Homemade "Buttermilk" Ranch Kefir Dressing #KefirCreations #Shop

This post about Lifeway Kefir with probiotics has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Anyone who knows me will tell you that I loathe Ranch dressing. It’s not about the taste, but rather the whole idea of Ranch as a staple for kids at every meal. Far…

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Zucchini Recipes: Zucchini Shepherd’s Pie

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And so it begins. The zucchini onslaught. Please send zucchini recipes, STAT! In fact, it’s almost Sneak Some Zucchini onto your Neighbor’s Porch Day. (Although that usually works better at night.) See, at this time of year, at least here in Pennsylvania, zucchini plants are in super production mode, and we gardeners often find ourselves with…

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Make it a Coffee Moment: All-American S’mores Coffee #CMSalutingHeroes

  I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This post about using Nestle Coffee-mate coffee moments to honor our military veterans has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. In my neighborhood, the biggest party of the year is always held on the Fourth of…

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Easter Snack: Toasted Coconut Hopcorn! {Recipe}

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What could be more fun than a sweet, salty, crunchy, coconutty popcorn treat? For this year’s Easter snack at daycare, we’re making HOPcorn! And, as always, it’s 100% free of artificial food dyes. Happy snacking! Toasted Coconut Hopcorn 7 cups air-popped popcorn (or 2 bags if using microwave popcorn) 1 generous pinch sea salt 12…

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Lunchbox Tips {featuring Philadelphia Soft Cream Cheese Spread} #Cbias #SpreadTheFlavor

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I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop about Philadelphia soft cream cheese spread has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. *** Easy lunchbox ideas that include lots of fresh fruits and veggies are a mom’s best friend, especially if they don’t…

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How to Make a Dye-Free Pink Ombre Cake

I’m a little behind. My baby girl’s first birthday was over a month ago, and I still haven’t written a thing about it here! I’m blaming the snow that threw off our party schedule for 3 weeks. I did post some photos, though, and I got more than a few questions about her pink ombre…

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Homemade Food Gifts: Caramel Apple Mini Cakes

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For many of us, a happy holiday starts with great food. This is the time of year to bust out every top notch ingredient, pull your best kitchen tricks out of your sleeve and get the good dishes dirty. It’s also about baking the very best you can, with the spirit of the season in…

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Peanut Butter & Bacon Baked Oatmeal with Shagbark Hickory Syrup

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I had a glorious moment of discovery at the local farmer’s market a few weeks ago when I met the lovely couple behind Razz’s Shagbark Hickory Syrup. It’s a local product that looks like an amber-colored maple syrup, but brings a lighter, smokier, almost woody flavor to everything from sticky buns to salmon. I fell…

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