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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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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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Good-For-You Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

To keep myself from going on a sugar binge every day, I make these delicious, little, oatmeal raisin cookies and keep them in the fridge. When I get the urge to shove a snickers bar in my face, I’ll eat one of these little babies and I find myself satisfied until my next sugar craving.

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Cherry-Chocolate Cookies

These cookies take me back to my childhood. My mom and grandma made them several times over the years. So when two people very dear to me needed cheering up, these were the first things I thought of. They are a lot like a soft, rich chocolate cookie, with a chocolate-covered cherry on top. Need […]

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Teaching Kids the Value of a Dollar

Growing up, school taught me how to spell words like hippopotamus; that 2×2=4; that Pluto is the farthest planet from the Sun (that’s how old I am?); and that in 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue. What school did not teach me is how to save money, how to set up an IRA, how to […]

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