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Homemade Pecan Spinach Dip Recipe

Homemade pecan spinach dip

You know I love dips!  So when I had the chance to share this homemade pecan spinach dip recipe, I was really excited.  I love spinach dip but adding the twist of ingredients with this one, make it a conversation piece.  Whether you're making this dip to enjoy during a football game or for an … [Read more...]

No Peek Crockpot Beef Stew

Easy Crockpot Beef Stew

This past Sunday I had the huge desire to make a big pot of beef stew.  Maybe it's the fall colors and the cool weather but I wanted to curl up under a quilt and enjoy a big bowl of soup while watching a movie.  Well, the movie and the curling up didn't happen with two young boys underfoot, but I … [Read more...]

Chick-fil-A Coffee Gift Idea for Teachers

Chikfila Iced Coffee

It's always a great day to thank a teacher! A month or so ago, I had the idea to thank our teachers for their hard work in the heat. The elementary school that my kid attends is not air conditioned and it gets hot the first few weeks of school. Couple that idea of thanks with the fact that … [Read more...]

Giveaway: WIN Four Tickets to Cedar Point [Ends Thursday]

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It's my birthday! To celebrate, I'm popping back in here today to share with you one awesome GIVEAWAY for one lucky reader!  I'm giving away a family four-pack of tickets to HalloWeekends at Cedar Point!  That's almost $200 in prize value.A few weeks ago, we took the kids to HalloWeekends.  It's … [Read more...]

Canning Homemade Applesauce

Applesauce Jars

I can actually say that canning has been a part of my family for years. When we were married in 2007, our first home was a tiny rental with carpet on every square inch. One might say that canning in such a context was far from ideal, but oh contraire! Our little home was also next to a giant … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Grill Ribs Recipe

Grilled Ribs Cooked in the Slow Cooker

I revolutionized the way I cook ribs by using my crockpot.  A few weeks ago we traveled down to Cincinnati to celebrate my 1st cousin's once removed birthday party.  His parents (the 1st cousins), made ribs for dinner.  And let me tell you, they were THE BEST ribs I've ever eaten.  I love ribs. I … [Read more...]

Homemade Lavender Milk Bath

how to make homemade lavender milk bath gift idea

This time of year our schedule is full steam ahead.   We're into our routine for school and life feels like it doesn't stop.  ever.  Combine that with the fact that my five year old and two year old boys run circles around me when we're home "relaxing", and you'll find my real life.  I love it, but … [Read more...]

25 Sweet Potato Recipes You Will LOVE!

Sweet potato recipes

I thought I would do something a little different today and share with you some of the best sweet potato recipes around on the web.  There is something about a sweet potato that I oh' so love.  It has the texture of the potato but something about the sweetness just draws me in.  It's so aptly named, … [Read more...]

Cauliflower Tots Recipe

Cauliflower Recipe

Getting vegetables into the bellies of my two boys can be a challenge.  I don't know if it's the  texture or the word itself, but they run at the sight of them.  In an effort to try to be more creative, I wanted to share this cauliflower recipe!  Cauliflower tots are awesome because they have a bit … [Read more...]