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Classic Hummus

I refuse to talk about the weather. I'm not talking about the weather. Minnesotans talk about the weather waaaaay too much. Nothing in this post will be about the weather...that really cold weather that creates an ice skating rink on my driveway and that makes me want to scream every time I open my front door. Speaking of screaming, umm...this morning I may have screamed louder than a person who was being brutally murdered. I ran into the garage to grab a toy for my sweet Sammy and as I picked it up, I spotted a dark grey, hairy, FAT mouse running past me.

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Spicy Shrimp Pasta Skillet

Are you watching the Oscars tonight? We will be watching half-heartedly. We are never completely in the loop, as we are usually too tired to be, but it is fun to watch the glitz and glamour for an evening. On an unrelated note (because I totally lack glitz and glamour), I have some exciting things coming up on this blog! Insert cliffhanger..

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Buffalo Ranch Turkey Burgers

We are in super-penny-pinching mode in our abode. We are never lacking for anything and in fact have more than we probably need, but financial stress always lingers. My growing thighs demanded adding "fitness club" back into the budget which has required cut-backs in other areas, such as eating out. Somehow in our lazy winter mode, we found ourselves eating out way too often. For the past month I have been planning out grocery trips, saving tons of money with coupons and planning dinners ahead of time. Every little bit helps!

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Banana Cheesecake

This is my last bit of "business" to wrap up before we head out for our yearly family waterpark vacation. We all look forward to this trip and it always seems to fly by. I intend to savor every moment with my boys! Just like I savored every bite of this cheesecake! Elijah was flipping through my foodie calendar early in January and happened to notice that January 20th was Cheese Lover's Day. This boy loves cheese more than he loves a giant bag filled with Halloween candy, so he requested a cheesecake for this special day...along with cheese sticks, cottage cheese, a grilled cheese sandwich and milk. When I asked the boys what kind of cheesecake I should make, Sammy blurted out, "BANANA!" while Elijah said, "CARAMEL!" So there you go. Introducing a super yummy boy-inspired banana caramel cheesecake!

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Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip

I am feeling thankful on this cold, snowy, sleeting, dreary day. My little Sammy is snuggled into my side as I type. Next year he will be in kindergarten and I will miss the daytime snuggles. I cherish every single moment with his cuteness buried into me. Who cares that I can't work for one consecutive minute without being interrupted. A year from now I will be yearning for it!

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