Dole Salads Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Dressing Recipe

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Don’t forget the big giveaway going on. We’re giving away EIGHT 2-day passes, which includes tickets to both Universal Studios Orlando and Islands of Adventure. We are breaking this up into 2 so TWO families have the chance to win 4 2-day passes! Check it out over on my Universal Studios Blogging Vacation recap post!…

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5 Things I Love About My Mom {Recipe: Strawberry Lemonade Spritzer}

Strawberry Lemonade Spritzer Recipe from Dine and Dish

Strawberry Lemonade Spritzer I consider myself very lucky to have a mom who I can also call my best friend. I love many things about my mom, but I’ve managed to sum up a few of my favorite things about her that make me smile. It’s the thought that counts. My mom isn’t a big…

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Mom’s Cooking {Recipe: Oven Baked Kale Chips}

Kale Chips and Raw Kale

My mom is an excellent cook but there were times in my life I would think that maybe she wasn’t so much. Like when she would make liver and onions. Or how about white sandwich bread with white hamburger gravy poured over it? I want to gag just thinking about it. We lived in a…

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Virtual Picnic For the Planet {Recipe: White Peach Sangria}

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  When was the last time you have been on a picnic? Not just grabbing a bucket of food at the closest fast food restaurant then heading to the park, but a real picnic… where you pack a basket, lay out a blanket under the trees, and eat a nice, slow meal together enjoying both…

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Easter Holiday Wrap Up with Breakstone’s Sour Cream

Breakstone's Creamy Potatoes

I’ve had such a great time preparing for Easter with Breakstone’s sour cream and Better Homes and Gardens. The tablescape is ready, the Pepper Crusted Pork Loin with Sour Cream and Onion Sauce has been tried and tested and we have our normal Easter traditions planned out for the weekend. When I was little, I…

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Strawberry Temptation {Recipe: Strawberries with Maple Cream Sauce}

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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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California Avocados Direct {Recipe: Avocado Dip}

Held Avocado

Have you ever tasted an avocado? I mean….really tasted an avocado? I thought I had – I make avocado fries, salads with avocado and avocado ranch dressing, guacamole and more. I eat avocado’s straight up with a bit of Kosher salt and I love them on a sandwich. I recently received a shipment of California…

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Easter Brunch and Triple Chocolate Cookies

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You know there’s something wrong when you get a plate of these Triple Chocolate Cookies in front of you and the last thing you really want to do is eat one. That’s how things have been for me around here lately. I’ve been under the weather since a week ago Thursday. I went to the…

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Kettle Krispie Treats – A Rice Krispies Easter Recipe Challenge

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4/12/2011 The Giveaway is now closed. Congrats to Kelly T from Texas Type A Mom! Oh, friends… do I have a treat for you! I can’t wait to share what I have joined together with 3 of my Kansas City blogging friends to create. I’ll give you a hint. You know Kettle Corn? That delicious,…

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Celebrate Grilled Cheese Month with Jarlsberg Cheese

Jarlsberg Grilled Cheese Sandwich

This past fall, I ate the grilled cheese sandwich that would make all other grilled cheese sandwiches inferior. Never again would I be satisfied with a plain, old, boring run of the mill grilled cheese sandwich. I would need a sandwich with only the finest cheese, ham and bread, toasted perfectly with the right amount…

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