Easy Pumpkin Patties

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Delightfully easy Pumpkin Patties are the perfect no-bake treat to celebrate the season with. The cute factor here is off the charts! It’s a little ironic that my first pumpkin recipe of the season doesn’t actually contain any pumpkin –  like, at all. But I hope you’ll forgive me because these pumpkin-shaped patties have cute written […]

Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins

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These amazing Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins make for a delicious and satisfying breakfast on-the-go or a great after-school snack! Thanks to the National Peanut Board for sponsoring this post. You guys may have figured out by now that I’m kind of a big fan of peanut butter (biggest understatement of the year..).  We like peanut butter […]

Blender Blue Cheese Dressing Recipe

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This Blender Blue Cheese Dressing recipe is perfect for wing dipping, salad eating, veggie munching and a whole lot more!  In less than five minutes you can be enjoying the best blue cheese dressing of your life. Blue cheese has been my favorite dressing for as long as I can remember.  I get it with […]

Bacon Potato and Cheese Waffles

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These freezer-friendly Bacon Potato and Cheese Waffles make school mornings just a little bit easier and a lot more yummy! I’m crazy excited to be partnering with Challenge Dairy as an ambassador for their Real Challenge Foodies program this year.  I’ll be bringing you awesome recipes, like this one, made with real Challenge butter! Anyone have any trouble […]

Small Batch Cheddar Twists

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This Small Batch Cheddar Twists recipe is perfect for making just the right amount for you and your family!  Made with ingredients you probably already have on hand, these twists are fun and are so easy to make! Fall is on it’s way and for those of us in hot Sacramento, it can’t come fast […]

Caramel Apple Crumble Bars

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Oozing with caramel goodness, and bursting with sweet apple flavor, these easy Caramel Apple Crumble Bars are the perfect way to celebrate the season! Apple season is here and with it all things caramel apple.  I am so excited to share these bars with you today.  They are hands-down one of my favorite apple recipes […]

Caramel Banana Nut Muffins

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These Caramel Banana Nut Muffins are bound to be your new favorite breakfast treat! Pockets of sweet caramel make these muffins impossible to resist! The boys and I are still recovering from our whirlwind vacation this past weekend.  Saturday was my birthday and we decided to head down to Southern California for a little birthday […]

Avocado Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

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Ranch just got a little bit more interesting.  I have yet to find something that this Avocado Buttermilk Ranch Dressing doesn’t taste good on! Avocados are pretty much my most favorite thing EVER.  Love them anyway I can get them and the thought of pairing that creamy deliciousness with buttermilk ranch gets me drooling every […]

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. […]