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Simple Snack: Peanut Butter Fruit Dip

Simple Snack: Peanut Butter Fruit Dip

When I was growing up, one of my favorite snacks was apples with peanut butter. Even as an adult I love that stuff! When I found this quick and simple fruit dip I just KNEW I had to try it. It is every bit as wonderful as I had hoped, and depending on which ingredients [...]

Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches

Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches

As a mama of two very busy girls, a writer for Mama Say What?! and a college student, it can be very hard to find time to make meals. The slow cooker is, on many occasions, my saving grace. This recipe is by far one of our family favorites! It is quick to throw together [...]

Slow Cooker Meals – Beef Stroganoff

Slow Cooker Meals – Beef Stroganoff

I LOVE cooking with my crock pot. But I will be the first to say that I don’t love everything that I make in it. Sometimes the meat dries out, the sauce is watery and the flavor is bland. Trust me. This is not that kind of recipe. I found this recipe through a friend [...]

Grilling: A Spin on Burgers and Fries

Grilling: A Spin on Burgers and Fries

Living in Michigan means that with summer, comes grilled meals— at least for us. My husband loves burgers and fries, and so do I, but once in a while I like a change. I came across this recipe for spinach and feta turkey burgers a couple years ago and it’s been a summer staple in our [...]

Summer Berries Gratin

Summer Berries Gratin

I heard about this recipe while I was listening to National Public Radio, where they invited the chefs from America’s Test Kitchen to share their favorite summer recipes. When asked about their favorite dessert recipes, Bridget Lancaster started by saying, “I don’t like overly-sweet desserts.” That immediately got my attention. I love sweets but I [...]

Slow Cooker Asian Pepper Steak

Slow Cooker Asian Pepper Steak

I love, love, love using my Crock-Pot for cooking. There is something to be said about taking a few minutes to prepare a meal the night before or in the morning and then letting it cook while you’re at work or doing errands with the kiddos. You get to come back to a great smelling [...]

Healthy Smoothies for Mama and Baby

Healthy Smoothies for Mama and Baby

Smoothies are an almost daily snack in our house — I’ve been drinking them for years, but since Little Man has been about a year old, he’s had a fascination with the blender. When he sees me getting the ingredients together, or even when I say, “Do you want to make a … SMOOTHIE?!” he [...]

Salted Caramel Pretzel Bark

Salted Caramel Pretzel Bark

While browsing Pinterest the other day, I found a pin that made my heart stop, my mouth water and my pants bulge all at once (yes, that’s possible). It’s called Salted Caramel Pretzel Bark… but I just call it heaven. You most likely have the five ingredients you need in your pantry/fridge already. If you [...]

Slow Cooker Meals – Summer is the Best Time to Start

Slow Cooker Meals – Summer is the Best Time to Start

Summer is HERE! The kiddos are out of school, the pool is open and the weather is hot, hot, hot! Who wants to stay in and cook when there’s so much to do outside? And heating up your kitchen every night? No, thanks! Fast food is always an option, but let’s be honest, it’s not [...]

5-(and 6-) Ingredient Meals for the Busy Mama

5-(and 6-) Ingredient Meals for the Busy Mama

There are two things moms can never have enough of — time and money (sing it sister!). I love these 5-ingredient meals because they take no longer than 20 minutes to make. Plus, keeping the ingredient list short makes for a short receipt at the grocery store. These recipes are not only fast, cheap and [...]