Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Bars

Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Bars

Cheesecake is one of my all time favorite desserts.  We have a restaurant here, The Cheesecake Factory, that I love to go to for dessert.  They have a ton of different varieties of cheesecake.  So many that it's almost too hard to choose which one to order.  It's an indulgence I don't do too often, but when I do, I'm in heaven! When I was looking through Pinterest for a delicious dessert recipe to make I saw this Cookies and Cream Cheesecake recipe.  Ummm... hello!!!  Yes, please!  Can … [Continue reading...]

Campfire Burritos

Campfire Burritos

One of the things I've learned over the years is that camping can be a ton of work!  But there are a lot of things that you can do beforehand to make time out there with your family or friends more relaxing.  One of the things we do beforehand is lots of food prep.  I'm not one to want to make gourmet meals out there when we're camping.  It's a ton of work and the clean up is a nightmare.  I would much rather go hiking with my kids or poke the campfire than stand there and wash dishes while … [Continue reading...]

DIY Firestarters

DIY Firestarters

We love to camp.  Have you gotten that impression yet?  Summers are for spending time together, cooking good food and going camping with my kids.  We’re pretty much perfected the camping treats.  (You’re camping, for heaven’s sake.  Treats are good.)  We’ve made Campfire Apple Pies (oh man, pure heaven), Campfire Eclairs (I have no words), […]

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Cheesy Broccoli Gratin

Cheesy Broccoli Gratin

It’s Secret Recipe Club time again.  That means it’s time to tell you about a new blog I found and what great recipe I made from it.  My blog assignment this month was BKLYN Locavore.  Melissa is a marketing professional by day and an avid foodie by night.  She believes in buying locally (which has […]

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Cheese, Potato and Smoked Sausage Casserole

Cheese, Potato and Smoked Sausage Casserole

(Sorry for my pictures on this one!) This another recipe that I took to the beach for our family vacation.  I made it before we left so I could just put it in the oven for dinner and wouldn’t have to do any prep work.  It was a perfect recipe for that!  And it was […]

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Copycat Boston Market Macaroni and Cheese

Copycat Boston MArket Macaroni and Cheese

My daughter asked me if I would teach her how to make homemade macaroni and cheese.  It was like music to my ears.  I love that my kids want to cook and bake with me!  We search Pinterest for a good Mac and Cheese recipe and this is the one she picked. My kids are […]

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Chocolate Lush Dessert

Chocolate Lush Dessert

This is another dessert that I took to our family beach trip.  That’s why the pictures aren’t very good.  Sorry about that.  I made it quickly, then packed it in the cooler to take.  I almost forgot to take a picture while we were there.  Partly because we were having to much fun, and partly […]

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Brown Sugar Pound Cake with Caramel Glaze

Brown Sugar Pound Cake with Caramel Frosting

  Definitely not the prettiest dessert we’ve made.  Sorry about that.  But what it lacks in looks, it definitely makes up for in taste!  It was delicious!!!  Everything about it.  Well, except for my pictures, of course.  The cake was moist and tasted fantastic, and the frosting?  I could have eaten it by the spoonfuls.  […]

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Making Moving Easy For You, Your Kids, AND Your Dogs

(This is a post by Sara Stringer) Last year my husband and I came into some money and decided to buy a bigger house. We were lucky in that we got a good deal on a four-bedroom in a great school district with a deck that went on for miles, and enough yard for our […]

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You’ll Change the World – Money Gift Idea

Money Gift Idea with Free Printable

  Here’s another cute and fun money gift idea.  Because, again, who doesn’t love to get money as a gift?! My friend’s daughter graduated from OSU so we made the tag orange and black, tied a black ribbon around the top and filled a jar with change.    You can get the free printable tag […]

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