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Easy Strawberry Sauce Recipe

  I simply LOVE strawberries, especially fresh strawberries! I can eat them just as they are, straight from the vine! As a matter of fact, as a child we used to go strawberry picking to have enough to eat, freeze and can. I think my brother and I ate more than we collected. At the… [Continue Reading]

Easy Strawberry Sauce Recipe

Caramel Apple Nachos Recipe

  Finding healthy snacks and deserts can be such a pain. No one likes to have to sacrifice their sweet cravings for healthy, tasteless options. When I started hunting around for recipes to use that are healthy and packed with sweet tooth satisfying goodness, I was surprised to find a treasure trove of healthy yet… [Continue Reading]

Caramel Apple Nachos Recipe

Homemade Cheese Sauce Recipe

  Whether you’re trying to jazz up a bowl of steamed veggies, looking for the perfect dip for your dunkable snacks at your upcoming gathering or just trying something new, I can’t think of anything better to recommend than this recipe for Homemade Cheese Sauce. I love it on fresh steamed broccoli and it makes… [Continue Reading]

Easy Homemade Cheese Sauce Recipe

Crock Pot Pazookie Recipe

Spring is in the air! The snow and ice have gone and we can finally put aside our bulky coats and gloves. Now that the weather is warming up we can celebrate by reveling in the warmth of the sun. What better way to celebrate than with this deliciously gooey recipe for Crock Pot Pazookie?… [Continue Reading]

Crock Pot Pazookie Recipe

Growing a Mexican Cuisine Garden

Traditional Mexican cuisine relies heavily on the use of fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs to spice almost all of the dishes that are created. If you are a fan of Mexican food and want to be able to prepare a variety of dishes with food that you are able to grow in your own garden,… [Continue Reading]

Growing a Mexican Cuisine Garden

Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Muffins for Yummy Treat!

  Bakery style muffins are simply the best! There is something about those big puffy delightful muffins that make them taste oh so good! For breakfast or an afternoon treat with coffee, you just can’t beat them. While I love all flavors, my very favorite are Chocolate Chip Muffins. A big puffy Chocolate Chip Muffin… [Continue Reading]

Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Muffins

Butter Pecan Cupcakes with Caramel Buttercream Frosting Recipe

  If you have an overactive sweet tooth and have been looking for a substitute for that plain Jane Hersey’s bar you’ve been nibbling on, then I’ve got just the recipe you need. Butter Pecan Cupcakes are fairly easy to whip up if you’ve got a bit of time. While you are making them, just… [Continue Reading]

Butter Pecan Cupcakes with Caramel Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Tips for Growing Tomatoes

Nothing beats having a bacon and tomato sandwich for an afternoon meal. I love the taste of freshly picked beefsteak tomatoes and I, for one, make sure that I plant a few different tomato plants each year. There are many varieties of tomatoes, each with their own unique flavor. Here are some tips for growing… [Continue Reading]

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Homemade Chocolate Pudding Recipe

  If there’s one thing better than a bowl of chilled chocolate pudding, it’s a bowl of chilled Homemade Chocolate Pudding made from scratch! As someone who values homemade things of all kinds, homemade food has a particularly special place in my heart. This amazing homemade Chocolate Pudding recipe reminds me of the homemade chocolate… [Continue Reading]

Homemade Chocolate Pudding

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Almond Swirl Frosting Recipe

Almond Swirl Frosting Recipe & Tutorial

  As much of a fan as I am of cake based desserts, I think it’s safe to say that I’m also a huge fan of the frosting on top as well. Be it chocolate, vanilla, strawberry or anything in between, I’m a frosting gal all the way. I had the chance recently to try (Continue Reading…);

#Win a Pair of OOlala's for OOFOS! #SizzlingSummer

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Make your FEET say OO!! Check out OOFOS newest footwear: OOlala Just because you wear flip flops doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice looks and comfort. While I know flip flops are comfortable in the own way, you haven’t exactly met comfort until you have tried OOFOS! Now, they have a new collection called OOlala! Yep, (Continue Reading…);

Lemon Bars for a Delicious Sweet Treat!

Lemon Bars for a Delicious Sweet Treat!

  I admit I have a chocolate addiction. Right along with it I seem to love anything lemon! Lemon cakes, breads and anything in between seem to go so good with my afternoon coffee! I mean really, how can you resist?! I have told you about my favorite Lemon Loaf Cake and the oh so delicicious Lemon (Continue Reading…);

Natural Mosquito Repellents for Protection without the Chemicals!

Natural Mosquito Repellents for Protection without the Chemicals!

  With summer means time to go outdoors and play, and you’ll want these natural mosquito repellents on hand to protect your skin. While mosquito bites aren’t typically life threatening, they are frustrating. From minor itching to allergic reactions and large wounds they can be a struggle to heal. Kids tend to scratch more often (Continue Reading…);

The Win It Wednesday is live for 5/20/15!

Win It Wednesday 5/27/15

Win It Wednesday 5/27/15 It’s time for our Win It Wednesday Giveaway Linky for the week of 5/27/15! All Bloggers are welcome! Feel free to link up all your giveaways! Then, browse through and enter some yourself! You never know, someone’s gotta win! It may as well be you! BLOGGERS:  Please remember, all entries MUST (Continue Reading…);

#Win a Better Homes & Gardens Bag Full of 2015 Best New Products! ($125 arv)!

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The Best New Products of 2015 Picked By Consumers Like You! Better Homes and Gardens, along with leading market research firm BrandSpark International, today announced the winners of the 2015 Better Homes and Gardens Best New Product Awards (www.BestNewProductAwards.com.) The winning products were determined solely by more than 70,000 consumers who participated in an extensive (Continue Reading…);

"Kick off Your Summer" with a Free Kraft Summer Cookbook #CookingUpSummer

“Kick off Your Summer” with a Free Kraft Summer Cookbook #CookingUpSummer

  Summer is here and you know what that means! It’s time for cook outs, backyard barbeques, get-togethers and fun! Let Kraft help you plan the perfect celebration with the “Kick Off Your Summer” cookbook! Inside the Kraft Summer Cookbook, you’ll find lots of yummy and delicious recipes plus tips that will help you be the Belle (Continue Reading…);

Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Muffins

Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Muffins for Yummy Treat!

  Bakery style muffins are simply the best! There is something about those big puffy delightful muffins that make them taste oh so good! For breakfast or an afternoon treat with coffee, you just can’t beat them. While I love all flavors, my very favorite are Chocolate Chip Muffins. A big puffy Chocolate Chip Muffin (Continue Reading…);

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Why Use a Slow Cooker?

It is winter now, which means you’ve probably had your slow cooker out for a couple of months now. They’re good year around but they are great for meaty stews, roasts and soups, which keep you warm (Continue Reading...);

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Tips for Grilling Vegetables

Although meat on the barbecue is a favorite of many, grilled vegetables not only help to stretch the food dollars, they are heart healthier. In fact, many vegetables can be grilled on the barbecue (Continue Reading...);

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Tips for Freezing Surplus Tomatoes

In an especially good year, your tomato plants will produce more fruit than you could ever use fresh. Many gardeners choose to process their surplus tomatoes into sauce or paste, but it is actually (Continue Reading...);

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Best Vegetables to Grow for Canning

Being able to grow your own vegetables which you can then can and store in the pantry for the winter is one of the most rewarding parts of gardening. Growing vegetables is the best way to enjoy fresh (Continue Reading...);

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4 Ways to Keep Eating Fresh Food after Summer

With the end of summer, a lot of us think its also the end of fresh food straight from the garden. Many families switch to frozen and canned in order to take care of all their fresh vegetable and (Continue Reading...);

Edible Flowers: The what, why and how of them

Edible Flowers: The what, why and how of them

Sure, flowers are pretty to look at and smell, but did you know some of them are also quite tasty? Many flowering plants are good to eat and good for you! Edible flowers can be found in the wild if (Continue Reading...);

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Reduce Inflammation without Medication

One of the earliest signs of an injury or illness is swelling. Medically, this is called inflammation and although it is one of the body’s ways of healing, it can be harmful if it goes on long term. (Continue Reading...);

Uses for Egg Shells

Uses for Egg Shells: Don’t throw out that gold mine!

Don't throw those egg shells away! Egg shells are like a gold mine that most people just throw away. Egg shells can be used for everything from gardening, to cleaning, personal care and adding a (Continue Reading...);

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