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How to Make a Better Cupcake

Cupcakes are all the rage these days. Why? Because they are delicious, ...

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Make the perfect strawberry rhubarb from scratch!

Summer Pasta Salad

Yesterday was my husband’s birthday. I offered to make him anything in ...

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Making Breakfast Easier

Those of you with kids in school know how hectic mornings can be. Mom and Dad are trying to get the kids dressed and fed and the kids are trying to find time to play with every toy they own, all before it’s time to leave for school. It’s pure chaos. In our home, we’ve come up with a method that helps us provide our kids with a good, nutritious breakfast without taking a lot of time.

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Sesame Chicken Noodles

Last night I prepared to make dinner by looking at my list to see what I’d planned for that night. I’d written “Sesame Chicken Noodles.” Confused, I pulled out my collection of most commonly used cookbooks and my list of handwritten recipes, hoping to find one entitled, “Sesame Chicken Noodles.” It was nowhere to be found. The problem was, my taste buds were all prepped for said dish and I couldn’t be satisfied with a substitute. I decided to come up with my own version.

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Cookie Dough Dip

Today I went to a friend’s house for a potluck birthday party. I forgot to make something until this morning so I threw together this cookie dough dip. It’s so easy to throw together quickly and pretty amazing. One of my friends said, “This is so good! I hate you!” Now that is a true compliment.

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Minnie Mouse Pillowcase Dress

Last month, my mom made Minnie Mouse pillowcase dresses for her young granddaughters. I personally think my daughter is really cute. But my daughter in this dress… it was a cute overload. She got away with more that first day than usual. Here is how to make a Minnie Mouse pillowcase dress in my mom’s words.

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Easy, Allergy-Free Popcorn Balls

A few weeks ago I went to an event for families and was asked to bring treats. For some reason, I have a lot of friends who have kids with allergies. I was tasked to find a gluten-free, peanut-free, dairy-free, egg-free recipe. Luckily, I knew how to make these awesome popcorn balls. Did you know popcorn is gluten free?

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Homemade Star Wars Lightsabers

A favorite family pastime in our home is lightsaber duels. But since dueling your child with a large plastic stick is generally frowned upon, we made some safer lightsabers. These are also great for a Star Wars birthday party. Plus, they’re cheap! Each saber is around $0.50.

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Easy Side Dish: Potato Pancakes

This is one of my favorite side dishes and it’s so easy to make. Plus it gets rid of leftovers. These potato pancakes are a great alternative to greasy french fries and are a nice change.

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How to Make a No-Sew Tutu

Because I don’t want to spend $30 on a tutu for my daughter that will be used as an accessory, and because I can’t sew, I decided I needed to learn to make a no-sew tutu. Here is what I did.

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Treat Bouquet

Last weekend my son had his first piano recital. He worked hard all year on his song, so I wanted to give him a reward similar to a bouquet. I imagined giving my son a bouquet of flowers and knew he’d say, “Mom! This is too girly!” To avoid the argument I decided to get […]

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I Am Not a “Pinterest Mom”

Don’t get me wrong. I love to browse Pinterest for new ideas and fun recipes. I’ve found some great time-saving projects, fun games for my kids and delicious recipes the whole family enjoys. I also love to post my recipes on Pinterest as a way to share them with others. But there is a difference between enjoying Pinterest and letting it govern every aspect of your life as a parent.

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