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Baking With Kids

With summer vacation here already, are you looking for something to do with your little ones? Especially on a rainy summer day when you can’t get outside? These recipes to bake with kids are great starter recipes and are easy to make even for little hands. We started teaching our kids to bake and cook […]

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Backyard Entertaining Tips

Backyard Entertaining Tips During Summer, the best entertaining usually happens outdoors. Who doesn’t like to be outdoors when the weather is sunny and warm? But although the weather is beautiful in the summer, sometimes there are pitfalls. Many things can cause outdoor entertaining to be uncomfortable. Read on for our Backyard Entertaining Tips. Disclosure: Some […]

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Christmas Cookies and Christmas Movies

Christmas Cookies and Christmas Movies When it comes to Christmas, there are plenty of recipes for Christmas Cookies and a variety of Christmas movies to choose from. Here is a list of some great Christmas movies to watch this year and the cookies that pair well with these movies. Disclosure: Some of the links in […]

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Our Must Have Camping Accessories

Camping Accessories Every summer we go camping and over the years we have found some great products that we cannot camp without. There are also some homemade accessories to make camping easier. From cooking to setup and accessories that are nice to have, here is the list of our must-haves for camping. We have even […]

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Homemade Whipped Cream

I used to serve Cool Whip, Dream Whip or canned whipped cream to my family. Growing up, it was what my mother served me on Jell-O,  pudding or berries. And it was the easiest way to top off a dessert like pumpkin pie.  But then a few years ago I started reading labels when my […]

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First Time Baking

Do you remember the first time you baked? Maybe it was helping your mom or grandmother in the kitchen with Christmas cookies or a special birthday cake.  My mother was not a baker. If it wasn’t Duncan Hines then it wasn’t made in our house. My mother’s specialty was a round chocolate layer cake made […]

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What’s In My Baking Pantry

This site contains affiliate links to products. I may receive a commission for purchases made through these links at no additional cost to you. When it comes to baking, there are so many recipes out there and so many ingredients to choose from, so how do you know what you need to have on hand […]

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My BBQ Confession

I have always loved eating BBQ, but I never really liked cooking on the BBQ. We have always used charcoal barbecues and I never had the patience for it. I left all the barbecuing to Mike since he enjoyed it and seemed to have the patience to sit outside all day smoking a brisket or […]