Chex Lemon Buddies

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I have always loved Muddy Buddies, so when I found a recipe for these, I knew that I needed to try them! If you love lemon, you will love these!! 9 cups Rice Chex cereal 1 1/4 cup white vanilla baking chips (or white chocolate baking chips) 1/4 cup butter or margarine 4 tsp grated lemon peel 2 Tbsp lemon juice 2 cups powdered sugar Measure cereal [...]


Ruffle T-Shirt Tutorial

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So DownEast was having a huge clearance sale on some of their long shirts and how can you say no to a $4 shirt? However, I have a MILLION solid colored shirts . . . I wanted to do something to spice this shirt up a little bit! I saw this tutorial at Tea Rose Home and it inspired me to add ruffles to my shirt. :) I only ended up adding three ruffles . . . [...]


Ground Turkey Sloppy Joes {Rachael Ray Style}

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I found this Rachael Ray recipe and tweaked it a little bit . . . it has been one of our favorites for a couple of years now! (I have always made it using ground turkey and Jared never even knew! It tastes just like ground beef in this recipe!) 1 1/4 lb ground turkey 1 medium red onion, chopped 1 red pepper, chopped 3 Tbsp brown sugar 3 Tbsp red wine [...]


Easy & Delicious Fruit Dip

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This is our go-to fruit dip recipe!  It only has two ingredients, but you would never guess by how delicious it is.  Whenever I take this dip to a pot-luck or party, it is always a big hit! Pin It Easy & Delicious Fruit Dip Recipe: 1 (8 oz) container WHIPPED cream cheese (must be whipped) 1 (7 oz) container Marshmallow Creme Put both [...]


Grandma A’s Meatloaf

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I love this- plus it is easy to make and my kids will actually eat it (if I put ketchup on it!). Just mix it all together and throw it in a loaf pan. Awesome. 1 1/2  pounds ground beef 2 eggs chopped onion (1/2 to 1 whole onion, depending on what you prefer) 1/4 cup ketchup salt and pepper to taste 1 cup oatmeal 1 can tomato soup 2 Tbsp [...]



Texas Sheet Cake Brownies

The good thing about these brownies: they make a ton!! The bad thing about these brownies: they make a ton (and I end up eating about half of them)!! Our sweet Grandma A. makes the best Texas Sheet Cake Brownies . . . I am so happy that she shared the recipe with me! I have also heard these called "Buttermilk brownies". They are so moist and yummy . . [...]


Easy Spring Skirt

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Camille found this cute tutorial and we decided to make some cute spring skirts using that pattern.  They were so easy to make! It is kind of a wild print.  Camille's is a bright salmon color for spring! Instead of doing the flowers on the tutorial, we just cut long strips of fabric that were about 1.5" thick, sewed one end [...]


Crockpot Teriyaki Chicken

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Camille gave me this recipe and it has been saved on my phone forever so I thought I should put it on here so I have it saved somewhere!  We all love this and it is so easy! 1 c. soy sauce 1 c. sugar 1 tsp. garlic salt 1/2 onion, chopped Put in pot all together over medium heat until boiling.  Place 4-6 frozen chicken breasts in the bottom of the [...]


Chicken Parmesan Bundles

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These are SO DELICIOUS!  I found the recipe at Kraft Foods.  Jared told me they were "better than restaurant food" once when I made them. Haha! 4 oz. softened cream cheese 1 10 oz. package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, well drained 1 1/4 c. shredded mozzarella cheese 6 Tbsp.  grated parmesan cheese 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves, pounded [...]


Mom’s Crockpot Chili

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Although I hated chili growing up, I LOVE this recipe Camille gave me once!  It is so good and perfect for fall and winter.  We make sure to have it every Halloween! 1 1/2 lb. beef, browned 1 onion, diced 1 cup celery, diced 15 ounces dark red kidney beans, drained Chili seasoning packet 28 ounces diced tomatoes 8 ounces tomato sauce 1/4 c. [...]


Cafe Rio Sweet Pork

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Camille gave me this recipe and we love it!  We use it in burritos, salads, quesadillas and even sandwiches!  It is so easy and makes a ton! 3 lb. pork 16 oz. chunky salsa 1 can Dr. Pepper 2 c. brown sugar Put pork in crockpot and fill halfway with water.  Cook 4 hours on high.  Drain water, cut pork in thirds, mix together sauce and pour on top.  [...]


Three-Cheese Chicken Penne Pasta Bake

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The other night I babysat all the Kristen's cute girls, which meant that I had 6 kids under the age of 6. We usually order pizza when we have everyone over, but I had all the stuff to make this dish, so I threw it together and decided to take a gamble as to if anyone would eat it. Not only did they each devour it, but they asked for seconds! Such a simple [...]


Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe

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This meal is one of my family's favorites!  It is so easy to make, but tastes like you spent all day in the kitchen {at least my husband thinks so}.  My husband liked it so much, he even did the dishes. :) Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe: (Makes 7 servings)   Ingredients: 7 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon [...]


Sesame Mango Chicken Salad

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I found this recipe at Kraft Foods a long time ago, made a few changes to it and we really like it!  Jared will eat it too because there is meat in it. :)  Kraft Asian Toasted Sesame Dressing 1 bag of salad with shredded carrots and cabbage (could be romaine or iceberg) 1/4 c. chopped red peppers Shredded Rotisserie Chicken 1/4 c. chopped mangos 1 [...]


No-Sew T-Shirt Super Hero Capes

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Brynlee has a whole bin full of fun dress-up clothes- princess dresses, fluffy skirts, tiaras, glass slippers . . . the works. Mason has a cowboy hat (poor kid!). So when I saw these easy capes, I knew that I needed to make one for Mason. Of course Brynlee wanted one too . . . and of course it needed a princess crown. I found the tutorial here. It is [...]


Slow Cooker Chili’s Steak Fajitas Recipe

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This recipe is a family favorite!  They are so easy to make and the kids loving putting their own toppings on them.  They taste like they came straight from a restaurant! Slow Cooker Chili's Steak Fajitas Recipe: Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds sirloin steak 1 envelope dry onion soup mix 2 cups water 1 onion 1 green pepper 1 small can [...]


Chocolate Thin Mint Brownies

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This recipe is a family classic! They are the perfect dessert to take to a party or potluck dinner because they make so many (and they are so rich that you can only handle a small brownie at a time!). I am a sucker for anything with mint and chocolate together and these didn't disappoint! Chocolate Thin Mint Brownies Brownies: 1 1/2 cups melted [...]