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Copycat Recipe: Chili’s Chocolate Chip Paradise Pie

Recently, we ate at Chili’s restaurant and tried the Chocolate Chip Paradise Pie for dessert.  It was so good we decided to try making our own copycat recipe at home and it turned out great!  It was delicious and fattening, … Continue reading

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How to Make a Cheese Ball Igloo with Olive Penguins

Cream Cheese Ball Igloo with Olive Penguins This cheese ball igloo (complete with olive penguins!) would be a fun appetizer to take to a New Year’s Eve party, Super Bowl party or any other winter event where kids are present.  … Continue reading

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Christmas Rice Krispies Treats: Holiday Ornaments

Are the kids home from school this week on Christmas vacation?  Here’s a yummy holiday treat you can make together.  These Rice Krispy Ornaments are a cute treat to bring to neighbors and they look great as a holiday centerpiece.  … Continue reading

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Chocolate-Frosted Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

With peanut butter inside and chocolate frosting on top, these Rice Krispie treats are something extra special. They are so delicious and they just take a few minutes to make! 1 c. sugar 1 c. corn syrup 1 c. peanut … Continue reading

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Neighbor Gift Idea: Chocolate Covered Oreos

Yum.  Dipped Oreos.  These holiday treats are as good as they look, and even easier to make. To make 45 dipped Oreo cookies you need: 1 package of Oreo cookies 2 12 ounce packages of chocolate or flavored chips – … Continue reading

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Holiday Gift Idea: Homemade Baileys Irish Cream

Last year some of my neighborhood friends got together and made a huge batch of homemade Baileys Irish Cream suitable for gift-giving.  It was a fun night for all involved, and we came away with lots of cute little jar … Continue reading

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How to Make German Spaetzle Noodles

How to Make German Spaetzle Noodles Spaetzle is a German egg noodle with the consistency of a dumpling and is used in many ethnic dishes.  They’re traditionally part of the cuisine in Austria, Hungary and Switzerland as well.  It’s also … Continue reading

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Holiday Treats: Peppermint Bark

Do you like to give homemade treats as gifts to your friends, co-workers and neighbors? This peppermint bark candy recipe is quick and practically foolproof. You only need two ingredients: smashed peppermint and melted white chocolate. This recipe makes about … Continue reading

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Copycat Recipe: Beecher’s World’s Best Mac and Cheese (Featured on Oprah’s Favorite Things)

Beecher’s World’s Best Mac and Cheese My eleven-year-old daughter recently watched the latest episode of Oprah – you know, the one where she lists her favorite things.   Never mind the cool electronics and gadgets that Oprah gave away, my daughter … Continue reading

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Kids’ Craft: Edible Christmas Tree Cones

I made these easy Christmas Tree treats with my 3 year old and two of her cousins while dinner was cooking. It was simple and fun, a dessert and activity in one! Here’s what you need to make your own … Continue reading

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