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It’s a Chocolately Chocolate Baking Day….FINALLY!!!!

To say my girls (and I, of course!!) have been looking forward to a baking day is a MAJOR understatement.  It’s been, what feels to this Fall and Winter lover, like THEE LONGEST SUMMER. And for anyone who knows me, you know how much I despise the heat. And since it’s been so disgustingly hot, I’ve tried my best to …

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“Workout Wednesday” Chewy Chocolate Protein Bars!!

To say I’ve been missing my daily goodie baking is an understatement. Around the beginning of December 2015, Nick and I began our “New Year’s Resolution” mission to be in better shape and eating healthier. With the help of this little gem, we hit the ground running and haven’t looked back since! Well…that is until I first got the urge …

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Aly’s 15th birthday flautas…YUM-O!

As I mentioned in this previous post, yesterday was my Sweet Dolly’s 15th birthday!  And as she does every year, she got to once again choose the menu for her family dinner. She typically chooses her “favorite” chicken and rice meal (which I’ll make again one day and post for you), but this year she thought outside the box and …

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Sweet Dolly’s 15th Birthday Brownies!

It seems like just yesterday this sweet, tiny, happy little girl was born. And here we are…15 years later! Where has the time gone? 🙁 Every year on her birthday, she gets to pick her favorite dinner and dessert and I make it just for her..well..and us too. And this year were two new request: These Baked Chicken Flautas, and …

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Oh these girls!!!

As I sat here the other day writing up my latest recipe, I couldn’t help but smile. It seems to me that every waking moment of every day I can’t get a minute to myself. I can’t pee alone. I can’t eat alone. I can’t shower in peace. Heck, I can’t even pick up my car keys without my children …

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Greek Chicken Pitas…it’s what’s for dinner.

A few months ago I found this yummy recipe for Greek Marinated Chicken. I don’t prefer chicken thighs like the recipe calls for, so I substituted thighs for boneless skinless chicken breasts. I changed a few ingredients and the end result is a deliciously marinated chicken breast that I serve on a Middle Eastern Flatbread with grilled veggies and sliced tomatoes. …

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Peanut Butter Cookie Bliss!

Growing up, one of my favorite cookies was a Peanut Butter Cookie. Chocolate Chip Cookies were good, but Peanut Butter Cookies were the BEST!!! And now that I’m a grown-up, I can enjoy them any time I want!!! What could be better!!!??? Besides this recipe, of course!! 🙂     Ingredients: 2 sticks butter, softened 1 cup granulated sugar 1 …

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Banana Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting…YUM!

As I mentioned in this earlier blog post, there is never a shortage of bananas in our household. So last night I wanted something sweet to eat, but I also wanted to use up my rapidly dying bananas. I wasn’t in the mood for my regular ol’ banana muffins though. I wanted to try something new. So off to Pinterest …

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Pesto, Mozzarella, Tomato Chicken Breast with Zucchini “noodles”.

Who doesn’t love a delicious AND easy meal? I mean c’mon! So when I found this recipe I knew it would be a hit! Not only for my sanity, but for the “yumminess” factor as well. I personally changed a few things to my liking, but I’m sure the recipe as written is just as delicious!! After all, simple ingredients …

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Chicken n’ Dumplins’…A Fall Favorite!

As of last night, it’s FINALLY beginning to feel slightly like Fall in these parts. Up until just recently, we’ve been stuck in what seems to be the nastiest, NEVER-ENDING Summer of all time. And I can’t stand Summer. Ever. Not to mention a Summer that lasts longer than it’s supposed to. So when cooler weather finally arrived, I couldn’t …