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Lovely Little Bits & Pieces

Wow, another month gone by and Summer will soon be fading into Fall! Guess it’s time for another post of random tidbits I love sharing with you. Have a lovely weekend! 1. Thursday night I stayed out past 10pm. A school night! We went to a Nickel Creek concert and it was the best. I tried to… 

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Maple Almond Oat No Bakes - the no bake cookies you loved as a kid with a little makeover for Fall!

Maple Almond Oat No Bakes

You all, I feel like we’ve come to a point in our relationship where I can tell you things without fear of condemnation. I think we’ve built up a certain kind of trust, and we’ve created a safe place for sharing who we really are here, am I right? I feel like we could sit… 

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Waffled Pizza Pockets - quick and fun way to make pizza pockets in your waffle maker!

Cooking With Kids: Waffled Pizza Pockets and Healthy Food Choices

I’m happy to be partnering with Horizon Organic to share with you what three little boys have taught me over the last eight years plus an easy kid-friendly recipe for Waffled Pizza Pockets you’ll love! Kids and healthy food choices aren’t always the best of friends. There is so much straight up SUGAR screaming at… 

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Tropical Sunshine Smoothie - Mangos, pineapple, bananas, orange juice, and a tiny taste of coconut!

Tropical Sunshine Smoothie

I’m finding it a little ironic that I’m sharing my Tropical Sunshine Smoothie with you today and here’s why… I just bought a Christmas tree. Our old one had been knocked over so many times (thank you Little Boy #3) that it would no longer stand up straight. So last year I thought I would… 

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Peaches and Cream French Toast Bake - topped with juicy, ripe, peaches & homemade whipped cream

Peaches and Cream French Toast Bake

I was at Target yesterday with Little Boys #1 and #2. As if Target wasn’t addicting enough on it’s own, they have Coke Icee’s now. For me these are a favorite from when I was a kid and my mom would buy them for us every time we shopped at K-Mart. In the middle of… 

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Raspberry Cream Cheese Danish - Sweet, flakey, buttery puff pastries filled with raspberry swirled cream cheese!

Raspberry Cream Cheese Danish

Hello sweet little buttery puffy pastries filled with raspberry swirled cream cheese otherwise known as the Raspberry Cream Cheese Danish. You are a beautiful thing!

Vegetable Tortellini With Creamy Garlic Sauce - Fresh cheese tortellini meets roasted summer vegetables!

Summertime Vegetable Tortellini With Creamy Garlic Sauce

School is back in session here, and my house is a little quieter. I still have Little Boy #3 at home so I’m not too lonely, but there is definitely a noticeable difference in the noise/chaos with one boy as compared to three. I’m enjoying spending some one on one time with my baby (what’s… 

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Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Cups - perfect little cups of creamy cheesecake speckled with bits of Oreo cookie!

Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Cups

These Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Cups are the perfect little make ahead dessert. I love that they are pre-portioned and ready to go. I usually regret eating a whole slice of cheesecake because its so rich, but these little cups are just the right amount for indulging without feeling too sorry later. I made these… 

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BBQ Chicken Tacos - easy, fresh and packed with flavor!

BBQ Chicken Tacos

These BBQ Chicken Tacos are inspired by California Pizza Kitchen’s BBQ Chicken Salad. I think I’ve only eaten there once or twice, but it was the first time I’d ever had a BBQ Chicken Salad and I loved it! I used my Homemade Honey BBQ Sauce and my favorite “doubled” fried white corn taco shell… 

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Homemade Honey BBQ Sauce - perfectly sweet and tangy. You'll want to put it on everything!

Homemade Honey BBQ Sauce

Last time we visited my brother and sister-in-law they made us a really great dinner. Smoked brisket with homemade BBQ sauce, perfectly ripe watermelon, rolls, salad, rice pilaf – a total feast – and we ate it all on the patio by their pool… on the most perfect 72 degree evening. Sometimes I think food… 

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