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Watermelon Gummy Bears

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This post contains affiliate links. My daughter Rebekah is a gummy bear addict and this summer we decided to try making gummy bears for ourselves. I do admit to having some hesitation in advance of this project because I saw a lot of potential pitfalls in the process, but truthfully, gummy bears are super easy to make and they tasted …

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Fresh Strawberry Cinnamon Rolls

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I have an award-winning orange cinnamon roll recipe that is highly requested year-round. I love sharing this dish with people. This past weekend I started thinking that if orange is such a fantastic pairing with cinnamon rolls, what other fruit could you pair with cinnamon rolls that would be equally as awesome? Strawberries are on sale right now and so …

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Red White and Blue Holiday Pie

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Hi everybody! Memorial Day is quickly approaching and I wanted to try my hand at a new dessert option. I know there are always the oldie-but-goodies anything with red, white, and blue fruit, etc., but what about a pie? Could I figure something out that’s easy to make AND delicious, since you all know I am the Queen of 5 …

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Free Mother’s Day Printables

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Hello all! Boy has it been a busy few months. I am changing my career track and there is a lot going on behind the scenes I haven’t been able to share. I am currently a contract-to-hire Public Relations, Fundraising, and Communications guru, but it was time to make a change with my biggest client. Change is super scary, at …

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Easy Homemade Rolls

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I love rolls and usually, my go-to Holiday or special dinner rolls are store-bought, ready-to-rise, and cook ones. This last weekend, however, my family was home and watching several hours of General Conference for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is awesome and I love it, but halfway through my husband and I realized we didn’t have …

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Mini Peach Pie Pasty Puffs

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If you have been a visitor here for a while, then you already know how much I love time-saving recipes and cooking hacks. If a recipe involves dozens of steps and hours to make, I am probably only making it for a holiday celebration. Otherwise, I believe you can cook well, and do it in a way that doesn’t leave …

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Banana Cream Donuts

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This post contains affiliate links. I am so excited to share a recipe with all of you today! This one takes its inspiration from a recent perusal down the baking aisle of my local craft store and the discovery that you could buy banana cream flavor in a bottle! Are you kidding me? How did I not know this was …

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Pistachio Chip Cookies

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Sometimes late at night while I am lying in bed and trying to assess the day’s events I will get an idea for a recipe. Last night I was thinking about pistachio, one of my favorite flavors. Probably better to think about pistachio rather than that day’s specific events…. Anyway, I started wondering whether you could taste the pistachio on …

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Easy Air Fryer Mini Strawberry Empanadas

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I love empanadas! Have you ever heard of empanadas before? There are all kinds of variations for them, but I love the sweet-filled empanadas.  You might think that making empanadas is super time-consuming, but with my easy-peasy recipe, you can be enjoying empanadas in less than 15 minutes! I have made a few other varieties for empanadas and will share …

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Easy-To-Make Heart Headband

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My 9-year-old daughter is a crafter; typically, on Sunday afternoon she and I have some extra time to craft together.  This week I asked her what she wanted to make and she said something to wear in her hair for Valentine’s Day. I looked through my craft supplies and happily, I found something we could make! I almost feel embarrassed …

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Easy To Make Valentine’s Day Wreath

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I love making rag wreaths! They are the easiest way to add a little holiday bling to your home decor. So far I have made a few for several holidays, but I haven’t made one for Valentine’s Day, and my front door really needed one! And today my girls and I sat and watched the new season of Miraculous and …

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Mini Pineapple and Lime Grinch Donuts

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    Yesterday my daughter Bekah and I decided to bake some donuts for Holiday deliveries! She and I looked at our stash of ingredients and decided some tropical-flavored Grinch donuts were precisely perfect. They turned out so yummy too. The main base of the donut was the pineapple flavor and then we topped them with lime chocolate frosting. Delicious! …

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Chorizo and Cheese Puff Pastry Bites

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Have you ever tried chorizo? Or have you never even heard of it? It’s a spicy sausage that is either made with pork or beef. In Southern AZ you can pick it up at almost any grocery store. In my family, we cook chorizo with scrambled eggs and serve it with fresh tortillas, but chorizo is so good and can …

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Easy Pizza Roll-Ups

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Do you have a meal that is your favorite simply because it tastes so good and is super easy to make? Those are my favorite kinds of recipes! I love to cook, but I have no time and meals need to be of the time economy version. Some of my favorite recipes like this are old. They are ones that …