Pina Colada Popsicles

Pina Colada Popsicles with Homemade Coconut Milk

It's Secret Recipe Club reveal day today.  Yeah!  I love this day.  Even though we're scrambling around trying to pack in as much summer fun as we can into the last few weeks.  But this month was a piece of cake.  As soon as I received my blog assignment last month I went over to peruse.  YUM!  My assignment this month was Teaspoon of Spice written by Serena and Deanna, "two dieticians who love food".  Serena and Deanna make their recipes light and a little healthier and they look … [Continue reading...]

Weekend Funnies – Going Back to Work

Back to School teacher Humor

I'm not sure how many more days of summer we have until school starts (and I have to go back to work.)  I refuse to look at a calendar or even think about it yet.  (Denial is a powerful thing.)  So here are some funnies for you.  If you don't work in a school, you might not be able to relate.  I thought I would add some for you parents out there who are looking forward to school starting and your kids being with us suckers school employees for the next 10 months, but I don't have a single … [Continue reading...]

Homemade Zotz Fizzy Candy

Homemade Zotz Fizzy Candy

My daughter and her friends love Zotz Fizzy Candy.  I mean, love them.  Have you heard of Zotz? Zotz Fizzy Candy is a hard candy with a sour, fizzy powder on the inside.  The powder is “activated” by saliva (liquid) so when you are sucking on the candy, it all of a sudden fizzes and […]

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Campfire Roasted Starburst Candies

Campfire Roasted Starburst Candy

Did you read the title and think “what the heck?”  If you did, you’re not alone.  When I first heard of roasting Starburst candies over the campfire I was pretty skeptical.  Number one, there’s no chocolate so that usually rules me out.  And number two, what the heck?  How would that even work???  But when […]

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S’mores Ice Cream (Aka: Copycat Dairy Queen S’mores Blizzard)

S'mores Ice Cream or Copycat Dairy Queen S'mores Blizzard

Just hearing the word s’mores makes you think of summer, right?  It does for us.  And it also means it’s S’more Blizzard time at Dairy Queen.  My kids love them and ask to go there a lot.  Unfortunately, I’m a tight wad and won’t take them there very often.  So what do we do?  We […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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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