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Chocolate Pancake Syrup

Even Better {Recipe: Creamy Chocolate Pancake Syrup}

“Oh, dear me!” Those were the first words that escaped my lips when I first tasted this creamy chocolate pancake syrup. Then I took another spoon full and continued to sing praises of joyous things unto the world. This. Is. Good. Period. When I took Chef Brad’s awesome recipe for Buttermilk Syrup and turned it […]

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Versatile Beans {Recipe: Steak and Bean Fajitas}

I’m going on another year as a brand ambassador with the team from Bush’s Beans. We have always really loved Bush’s Beans around here, but I always felt a bit limited in how I used them. I had in my mind that certain beans go with certain foods, and I never thought to switch things […]

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3 Dollars, 5 Minutes and the Best Birthday Ever

I used to stress about my kids birthdays. I put such high expectations on myself to make their birthdays perfect… “good moms pull out all the stops to make their kids feel special on their birthdays” I thought.  I really struggled with making that come true without spending a lot of money and time I […]

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Cheesy Shredded Chicken Bites

Simple Appetizer – Cheesy Shredded Chicken Bites

Do you all have big plans for the holiday weekend? If you are anything like us, you are taking advantage of the time off to spend as much time with family and friends as you can. Often times, this is a season for outdoor barbecues and cookouts, where friends gather together and everyone has the […]

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Connect Through Reading 2012 – 3 Book Update

It’s been awhile since I’ve done one of my Connect Through Reading posts. I have three different books to share with you today! To keep up with what’s on my To Be Read list and to share book recommendations, make sure to follow me on Goodreads! I listened to the audiobook of The Autobiography of […]

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Summer of Fun Bucket List for Kids 2012

I alluded to my Summer Bucket List in my last post. My Summer Bucket List is the list of things I hope to accomplish with the kids by the time school resumes in August. 99.9% of the time, I don’t accomplish most that’s on the list and then I feel really bad about it when […]

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Great Expectations {Recipe: Root Beer Float Cupcakes with Swiss Meringue Buttercream}

The other day I received a big package of goodies from my friends at Zatarain’s. At the very top of the box was a bottle of their Root Beer Extract, including a recipe for making homemade root beer. The box couldn’t have come at a better time as I was in the middle of making […]

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Project 365 2012 – Weeks 18 & 19 – A Photo a Day Journey

We’re half way through May, already, and I have 2 weeks of Project 365 photos to share with you since I didn’t post last week. We had a week of celebrations, outside fun and for me, magazine deadlines galore. I tried to take out my DSLR as much as possible, but some days had to […]

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Fresh Squeezed Lemonade {Giveaway: Overstock Stylesetter Beverage Dispenser} CLOSED

This giveaway is now closed. The winner, chosen via Random.org, was Lillian from My Recipe Journey. Congrats and thanks to all who entered! Fresh squeezed lemonade is a definite spring and summertime staple around our house. Have you ever made freshly squeezed lemonade? It’s really a lot easier than you’d think! Now, don’t go and […]

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It’s a Salad Social! {Recipe: Robust Bell Pepper Salad}

My friend Cheryl certainly likes to throw a good party. You know Cheryl from her awesome blog, TidyMom, but probably also recognize her as my partner in crime for SoupaPalooza. This spring, Cheryl has traded in her soup bowls for salad tongs and is hosting a one of a kind event – The Salad Social! […]

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