Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing | My Absolute Favorite Salad Dressing Ever!

Creamy Poppyseed Dressing

The weather is heating up and if you are like me, you find yourself eating more and more salads!  I have been making this salad dressing almost every week for over a year and it is hands-down my absolute favorite salad dressing that I make – even better than orange balsamic vinaigrette recipe! A sweet…

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Homemade Orange Creamsicle Pops Recipe

Homemade Orange Creamsicle Pops

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! If your children are like mine, they want ice cream all the time and even more in the summer. While you can find some great deals on ice cream treats in the summer, it still doesn’t make up for the fact that most of them…

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Eating From Your Garden – Spinach Recipes

Delicious Recipes For Spinach

Are you planting spinach this year?  Spinach grows so fast that you are going to need to have plenty of recipes to use it.  After all – what is the point of growing it if it is just going to go bad on the vine? For the next few weeks, we will be exploring all…

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Easy Watermelon Sorbet Recipe

Watermelon Sorbet Recipe

Summer is heating up (although it technically isn’t even summer yet) and we are always looking for ways to cool off. This easy sorbet recipe is takes just a few minutes to throw together and is much cheaper than any store-bought sorbet and has no artificial preservatives. I chose watermelon because it is one of…

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Copycat Olive Garden Chicken and Gnocchi Soup Recipe

Copycat Olive Garden Chicken and Gnocchi Soup Recipe

My children just love going to Olive Garden (although not so much since the took pizza off the menu), but let’s just say that it is not a favorite of mine. As I get older, I seem to be less tolerant of the “chain restaurants” and prefer going to locally-owned restaurants.  I do still have…

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How To Get Started With Canning Foods | Canning 101

Get Started With Canning - Canning 101

Even the thought of canning fresh produce at home can be overwhelming. With so many recipes, techniques, and horror stories, you may be left not knowing where to start. Don’t fret, it’s really not that difficult. There are many simple techniques and recipes that will allow you to learn in small doses, all while still…

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Spinach Lemonade | A Great Way To Drink Your Greens!

Spinach Lemonade

I absolutely love juicing ever since I did a 7-day Juice fast last year, but I freely admit that I often have trouble getting enough greens in to my juices. It’s not for lack of wanting to do it, it’s more about how you seem to need so many greens to get so little juice….

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How To Make Your Own Brown Sugar

How To Make Your Own Brown Sugar

Have you ever been baking and when you went to grab your brown sugar, found that it had turned in to a hard block because somehow it had been exposed to air? Sure – people say that you can just microwave it to soften it, but I have never really had good luck with that….

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How To Make Copycat White Castle Sliders

How To Make White Castle Sliders

For those of you who grew up eating White Castle, his may sound strange to you, but I never had a White Castle slider until I was 44 years old! I had always heard of White Castle but there wasn’t one anywhere near where I lived and I just never seemed to be near one…

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Southwest Shrimp Skewers

Southwest Shrimp Skewers

We love grilling all year long and one of my husband’s favorite things to make, especially for a party is shish-kabobs. He and the kids prefer steak shish-kabobs, but I am not really a fan of beef. I much prefer fish and shellfish (have you tried my shrimp & broccoli alfredo recipe yet?) Unfortunately, if…

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Vanilla Bean Frappuccino | Copycat Starbucks Recipe

Vanilla Bean Frappuccino

We used to have a routine in our family – every Sunday on the way home from church we would stop at Wawa and get the kids milkshakes. It started years ago when we were attending a different church and it was basically a bribe to get our children to behave themselves (they really disliked…

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