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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 …

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Christmas I Spy

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Merry almost Christmas friends! Our family’s lists to Santa have been delivered, parades have been attended, and many sweet treats ingested. Oh yes, and an ankle was twisted on the school play structure. No cast, but crutches for a while for that kid! I hope that your Holiday season, even amid the struggles and crazy is proving to have moments …

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Baked Eggnog Doughnuts

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*This post contains affiliate links. By clicking and purchasing from these links I make a small commission. Thank you! Do you love eggnog? My family really loves that rich and delicious stuff! During the Holidays I try to keep it around for them to enjoy. This week as I was pouring a glass for my youngest daughter I had a …

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Thanksgiving I Spy

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I am so excited for Thanksgiving! I think it is my favorite holiday, because it is all about the food. There are no presents to wrap, no elaborate decorations to set-up. Just good friends and family with good food to be enjoyed. Thanksgiving often gets overlooked in the rush to welcome in the Christmas season, but today I am taking …

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Deliciously Easy To Make Shrimp Boil Soup

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*This Post contains Amazon links. Please note, as an affiliate marketer for them, clicking and purchasing from these links results in me making a small commission from this action. A favorite movie for my youngest daughter Anneliese is the Princess and the Frog. She has really found a kindred spirit in Tiana, and now after watching the movie too many …

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Halloween I Spy Printable

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 I love Halloween! It’s the time of year where my house can be dusty and cobweb covered, but it looks like it’s meant to be there! Today I have a super cute and fun thing to share with all of you. Let me introduce you to a brand new JENerally Informed printable just in time for Halloween! Just in time …

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Simply The Easiest Instant Pot Pumpkin Pie Puree

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Last week I bought a pie pumpkin to use for my Holiday baking. I love using fresh pumpkin for my pies, because it really does tastes so much better than canned. As usual, I had been delaying starting the process of peeling, chopping and boiling the pumpkin. That was until I had a brilliant thought! Why not use my instant …

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DIY Pumpkin Candy Holder

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For a lot of families it’s the age-old Halloween related question, “Who gets left at home to pass out candy and who gets to  go trick or treating with the children?” This discussion happens every year at my house. Does it happen at your house too? How about this year you all go treat or treating?! Because today, I am …