist these easy-to-make Double Trouble Peanut Butter Cookie Bars! Dude. It is HOT here in Sacramento.  The boys and I went to the park yesterday morning…before 8 a.m., and we were dripping by the time we got back home.  It’s just cray cray. The boys are super lucky […]

Chocolate Banana Applesauce Cake

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This one-bowl Chocolate Banana Applesauce Cake is made without oil or butter and is perfect for snacking! Beautifully moist and perfectly decadent, you won’t even miss the frosting! As much as I love banana bread, and believe me, I love it A LOT, sometimes I want something different. Something like this cake for instance.  Incredibly […]

Blueberry Pie Oatmeal Crumble Bars

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Why make pie when you can enjoy these Blueberry Pie Oatmeal Crumble Bars with just four ingredients??  Infinitely easier than pie, serves a crowd, and so fantastically yummy – you just can’t go wrong with these bars. Ohmygosh.  Tomorrow is the last day of school for the boys.  I seriously can’t even believe it.  Reece […]

Spicy Blackened Shrimp Skillet Nachos

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You are going to love the bold, fresh flavors of these Spicy Blackened Shrimp Skillet Nachos! Nachos for grown-ups?  Yes, please! This post brought to you by KRAFT Natural Shredded Cheese and Safeway. All opinions are 100% mine. I am SO into nachos. Always have been.  We make them A LOT in our house and […]

Chocolate Caramel and Strawberry Napoleons

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Chocolate Caramel and Strawberry Napoleons are perfectly elegant and take less than 20 minutes to prepare! I’m all about easy. You guys have probably figured that out by now :) I feel like I’m always running short on time and honestly, that’s how I like it. I like being busy. I like having stuff to […]

Chocolate Cherry Banana Bread

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My new favorite banana bread – Chocolate Cherry Banana Bread!  Exceptionally moist and tender, you won’t be able to stop at just one slice! Our cherry tree was LOADED this year.  I spent the better part of Memorial Day weekend picking cherries and there are still more to go…  I’m about ready to just give […]

Toffee Cookie Bars

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You’re going to go crazy for these Toffee Cookie Bars! Simple cookie bars topped with a decadent chocolate layer, almonds and toffee bits – just delicious! This recipes comes to you via my sister, Melissa.  She in turn got it from a coworker.  How did I get my hot little hands on it?  My bridal […]

Star-Spangled Gumdrops

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Celebrate with these Star-Spangled Gumdrops this Memorial Day weekend! Perfect for 4th of July and Labor Day weekend as well! Hard to believe that Memorial Day is this weekend!  The boys have 11 more days of school and yes, we count down, starting around 50 days :)  I am already getting a tad bit nervous […]

Over 100 Strawberry Recipes!

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For the love of strawberries! Over 100 Strawberry Recipes for your enjoyment – cakes, cupcakes, cookies, muffins, pies, drinks and SO much more! Nothing excites me more than going out into my garden and picking fresh, sweet juicy strawberries.  I love strawberries anyway I can get them and this collection represents some of my very […]

Copycat Almond Joy Candy Bars

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Calling all coconut lovers! You’ll never believe how easy these Copycat Almond Joy Candy Bars are to make at home! Dangerously easy :) So last week I shared my Totally Nutty Peanut Butter Candy Bars (aka Copycat PayDay bars.) This week it’s time to go to the dark side…and by that I mean chocolate. Except […]

Balsamic Honey Grilled Steak Salad and Vinaigrette

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This Balsamic Honey Grilled Steak Salad and Vinaigrette will satisfy even the heartiest of appetites! This post brought to you by Pompeian. All opinions are 100% mine. It is officially grilling season!  We grilled twice this past week and have some serious plans for this coming weekend.  Not to mention…Memorial Day weekend is almost here! Seriously, where […]