• Food
  • Wine Country Salad

    Marigold Mom | Wine Country Salad

    On a recent visit to my husband’s aunt, she served us the most wonderfully delicious and filling salad. It was so good I had to have the recipe. And then started serving it at everything I hosted. And now I’m sharing it with you.  California Wine Country Salad 1 pkg (10 oz) mixed salad greens ¾ […]

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  • JM’s Healthy Steak Tacos

    We are always looking for new healthy recipes to try out because we like to pretend that we’re healthy eaters.   I have recently become rather obsessed with Jillian Michaels.  I really enjoy her work-out DVDs and her style of training.  I find her to be encouraging and motivational without being annoying. Plus, all 3 […]

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  • Why Cupcake Bars are Better

    I was first introduced to cupcake bars in November by a friend.  At the time, I wasn’t too keen on the idea. Especially when you look at all of those fancy-schmancy parties with all the beautiful and perfect food displays.  Because cupcake bars aren’t pretty in and of themselves (though they can be).  But I […]

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  • Blueberry Mango Quinoa Salad

    A few weeks ago, while scouring Pinterest, I stumbled across a recipe for Blueberry Mango Quinoa Salad from Veggie Belly’s website.  I have long been a fan of quinoa and am always looking for new ways to prepare it.  This looked deliciously wonderful, and it’s the time of year when prices on fruits like blueberries and mango […]

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  • Simply Divine Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

    Last week was my friend, Laina’s birthday.  You remember Laina…she’s the one we did the vintage toy baby shower for back in October.  She had her twin boys and everyone is doing great. She’s doing well adjusting to having three small babies around. She’s pretty amazing. Anyway, she doesn’t care about birthdays (which is totally […]

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  • Nutella Cheeseball

    I think I’ve mentioned before how much I enjoy Gimme Some Oven’s blog.  Before Christmas, she wrote about a Nutella Cheeseball she made.  I don’t know if anything in the world sounds more wonderful than Nutella and cheeseball. Aside from the fact that it is deliciously wondrous, it’s super easy to make. And everyone thinks […]

  • Babies
  • Homemade Baby Food: Peas

    One of the first foods I made for Baby H was peas.  I remember always having a strong dislike for peas, but they’re actually quite tasty, and a little bit sweet. I’ve changed my mind about peas and may just serve them for dinner one of these days. To make peas, I went on a […]

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  • My Favorite Cookie

    I’m taking a break from baking my favorite cookies in the whole wide world to tell you a little story. A number of years ago, I found a recipe for “Peanut Butter Cup Tarts” in a cookbook my Gramma’s church had put together.  And I LOVED this recipe. To me, there is no better combination […]