Ghost Donuts for your Morning Monsters

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Hi there- Donuts are my crack! Once I eat one I am in for the box!  So I was hesitant to make Halloween theme donuts because of the temptation to eat the “practice ghosts.”  Oh.. the sacrifices we make for our blogs! We have all seen the Spider Donuts. I did my version HERE.   But, [Read more...]

Spider Donuts

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Hi there- I have seen these all over Pinterest this year and they are too  cute. The ingredient list is short and the cute factor is huge. Here’s what you need: Chocolate  cake donuts (I used Hostess- in the bread aisle at Target), green M&M’s, roundish shaped pretzels, frosting to attach the M&M’s.

Mason Jar Breakfast on the Go

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Hi there- Anyone failing or falling behind on the back to school year promises of a home cooked  breakfast everyday!  After 4 days my boys were grabbing cereal and a juice box.  This is a part of my breakfast everyday. My Go-To Breakfast is made with dry oatmeal, Greek yogurt, blueberries and a sprinkle of chopped nuts.  Chopped [Read more...]

Cereal- It’s not just for breakfast anymore!

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Do you ever just do random online searches?  I have my favorite sites that I randomly search!   One of my favorites is Better Homes & Garden so when I stumbled on alternative uses for cereal it spoke to me!  See photo below.  This is a photo of  the boxes of cereal I had on the counter during  our [Read more...]

START YOUR DAY {OR AFTERNOON} WITH QUAKER BREAKFAST SHAKES

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START YOUR DAY OR JUMP START YOUR AFTERNOON WITH QUAKER BREAKFAST SHAKES #quakershakes. This post was created in partnership with Quaker. All thoughts and opinions are my own.   This is the time of year when the calendar gets packed with school, sports and more time outside!   So, when I was asked to review Quaker [Read more...]

Chopped Nuts.. Sneaking in Protein !

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Oh… I had so many titles running through my head for this post,  but I just didn’t have the …. guts.  This post is about getting more real food into your diet without tripling your calories.    So I came up with this trick during the holidays when I had my nut chopper out for a [Read more...]

Thanks and Giving Banana Bread

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Print Thanks and Giving Banana Bread Recipe type: Banana Bread   Ingredients 3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed ⅓ cup melted butter ¾ cup sugar 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla 1 tsp baking soda pinch of salt 1½ cups flour I split the flour evenly between unbleached and wheat Shh.. don’t tell the kids.. or my [Read more...]

Apple Popper Muffins

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I got this recipe from  Maryann at Domestically Speaking!  I knew I would make it because I had all the ingredients on hand!  That never happens!  I made some tweaks, not twerks,  on her original recipe because, as she warned, we popped those into our mouths quicker than  M&M’s.  She warned us!  So I decided [Read more...]

No Bake Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

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I have been on a search for an alternative to the boxes and boxes of granola bars that take up space in my pantry. And, with all of the preservatives they could stay in the pantry for many years!   So a quick search lead me to this recipe at  KATIE’S CUCINA.  Here is my [Read more...]

Fruit Baskets

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How cute are these fruit baskets made from oranges? I found the idea from this book here.  It is filled with lots of kid friendly ideas! For this I used the fruit I had on hand!  I did pick up the oranges and a few extra because I am not the most adept at visualizing [Read more...]

ICED COFFEE

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Hello- here’s an idea with what to do with that 1/2 full pot of coffee in the summer.  Enjoy this easy to make treat: Easy to make and the ingredients are easy to keep on hand during the hot days of summer: 1. Coffee poured over ice 2. Add skim milk (less or more to [Read more...]