Red, White + Blue Trifle for the 4th of July

Patriotic Trifle

If you are looking for an easy recipe for your 4th of July or Labor day party (or even just dinner with the family), this Red, White & Blue Trifle lets you take advantage of in-season strawberries and blueberries to create a fresh dessert that everyone will love! Of course, you can use store bought…

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Orange Vanilla Yogurt Bread | Perfect for Breakfast or Dessert!

Orange Vanilla Yogurt Bread

I have to admit, I just love making homemade bread (and baking in general).  I probably average about 2 loaves per week of my homemade beer bread and if we don’t have that with dinner, I will usually whip up a batch of my easy homemade biscuits…..and I can’t remember the last time I bought…

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Double Chocolate Brownie S’Mores in a Jar

Double Chocolate Brownie S'Mores Jars

So I have a “thing” for making desserts in a jar.  I think they look really cute and I just love how they provide the perfect portion size and help prevent me from overindulging.  Of course, nothing is ever stopping me from eating more than 1, except for the sheer embarrassment factor! And yes –…

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The Best Lemon Blueberry Bars Recipe Ever!

The Best Lemon Blueberry Bars Recipe EVER

If you are looking for the best blueberry lemon bars recipe ever – then you have come to the right place! I made these the other day and I had to end up giving most of them away to resist the temptation to eat the entire pan myself! I love lemon.  I love everything about…

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Easy Watermelon Salsa Recipe

Watermelon Salsa Recipe

Oh – how I love summer!  My tomato plants are starting to bear fruit, my daughter’s watermelon plant is FINALLY starting to grow (this is the first year we are planting watermelon, so we aren’t sure how well it is going to do).  My pepper plants and zucchini plants are just covered in those flowers…

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Crockpot Cinnamon Monkey Bread | Easy Weekend Breakfast!

Crockpot Monkey Bread

There are 2 scents that are guaranteed to get my family out of bed on those lazy weekend mornings – the smell of bacon frying and the smell of cinnamon. The first one I try to avoid because it seems like every time I fry bacon, the smell lingers in the house for 2 days…

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Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Recipes | Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork

slow cooker BBQ Pork Recipes

My husband and sons have a “thing” for barbecue sauce. It’s a more common condiment in our house than ketchup! They all love when I can find new slow cooker BBQ pork recipes and this one is just so simple! Actually – the whole purpose of using my crockpot is for the simplicity!  I just…

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Cotton Candy Frappuccino Recipe | Copycat Starbucks Recipe

Cotton Candy Frappuccino Recipe

You may have heard that Starbucks came out with some “summer flavors” for their well-loved Frappuccino line and one of those flavors is the Cotton Candy Frappuccino.  Like the Vanilla Bean and Strawberries & Cream Frapps, the Cotton Candy Frappuccino does not actually contain coffee (don’t forget to try my copycat Vanilla Bean Frappuccino recipe!)…

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Getting Started With Pressure Canning | Pressure Canning 101

Getting Started With Pressure Canning

Often considered a more intense method of canning, pressure canning is the method used to can low acid foods, such as meat, vegetables, and prepared foods such as soups. These foods require a higher temperature to kill bacteria (240°F), which must be achieved with pressurized steam. (You must use an actual pressure canner, not a…

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Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix Copycat Recipe

Hidden Valley Ranch Mix Copycat Recipe

As you know, I have become a big fan of making copycat versions of my favorite recipes and I decided that it was finally time to make some homemade Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix! It is just so stinkin’ easy to make and pretty inexpensive as well. Best of all, you know exactly what is…

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Spinach, Avocado and Apple Smoothie Recipe

Spinach, Avocado and Apple Smoothie

As much as I love juicing, when the weather is warmer, I typically will make a smoothie before I will juice. I love the cold “milkshakey” (it’s a word!) taste of smoothies and I still get all the nutrients AND the fiber of the fruits and vegetables. This spinach, avacado and apple smoothie recipe is…

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