16 Fun and Creative Treats for a Magical St. Patrick’s Day

Nothing makes for a more magical St. Patrick’s Day for kids than creative treats!   St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. Do you have everything planned out for how you are going to celebrate with your kids? Usually, my celebrations are a combination of fun decorations, activities, and of course, TREATS! My kids…

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Old Fashioned Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

Have you ever tried Sour Cream Sugar Cookies?   This is one of my family’s favorite cookie recipes passed down from my Great-Grandmother Effie. My mother recalls how as a child she loved to visit her Grandmother Effie who always had a tin of these sugar cookies (as well as a tin of her favorite…

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The Ultimate Baked Potatoes

These are seriously the BEST Baked Potatoes you will haver try.   We love potatoes in our home. French fries, tater tots, shoestring potatoes, pan fried potatoes, baked potatoes, and mashed potatoes. Yes, we love them all. Because we have potatoes often in our home I am always looking for new ways to cook them…

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Super Moist Pumpkin Walnut Bread!

Pumpkin Walnut Bread is the perfect treat because it is both good for you and delicious!   I love sweet breads. They are like my kryptonite. Put them in front of me and I just can’t stop eating. Well, as long as they are well made (nothing is worse than dry or hard bread). My…

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Quick and Easy Orange, Lemon & Pineapple Dessert Jello

Are you a Jello Fan?   Growing up in Utah I have Jello in my lifetime. Some were decent, some were horrible and some were fantastic. It’s all in what flavors you combine and what you put in them. For example,  I AM NOT a fan of shredded carrots in Lime Jello. Whoever thought of…

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Crock Pot Beef Stew

Sunday Stew aka Crock Pot Beef stew is one of my personal favorite meals!   Growing up at least once a month my parents would make Sunday Stew (a Classic Beef stew) for Sunday Dinner.  I remember watching them quickly prepare the ingredients and turn on the crock pot before leaving for Church in the…

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South Western White Chicken Chili

Looking for a flavorful Chili Recipe?   Now that it is fall I am dusting off my favorite recipes for homemade soups (like the Beef Barley Soup Recipe I recently posted) Stews and of course Chilis. After all this the season. Tonight, I made my favorite White Chicken Chili for my family.  As much as…

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5 Ways to Celebrate Johnny Appleseed Day with your Kids!

Today is Johnny Appleseed’s Birthday!   For those who don’t know, Johnny Appleseed is an American legend. Johnny Appleseed (or John Chapman) was born in 1774 and is responsible for being instrumental in bringing Apple trees to a large part of Pennsylvania, Ontario, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, as well as the northern counties of present-day West…

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24 Of the Best Spookalicious Halloween Treats

It’s not Halloween without fun Treats!   I love Halloween. Next to Christmas it is my Favorite holiday of the year. Just like Christmas, I like to do little things to celebrate all month long. One way I love to make the season special for my kids is by making fun treats like these Fun…

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Top 5 Benefits of Drinking a Daily Green Fruit Smoothie!

Have you joined the Green fruit smoothie movement?   A few years ago my husband and I were introduced to the benefits of daily green fruit  smoothies. My brother and sister in law had started making them every day and just raved about the results they were seeing health wise. I was intrigued and decided I…

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