Six Ingredient Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Soup

This couldn’t-be-simpler, slow cooker soup is perfect for anyone who still loves a great grilled cheese in the summer, but needs a break from the hot kitchen. ­čśÇ

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BLT Chopped Salad with Homemade Ranch Dressing

This cool, crispy take on the classic sandwich is the perfect salad for hot summer days.

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Apple & Honey Oatmeal Bars

Oats have been number one on my baking ingredient list lately. They’re filling, full of good nutrients, and naturally gluten free (and great for mamas who are nursing newborns, too.)

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Gluten Free Crispy, Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs

Just in case you didn’t find enough chocolate eggs over the weekend, I thought I’d share this delicious recipe for gluten free, crispy, peanut-butter-and-chocolate eggs!

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Strawberry Banana Bread

Over the last few weeks, Bundle and I have been working through this┬áadorable strawberry themed activity┬ápacket for school time. It’s been so fun anticipating spring and strawberry-picking season!

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Unfried Ice Cream


Fried ice cream is one of those decadent, one-of-a-kind treats that makes me think of wearing the Carlos O’Kelley’s sombrero on your birthday. It’s not something I ever thought about making at home…

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February Pinterest Baking List

The last week of January seemed to fly by – I can’t believe it’s February already! But that’s exciting, since it means that a new baking list is due! If you didn’t see my January Pinterest Baking List or haven’t seen my Pinterest page yet, please check it out! There are tons of fabulous recipes from several other beautiful blogs, along with a lot of other fun stuff from my boards.

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Perfect Puppy Chow

There are many a debated method for the perfect way to make Puppy Chow. Even its name has been controversial! (Muddy Buddies, anyone?) But after lots of experimentation, I decided to write down what OUR family has deemed the absolute perfect Puppy Chow recipe.

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Chunky Monkey Breakfast Squares

Making this┬árecipe was a late┬ánight┬á(chocolate-craving-induced) decision,┬áso the name for these cocoa, chocolate chip, oat and banana squares┬áis definitely goofy. But don’t let the name fool you!┬áThey’re quick to make, perfectly┬ádelicious, and a healthful choice for on-the-go snacking.

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Giant, Chewy, Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Well, the forecast is set…we’re supposed to get over an inch of ICE in the next 24 hours. The freezing rain has already begun. Several athletic events and church activities in our area are already being cancelled, the grocery store was nuts last nigh, and my newsfeed on Facebook has been nothing but radar images for the last day and a half! Ah, the beauty of living through a Midwest winter. ­čÖé

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