Healthy No-Bake Chewy Granola Bars Recipe

Healthy No-Bake Chewy Granola Bars Recipe

I'm not sure what has gotten into me, but it is only 8:49am and I have accomplished more than I typically do by noon. I have baked a loaf of banana bread, finished a load of laundry, gotten the boys off to school, made a batch of hard-boiled eggs and Banana Blondies are in the oven. Whatever is going on, I like it! And my house smells AMAZING! Wanna come over?

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Monster Cookies in honor of Cookie Monster (and Sesame Street's new partnership with HBO!)

Monster Cookies in honor of Cookie Monster (and Sesame Street's new partnership with HBO!)

I'm bursting with excitement about the things I have to share! A $100 Visa gift card is up for grabs (read on!), there is a fresh, exciting way to view my favorite childhood show (Sesame Street!) and in honor of the good ol' Cookie Monster, I will share a cookie recipe that is TOTALLY IRRESISTIBLE!

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Three-Ingredient Peanut Butter Banana Cookies Recipe

Three-Ingredient Peanut Butter Banana Cookies Recipe

A few weeks ago I found my countertop, once again, laden with geriatric bananas. If I did not have a food blog, I'd make the same delish banana bread and muffins over and over. Since I do indeed have a food blog, I always feel the need to come up with something new. On that particular day I needed simple and quick and this recipe could not have fit the bill any better.

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Thumbprint Shortbread Cookies

Thumbprint Shortbread Cookies

We spent Saturday making raviolis from scratch, which is a yearly tradition for Dan's family. They will become our Christmas Eve dinner and I can hardly wait! They are delicious! We happened to make too much dough for the pasta, so our niece Alyssa and I made a few fun creations. We made bow-ties, linguine, spaghetti, curly-Qs and other customized varieties.

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Healthy Fruit Dip

Healthy Fruit Dip

I looked at my phone this morning and was startled to see that today is July 1st. It is always strange to comprehend the passing of another month, isn't it? Summer months are especially precious to us Minnesotans, so entering into July is sad in a way. We have so many events yet to look forward to this summer, but here's saying a proper good-bye to June!

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Perfect Peanut Butter Bacon Burger Recipes

Perfect Peanut Butter Bacon Burger Recipes

I remember back in mid-June when I was still wearing mittens and a jacket (no joke), hoping that summer would be gracious enough to last a few extra months this year. My wish was granted, as were the wishes of thousands of other Minnesotans. It is technically fall, but summer weather is still here. Wooo!

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Butterfinger Cookie Bars Recipe

Butterfinger Cookie Bars Recipe

My overwhelmed meter is in the red zone. I will literally be thinking ahead only one hour at a time until next Tuesday morning when my little boys and I take off on our 3,000+ mile road trip. I cannot wait until all of my tasks are accomplished and we are on the open road! I will share details of the trip later, but for now?

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Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

Technically, I am breaking a family rule to bring you Day #4 of Twelve Days of Christmas Treats. Dan and I recently came up with No Technology Tuesdays, when phones, tv and computers are not allowed all day (the exception being work situations). Technically, I am breaking a family rule to bring you Day #4 of Twelve Days of Christmas Treats. Dan and I recently came up with No Technology Tuesdays, when phones, tv and computers are not allowed all day (the exception being work situations). Technically, I am breaking a family rule to bring you Day #4 of Twelve Days of Christmas Treats. Dan and I recently came up with No Technology Tuesdays, when phones, tv and computers are not allowed all day (the exception being work situations).

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Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

I am doing my best to type over and around the head and arms of one of my precious monkeys right now, so please forgive me if I make a few mistakes! Sometimes Sammy insists on sitting next to (or on) me and "helping" me while I work. I cannot say no to that. He is in the absolute cutest stage right now. My heart melts into a puddle about 150 times a day.

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies Recipe

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies Recipe

It has been a gloomy week here in Minnesota. Lots of low, thick clouds that cause Elijah to constantly ask me if it is night-time. This winter has been uniquely and awesomely warm, minus a handful of cold and snowy days, so I'm not complaining about the gloom. Last year at this time I had icicles hanging from my frozen body that I thought would never melt.

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