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Easy Summer Treats: Ice Cream Sandwich Bar

I love easy! And I love how this Ice Cream Sandwich Bar turned out! The dipping station was full of so many yummy options I could stand there and just eat from there. My toddler had so much fun picking out his own dipping options for his ice cream sandwich! Easy Summer Treats: Ice Cream […]

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Soccer Ball Rice Krispie Treats

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Crest and Latina Bloggers Connect. It’s been so fun to draw closer to friends, family and even complete strangers as we celebrate a goal for our favorite team during the big soccer match!  Yesterday as I watched the Ecuador vs France game with over 100 people on […]

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Simple Desserts: Oreo Stuffed Brownie Cupcakes

Oh my gosh, can I just say I’ve died and gone to heaven.  This dessert is amazingly delicious and surprisingly easy! Everytime I have every served these to our guest or given them to teachers or neighbors, everyone is in awe.  I especially love the peanut butter in them but if you’re not a big […]

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Summer Camp at Home: Animal Activities & Snacks

The All Things Bloggers united to bring you a  chock full of ideas for your summer camp at home!   Make sure you stop by all summer long to check out the fun– at the end of the week you’ll have an awesome resource for each of the themes above. My kids are animal lovers so it […]

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Must Try Appetizer: Strawberry Bruschetta

The flavors of Strawberry Bruschetta bursting in  your mouth are enough to put a smile on your face.  This past week, I served this appetizer as an afterschool snack for my family and I just watched as their eyes got big and listened with delight as they repeatedly said, “Mmmmm.  This is so good mom.  Yum.” […]

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Easy Cinnamon Crisp Tortilla Bowls

I’m not sure if Cinnamon Crisp Tortilla Bowls would fall into the authentic Mexican desserts category but once you taste it you’ll notice the hint of Mexican flavors bursting in your mouth. Since it’s Cinco de Mayo, I have a confession to make. Or maybe a few.  This all may come as a shock, so have a seat: […]

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Healthy Breakfast Cookies

Is it possible to have cookies for breakfast?  Well, with these Healthy Breakfast Cookies, I don’t’ feel guilty giving my children cookies for breakfast.  This recipe doesn’t have butter and I use oats as the “flour”. Or you can just use oat flour which I make by blending it until it’s resembles a fine powder. […]

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Spring Cookie Balls: Easter Chicks

My name is Mari and I’m obsessed with Easter chicks.  Ahhh, I feel much better.  Seriously, I love little Easter chickies. They are absolutely adorable. One year I had an Easter Chicks theme party for our second born whose birthday happen to fall on Easter. So, cake balls are yummy but these cookie balls were amazing and easier to […]

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Robin’s Egg Nest Treats

I pretty much follow the recipe for scotcharoos but don’t use butterscotch morsels and use chocolate rice krispies for a “nest look”. Robin’s Egg Nest Treats 1 cup light corn syrup 1 cup sugar 1 cup peanut butter 6 cups Cocoa Rice Krispies Robin Eggs or Jelly Beans Chocolate for melting Place corn syrup and […]

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Easy Slow Cooker Applesauce Recipe {NO Peeling Required}

Applesauce can be pricey at least in our neck of the woods so as the saying goes “necessity is the mother of invention” I got to making my own.   In my world though this would probably fit better “necessity is the mother of homemade connoctions.” Applesauce is super easy to make whether you’re making it over the stovetop […]

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Teaching Your Kids Spanish Using Children’s Books

I’m pretty sure I’ve taught basic Spanish to every age group out there. And there’s one tip that doesn’t change no matter what age group I’m talking to and it’s: Use children’s literature to help you learn Spanish.”  I tell parents of babies, elementary age, high schoolers, college students, adults and senior citizens the same […]

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Gluten Free Pancakes with Lemon Whipped Cream & Berries

Oh my word, these gluten free pancakes were amazing!!!  I seriously couldn’t stop eating this deliciousness.  The homemade lemon whipped cream and the berries totally made this meal finger licking good. Gluten Free Pancakes with Lemon Whipped Cream & Berries 1.5 oat flour (gluten free) 1/4 cp almond flour 2 tbl rice flour or bean flour 1/2 tsp […]

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100 Days of School Food Fun

This year 100th day of school was on Valentine’s talk about sugar overload.  Our school does a 100 Day Stew and the kids all bring 100 of something and it’s mixed into one huge container and then each child is given a bag of it. I made these for my boys and my hubby who […]

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Amazing Gluten Free Turtle Brownies

I’m seriously flabbergasted at how good these gluten free brownies turned out.   It’s my first try at baking gluten free and I was greatly encouraged. I’m not bragging, I’m in shock! My husband decided over the holidays to go gluten free so I’ve been doing much “research” on this topic and every time I walk […]

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Easy No Bake Snowman Cookies

I put together a Polar Express Party for my son’s birthday a few weeks ago. I had a busy week so I wasn’t able to work on his party until the day before.   Therefore, I was looking for shortcuts.  Here’s one of the dessert food shortcuts I took to simplify my life. Not to mention […]

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Soft Gingerbread Cookies

One of our Christmas traditions, making gingerbread men.  Last year, my boys had fun placing soldier men in the dough. This year they really got into the whole process.  My little guy who just turned 3 was really into making the perfect shaped gingerbread man.  It was really cute. I really like this version of […]

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Polar Express Birthday Party

Polar Express Birthday Party for our little man who turned 3.  I’m not one of those moms who feels sad when their child has their first day of school or when they have a toddler birthday but I must say I felt teary eyed looking at my little guy knowing he was soon going to […]

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Pumpkin Toffee Coffee Au Lait Recipe

This recipe and photo is the hard work of Carla Ackermann made for our quarterly FREE issue, Inspired by Family Magazine Fall 2012. You might be wondering what exactly is Café au lait. It’s French for “coffee with milk”  and basically it’s a French coffee drink. Doesn’t this picture make you just want to get in […]

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