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My daughter is really into cooking lately.  On any given day, you can find her watching The Food Network or checking out her favorite YouTube kid foodies.  She is my companion as I get dinner ready or make a dessert.  She is always willing to help in the kitchen…now if we can just get her…   [Read the full article]


School Lunches pic for CFF

It has only been two weeks since school began, yet I am already BORED with making school lunches.  My picky sixth grader absolutely refuses to buy her lunch at school.  To her, buying a school lunch is akin to eating a garbage sandwich topped with warm anchovies.  So…between my daughter and my boys, I make…   [Read the full article]


A Crockpot Saved My Marriage

Okay, so that title might be a tiny bit of an exaggeration, but in all seriousness, my slow cooker is pretty amazing. I have jumped onto the slow cooker bandwagon with both feet! It’s not a new purchase since we got it as a wedding gift several years ago, but it sat in our cabinets…   [Read the full article]


Top Kids Cookbooks

A few weeks ago Rachel did a post with tips for cooking with kids (read it here if you missed it). Inspired by that post, I thought it would be a great idea if we did a roundup of the best cookbooks geared toward children, so here we go! 1) The Disney Princess Cookbook– This…   [Read the full article]


  I will freely admit it, my thumb is not green.  I have never had luck at keeping plants alive…especially the edible varieties.  During the spring and summer months, I often see pictures of friends’ gardens on Facebook.  I see all of the yummy fruits and veggies that they have grown or pictures of their children enjoying their harvest….   [Read the full article]


Draw Your Own Pancake

One of my favorite things about the weekend is getting to sleep in for a bit while the hubs takes the Goober and gets him breakfast. I must confess, the hubster’s idea of breakfast is a bit more elaborate than my dumping cheerios in a bowl and saying “here ya go” while I down coffee…   [Read the full article]


BuddyFruitcollage

The Goober and I recently had the opportunity to try a bunch of Buddy Fruits products and have really enjoyed getting to taste the different varieties, many of which I had never known existed. I knew Buddy Fruits did applesauce pouches because we get them with the Goober’s Chick-fil-a kid’s meal instead of fries and…   [Read the full article]


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Here is a recap of our 12 Days of Christmas Treats. Enjoy these recipes and let us know what you think!! Peppermint hot chocolate Almond bark cookies Peanut butter chocolate Ritz Reindeer Chow Almond bark trail mix Peppermint cloud dessert Kristin’s sweet treats Aunt Charlotte’s potatoes Oreo truffles Brandy’s recipes Blarney Stones by Related PostsValentine’s…   [Read the full article]


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Don’t let the name fool you, these treats are yummy!  They have been around for every Christmas that I can remember.  My great-grandmother always made them, then my grandmother took over, and now my mom makes them every holiday season.  I entered them in the county fair when I was a kid.  They have also…   [Read the full article]


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Today’s recipes are brought to you by local mama Brandy!  I had the good fortune to meet Brandy and her beautiful girls at the park one day.  She took some time out of a jam packed holiday schedule to get these ready for us!   Thank you!  – Maggie About Brandy: I’m the mother of 2…   [Read the full article]