May 242016

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Austin has requested a cookie cake for his birthday for as long as I can remember.  So when he returned home from paratrooper school just in time to celebrate his 20th, I knew I wanted to make my cookie cake recipe for him.

Perfectly Patriotic M&M's® Cookie Cake Recipe

Birthdays aren’t the only time of year when a cookie cake is requested.  Every once in awhile I’ll get a text that says, “Hey, if you’re not busy, could you make me…”  And along with a savory dish of some kind (homemade chicken nuggets or white cheddar mac & cheese) will be a cookie cake. Continue reading »

Jun 192015

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It’s been warm enough to count as summer here for awhile, but for some reason mid-June has always felt like the ‘official’ start to summer for me.  Probably because during my middle school and high school years school always released around this time.  I guess I still have a case of “school’s out for the summer”.

Free Printable Checklist of Summer Bucket List Ideas for the Whole Family - don't forget to make fresh lemonade, go camping in your backyard, and catch some fireworks!

Bubbles has started to give suggestions of things she wants to do this summer and places she wants to go.  We’re also trying to include Austin and his thoughts in our summer planning as he’ll be leaving for boot camp in about a month.  So we’ve come up with some summer bucket list ideas that the whole family can enjoy (you can click the image above for a printable pdf version). Continue reading »