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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 …

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Peach Strudel Muffins

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Hi folks! How goes hunkering down? It has been rainy and blustery here in Southern Arizona and so we haven’t even been able to enjoy very much backyard playtime, but I have been baking! This week I whipped up a super yummy and simple to make strudel muffin that is made from fresh peaches. It got a double thumbs up …

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Lucky Pistachio Pudding Dessert

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My youngest daughter Anneliese was born in the month of March and was asking me if we had a “lucky” kind of dessert she and I could whip up this month to celebrate her birthday and all things Irish. I laughed a little when she said this, because to me all desserts are lucky….. I did however, figure something out …

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FREE St. Patrick’s Day Bingo Card Printables

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Every year as St. Patrick’s Day gets closer, my family enjoys celebrating our Irish heritage. In case you are wondering, we are Mexican, Irish, Danish and more! Isn’t cultural diversity a beautiful thing?! This year to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, the JENerally Informed crew will have a few Irish themed dinner nights, complete with traditional Irish food tasting and some …

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Lemon Blueberry Muffins

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Last weekend two fun things happened. The first was that my daughter Rebekah was in a production of Shrek Jr. Here she is as the cutest blind mouse ever. The second fun thing was that on a quick stop into the grocery store I discovered that blueberries were on sale! Blueberries are a family favorite, and so I might have …

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Valentine’s I Spy

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This week we finally put up all of the Valentine’s Day accouterments around the house, and of course my younger children started asking me when I would be making a new Valentine’s Day I Spy? They cracked me up with their, “It’s pretty easy for you Mom, right?” and their “We really like doing them!” This morning when I showed …

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Valentine’s Day S’mores

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This week I came upon a rather glorious find at the grocery store. I had never seen something like these before, so let me take a minute to introduce you to chocolate filled, strawberry marshmallows! Awesome, right?! One look at these beauties, and I knew there was a Valentine’s Day themed food craft just waiting to be created! Share a …

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Red Velvet Quick Shake

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Happy Mid-January friends! I know that some people might think setting up Valentine’s Day accoutrements in stores the day after Christmas seems a little premature, but I have to admit to being someone who finds immense pleasure in seeing those shiny red foil hearts and pink bursting blossoms on store shelves. I also think that all holiday celebrations are less …

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Easy Pasta e Fagioli

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Over fall break I took my children to Olive Garden for lunch. They fell in love with the Pasta e Fagioli dish that they serve there and have been asking to go back. Now because I am cheap…. a WHIZ in the kitchen, I instead decided to do what I do best. To come up with an easy to pull …