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This Slow Cooker Double Hot Chocolate is thick and creamy and is perfect for a cool fall evening or winter's night. With a combination of Silk Chocolate Soymilk, half-and-half, sweetened condensed milk, and marshmallow cream, this warm beverage is a guilty indulgence you won't want to stop drinking!
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Pepperoni Pizza Muffins

These little Pepperoni Pizza Muffins are packed with pepperoni and cheese, and are the perfect lunch box food or after school snack!

These little Pepperoni Pizza Muffins are packed with pepperoni and cheese, and are the perfect lunch box food or after school snack! I've been thinking about these pepperoni pizza muffins for a long time.  But I live with a 7-year old, so it's pretty much a given that any recipe I suggest making is initially snubbed {i.e., "gross," "ewww," and "yuck"}.  He also says that about anything that's covered in cheese sauce {whaaaaa?}, so I don't usually put much stock in his opinion. I was convinced that Doodle would love these little muffins though, so I took a chance and made them anyway. … {click for more...}



Caramel Snickerdoodle Bars

With a thick layer of caramel sandwiched between a snickerdoodle and white chocolate, these Caramel Snickerdoodle Bars are no friend of skinny jeans. But oh my goodness, how they're worth it.

With a thick layer of caramel sandwiched between a snickerdoodle and white chocolate, these Caramel Snickerdoodle Bars are no friend of skinny jeans.  But oh my goodness, how they're worth it. Earlier this summer, a new Sam's Club opened not far from our house. I have this love/hate relationship with Sam's - somehow I'm convinced every time I go that I need 2 jumbo containers of pretzels, 48 jalapeño poppers, 3 pounds of buffalo tenders, a giant container of hummus, and 96 taquitos {I don't even like taquitos}. I'm also drawn to the book and magazine aisle.  The absolute very last … {click for more...}



Funfetti Granola Bars

Forget those boxed bars and make your own - these Funfetti Granola Bars are a fun twist on boring old granola!

Forget those boxed bars and make your own - these Funfetti Granola Bars are a fun twist on boring old granola! When Doodle gets home from school, he's always - always - ravenous. I'd like to chalk it up to the fact that he's growing like a weed and eating everything in sight, but the truth is that he's probably spending the entire lunch time talking rather than eating.  He's informed me on more than one occasion that talking is his favorite thing to do and eating ranks somewhere near the bottom of the list. Me, on the other hand...well, I'd much rather eat than talk. Anyway, this means … {click for more...}



Strawberry Cheesecake Fruit Dip

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This Strawberry Cheesecake Fruit Dip takes just three ingredients, and mixes up in less than five minutes.  Send it in lunchboxes, serve as an after-school snack, or just munch on it anytime, like we do! We're huge fruit eaters at my house.  And while we typically eat it plain, every now and then we like to get wild and crazy and make fruit dip.  I especially enjoy making it at the beginning of the school year, when packing lunches is still exciting and fun to Doodle.  At this point in the school year {i.e., the first full week}, he's still really involved in choosing what he eats for lunch … {click for more...}



Chocolate Mocha Frosted Donuts

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There's no need to hit the bakery when you can make these Chocolate Mocha Frosted Donuts at home in just minutes.  Use International Delight Sweet and Creamy Light Mocha Iced Coffee to make the the chocolaty-glaze that takes these baked chocolate donuts up a notch! So, summer is officially over for us here. Don't get me wrong, it's still in the 90's (ugh) and we're hitting the pool this weekend, but it was back to school for us this week.  While I've been crying into my morning coffee, Doodle is pretty pleased with his new second-grader status: So, to cheer myself up and to make a … {click for more...}



Our Last Wake Up Wednesdays

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Hi Friends! As you can tell from the title of this post, this will be our last Wake Up Wednesdays. We have appreciated you linking up week after week for almost the last year. It is an understatement to say that we are humbled each week to see the amount of talent you all bring to the party. It is always so hard for us to pick our favorites and our features. You guys always blow out it of the water when it comes to your creativity, your recipe development, and your photography. Wake Up Wednesdays has been such a great way for us to be introduced to new and amazing blogs and get to know some … {click for more...}



Honey BBQ Chicken with Ranch Slaw

Dinner is no problem with these easy Honey BBQ Chicken Sandwiches topped with Ranch Slaw. Just a few ingredients and a slow cooker is all you need for this family friendly meal!

Busy nights ahead? Dinner is no problem with these easy Honey BBQ Chicken Sandwiches topped with Ranch Slaw. Just a few ingredients and a slow cooker is all you need for this family friendly meal! School starts for us here on Tuesday - I can't believe it. It seems like the summer just started, and now I'm busy packing backpacks and labeling school supplies like nobody's business.  But if you want to know the truth: I'm just a little bit excited. Well, other than crying into my pillow that Doodle is starting the second grade (seriously...it seems like just yesterday I brought him home from … {click for more...}



French Breakfast Puffs

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Try these French Breakfast Puffs for your next special breakfast occasion! Tender, fluffy, and rolled in cinnamon-sugar, these little donut-like muffins will be your new favorite breakfast treat. {Pssst....there's a really awesome giveaway below, so if you're looking for that, scroll on down} Not long after I got married {nearly 10 years ago, holy smokes}, a work friend invited me to a Tastefully Simple party. One of the prepared muffins we got to sample were the Cinnamon Muffin Melts, which tasted like a sinful heaven to me.  I splurged on a box, which I made around the time of my first … {click for more...}



Wake Up Wednesdays

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Welcome Back to Wake Up Wednesdays the day YOU get to take over all four of our blogs If you haven't already, be sure to check out the giveaway I have going on right now - it's for a trip for two to New York City to see a Broadway show! How on earth did it get to be August? We're back to school one week from today, and I keep going from VERY excited to a bit nervous; Doodle starts second grade.  WHAT?  He's thrilled, and I'm sitting in the corner with my chocolate. anyway....back to the party We are sharing your stuff like CRAZY on all of our social media and pinning to … {click for more...}



Win a Trip to New York City!

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We are thrilled about this giveaway! Win a trip to NYC to watch Wicked on Broadway. Win one for you and pick a friend to win too. It's super easy to enter. See below. This is going to be fun!   Thanks to all the sites for donating to make this Instagram giveaway possible. (Winners will receive $500 each to plan and purchase a plane tickets and Broadway show tickets. Any travel expenses beyond $500 is up to the winner.) Wicked in NYC Rules: Giveaway will end on August 12, 2014 at 11:59pm MT. One lucky winner will be randomly chosen to receive $500 to be used to buy a … {click for more...}