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Irish Mocha Brownie Shooters

Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, right? OK, maybe not…but I love to celebrate my Irish friends! That’s why I made them these boozy little brownie shooters for dessert. Why shooters? Because they’re minis, although it’s hard to tell in the photo below. If it weren’t for the clouds of Bailey’s buttercream, you would *almost* be able to pop them in your mouth with one bite. Continue reading

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Biscotti

Some things just go together, like coffee and cream.

Chocolate and peanut butter.

My belly and these biscotti. Chocolate peanut butter biscotti with salty crunched up peanuts on top, to be exact.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Biscotti

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Cheap and Easy Lentil Stew

February and March are tough months for food around here. The freezer stash from last year has dwindled down to a few bags of cherries and some odd purple beans, and the glass jars in my pantry are few (I miss you, pear sauce!) It’s not quite time to start growing yet, but Daylight Savings Time is on the horizon. This is slim pickin’s time…but the budget doesn’t care. It’s still tight, reeling from oil deliveries and missed days of work due to icy roads and snow days. Continue reading

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Snacks You Can Trust from Van’s Natural Foods

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The best tip I know for sticking to a whole foods diet? Shop the perimeter of the grocery store. That’s where the fresh foods live, so don’t go down those aisles! But let’s be honest – as much as we’d like to make every cracker from scratch, every mom needs a few go-to prepackaged foods for those days when homemade just doesn’t happen. For us, one of those options is Van’s Natural Foods.

Van's Natural Foods

We’ve tried lots of Van’s products before, but earlier this year, they launched their first gluten-free snack line with crackers, cereals and snack bars. Like all Van’s choices, these snacks feature high-quality ingredients without artificial sweeteners, colors, flavors or preservatives. They’re perfect for lunchboxes, road trips, or the secret pocket in my purse! Continue reading

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Jerk Chicken Skewers with Tropical Fruit Sauce #JungleFresh

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Cabin fever got you down? Yeah, you are NOT alone. This past week, my kids were practically tearing down the walls. But then a magical feat of perfect timing happened: a Disney new release! The Jungle Book, specifically, which is on my family’s short list of favorites. We knew it was being released on Feb. 11th, and that a special Diamond Edition DVD Combo Pack would be available at Walmart, so we busted out of this joint and went shopping. Continue reading

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