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Three Thanksgiving Treats for Kids

Halloween is over and Thanksgiving will be here before we know it. And while I'm SO tempted to bring out my holiday decorations NOW, I'm really trying to stay in the moment this year and give Thanksgiving the attention it's due. I have so much to be thankful for from my family, to our health and even our new home, so while I might typically start the holiday baking and crafting fun early, I've decided to focus on more Thanksgiving projects with the kiddos this November. In fact, I think we'll even start working on...

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Perfectly Pear Champagne Cocktail

Pear Champagne Cocktail

While I don't get to entertain as much as I used to, I'm a firm believer in greeting guests with a festive cocktail when they walk through the door. Typically I vote for only planning to start the party with a specialty drink. You can easily switch to beer and wine but something about starting off with a cocktail just gets the party going. This pear champagne cocktail is a great way to celebrate fall flavors. The bubbles also balance so well with the delicate tastes of pear. It's easy to make and will still...

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Three Tasty Halloween Treats

We moved into a new home a couple months ago and have been hard at work making it our own. While my family has been over helping us with various house projects, we haven't hosted them for a party yet. Luckily, Halloween is providing us with the perfect occasion to have them over for a little celebration. And while I'm thrilled to be hosting Halloween this year, I'm going to have to stick to fast and easy treats because, as you know, Halloween is landing on a school night which means I don't have all...

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Four Fall Drinks to Try

I know that the first official day of fall isn't until later in the month, but I've been in full blown fall mode around here for a few weeks. Having the kids go back to school in early August will do that you. And while I've definitely been focused on my fall wardrobe, I've also been bringing out all my favorite fall recipes. That includes cocktail recipes. And what better ingredients to include in fall cocktail recipes than apple and pumpkin? I know I'm not the only girl who obsesses over both of them right? So,...

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Fall Snack, Fancy Apple Slices

Fancy Apple Slices

No matter what age they are, kids have a pretty long day when they are in school. Focusing and paying attention and doing all the things that happen at school is a lot on them from pre-school to high school. And right now in these early weeks of a new school year I try to be extra compassionate. You know how you feel after the first days of starting a new job? You're exhausted just from trying so hard to be extra nice and know your way around. Same goes for them! We start Kindergarten...

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Frozen Strawberry Pie

Frozen Strawberry Pie

Summer isn't quite over yet! I'm still loving warm temperatures and cool treats! This frozen strawberry pie, featuring Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk, is easy to make and can be made ahead and left in the freeze until you are ready to serve it to your guests. Even better is that it is easy enough that my kids were able to get in the kitchen and help make it with me. I love when that happens! Frozen Strawberry Pie Graham Cracker Crust Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups of crushed graham crackers. (My kids love to help with this part!) 1/2...

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Where to Take Your Kids to Eat this Summer

// I know I'm not the only one who's finding themselves eating out a bit more this summer right? Between summer camps, swim lessons, dance recitals and whatever else I'm forgetting right now, summer is not NOT busy and this mama needs a break. So, if that break comes in the form of a relaxing dinner out. I'm all for it. That being said, where we eat said dinner out has to be some place that works for the kids. Thank goodness for Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen! You may remember when we partnered with them last...

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