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Skillet French Chicken

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Two Christmases ago I gave my husband a cast iron skillet for Christmas, and guys, it has changed my family’s life! We use it all the time for cooking and love how easy it is to make delicious dishes. This week my husband crafted a delicious recipe that I want to share with all of you! This dish gives us …

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Three Ingredient Strawberry Cookie

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I love cookies! But even better are cookies that are so delightfully easy to make that you can’t believe just how easy they are. Today, I am excited to share this recipe for 3-ingredient strawberry cake mix cookies that are delicious and so incredibly easy that you will be able to enjoy them in under 20 minutes.   Learn how …

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Hello 2024! Inspirational Printables

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Hello friends! Are you looking forward to 2024? Or are you hoping it just isn’t worse than last year? I found last year challenging, and even though I felt weak and incompetent for a large swath of it, I look back now and see that I took charge and made some changes that have put me in a better place. …

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Grinch Sugar Cookie Bars

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I love sugar cookie bars! This love for sugar cookie bars began a few Christmases ago when someone gifted our family a platter of them. It was love at first bite. Over the years I have shared all of my fun, experimental sugar cookie bars on my blog.   If you would like to see all of the variations, here’s …

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Winter Printable

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Hi everyone! I am getting very excited about the kick-off of the holiday season next week. Do any of you have plans to put up your decorations? I am hoping to get mine up before the super busy time of the season kicks into full force, but we shall see…. On that note, today, I wanted to quickly pop in …

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Easy Turkey Headband

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Each year my daughter’s school does a turkey trot. It’s adorable and I love watching all the little bobbing turkeys run in various head accoutrements and other turkey wardrobing choices! We usually wait until the night before to pull something together for Liese’s “turkey wear”, but this year I decided that maybe we should start a little earlier. Especially, since …

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The Easiest Monster Brownies Ever

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You all know I love to find the hacks and shortcuts when it comes to cooking. I actually think it might be my superpower…. This weekend my family made dinner to take to a friend’s family, and we wanted to include a fun Halloween dessert. I was thinking about making brownies, but I wasn’t completely sure what to make until …

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Key Lime Cookies

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This week a wonderful friend dropped by with a big bag of fresh-picked-from-the-tree key limes! I was so excited! There might be a plethora of key lime posts for a bit as I cook and enjoy my way through them… I know you can make a traditional key lime pie, but I wanted to see what else I could make …

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Cheesy Pizza Bites

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This weekend was General Conference for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. General Conference happens in April and October and it is one of my favorite weekends. Not only do we get to listen to inspiring messages that bring me closer to God, but I get to live in my pajamas and watch Conference on TV, never leaving …

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Easy Air Fryer Cherry Bomb Mini Pies

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This last week our family had COVID for the fourth time. We are vaccinated, but COVID just really gels with our systems and we are its perfect host. We at least alternated days when we all had it so we weren’t all sick at once. It stank, but at least that was a small blessing! After a week of eating …

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Easy to Make Ghost Headband

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This week my daughters and I went shopping, and to our surprise and much glee, Fall and Halloween were everywhere. Never mind that is 107 degrees here, one look and I wanted to buy all the flannel and orange Fall awesomeness and snuggle on down! My youngest daughter saw all of the cute ghostie things and said she did not …

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Apple, Spring Mix, and Farro Salad

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My oldest daughter had an autoimmune flare-up this summer, and we had to cut out most meats for a while. That meant we needed to figure out ways to add protein to the diet in new and creative ways. Turkey was one of the things she could still eat, but we wanted to expand a little farther. My husband researched …

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Watermelon and Strawberry Sunshine Smoothie

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Last weekend our family escaped the blistering southern AZ heat for a cabin in a beautiful and charming little forested community. Right down the street from where we were staying, a new restaurant had just opened up. We stopped by and ate everything, literally. Including a watermelon smoothie that we all fell in love with. My girls now based on …

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Three Ingredient Honey Butter

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For about a  decade my family lived in Utah. Honey Butter was a regular staple you could get almost anywhere. Then we moved and Honey Butter is not as regularly available in the surrounding Western states. This made me sad and I used to pick it up whenever we traveled back through Utah and store it away for the next …