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Cranberry Christmas Cookies

Cranberry Christmas Cookies, featured in the children’s book, Cranberry Christmas, are amazingly, surprisingly good. Tart and sweet, they’re packed with flavor.  This post contains one or more Amazon affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks for supporting this site! I may just […]

Italian Style Hot Chocolate and Help for IBS

Enjoy this recipe for Italian Style Hot Chocolate. It’s so rich and creamy! This post is sponsored by VSL#3 in conjunction with Tap Influence. I have no personal experience with VSL#3, however, I know the frustration of IBS. All opinions are my own. Italian-Style Hot Chocolate sounds delicious, doesn’t it? Well, it is! And for folks suffering […]

Easy Fish & Shrimp Packets

Take Hobo Dinners to a whole new level! These Easy Fish & Shrimp Packets come together super easy for a quick and delicious supper. In October when we met Monsieur Renaud, we had one of the most remarkable experiences of our trip. To meet a man who had lived through the German occupation of France […]

Bacon and Spinach Frittata Bites

Want to bring something tasty and filling to your next party? These Bacon and Spinach Frittata Bites are just the cocktail snack to prepare. Finger foods are one of my favorite things to serve at the holidays. They tend to rich and delicious. I mean, cheese and crackers, chips and dips, homemade sausage balls? Those […]

A Snacky Lunch – It’s What’s On the Menu

Snacky Lunch - A snacky lunch is easy. It's self-serve. It's what's on the menu.

A snacky lunch is easy. It’s self-serve. It’s a great healthy lunch idea for kids. This is one of my go-to meals around here. It’s fast. It’s easy. It’s highly portable. And the kids love it. Plus, since it’s SO much like a commercial “punchable”, I can easily sway them from that section of the […]

Fruit and Nut Energy Bites

Typically, I share most of my recipes these days in a cookbook (grab one here) or over on Good Cheap Eats. But, this week as part of the DIY on a Dime: Valentine’s series, I wanted to make sure all the moms saw the delicious Valentine treats I’ve been concocting. Energy bars are a big […]

Better than Robert Redford — Layered Chocolate Dessert in a Jar

The following content is sponsored by Kraft and Lunchbox: Years ago, maybe 30 or more, my mom and her friends made a dessert called “The Next Best Thing to Robert Redford”. Yes, really. Well, some ladies wrote it down as “Better than Robert Redford”. I think that it’s pretty funny that a chocolate dessert is […]

Persimmon Muffins with Lemon and Cardamom (Falling for Fun)

Bake up those prolific persimmons your neighbor pawned off on you into these delicious muffins, scented with lemon and cardamom. Know what these are? These flat, orange globes have been plaguing my produce box for the last three years. Usually, I just pawn them off on my friend Sharon. But, this year she left town […]