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A sweet treat for Valentine’s Day

Aren’t you loving all these colorful, ripe and sweet berries at our local farmers’ markets and grocery stores?  I recently made this fresh strawberry pie for the first time and it was so EASY and so delish! It is especially fast if you use a store bought crust, or bake your own. This is seriously […]

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‘The Official DC Super Hero Cookbook’: X-Ray Vision Carrot Salad

The following is an excerpt from “The Official DC Super Hero Cookbook,” by Matthew Mead (Downtown Bookworks, $18.99). Reprinted with permission from Downtown Bookworks, www.downtownbookworks.com. Click to Continue »

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Easy Homemade Almond Roca Recipe

Each year we get a package in the mail full of edible treats from my Grandma Bonnie. She is one of those special people you could sit and have coffee and laugh and gossip with forever! I just adore her so much. As soon as I opened the box and tasted these Almond Roca pieces, […]

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Enjoy the flavors of the holiday season

McCormick has some easy tips for how to savor everyone’s favorite flavors of the holidays, the season’s top seven flavors – pumpkin spice, ginger, vanilla, peppermint, sage, cinnamon and nutmeg – into everything from breakfast to dessert. – BREAKFAST: Forget the butter, make your own pumpkin spice spread by adding pumpkin pie spice, canned pumpkin […]

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Lolipop Turkey Craft (Kids Fall Party Craft)

How cute are these turkey lollipops for Thanksgiving? Today was my daughter’s Fall Harvest party in Kindergarten and another very talented mom brought these in as a treat. For this craft you’ll need:   faux Fall leaf Tootsie Pop Hershey’s kiss Two black beads or googly eyes orange felt triangle for the beak red felt […]

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Lighten Up Your Thanksgiving Feast

Thanksgiving is best known for its huge quantities of food. From roast turkey to pumpkin pie, most Thanksgiving tables are loaded with countless bowls and platters. The only problem with so much good food is that most Thanksgiving dishes aren’t great for your waistline. If you’re looking to stay on the healthier side this year, […]

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Hot Cocoa Cupcakes

How cute are these hot cocoa cupcakes for the upcoming holidays? Last year I made them for my son’s birthday which happens to be right after Christmas and they were a big hit. Plus they were super easy to make. It’s just a devil’s food cake mix, white frosting, mini marsh-mellows,  and chocolate sprinkles. The […]

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Family Meals Matter: Crunchy or Creamy?

According to the National Peanut Board, women and children tend prefer creamy peanut butter, while most men opt for chunky. Your preference could also be regional as well. People living… Click to Continue »

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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies Recipe

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Are you pumpkin obsessed about this time of year like us? Try this recipe for Pumpkin Whoopie pies from Wilton. The cream cheese frosting is delicious! My family loved them especially the kids! This pan can be purchased at your local craft store and make them look so pretty and festive with the Fall leaves […]

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Frost a spider web cake in 4 easy steps

  Frosting a spider web cake is super easy even for the non professional very beginner cake decorator like me! Last year I needed a cake to donate to my child’s school carnival for the ‘Cake Walk” in October so I wanted to make it a Halloween theme without spending a ton of time. To do […]

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Christmas Music: What’s your favorite holiday tune?

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