Peach Cobbler

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There are two reasons to celebrate today... it's Peach Cobbler Day and Snap starts in 10 days!  Who's giddy like a school girl?  Giddy was months ago for me.  I'm now over-the-top elated with constant butterflies in my stomach DYING to meet many of you.  Have you checked out the list of speakers?!?! 10 days still seems WAY too far away until David Tutera, Tara Carson (The Dating Divas), Maria Lichty (Two Peas and Their Pod), and Lindsay and Bjork Ostrom (Pinch of Yum) and SO many more inspiring bloggers!  Ahhhh!!!! Okay, Kami.  Calm yourself. Since we can't indulge ourselves in … [Read more...]

Grilled Cheese with Avocado and Tomato

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Growing up, grilled cheese sandwiches were a menu staple in our house.  For something made with just three basic ingredients, this dinnertime staple could not be any tastier.  There's just something about warm melted cheese on buttery, crispy toasted bread that just can't be beat! Did you know April is National Grilled Cheese month? What better way to celebrate this simple and delicious comfort food, than with a super charged version of a Grilled Cheese Sandwich? I have to say, the addition of the avocado and ripe tomato, certainly put this sandwich over the top! Ok, so technically I … [Read more...]

Tasty Easter Brunch Ideas

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I'm not gonna lie. My favorite part of any holiday celebration is the food. And if you can incorporate breakfast-style recipes, even better. That may be why this roundup of Easter brunch ideas has me wishing Easter were here already... . . Tasty Easter Brunch Ideas . Eggs, bacon and toast cups from Kayotic Kitchen Prosciutto & Gruyere croissants from Alexandra's Kitchen Blueberry cream cheese coffee cake from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen Blueberry croissant puff from The Girl Who Ate Everything Mini spinach quiche from Unsophisticook Baked French toast muffins … [Read more...]

Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

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It was a sad, sad day when I discovered ice cream triggered my migraines. I grew up where three scoops of ice cream after dinner was as reliable as the sun setting.  A life without ice cream seemed pretty grim.  But alas, I'm not a quitter. I love food and dessert way too much to forever say farewell to ice cream and one of my favorite treats. Ice cream sandwiches. These homemade ice cream sandwiches are sugar free, gluten free, dairy free, and delicious-full. Sit back, kick up your feet, and indulge.     There are a couple surprising ingredients in these ice cream … [Read more...]

10 April Fool’s Recipes Kids Will Love

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And when I say kids will love these April Fool's recipes, I mean kids and adults. Who doesn't love a super creative, super "what the heck IS that?" dish? . . 10 April Fool's Recipes Kids Will Love . Peanut butter pot stickers from Party Pinching . Carrot cake & zucchini bread sushi from Cupcakes & Kale Chips . Ice cream scoop cookies from Back for Seconds . Pound cake fries from Nutmeg Nanny . Hamburger cupcakes with cookie fries from Glorious Treats . Chocolate ice cream hot dogs and cake fries from Tablespoon . Spaghetti and meatballs cupcakes from … [Read more...]

Green Eggs and Ham Mini Frittatas

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St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner and what's more fun than a themed food to celebrate the holiday? These Green Eggs and Ham Mini Frittatas should definitely get you in the spirit. I have two elementary aged children (boy and girl) and their eating preferences could not be more different. My daughter will eat almost anything. She loves most veggies, devours spicy food and frequently gets a salad for lunch at the school cafeteria. My son, on the other hand, will only eat a few select vegetables, doesn't like his food too spicy and I have a very difficult time getting him to eat … [Read more...]

12 Spring Smoothie Recipes

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Truth? You can drink these 12 spring-inspired smoothie recipes year round, but there's just something about berries and pineapple and mango that makes me feel spring is right around the corner. . . 12 Spring Smoothie Recipes . Breakfast energy smoothie from Deliciously Sprinkled . Pina colada smoothie from This Gal Cooks . Creamy pineapple berry smoothie from Roxy's Kitchen . Lemon cream pie smoothie from SheKnows . Strawberry shortcake smoothie from Averie Cooks . Tropical sunshine smoothie from Lovely Little Kitchen . Strawberry pomegranate smoothie from … [Read more...]

St. Patrick’s Day Treats

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After you're done doing a bit of crafting one of these St. Patrick's Day crafts for kids, you'll want to treat your family to something Irish (or green) inspired. Try one of these St. Patrick's Day treats and see if you're taste buds aren't the luckiest taste buds around. . . St. Patrick's Day Recipes . Green velvet cheesecake from B Lovely Events . St. Patrick's Day rice krispie treats from Classy Clutter . Hidden pot of gold brownie cups from Pizzazzerie . Shamrock lime sherbet punch from The Crafted Sparrow . Homemade shamrock shake from Living Locurto . Cool … [Read more...]

Broccoli, Cheese and Rice Casserole

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Here's how I usually celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. I'm out running errands with my kids. As I push my cart down an aisle at Target, I notice a little girl with an adorable green outfit. While passing, I smile and compliment her cute green hair bow. I keep shopping and stop by a woman who has on some lavish green nail polish. I naively continue on my way until a boy runs pass me with a green shirt on. I stop. It's St. Patrick's Day! I quickly scan myself and my kids searching for any sign of green. Nope. No green. Since I want to spare my kids from a pinch-happy child at our library class, I … [Read more...]

12 Weeknight-Friendly Slow Cooker Recipes

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It's still chilly outside and kids still need to be fed dinner (most nights), so we've rounded up XX weeknight slow cooker meals perfect for all those crazy—and cool—February days. . . 12 Weeknight-Friendly Slow Cooker Recipes . Slow cooker Italian meatballs from Girl Versus Dough . Crock pot mac and cheese from Is This Really My Life? . Crock pot chicken tikka masala from Table for Two . Crockpot cheesy buffalo chicken pasta from Crockpot Gourmet . Slow cooker chicken burrito bowl from No. 2 Pencil . Easy slow cooker beef burgundy from The Shabby Creek … [Read more...]