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Nothing says springtime like strawberries and nothing screams springtime and summer dessert more than strawberry shortcake.Strawberry shortcake has been a classic favorite for generations and I think it’s because there is something a bit old fashioned and nostalgic about...
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Let’s get excited about Valentine’s Day! Full disclosure, it’s not my favorite holiday (not even close), but it’s a fun one for my kids and I love to see them get excited about the different celebrations. I also love...
In the cooler months, I'm a sucker for a good, warm breakfast. On chilly mornings, almost nothing (sans coffee) helps me to feel better about the freezing temperatures and it's a bonus when I don't have to put much...
In March it will be five years since my Grandmother passed away and as the holidays pass year year I am reminded how much she loved to celebrate them. She loved spending time with the family, taking in the...
I’m a cheese girl. I love all kinds of cheese – blue cheese, goat’s cheese, stinky cheese, etc. If a person could live off cheese (and wine and bread), I’d be in heaven. So I jumped at the chance...
As much as I try to make sure my family eats a balanced diet and eats well during the week, but I also believe in treats. Valentine’s Day, birthdays or anniversaries are all the perfect time for treats. But,...
Don’t lose your head over finding the perfect food and novelty items for your Halloween party. This Cheese for Brains Halloween Dip is a killer.It’s creepy and kooky, mysterious and spooky. It’s all together ooky. But perfect for your...
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Kite Hill. All thoughts and opinions are my own. By now most people have heard of almond milk and use it on a regular basis. We use it often in our house for on-the-go...
Cranberries have traditionally been one of those holiday dishes that I would pass on. Growing up I thought they were much too tart. They always seemed to get in the way of the delicious, savory foods like stuffing and...
We had a family party this past weekend and I volunteered to bring a pasta salad. We're Italian so pasta salad or some pasta dish usually comes with the territory. Normally, in my family a pasta salad consists of...
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New Year’s Eve is synonymous with parties, celebrations, good food and having a good time. As parents of young children, you might not have any grand plans for the evening because bedtimes come early – no matter what day...

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