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Salads in a Jar


If I have learned one true thing from my Grandma, it is that BALL Mason Jars are the best storage container ever! I use them to hold everything from crafting supplies to salads! I mean GREEN salads. The jars chill and keep the salad perfectly CRISP for up to a WEEK! Make up multiple jars [...]

Super Kid in the Kitchen


I may be biased since I started at a very young age…but teaching your children to cook is crucial to their development. Some kiddos might be happy just knowing how to bake cookies while others brains will expand and you will awaken something creative inside of your child! With that said, I encourage everyone to [...]

Red White And Yum


This week I am focused on making my 4th of July menu easy delicious and fuss free! Here are 2 easy desserts that are sure to make your guests fired up! Firecracker Cookies 2 packages Braum’s Snickerdoodle cookies* 2 containers vanilla frosting Red/ Blue food coloring 2 packages Pop Rock Candy Divide the frosting into [...]

Icebox Pies


Yesterday when I was cooking, Caytie asked me what I was making and I said “icebox” pies. Her next question was , “what is an icebox?” Well, I quickly explained the history of refrigeration and then told her that these pies do not require baking. No need to heat up the house just to make [...]

South of the Border


It is summer time and I can’t help but dream about our family adventures to Mexico. We have had some doozies through the years. We have seen fake Aztec ruins in Cozumel (we did get to sit on a donkey though!). Taken crazy Jeep adventures and have gotten to witness my 15 year old son [...]

Lemon Love Affair


If you love a certain “colossal”cookie then this is the one for you! Perfect amount of lemon chewy yumminess! Easy to make and is sure to please the lemon lover in your life! Lemon Drop Cookies 2/3 cup shortening (Crisco) 2/3 unsalted butter, softened 1 package lemon pudding 1 1/2 cups sugar 2 eggs zest [...]

Summer Snacks


Kids are home and that means they are going to be raiding your pantry for snacks! I have come up with some super simple recipes you can make for pennies rather than buying pre-packaged snacks. They store well in Ziploc bags and are easy to tuck in a beach bag for the lake, pool or [...]

Burger Week


The main stay of meals in the summertime are burgers! The same old burger done the same old way. Well, this week I am going to rock your BBQ! We are going to take the boring turkey burger and turn it into something fabulous and make salmon burgers that will make you love fish! No [...]

Lemon and Limes


Summertime is full of activities, heat and even a vacation or two. Since this is a busy time, cooking many times becomes the least of your concerns. Only problem is that everyone still is going to want dinner! Check out this easy Chicken and Pasta dish using the fresh flavor of lemon and skipping a [...]