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Cooking With Kids: Chocolate Butterscotch Cookie Bars Recipe

Cooking With Kids: Chocolate Butterscotch Cookie Bars Recipe

| January 11, 2010 | 2 Comments

In thinking about today’s post, I thought it was a little ironic that I wrote about getting your kids more active on Friday and am writing about sweets today. But irony aside, these things can really coexist. Afterall, raising a healthy family and leading a healthy life is not about deprivation. It’s about moderation, balance, […]

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Make This: Ultimate Chocolate Truffle Pie Recipe

Make This: Ultimate Chocolate Truffle Pie Recipe

| December 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

Do you have a sweet tooth? My kids and I do. Seriously. So does Shawn. We could eat cookies and cakes and pies all day long. But, indulging that sweet tooth daily with cakes and pies and cookies and brownies … well, that wouldn’t exactly be good for us, right? So we don’t. Instead, we […]

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Lighter Sweets: Chocolate Cereal Bars

Lighter Sweets: Chocolate Cereal Bars

| December 7, 2009 | 2 Comments

It goes without saying that I love me some dessert. Pie? Yes! Cake? Absolutely! Cookies and brownies? Oh, yes please! But that love does absolutely nothing for my waistline. (Or anyone’s, for that matter.) Frankly, most desserts are filled with calories and fat. Not a good thing. Good news though, there are lighter desserts you […]

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Pumpkin Cupcakes with Dreamy Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Dreamy Cream Cheese Frosting

| October 13, 2009 | 12 Comments

“Honey, those cupcakes were bangin’.” – Shawn High praise never fails to make me smile all goofy and wide. Seriously, who doesn’t love to hear that something they made was just awesome? These cupcakes are moist, but dense. The flavor is reminiscent of pumpkin pie, but it has notes of carrot cake too (no carrots […]

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Shortbread Candy Cookie Recipe

Shortbread Candy Cookie Recipe

| October 5, 2009 | 3 Comments

Today felt like summer again, with temperatures that encouraged us to shed the socks and pants and re-embrace our leg-baring attire. When I felt how warm it was, I silently wished that the weather would make up its mind: is it winter or summer? But I didn’t really mean it. Summer can stick around all […]

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

| August 18, 2009 | 9 Comments

I had every intention of posting my usual Fertile Friday post on Friday. It’s something that I have loved doing all summer, since I am so happy with the progress I’ve made this year. And it’s something that I want to continue until the growing is done. But this past week, I just needed a […]

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Wordless Wednesday: Lemon Rainbow Cake

Wordless Wednesday: Lemon Rainbow Cake

| June 24, 2009 | 4 Comments

Nope, I didn’t make this. Virtual Frolic made it as a special surprise for my birthday (which is later this week). The colors were so alluring and vibrant — it’s almost too pretty to eat! Flavored with lemon, it was both refreshing and satisfying. It made for a delish dessert after strawberry picking. Mmm. Good […]

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Best Served Cold: Whipped Strawberry Cream

Best Served Cold: Whipped Strawberry Cream

| May 29, 2009 | 4 Comments

Strawberry season is inching its way closer and closer and I cannot tell you how excited that makes me. I loved heading out to the strawberry patch with my grandmother as a child. We would pick and pick and pick (and eat and eat and eat), red juices flowing down our fingers (okay, maybe it […]

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Creme Brulee French Toast

Creme Brulee French Toast

| April 14, 2009 | 5 Comments

The first time I hosted a holiday meal was about four and a half years ago. It was Thanksgiving and we had it at my house. When I think of that holiday, I think about how frantic I was all day and how it felt like I would never get everything done. I ran and […]

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Light Blueberry Pie in a Jiffy

Light Blueberry Pie in a Jiffy

| February 13, 2009 | 4 Comments

“Hey, I have an idea,” Will said, scrunching up his face the way he does when he is very, very serious about something. “Why not make blueberry pie?” This came after a lengthy discussion about why we wouldn’t be making pancakes for dinner because we’d already eaten them for breakfast. For several days in a […]

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