Read more about the article Peanut Butter Cookies: It Goes Beyond Baking
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Peanut Butter Cookies: It Goes Beyond Baking

The following post is from Shaina of Food for My Family and Olmanson Photography: We were sitting at the dinner table, soup in front of us after a long day. A day off school. I had pulled the soup together in minutes while the kids were playing downstairs, just trying to get it simmering before…

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Chicken and Noodles: A Bowl of Comfort

The following post is from Shaina of Food for My Family and Olmanson Photography: We've been hiding. Hiding inside our house behind the glass, curtains pulled closed to block out the winter wind. I'll emerge again in February. February always seems closer to spring than farther from it. The promise of snow melting down the…

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How to cook from scratch when you don’t know how

Although I dreamed of being the perfect housewife and stay-at-home mom—keeping a clean, organized home, cooking healthy, delicious meals...and always with a smile on my face—none of it came easily to me. Least of all the cooking part. I truly hated to cook, but it wasn't the actual cooking I hated; it was the not…

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California Pizza Kitchen Guacamole {Copycat Recipe}

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Avocados from Mexico for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I've never been a huge fan of guacamole (preferring my Avocados from Mexico in sweeter concotions like avocado smoothies and as a healthy fat in baked goods), but my mom has been raving about…

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Read more about the article Shrimp and Cucumber Canapés: A Gluten-Free Appetizer
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Shrimp and Cucumber Canapés: A Gluten-Free Appetizer

The following post is from Shaina of Food for My Family and Olmanson Photography: For the New Year, I have resolved to open my doors again to friends. We love entertaining. Not entertaining in the "invite five couples over and 'do it up'" sense, but just having our friends over to our family dinner, spontaneously…

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Salted Caramel Sauce

The following post is from Kate of Modern Alternative Mama: I've been making a butterscotch sauce for awhile, but recently I didn't have much extra butter (oh no!) and decided that I didn't want to use what I had on making the butterscotch.  It's similar to a caramel sauce anyway, so I decided go ahead…

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35 Easy, Overnight Breakfasts for the Holidays {Eat Well, Spend Less}

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This month's Eat Well, Spend Less theme is food for the holidays! While overnight dishes are my favorite ones to serve on Christmas because they allow me to focus on my family while still serving a delicious meal, they're not just for Christmas morning! Overnight breakfasts are perfect for the entire holiday season, with its…

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9 Delicious Recipes for Leftover Turkey

My favorite part of Thanksgiving is easily the next few days. Suddenly the refrigerator is full (if I'm lucky, this fullness includes a few slices of apple pie), and rather than cook full meal's from scratch, I get to improvise with dinner leftovers in the refrigerator. Something about dinner leftovers makes me feel challenged, though.…

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Tassimo Professional Brewer Review {Plus a Cinnamon Latte Recipe!}

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tassimo for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. As I mentioned last week, I had the opportunity to test a Tassimo Professional brewer -- a single-cup brewer designed especially for the workplace with custom T-Discs that are only compatible with the pro machine to…

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3 Ways to Get Rid of the Last Halloween Candy

The following post is from Shaina of Food for My Family and Olmanson Photography: I'm sick of eating the Halloween candy. Okay. Sick may not be the right word for it. However, at this point in the game, we're left with random odds and ends. My kids have picked out the things they really like,…

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