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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Totally Nutty Peanut Butter Candy Bars

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Packed with protein, only four ingredients, and out of this world peanut flavor – these Totally Nutty Peanut Butter Candy Bars are going to knock your socks off! Peanut butter lovers unite! I have the EASIEST recipe ever for you guys today. It’s one you will find yourself turning to time and time again because […]

Peanut Butter Caramel Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

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Your life will never be the same after you try these Peanut Butter Caramel Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars!  All things amazing! OMG you guys. I am seriously about to blow your mind with these cookie bars.  They have ALL of my favorite  things – caramel, toffee, peanut butter, and OF COURSE, chocolate! I am […]

Slow Cooker Refried Beans

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Turn to your crockpot for the most flavorful refried beans – without the refry! You’re going to love how easy and delicious these Slow Cooker Refried Beans are! You all know by now that I am obsessed with my slow cooker.  It truly is a lifesaver and there is nothing like coming home to a […]

Strawberry Lime White Chocolate Gooey Bars

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These Strawberry Lime White Chocolate Gooey Bars will make the perfect spring or summer time treat! Last week I totally caved and made gooey bars again. It had been several weeks since I made up the Key Lime Gooey Bars for the blogger party over at Dorothy’s and the kids were ready for some more. […]

Cheesy BBQ Chicken Bacon Pinwheels

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Cheesy BBQ Chicken Bacon Pinwheels make an amazing dinner OR appetizer any night of the week! This past week has been crazy. We’ve had Easter parties, egg hunts, food drives, swim practice every night and I’ve been packing all week for our vacation this coming week.  Bryce has got hurt pretty much every day.  Like […]

Easter Basket Cookie Cups

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Bright and cheerful, these Easter Basket Cookie Cups are sure to delight everyone this Easter season! Time for a little Easter fun today!  I brought these little treats to both Reece’s and Bryce’s classes today and let me tell you, there is nothing more satisfying or more gratifying than the sight of delighted little faces. […]

Raspberry Pretzel Salad

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 Perfectly sweet and just a little bit salty, this Raspberry Pretzel Salad will have your tastebuds pining for more! There’s just something about salty sweet desserts that gets me every time. Especially desserts like this Raspberry Pretzel Salad.  This recipe has been around FOREVER and it’s one of my favorites.   It’s perfect for pretty […]

Pastel Mint Patties

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Pretty Pastel Mint Patties are perfect for Easter and spring time! These mints take just minutes to make and the kiddos can help too! Easter is just around the corner and so is our Spring break!!  We leave this Sunday for a whirlwind trip to Southern California.  First stop – Disneyland :) We’re doing a […]

Overnight Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast Casserole

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Take the hassle out of breakfast with this Overnight Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast Casserole! Enjoy this decadent casserole with warm Strawberry-Maple Syrup or pile on fresh strawberries and whipped cream – your choice! There is nothing better than waking up in the morning knowing that an amazing breakfast is waiting in the fridge, ready to […]