Our 3 favorite after school snacks

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I am staring at disbelief at my summer calendar. It’s officially over.  We’ve passed the time for back to school shopping for clothes, shoes, and school supplies. I’ve planned out lunch menus since I have to pack lunches for three kids nightly. It dawns on me that I also need to plan out our afternoon snacks for… [Read More]

The Ultimate Banana Bread Recipe

Chocolate and Peanut butter chip banana bread

I have the ultimate banana bread recipe. This recipe was passed down to me from my mom but I have tweaked it to make it my own. It’s the best use of brown bananas (besides freezing them for a smoothie) and the chocolate chips make it a perfect treat. This recipe makes 2 loaves. I… [Read More]

Delicious Valentine’s Day Cheesecake

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  A few years ago my Aunt gave me these really cool spring form heart shaped pans for my birthday. Ever since, I have created a family tradition of baking heart-shaped cheesecakes on Valentine’s Day. Cheesecake certainly isn’t the easiest dessert to make, but it is not that difficult either.  This year, I had my littlest girl excited… [Read More]

3 Delicious and Easy Summer Salad Recipes

easy summer salads

Summer is finally here!!  The warm sun shines down making the harsh New England winter seem worlds away.  I absolutely love the summer.  It means warm and carefree days.  It means listening to the squeals and laughter from the kids playing as I soak up my daily dose of vitamin D.  And of course, summer means my garden is… [Read More]

Shake your Maracas, it’s almost CINCO de MAYO!

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If you are anything like me, you don’t need an excuse to eat Mexican food. Tacos on Wednesday taste just as delicious on Tuesday. But having a holiday that basically begs you to eat chips and salsa all day? Yes, please! Cinco de Mayo, you wonderful day. And while it’s not really observed IN Mexico… [Read More]

Easy homemade applesauce

homemade applesauce ingrediants

Last week I got a bushel full of apples from our produce home delivery service. My mind glazed over as I thought of baked apples, apple crisp and apple pie. But the first thing I decided to make was homemade applesauce. My kids go through GoGo Squeez faster than I can buy it, so I… [Read More]