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Grilled Bananas

Fruit on the Grill {Recipe: Grilled Bananas}

I grew up in a household where hamburgers, hotdogs and steaks were the only things that were grilled. If we went beyond that to chicken or anything else more exotic, it was a rare day. Don’t you think the grilling revolution, where everything from salad to desserts are now grilled, has really made more of […]

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maple strawberries

Strawberry Temptation {Recipe: Strawberries with Maple Cream Sauce}

April in Kansas is not a good time for strawberries, yet each and every year, around this time, I get tempted. The weather warms up and I want fresh fruit. I walk into the grocery store and see the displays of red, ripe strawberries and can’t resist them. I get them home, wash them and […]

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hot chocolate cookies with marshmallows

Spring Optimisim {Recipe: Hot Chocolate Cookies with Marshmallows}

I’m optimistically looking in my pantry and trying to figure out ways to get rid of all the hot chocolate mix I stocked up on during the frigid winter. My hope is that spring is here to stay and I won’t need to warm the kids up when they come in from playing outside with […]

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Being Irish {Recipe: St. Patrick’s Day Grasshopper Cocktails}

I’m not Irish, however I married a full-blown Irish man, so that makes me what they call “Irish by Marriage”. What I have found out, through my 11 years of marriage to an Irish man, is that once you are “in” with the Irish, your entire life starts to become very Irish. Green suddenly becomes […]

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Frozen Hot Chocolate

Cooking Connections Sweet Treats Class {Recipe: Frozen Hot Chocolate}

It is no secret that I love sweets. In fact, when Lent rolls around each year and I see people giving up sweets, I hide… I don’t want those kind of crazy thoughts to invade my brain. I can tell you straight up, me without sweets, would not be a pretty sight. When the folks […]

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Homemade Sopapillas

Homemade Sopapillas – A Guest Post at Bluebonnets & Brownies

I have a guest post up at Bluebonnet’s & Brownies, a lovely blog run by my friend Amber. I hope you will hop on over and read about Homemade Sopapillas  and the tiny little town my Grandma Wogan used to live in!

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malt crispie treats vert

Eat.Live.Be Week 4 {Recipe: Chocolate Malt Krispie Bars}

Technically this… Plus this… Should not equal this… (which is down 2 pounds from my weigh in last week of 179). I did a horrible job on my Weight Watchers points this week, but made up for it with keeping up with my exercising. Even got up at 6am on Saturday to exercise… I purposely […]

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Hershey Toffee Bit Cookies

An Ended Love Affair (Recipe: Hershey’s Toffee Bit Cookies)

It was great while it lasted… I know it was only yesterday that I was claiming my true love for all things snow. Yes, I threw around the word “Happiness” and how I was “present” with my kids. I even said “beautiful” and “Kansas” in the same sentence, which I believe is a first for […]

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Ella Jumping on the Bed

White Wedding Cake Buttercream Frosting

I had the grandest of plans for blogging the first week of the year. I had ideas running through my head, cool things to implement and fun stuff up my sleeve. You know what happened though? Life… yep. Good old life. For the first time in ages, I’ve actually felt like a stay at home […]

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Gingerbread Family Boys and Girls

Gingerbread Family Christmas

I have a sick little one this week, so most of our normal Christmas traditions have gotten pushed to the wayside as we simply try and keep up with getting her well before the big man in the red suit shimmies down our chimney. One such tradition is our annual Christmas picture, which hasn’t gotten […]

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