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Great Ideas — 20 Fun Summer Recipes!


I love the summer weather and I love dining al fresco when it's warm outside! So it's a perfect time for ... Get inspired with these 20 fun summer recipes linked up this week! BBQ Chicken, Pear & Gorgonzola Salad @ Lemon Tree Dwelling  Easy Mango Sorbet @ Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom  Caprese Pasta Salad @ Ink Happi     Grilled Mushroom and … [Read more...]

Orzo Artichoke Salad Recipe! ( and share YOUR favorite summer recipe link up)

artichoke orzo pasta salad header

I may have a little obsession with Orzo pasta. I love the shape, I love the the texture. And I love using it in salads! Here's my latest salad obsession -- Orzo Artichoke Salad. I made this a couple months ago and now I have to make it at least once a week. It's delightful and my family even loves it. My13 year old daughter takes it to school in a little tupperware container. I think I … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 20 Tempting Dessert Ideas to Make!!

20 yummy desserts

Anyone craving something beautiful, sweet, & delicious? Look no FURTHER -- plenty of YUMMY looking desserts!  Check out all of the posts this week, great inspiration is only a click away!  Birthday Cake @ little Inspiration Coconut Drippy Cake @ My 3 Monsters   Mini Strawberry, Lemon, and Shortbread Tirfles @ Madigan Made  Cupcakes to Go @ Naptime Journal   Birthday Cake in a Jar@ … [Read more...]

Last Minute Halloween Party Food!

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It's almost time for the big day!! If you are off to some spooky parties this weekend or on Monday, here are some fast and easy Halloween Party ideas that were linked up to make your party more spooktacular!! Halloween Party Punch @ The Letter 4 Candy Corn Cookie Sandwiches @ Hoosier Homemade Spooky Pops @ Purple Chocolat Home Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifles @ No Biggie … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — Spring Recipes {1}


{Make these beautiful Strawberry Cookie Tarts @ Me and My Pink Mixer} {These Ice Cream pies look amazing @ A Pretty Life in the Suburbs }  {Brownie Popsicles @ Munchie Munchkins} … [Read more...]

Guest Project: Cinco De Mayo — make Deep Fried Ice Cream!!


Happy {almost} Cinco de Mayo, friends! I'm Jami from Ain't She Crazy!   I want to thank Jen for giving me the opportunity to share one of my favorite Mexican recipes with all of you. Now, I don’t think I have a drop of Mexican blood in me, but that doesn’t stop me from celebrating with those who do! Besides, in my family, any occasion can be used as an excuse to make a fun … [Read more...]

Guest Project — Make Your Own DIY Cookie Cutters!!

   Hi - I'm Callye of Sweet Adventures of SugarBelle. I'm an artist who expresses myself through cookies. Martha Stewart is my hero...(don't knock her, I LOVE her!) When I was in High School, I'd cut school just to stay home and watch her on TV. I love to learn, when I get into something, I go at it full steam! I am pretty much obsessed with decorating cookies. I do it almost every day, and … [Read more...]

Guest Project: make a delicious French Silk Pie


Hi, I’m Tru. I live on a dairy farm in the Midwest and I’m always looking for ways to save money or reuse things. My kids used to call me cheap, but I like to think of myself as frugal. Funny thing; now that they’re older, I see them making frugal choices also. I started my original blog back in 2004, just to keep in touch with my children. Being that I had dialup at the time, it was just … [Read more...]

Guest Post — Halloween S’mores in a Jar & {my Birthday Giveaway}


{Birthday Bag Giveaway - more info at the bottom} Hi Friends, Thanks Jen for letting me guest post over here on your blog!  I'm Nancy Jacobs and I'm a busy married stay at home mother of three teenagers.  Yes, teenagers keep me hopping!  I blog at several places. Most of you may be interested in my How To Homemaker blog where I give all kinds of tips and tricks related to cooking, … [Read more...]

More Great Ideas {the SWEET edition}


I've always wanted to make homemade ice cream and this Double Chocolate recipe looks so good! @ madigan made How about these White Chocolate Bread Pudding Cupcakes? Wow! @ langes Fädchen, faules Mädchen plus Cosmopolitan Cupcakes and Banana, Nutella and Chocolate Cupcakes. Grab the recipe for these Peanut Butter Swirl Bars @ Hoosier Homemade These are a cute teacher gift  - Candy … [Read more...]