DIY Dehydrated Strawberries

DIY Dehydrated Strawberries

My daughter absolutely loves the freeze dried strawberries that we buy at Target.  I don't mind buying them for her because they are pretty healthy but man, oh man, they aren't cheap.  And, like most Mom's, I just want my kids to eat something somewhat healthy. About a year and a half ago I got a food dehydrator for Christmas.  We made batch after batch of Dried Apple Chips (which, surprisingly I haven't posted).  They are so delicious!  And even more batches of Homemade Beef Jerky.  … [Continue reading...]

4th of July Round Up of Recipes

Happy 4th of July

Sadly, we don't have a ton of 4th of July recipes on our blog.  I have no idea why that is.  Maybe because summer is just beginning and we're still on oh-my-heck-I'm-so-exhausted-from-school mode that we haven't quite slipped into it yet.  But this year is no different, unfortunately.  We're off on our big adventure and out of the country so we won't be bringing you any new recipes.  But we want to bring back some great ones from years past (and a few from other blogs that look so … [Continue reading...]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Treats with Chocolate Ganache

Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Treats with Chocolate Ganache

We’re counting down the days!  Which isn’t difficult to do right now because it’s only 4 days until we leave on our trip.  Holy smokes.  Just writing that gives me butterflies!  I’m so excited and a tad bit nervous too.  We’re off to Peru for 6 weeks to do some volunteer work.  (You can read […]

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Sharpie and Solo Cup Stained Glass {Pinterest Fail}

Sharpie and Solo Cup Stained Glass - Pinterest Fail

Who hates it when you make something and it turns out nothing like the picture on the internet?  My hand is raised.  When we attempted to make Marshmallow Fondant?  Total fail.  Well, here’s another one for you.  Total fail. We saw this on Pinterest (because isn’t that where we find everything these days?!)  It took […]

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Bacon, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Roll Ups

Bacon, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Roll Ups

Summer has officially started in our house.  My kids are out of school.  I’m done with work.  Now it’s time for the fun to begin!  So we had to start the first morning of summer break off right.  My kids love breakfast sandwiches and breakfast burritos – pretty much anything to do with eggs and […]

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Texas Sheet Cake Cookies

Texas Sheet Cake Cookies - Chewy and Chocolatey

I think a Texas Sheet Cake is about the best cake ever invented.  The chocolatey cake covered in a fudgy frosting?  Oh man, sign me up.  I’ll eat it every time.  But, as you may have noticed, I don’t make a lot of cakes.  See, the problem with cake is that I’ll eat…. all.  And […]

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Cinnamon Cookies {Secret Recipe Club}

Soft and Chewy Cinnamon Cookies

Argh!  It’s June already!  Holy smokes!  How did that happen?!?!  June means a lot of things in our house: the end of a school year, summer vacation, The Secret Recipe Club, of course, and the official countdown to when we leave on our big trip.  That’s the big one for us.  We’ve been planning and […]

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Earthquake Cake – A little Different

Earthquake Cake with CHocolate Chips and Toffee Bits

Have you ever heard of an Earthquake Cake?  It’s an amazing combination of chocolate cake, cheesecakey gooey goodness, chocolate chips and, in the original version, coconut and pecans.  It’s like an ooey gooey German Chocolate Cake.  Yes, please! I had to change it up a little bit because I’m not a pecan person (gasp, I know.)  […]

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Fairy Bites

Fairy Bites - Shortbread Cookies with Sprinkles

I just thought these little cookies were adorable.  Sprinkles and miniature food together?  Yep, a perfect marriage of fun.  The cookies is a buttery shortbread tasting cookie – my favorite.  And the sprinkles?  My daughter and her friend loved! I didn’t have any nonpareils except for the Christmas ones so we used sprinkles.  I had […]

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Homemade Butter Mints

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Are these called Butter Mints or Dinner Mints?  Either way, they are delicious and one of my daughter’s favorite mints.  They are the kind that melt in your mouth and have a wonderful hint of peppermint.  And I’m warning you now, they are totally addictive. These are kind of like the Homemade Peppermint Patties that […]

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