Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce

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 This Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce is the perfect dinner solution for busy weeknights! Made with garden fresh tomatoes, you can taste the freshness in every bite. Make it with or without meat – your choice! I’m really excited to be sharing a garden update with you guys today! I am so stinking proud of my garden […]

Mocha Almond Fudge Pudding Pops

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You are going to fall in love with these easy and delicious Mocha Almond Fudge Pudding Pops! Just perfect for hot summer days! Dude! It has been H-O-T hot these past few weeks. Blazing hot. And naturally, on days when we have a swim meet, the sun likes to turn it up a notch to […]

Irresistible Key Lime Pie Bars

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These Irresistible Key Lime Pie Bars are just that – IRRESISTIBLE! Made with the perfect graham cracker crust and fresh key lime juice, these bars are bound to become your new favorite dessert! If there is one type of food that I enjoy more during the summer than any other time of year – it would […]

5 Minute Mocha S’mores Dip

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Summer delivered. And you don’t even have to go outside. (It’s too hot out there anyways.) Make this 5 Minute Mocha S’mores Dip and satisfy everyone’s deepest s’mores cravings all year long! 26 more day of summer break for us. Anyone else counting down? It’s at this point that I wish I would have put my […]

Salted Caramel Popcorn with Almonds

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Welcome to your new favorite snack – Salted Caramel Popcorn with Almonds! Perfect for parties, road trips, family movie night and more! There’s not much that our family loves more than a road trip. Especially a road trip that ends at Disneyland. We are a Disney family. In every way. When I pack for our […]

Easy Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies

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Easy Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies! Perfect for birthdays, picnics, parties and more, these cookies are so easy to make and wonderfully delicious! Made with cream cheese for an extra moist and delightful cookie! Reece celebrated his birthday a few weeks ago and as fun as it was for Reece, it was equally devastating for Bryce. I […]

Fully Loaded Grilled BBQ Pork Potato Skins

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Too hot to cook indoors? Make these Fully Loaded Grilled BBQ Pork Potato Skins tonight! Fun enough for an appetizer yet hearty enough for a main dish, this delicious recipe is cooked straight on the grill and is perfect for all of your summer time entertaining! I always consider it a sign of success when the gas […]

Coconut Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Gooey Bars

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These Coconut Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Gooey Bars are sure to be a hit! Perfect for potlucks, picnics, road trips and more! This past week my sister flew out to California from Virginia to spend the week with us. Well, spend the week with us AND go to Disneyland. Sometimes a little bribery goes a long […]

Microwave Pineapple Upside Down Cake

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Stay cool this summer with this Microwave Pineapple Upside Down Cake! In just 10 minutes, you and your family can be enjoying this gorgeous cake – straight from your microwave! I’m not even kidding you with this one. Pineapple Upside-Down Cake…in a microwave. Yep. You could be eating this awesomeness in about 10 minutes. It […]

Sriracha Almond Crusted Chicken Strips

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 These Sriracha Almond Crusted Chicken Strips are the perfect recipe to spice things up for dinner tonight! Easy and so delicious, the whole family will love this healthy take on a family favorite! Perfect for game day appetizers too! My boys seem to be more Peruvian than anything else even though “technically” they’re only one-quarter […]

Skinny Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake Trifle

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This Skinny Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake Trifle takes just 10 minutes to prepare and tastes like summer! The perfect easy dessert for any occasion! I don’t know what it is about summer but it seems like there is a party every week that requires me bringing some fabulous dessert that can feed a crowd. I kind […]

Red White and Blue Rice Krispies Treats Bark

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 These sweet treats are sure to satisfy everyone! Colorful and festive, this Red White and Blue Rice Krispies Treats Bark is the perfect no-bake treat to celebrate with! Today we’re doing easy. And festive. And fun. Got kids? This is the treat you want to make together with them because they CANNOT MESS IT UP. […]

Oatmeal Caramel Truffle Brownies

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Four layers of intense flavor will have you craving these Oatmeal Caramel Truffle Brownies day and night! An oatmeal cookie crust topped with rich caramel, fudgy brownie and ganache frosting. Welcome to paradise. This week will be the first true week of summer “vacation” for us. Meaning, the boys and I are just hanging out by […]

Three Bean Wild Rice Salad

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On hot summer nights, turn to this Three Bean Wild Rice Salad for an easy and delicious light dinner that your family will DEVOUR. It also makes the perfect side dish for barbecues, parties, cookouts and more! It gets hot here in Sacramento. Like, REALLY hot. Like, I want to run a bath of cold […]

Easy Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream Topping

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This Easy Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream Topping is the perfect way to jazz up your ice cream tonight! Also the perfect topping for waffles, French toast, and so much more! We eat a lot of ice cream during the summer. I mean, A LOT of ice cream. We make all kinds of fun flavors like […]

Layered Popcorn Shrimp Taco Salad + GIVEAWAY!

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This delicious Layered Popcorn Shrimp Taco Salad is perfect for an easy, breezy summer time meal! Layers and layers of flavor make this a dinner the whole family will love! If my family had to pick one type of cuisine to eat for the rest of our lives, we would all vote for Mexican. Reece often […]

5 Minute Rainbow Carrot Pecan Salad

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This easy 5 Minute Rainbow Carrot Pecan Salad is a breeze to prepare and is the perfect addition to any meal! Perfectly sweet and refreshing, this salad is one you’ll enjoy all summer long! There’s nothing better than a fresh salad during the summer, am I right? On hot summer days, a cool, refreshing salad is […]

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Rice Krispies Treats Pinwheels

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Rice Krispies Treats Pinwheels are the perfect treat for your next party or picnic! Pretty, pink and so yummy to eat, this easy dessert is guaranteed to become a new family favorite! Last week the boys finished off the school year with style. Bryce had his graduation ceremony on Monday followed by […]

Easy Banana Snack Cake

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Easy Banana Snack Cake with Brown Butter Maple Cream Cheese Frosting – just the recipe you were looking for to use up those ripe bananas! Last Saturday we all walked through the front door after a grueling day at the pool. The boys had their first official swim meet of the season and we arrived […]

Easy Garden Blender Salsa + How My Garden Grows!

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The tastiest salsa right from your garden! I love making this Easy Garden Blender Salsa all summer long! I am so crazy excited to be sharing this salsa recipe with you here today! It’s my favorite and it’s perfect for those red-ripe tomatoes you may have growing in your garden this summer. I love growing […]

Brown Butter White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

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These insanely delicious Brown Butter White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies are guaranteed to be a new favorite! If you haven’t jumped on the brown butter bandwagon yet…let these cookies be your first experience. I guarantee you won’t want to jump back off…EVER. I was going through my swag bag from the Blogger Refresh Retreat that I […]