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Some of my favorite recipes and all time favorite eats.

Breakfast Buttons – Reminiscent of the Chocolate Chip Donuts That I Adored When Growing Up

Every time my mom and dad go back to Indiana, I beg them to bring back the chocolate chip donuts from Horst’s Little Bakery Haus.  I have been eating the same donuts since I was in 9th grade and would walk over to Dieken’s Bakery every morning before school.  (Horst actually worked for Mr. Dieken […]

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Thinking about trying the Keto Diet? Try these 31 Days of Keto Recipes!

Starting a Keto diet can be challenging, especially if you feel like you need to overhaul your recipes. All of your old favorites now need to be replaced, and you have a very limited selection of ideas to make each day. This post is going to help you not only find something new and delicious […]

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Bunny Bait ~ A Fun, Fast Treat

I have always loved the combination of sweet and salty, but this recipe provide the ultimate combination of the two.  This bunny bait recipe is a fun treat that you can make with your kids and then enjoy as you are decorating easter eggs or doing any family friendly activity. 2 cups popcorn kernels + […]

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Easter Cookie Cups


I fell in love with these Easter Cookie Cups the minute that I saw them. Such a cute and memorable sweet treat to make Easter even more special. Plus, they aren’t nearly as hard to make as they look. In fact, they are so easy that even the kids can help decorate. Ingredients 1/2 C […]

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Sheet Pan Pineapple Spiced Chicken

This is exactly the kind of dish that I love to make for my family.  Flavorful, easy to make, easy clean-up and full of veggies that the kids will love!  Seriously, there is nothing easier than a one pan meal.   All of this could be prepped ahead of time so that you when you […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Recipe Roundup

St. Patrick’s Day is coming! Whether you are Irish, or not, it’s time to start planning and preparing your menu for the food items that you hold near and dear to your heart. Corned beef, cabbage, and Reubens, oh my! The options for good food creation are in abundance for this lucky day. No matter […]

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Dublin Coddle ~ Perfect St. Patty’s Day Dish

This Dublin Coddle is so good, you will want to serve it more often than just St. Patrick’s Day.  What is a Dublin Coddle you ask?  Typically, a Dublin Coddle is a stew-like Irish comfort food designed to use up leftovers and made with things such as salty bacon, sausages, and potatoes. Ingredients: 4 cups […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Bark That The Kids Will Love!

This is so good, that it should be made year round, but I thought it was perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. My kids love Lucky Charms, so this is a huge hit! 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips 2 cups green candy melts 2 tbsp coconut oil 1 cup marshmallow cereal (we chose Lucky Charms) Green […]

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3 Kid-Friendly Healthy Veggie Recipes to Try in 2018

Kids are incredibly picky eaters. They have the opinion on what they want or don’t want to eat. There may be no apparent logic to this, but it can make cooking a balanced, healthy food a real challenge.  You need to put some fun into the equation when it comes to cooking nutritious food that […]

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Make Your Own Candy Hearts For Valentine’s Day

These are so easy and SO Delicious!  Make some this weekend, just in time for Valentine’s Day Ingredients/materials- Wilton plastic heart candy mold Light pink, white and light Cocoa Wilton candy melts Valentine sprinkles Decorating bags Directions- 1. In three separate small microwave safe container’s, melt 1/2 cup of each color candy melt on 50 […]

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