Miscellaneous

Pumpkin Dump Cake

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Pumpkin Dump Cake is an easy to make, crowd-pleaser recipe goes a long away (serves 9-12 people). It is a delicious twist on classic pumpkin pie that almost any age will like. It's also a great make-ahead…

Mom Hack: Turn Smoothies into Popsicles

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Don't let your leftover smoothie go to waste. Turn it into popsicles! Smoothies are a regular thing in our house. They are a great way to get some fruit, vegetables, protein, and other sneaky nutrition…
The Very Berry Crumble lets your summer berries shine, while adding a little crispy, sweet topping that pairs perfectly with some vanilla ice cream. 

Very Berry Crumble {Freezer-Friendly}

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The Very Berry Crumble lets your summer berries shine, while adding a little crispy, sweet topping that pairs perfectly with some vanilla ice cream. Great recipe for a group of people! Back to school…

Puppy Chow

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Puppy Chow (also known as Muddy Buddies) is one of my go-to large group treats. This batch was made for a Super Bowl party we attended but I've also found it to be a great treat for birthday parties,…

Hello Peaches! Make This Pecan Peach Crisp Now.

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.5 Heaven help me, this was good. I'm already a sucker for any fruity dessert so add a crispy-pecan crust to the top of fresh-seasonal peaches and I about fall over thinking about it. I stumbled on…

Pretzel Rolo Bites

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Lets go ahead and state the obvious. These are not healthy. In any way. If you're looking for a healthy, all-natural treat for your child's birthday party, look away. I said LOOK AWAY! OK, you're still…

Apple Fig Walnut Tiny Tart {Pie in a Jar Recipe}

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by Jessica Ellingsworth of Mayvn, Contributing Author If eating pie during the holidays is wrong, then I don't wanna be right. Jessica here, and I, for one, love pie...but don't like the over-richness…

Slow Cooker Baked Apples

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  I LOVE recipes that make your house smell good - especially in the fall and winter time. There is just something so comforting about your home being filled with the wonderful smells of home cooking.…
Snow Ice Cream Recipe (or Snow Frappacino)

Snow Ice Cream Recipe (or Snow Frappuccino!)

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Who doesn't love those sugar-filled icy cups of frappy goodness at Starbucks, really? But, at nearly $4 a pop and a whopping 50 grams of sugar and 240 calories in each one (that's the plain coffee ones--I'm…
Peanut Butter Tart with Shortbread Crust and Chocolate Ganache Glaze

Guest Post: Peanut Butter Tart with Shortbread Crust & Chocolate Ganache Glaze

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We welcome our new blogger friend and guest poster Chris from The Café Sucré Farine today as she shares a tantalizing dessert fit for any special occasion. I found her blog via Pinterest and…
healthy strawberry shortcake

A Healthy Take on Strawberry Shortcake

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As with most recipes I post here, our family devoured this healthy take on Strawberry Shortcake that was inspired by this recipe. The key to this dish is two fold: a) good strawberries macerated with…

Oreo Fluff Dessert Recipe

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Christmas is a time of year that I don't mind indulging in rich, "unhealthy" foods in the name of celebration.  Last night, we partook of Oreo Fluff.  It's one of those desserts that I could…

Holy Chocomole!

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Who doesn't love some chocolate pudding every now and then?  But, every time I read the labels on the pudding packs at the store, I cringe.  That's why I was intrigued by Katie Kimball's idea at Kitchen…
copabanana cake

Eat Your Copa, Copabanana {Freezer Meal}

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Everybody now...Eat your Copa (CO!), Copabanana (Copabanana!). It's the hottest cake north of Havana (here). Thanks for the inspiration, Barry, for the dessert I made tonight*. I had the kids cheering…

Bars and Cookies

No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Energy Bites {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free}

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These no-bake oatmeal cookie bites come together in minutes and are full of all real food ingredients. I don't feel quite so bad grabbing a few of these delicious, chocolatey treats! Great for after-school snacks too!

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies

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This Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookie recipe comes from our friend, Lauren Smith, author of Taste of Amercia: 50 States, 50 Cookies. We're thankful she's sharing this delightful cookie recipe with us today.…

Monster Cookies

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This Monster Cookie recipe has been tucked away in my recipe stash for years. You'll find that this cookie is easy to make and your people will gobble them up. My memory is a little fuzzy on where I…
Imagine a cross between brownies and chocolate chip cookies. With basic ingredients in any pantry and a recipe that's easy enough for kids to make, Chocolate Chip Blondies make the perfect afternoon snack to enjoy and then share with others.

Chocolate Chip Blondies

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School's out for a giant ice storm that never hit. So what do you do? Make a treat, of course! My 9-year-old flipped through one of my staple recipe books, The New Best Recipe (Cook's Illustrated) and…

Last Minute Holiday Cookies

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Last night, I was running short on time. I needed an easy holiday dessert for a small Christmas party pronto! When I scanned our pantry and saw our off brand Oreos in there, this little idea dawned…
A perfect Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip cookie does exist! These are the best soft batch ones ever.

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies: BEST EVER Soft Batch Version

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A perfect Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip cookie does exist! Yes, it is true. A real food, whole wheat version of a soft, chewy chocolate chip cookie does exist! I've searched high and low and baked many…

Delicious Lemon Bars

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I can't say when, but at some point, lemon bars got in my head this summer. I've been looking for an excuse to make them, so when my husband asked his interns to come over for dinner, I found my excuse.…

Mocha Chip Cookie Recipe

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I've got another dangerous cookie recipe to share with you. These mocha chip cookies are moist, chewy and a delicious combination of chocolate with a hint of coffee. Not only are the cookies amazing…

The BEST Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe

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Tomorrow I am contributing to a cookie exchange at my small group's Christmas party. I found it only reasonable that I try a few recipes out before I chose which one to make for the masses. For some…

Blueberry Oat Bars {Freezer Meal}

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After making a batch of these Blueberry Oat Bars for some friends and family over the Fourth of July, my family declared that this recipe is "blogworthy." So while Rachel was busy putting together a…

Mini Fruit Pizzas with Cream Cheese Frosting

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I LOVE fruit. Love it. When I was pregnant with my first kid I went through a stage where all I wanted to eat was fruit salad. After a few months of that I moved into an orange-colored fruit kick. I…

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Snack Bars {Freezer Meal}

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I stumbled on this snack bar recipe from How Sweet It Is a few days ago and knew I had to give these a shot. I had all the ingredients on hand so in the oven they went. Oh. My. Goodness. I love these.…

Whole Grain Chocolate Chip Cookies--Feel Good About These!

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Ever get that hankering after dinner for a little "somethin-somethin," as we say around my house? I really want my somethin-somethin to be rich, decadent brownies or chocolate chip cookies, if…
healthy chocolate coconut cookies

Healthy Chocolate Coconut Cookies

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When I ran across these Vegan Chocolate Cookies on Pinterest, I was intrigued. They got great reviews on the Weight Watchers site and Pinterest.  But, I knew I could make them much healthier and still…
homemade clif z bar recipe

Homemade Clif Kid ZBars

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My little ones are huge fans of the Clif Kid ZBars. I love that these bars contain all organic ingredients, fiber, and some vitamins and minerals. However, I dislike that a box of six bars runs about…

Powerball Cookies: A Make Ahead Snack

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Need a great make-ahead, freezer-friendly snack? What about an easy breakfast idea? One that is healthy and great for feeding big families or large groups? Look no further...Powerball Cookies to the rescue! I…