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Unicorn Cookie Cups

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* This post contains affiliate links. Last week we started Back to School…. online. and it was all kinds of lackluster and hard, and I decided we needed a little magic to come our way. It has been a rough couple of months, so as a family, we did two things. First, we had a giant foam party in our …

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Mango Salsa

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My family has some impressive skills in the salsa making arena. If that isn’t a real arena, it really should be! It’s time for a new show… Salsa Masters! We are all about the fresh and savory elements that mix together to create flavors that burst in your mouth. One of our favorite salsa recipes is for one that has …

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CopyCat Dr Pepper Shake

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 A few weeks ago my husband who is a certifiable Dr. Pepper addict took the children to try the new Dr. Pepper shakes at Whataburger.  When I heard about it, I thought it sounded a little weird, but my kids came back raving about them, and since then, they have repeatedly asked when can we go back and get another …

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Mexican Inspired Easy Corn Succotash

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I am kind of obsessed with summer side dishes. To me, they are almost as important as those delicious grilled main dishes that become a staple during the summer months. Recently, my husband and I whipped up a delicious succotash that was served at my son’s 16th family birthday party. Because I am Latina and we live in the land …

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Americana I Spy

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This week happens to be one of my favorite weeks of the year. My son’s birthday is on Friday and then my birthday follows right after on the 3rd of July. We top all of these birthdays off with 4th of July celebrations! This year, we are of course keeping our 4th of July celebrations low-key and at home, but …

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Red White and Blue Fruit Kebob

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I live in Arizona. The land where COVID cases are spiking and now fires are burning our entire mountains, so the 4th of July has officially been canceled for our community. But not for my family! We are having a backyard extravaganza for our little family of 6. As a mother, I want to try and do something to help …

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Easy Watermelon Sugar Cookie

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This weekend my girls and I felt like baking cookies. We of course didn’t want to make just any old, boring kind of cookie. We wanted to make something fun,  so we looked through what we had on-hand for ingredients in the pantry and decided to make a summer-inspired twist on the average sugar cookie recipe. Let me introduce you …

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Easy Crepes Recipe

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*This post contains affiliate links. Clicking and purchasing from these links helps to support JENerally Informed! Hello! I am so glad you dropped by. I am excited to share a delicious recipe with you today. Before we get to the recipe though, I thought you might want to hear a little of the back-story. Especially since you all know we …

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Meatless Meal Ideas

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If you have been to the store lately you already know that due to the pandemic the cost of meat has risen and not only that, there is a serious shortage. For my family this means eating less meat, which is probably overall a good thing. A few years ago we went mostly vegertarian for a child with an auto-immune …

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Easy Fresh Lemonade Recipe

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Maybe this will be my last citrus involved recipe……or maybe not?!  Citrus makes me happy and hopefully, it makes you happy too! This week I have been juicing lemons and making fresh-squeezed lemonade for my kids. They have now become a bit spoiled and might not ever want to return to the canned stuff, but that’s fine, because making your …

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Orange Bars

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Remember last week when I shared a delicious recipe for lemon pound cake?! Now I am back and sharing another citrus baked delicacy, equally as mouth watering. Chalk it all up to the fact that Arizona is known for its citrus, and right now literally every neighbor has trees bursting with fruit that they are willing to share. Let me …

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Easy Lemon Pound Cake

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One of the beautiful things about Arizona during the Spring is the abundance of citrus we have available to us. So many of my wonderful neighbors are willing to share their bounties with us in the form of lemons, oranges, grapefruit and tangerines. Recently on our  family nightly walks one of our neighbors has a tree overgrowing with amazing tangerines, …

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Free Easter Look & Find

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Hi friends! This week we have been planning and prepping for Easter. It’s an interesting time to celebrate a holiday, but I am excited for the at-home celebration we are working on. As part of our celebrations, I thought a new Easter themed Look & Find would be a fun addition. Free Easter printable look & find for your at-home …