DIY Fun Corner Bookmarks for Kids

DIY Corner Bookmark

A co-worker asked me to come into her classroom and teach her students a fun craft project.  The ability level of the kids was completely across the board so I wanted to do something that they all could do.  I decided Corner Bookmarks was what we were going to make.  I figured the students could go as far as they wanted with these - personalizing them as their skills allow. I was amazed with how much the students (middle school students!) liked making these.  And they did an amazing … [Continue reading...]

Campfire Sopapilla Cheesecake

Campfire Sopapilla Cheesecake

Oh yes I did!  We took camping desserts to a whole new level this time. If you missed our post on Campfire Desserts you have to check it out.  Seriously!  It's a must.  It's kinda what camping is all about.  Well, that and nature, of course.  But mostly delicious desserts cooked over the campfire. We have made Sopapilla Cheesecake before and I absolutely love it.  The cinnamony cream cheese filling between to layers of flaky cresent dough?  Oh man, it's Pillsbury heaven. I made the Sopapilla … [Continue reading...]

Pickled Asparagus {Secret Recipe Club}

Pickled Asparagus

We’ve been going non-stop this summer.  It’s been amazing!  I took my kids to Las Vegas for a “Super Secret adventure.”  They didn’t know where we were going until we got to the airport gate and they were able to read Las Vegas on the board.  They kinda freaked out.  It was super cool.  Now […]

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Loaded Pasta Salad

Loaded Pasta Salad

One of my favorite things to eat during the summer is salads.  I could eat them everyday and probably twice a day.  Ever since making the Bacon, Ranch Orzo Salad I have been on a pasta salad kick.  It’s the perfect dish.  I make a big bowl and put it in the fridge and then […]

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{Copycat} Strawberry Banana Orange Julius

Copycat Strawberry Banana Orange Julius

My kids love when I make them smoothies.  Strawberry Banana Smoothies are definitely their favorites and they drink a lot of them!  I typically make them with fruit and yogurt and ice cubes.  This recipe doesn’t have yogurt or ice so I wasn’t quite sure if it would be a smoothie or more of a […]

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Dill Pickle Pasta Salad

Dill Pickle Pasta Salad

When my boss brought Dill Pickle Dip to the Christmas party I thought I’d died and gone to heaven.  It was amazing!  So when I saw this Dill Pickle Pasta Salad I knew I had to make it. Holy heck!  It’s delish!  Seriously, delicious!  The crunchy dill pickles and the creamy dressing?  To.  Die.  For. Make […]

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Cinnamon Cream Cheese Roll Ups

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Roll Ups

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve woken up in the morning and thought “what can I make for breakfast?”  It was a tough end of the school year for me.  The end of the school year is always my busiest time.  (Well, that and the beginning of the year.  And Christmas time.  And Spring break.) […]

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Camping Desserts: What to Make Over the Campfire

Campfire Eclairs - Camping Food

So we’ve established that I love to camp.  It’s quiet and peaceful and my kids are unplugged for a week.  A whole week!  We play games, walk, hike and explore.  And we try each camping trip to outdo our last camping dessert.  Yes, because it’s life all about desserts?  (Don’t answer that unless it’s an […]

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Camping Tips and Tricks

Relaxing by the Campfire

I absolutely love to camp.  It’s probably my most relaxing type of vacation.  Well, other than being in a tropical area on a white sandy beach with a super hot guy bringing me beverages and gently wiping the sweat from my brow.  After that… it’s camping. When my kids were younger and we didn’t have […]

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Bacon Ranch Orzo Salad {Secret Recipe Club}

Bacon Ranch Orzo Salad

Happy Fourth of July!  I’m not going to bore you all with the “what the heck?  It’s July already?!?! thing”  I’m so excited that it’s summer vacation I can hardly stand it.  We have a summer filled with camping trips and the Oregon Coast and peace and quiet and family time.  Yeah! The first Monday […]

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