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{CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT.} This Week: Crave Healthy Frozen Treats

July 21, 2012 in All Posts, CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT.

This week I’ve been craving refreshingly healthy frozen treats like these Fruity and Fanciful Twists on the Ordinary Popsicle: Source: latartinegourmande.com via Kristina on Pinterest Red Berry Popsicles with a hint of orange-flavored mint and Apricot Nectarine Pistachio Popsicles from La Tartine Gourmande Blackberry Ice Cream with Amaretto on a stick from eCurry Creamy Coconut Pops from Paula Deen Smashed Berry, Lime […]

{Play} Kids Co-op Playdate #11

June 22, 2012 in All Posts, Kids Co-op Linky Playdate, Play, Toddler Activities

Happy Friday! It’s time for our playdate! It’s already another weekend and we’re still recovering from a big Father’s Day Weekend of strawberry picking and making jam This weekend we may be looking at biting the mom car bullet and taking a few swanky minivans for a spin.  I know, don’t get too excited just […]

{Bake} Two Easy Extra Special Everyday Desserts

April 12, 2012 in All Posts, Bake

*   *   * The longer I am a parent, the more I realize that I truly am a party girl.  Not in the way I jokingly alluded to a few weeks ago (you know, that Cup & Ball Toss post), but in the sense that I love to celebrate anything and everything any chance […]

{Bake} Buttery Brown Sugar Blondies

March 20, 2012 in All Posts, Bake

Now, of course I like my baked goods, but this Blondie recipe was a bit too much for my tastebuds. I’m still posting it for you because some of you might be able to handle all the buttery, sugary goodness even if I can’t.  Plus, I like to post my baking experiments, even if they’re […]

{Live} Skinny Cow Shake-Stir Ice Cream Shake Review | Take One

March 11, 2012 in All Posts, Parenting, Sponsored Posts

Did you hear the one about the girl who tried to squeeze herself into a bridesmaid’s dress four sizes too small?  Yep, that’s me.  I tried the dress on again recently  just to make sure – sucking in and pulling tight – but that didn’t make the 3 inch swath of back fat disappear.  I […]

{Live} My Trip to Paradise

February 28, 2012 in All Posts, Parenting

I never thought I would say this, but I left my kids and loved every minute of it!  Now, you know that I miss my kids even when I run to the grocery store without them, so this was a big surprise for me.  But to be perfectly honest, a full ten days without them […]

{Bake} Salted Chocolate Truffle Brownie Balls

February 2, 2012 in All Posts, Bake

If you’ve been reading along, you know that these are really called Chocolate Salty Balls, but I’m trying not to be too crude too often.  Once in a Bachelorette Party post was enough. Today, we will call these delectables by their civilized name:  Salted Chocolate Brownie Balls! Super easy, super sinful, super yummy. Ingredients Brownie […]

{Bake} Old Fashioned Apple Crisp

January 11, 2012 in All Posts, Bake

This Old Fashioned Apple Crisp was one of the yummiest desserts I’ve made.  We served it in individual ramekins, along with our Caramelized Upside Down Pear Tarte Tatin for Thanksgiving dinner, and it’s my new homemade favorite. Ingredients For the filling: 5 pounds McIntosh or Macoun apples (I used Granny Smith) Grated zest of 1 orange Grated zest […]

{Bake} Eggnog Cranberry Cookies

December 15, 2011 in All Posts, Bake

It’s time for The Improv Cooking Challenge with Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker again!  October’s Challenge was apples and caramel and November’s Challenge was pumpkin and cream cheese. December’s challenge:  a baking or cooking recipe using this month’s two featured ingredients – egg nog and cranberries. There are a lot of things I don’t know much about and […]

{Bake} Caramel Frosting Brownie Sandwiches

December 13, 2011 in All Posts, Bake, Sponsored Posts

Thanks to Duncan Hines for sponsoring my writing. There’s no limit to the baking possibilities, so grab your favorite Duncan Hines mix and Comstock or Wilderness fruit fillings and Bake On! www.duncanhines.com One of my favorite Girls’ Night In movie scenes is from Grease, when Jan pulls out some Twinkies and offers it to her […]