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Summer Fun: Sundae Party & a Recipe for Homemade Magic Shell

sundae with magic shell

Cool summer off with a sundae party. Check out these recipes for homemade ice cream and toppings as well as an easy, two-minute recipe for homemade magic shell. We are dessert people here. My children have been conditioned since infancy to have a little dessert after dinner and sometimes after lunch as well. These courses […]

Simple Hamburger Spice (Ultimate Recipe Swap:BBQ)

Ultimate Recipe Swap BBQ hamburgers

Don’t spend money on a packaged spice blend for burgers. Mix your own. One of my family’s favorite meals to BBQ is hamburgers. It’s so unbelievably good; I don’t know why I don’t do it more often. Probably because good quality ground beef is expensive! Since that whole pink slime debacle, I’ve been a little […]

Banana Pecan Coffeecake

Banana Coffeecake with Pecanas

Bananas and pecans add flavor, sweetness, and crunch to your standard crumb-topped coffeecake. We go through a lot of bananas around here. I enjoy Monkey Salad fairly often as it’s one of my favorite healthy sweet treats. FishBoy15 works out on a regular basis and bananas are a great post-workout snack for him. The rest […]

Fish-Shaped Calzone

fish calzone

Bake a calzone in the shape of a fish! It’s easy; it’s fun; it’s tasty! Remember last week when I shared my pizza dough origami from Friday night? I confess, I was pretty pleased with myself. I didn’t think it would work, but it did! Of course, now I’m on a mission to find more […]

Asparagus Soup (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Spring Produce)

Asparagus Soup

Enjoy spring produce while it’s fresh and in season. Try out this Asparagus Soup for a filling and dairy-free lunch or dinner. Spring is here! Really, I promise. OK, that may seem hard to believe for those of you in the frozen tundra of Minnesota, where my cousin lives. As I type, she’s hunkered down […]

Honey Lemon Cheesecake Bars

Honey Lemon Cheesecake Bars

Looking for a more wholesome sweet? Try these Honey Lemon Cheesecake Bars. Last month I did a Whole 30 when I went without sugar, grain, and a bunch of other foods. I’ve discovered that as much as I love sweets, I don’t think that sweets take very good care of me. Sure, they taste good, […]

Garlic Herb Pretzels

Garlic Herb Pretzel

Make homemade garlic herb pretzels. They are inexpensive at less than a dollar a dozen and so very tasty! Oh my word. I make pretzels a few times a year. With each bite, I think to myself, “Why don’t I make these more often?” These are so delicious, fun to make, and make you feel […]

DIY on a Dime: Chocolate Marshmallow Eggs

diy on a dime chocolate marshmallow eggs

Dipping marshmallows in chocolate is a classic way to combine two great flavors. Egg-shaped marshmallows and sprinkles make it all the more fun. During a recent trip to Target, I stumbled across a bag of jumbo egg-shaped marshmallows. While we don’t do The Bunny around here, I do like eggs as a symbol of new […]