S’mores Cookies

 S’mores Cookies are easy to make, chewy and full of all the amazing s’mores flavor without the campfire! You may want to make a double batch because they will be gone fast!!!

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S’mores have to be one of the best summer flavors!  Ooey, gooey chocolate with graham crackers and toasted warm marshmallows, mmmmmmmmmmmm.  My parents have a firepit in their backyard and when we visit that’s the only dessert that they want.   Of course that’s not including the ice cream sandwiches that Tate (what they call my Mom) gives them during the day!  When we get to town my mom already has a big package of chocolate bars, lots and lots of graham crackers and big, giant marshmallows and the sticks to roast them on.  It’s nice to sit around the fire and talk and eat.  When we get home though we don’t have a firepit so roasting marshamllows is not as easy.  I’ve gotten my s’mores fix in with a few different desserts that I’ve shared like these Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup S’mores Bars but I can always use more. [Read more...]

Tequila Blackberry Lemonade

 Tequila Blackberry Lemonade is the perfect drink for relaxing during the summer.  You can make a lot ahead of time and put them in mason jars for your friends to grab at your next barbecue!

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I’ve been running again.  It’s something I really love doing.  For me it’s not about weight loss, I’ve trained for half marathons and not seen a big impact there, but more about alone time.  I work from home and have two fantastic, amazing little guys, who really know how to drive me nuts!   With school out there are here ALL. THE. TIME…….  When I do get out of the house it’s usually with one of them, so my break and alone time is during my run.  I love it!  No one is asking me anything, wanting anything from me, or hanging on me. It’s just me, listening to my music and not talking.  It’s the greatest EVER!  Now that I’m living in Oregon my runs are soooo gorgeous and I’m finding new things all the time.  This summer I discovered that everyone was telling the truth when they said that blackberries just grow along [Read more...]

Quinoa Chicken Stir Fry

 This QUINOA CHICKEN STIR FRY is a super fast, protein packed dinner the entire family will love!   So many fantastic flavors and colors it will brighten the end to any day.

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Confession, sometimes I get caught up on the computer and don’t realize what time it is, and dinner is a distant thought.  I have a full stock of Pinterest boards with yummy goodness but nothing ready to go for my family in my real kitchen.  I run down to the kitchen looking for something to make in a hurry to avoid having to drive somewhere to pick up dinner.  Well this happened to me recently and I grabbed a bunch of ingredients with protein thinking that if I didn’t have a lot I’d at least fill my family up with an insane amount of protein and they may not notice.  The end result was this Quinoa Chicken Stir Fry!  It was so good that I made it again that same week!   It is so filling that you could probably serve it to more than four people but I’m not sure.  I would probably just make a double batch and enjoy the leftovers because they are great! [Read more...]

Raspberry Lemon Iced Teagarita

Cuervo’s Iced Teagarita is combined with fresh raspberries and lemon juice to make a RASPBERRY LEMON ICED TEAGARITA for a VERY refreshing cocktail on a warm summer day!  You can’t go wrong with iced tea and margaritas!

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I’m a pretty bad procrastinator.  It’s true, I’m terrible.  I will have all the best intentions of keeping on top of my projects and finishing ahead of time and then all of a sudden my due date is on top of me and I’m in a mad dash to finish.  That’s sort of the situation I’m in right now.  One of my very best friends is coming into town in a couple of weeks with her family and they’ve never seen our new house.   [Read more...]

Sparkling Peach Punch

 SPARKLING PEACH PUNCH is a deliciously refreshing punch. Using fresh summer peaches and raspberries really takes the flavors to a new level and creates the most beautiful treat!

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A few weeks ago we had some friends over for a barbecue.  It was a lot of fun.  We have been so lucky to move into a cul de sac that has a family with a little boy the same age as our oldest son.  It truly made the move that much easier for my little guys.  Then it got better when we met the rest of the family.  They are so sweet, kind and caring and perfect for barbecuing with and being another example for our kids as they grow up! [Read more...]