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), Dough Boys filled with deliciousness (I'll take two), Campfire Raspberry Pop Tarts (amazing for breakfast) and S'mores Cheesecake Campfire Cones … [Continue reading...]

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 always been something my family believes in as well) and prefers the Greenmarkets of New York City to do her shopping. How could I not pick this Cheesy Broccoli Gratin recipe to make?  It looked … [Continue reading...]

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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No Mess S’mores On The Go

S'mores To Go

Who doesn’t love s’mores, right?  They scream summer time to me: camping, beach fires, good times and lots of fun.  But they are messy to eat when they goo all over the place.  Don’t get me wrong.  There’s nothing wrong with a little goo.  But sometimes, like when I’m driving in the car and I […]

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Money Gift Idea – Can’t Live on Pizza Alone

Money Gift Idea

We all love to get money as a gift, right?  I mean, come on!  Who doesn’t love money?!?!  But just putting a check in an envelope isn’t any fun is it?  Maybe to get it, but if I’m going to give money as a gift, I want it to be fun.  Yes, you read that […]

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