Twice Baked Potato Casserole

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There’s nothing more comforting than twice baked potatoes – unless you turn them into a casserole! This Twice Baked Potato Casserole has all your favorite flavors from a twice baked potato but in a deliciously fabulous casserole from – yum! Pure comfort food.  That’s what this Twice Baked Potato Casserole is all about.  Last week my […]

Chocolate Hazelnut Sweet Rolls

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These delicious Chocolate Hazelnut Sweet Rolls take just under an hour to make and are most definitely worth the effort! I have always been a fan of sweet rolls in the morning – particularly cinnamon rolls.  I think it’s because the very best days in my life started with cinnamon rolls, courtesy of my mom. […]

Cheesy Chicken Broccoli and Rice Casserole

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This Cheesy Chicken Broccoli and Rice Casserole is sure to become a new family favorite! Made with rotisserie chicken, this time-saving recipe is perfect for weeknights! Casseroles are the perfect weeknight meal and we just happen to LOVE them around here.  Our very favorite casserole recipe is this Rotisserie Chicken Casserole and it’s one of […]

Peanut Butter Apple Cinnamon Sushi Rolls

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Peanut butter, apples, honey, and cinnamon all rolled up into a “sushi” roll makes for a delicious snack or lunch!  These Peanut Butter Apple Cinnamon Sushi Rolls are so much fun!  First day of school today! The boys did SO well and I was so proud of them.  Me? Not so good.  Hard to believe Bryce […]

Reese’s Peanut Butter Granola Bars + $350 CASH Giveaway!

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These easy no-bake Reese’s Peanut Butter Granola Bars are hard to resist for kids and adults alike! Packed with delicious peanut butter flavor and topped with Reese’s Pieces, these bars are truly eye candy! Now, as I am sure most of you are well aware, Reese’s candies are a preferred treat in our home.  Thank […]

Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie

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All the fantastic flavors of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich but in smoothie form!  This Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie is made with Greek yogurt and oats for a deliciously hearty breakfast or snack! Thanks to the National Peanut Board for sponsoring this post. With school starting this next Wednesday I’m in rare form trying to […]

Melon Mint Agua Fresca

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Delight in the refreshing flavors of melon and mint in this tasty Melon Mint Agua Fresca! After years and YEARS of trying to grown mint…I have finally succeeded!  I have had so many people write in with great tips and advice and I appreciate it all.  I have been enjoying mint all summer long – […]

Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork Sandwiches

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Another fabulously easy slow cooker recipe – Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork Sandwiches! This past week was the first week in FOREVER that we didn’t eat out during the week.  Swim team is done for the year and our evenings are finally freed up.  That is, until soccer starts this next week. Oh, well… […]

Oven-Baked Blueberry Skillet Pancake

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There’s no reason to stand around flipping pancakes when you can make an Oven-Baked Blueberry Skillet Pancake!  Finally, families can eat pancakes together – at the same time! I can vividly remember the five of us kids sitting at the table waiting for our turn for pancakes.  My mom would be standing in front of the […]

Chocolate Caramel Layered Dessert

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Get ready to impress with this easy-to-make, gorgeous Chocolate Caramel Layered Dessert! Chocolate and caramel has to be one of my all-time favorite flavor combinations. There’s just nothing like the silky, creamy texture of rich caramel and when combined with the smooth, decadent flavor of chocolate – wowza! It’s like a flavor explosion in your mouth. There’s […]

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 […]