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Creamy Dairy-Free Butternut Squash + Cauliflower Soup Recipe

Here’s an easy and super quick healthy soup recipe to warm up your winter. It combines cauliflower and butternut squash so you’re getting your potassium and vitamins B6, C and K plus some fiber and folate all in one go. It’s 21 degrees in Chicago. I wanted to make my creamy dairy-free cauliflower soup recipe …

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Easy Magic Tree House birthday cake DIY for a Magic Tree House party

Want to make a cute and easy Magic Tree House birthday cake? Here’s the Magic Tree House birthday cake that I made for Elise’s Magic Tree House party. It’s a number 7 cake (no special cake pan needed!) that looks like the tree house from the popular Magic Tree House book series by Mary Pope …

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Handmade Chocolate Stir Sticks for Hot Chocolate and Coffee

Lately I’ve seen a lot of old-school handmade chocolate stir sticks for sale. You guys, DIY chocolate stir sticks are so easy to make yourself! It’s an easy and economical throwback DIY gift for teachers, neighbors and family so the kids and I made a batch using candy canes and sprinkles and they turned out …

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Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Hearts – Valentine’s Day Dessert

This easy chocolate-covered strawberry hearts recipe is a sweet treat for Valentine’s Day that you can make with kids. These heart-shaped chocolate strawberries look pretty yummy, right? We already ate them all! We also made some more traditional super easy chocolate-covered strawberries that were a big hit, too. Easy Valentine’s dessert to make with kids …

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Easy and Tasty Thanksgiving Dinner Menu, Recipes and Grocery Shopping List

Here’s an easy and tasty complete Thanksgiving dinner menu with recipes, grocery shopping list, and daily preparation schedule for a memorable Thanksgiving dinner that combines traditional favorites with fresh modern twists. This is Thanksgiving menu planning made easy!

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Easy airplane cake with free printable cake toppers for an airport birthday party

Make my easy airplane birthday cake to make for your little pilot. This cute airplane cake is part of my Modern Airplane birthday party theme, and it’s super fast to make at home using my free printable airplane and cloud cake toppers. I made this easy airplane birthday cake for Liam’s 3rd birthday party. I …

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Make an Easy Disney Princess Birthday Cake Using Stickers (yes, stickers)

Want to make an easy DIY princess birthday cake? Use princess stickers! Call it a cop-out or a moment of pure genius, using princess stickers is hands-down the easiest way to decorate a DIY Disney princess birthday cake …and really any other character cake too. Elise wanted an “All The Disney Princesses” birthday cake including …

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Creamy Cauliflower Soup Recipe with Brussels Sprouts (and no dairy)

This healthy, creamy cauliflower soup recipe is super delicious and takes just 30 minutes to make. It’s full of veggies and dairy-free. Yum This pureed cauliflower soup recipe needs just a handful of ingredients so it’s just my style. It’s made with vegetable stock instead of dairy, then topped with caramelized Brussels sprouts and some …

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Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas Tacos Recipe

Here’s a pork carnitas recipe that’s not only kid-friendly but also foodie-friendly. This pork carnitas recipe works for my picky toddler, my adventurous five-year-old, and my foodie husband and I tell you, finding a meal that pleases them all is like finding a tiny unicorn ? Our Chicago home is within walking distance to Antique …

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Easy super hero birthday cake with printable cake toppers

Want an easy super hero birthday cake for your little superhero? Print my free superhero printable cake toppers to decorate a DIY superhero birthday faster than a speeding bullet! Download my free printable super hero cake toppers below. Even though I swore long ago that I’d make my own kids’ birthday cakes, I still like …

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Easy Construction Birthday Cake

Make this easy construction birthday cake for your little construction worker’s birthday party! This construction cake is easy to make for beginner cake decorators, and the birthday boy can play with the plastic construction truck cake toppers when the party’s over. Diggers, go! This construction birthday cake is cute on the outside and tastes awesome …

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Swedish Tea Ring Recipe for Christmas morning breakfast

I’m not really sure how a Swedish Tea Ring recipe became a holiday tradition in a German/Irish/English household but my mom has been making it for Christmas morning breakfast since I was a kid. Swedish Tea Rings tastes sort of like cinnamon rolls but even better. Like many breads, it’s a make-ahead project that you …

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Raspberry Carrot Popsicle Recipe

Don’t let the carrot fool you: this easy Raspberry Carrot Popsicle recipe is totally kid friendly. I just came home with 6 pints of raspberries that were $1 each. They’re going to go quick as you can imagine so I’m spending today whipping up some yummy raspberry treats. It’s 97 degrees today in Chicago (in …

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Peanut Butter Cup S’mores Recipe

Peanut butter cup s’mores. Why haven’t I thought of this combination before? I gave it a try when I came across some peanut butter cups while looking for our Hersey’s bars. I halved them but you could do the whole cup, dealer’s choice. Living in a third-floor Chicago condo doesn’t exactly scream campfire, but with …

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Printable Canning Jar Labels – Personalized

Making your famous strawberry jam this season? Dress it up in style with these printable canning labels from my etsy store that YOU easily personalize and print at home. Use these unlimited personalized canning labels year after year on cans and other food gifts. Just open the PDF file using Acrobat Reader 9, a free …

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Letter Mini Birthday Cakes (Petit Fours)

These letter mini birthday cakes were a big hit at Liam’s 1st birthday party. I made them using an L-shaped cookie cutter and pound cake like these cute baby shower petit fours by Cakegirls. Then I covered the L letters with melted chocolate and confetti sprinkles that complimented Liam’s polka dot XOXO birthday theme and …

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