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One Pot Roasted Red Pepper and Spinach Alfredo

This rich and creamy One Pot Roasted Red Pepper and Spinach Alfredo cooks in one single pan and 
can be on the table in 30 minutes, making it a perfect weeknight meal!
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It's hard to believe but school is starting soon! How did the summer go by so fast? Wasn't it just June? I'm having a hard time grasping the fact that school does in fact start next Monday, AND my baby is a senior. Seems like just yesterday he was a freshman! My oldest will be starting his junior year in college in just a few short weeks, and suddenly I feel old. Very, very old. My babies aren't little babies any more!

Anyway, sorry for getting all sappy and what not. I'll pull myself together now, simply because I've been dying to share this recipe with you. One Pot Roasted Red Pepper and Spinach Alfredo is creamy, full of flavor, hearty, and just plain delicious. If you've got one big pan and about thirty minutes or so to spare, then this meal is for you!

BLT Bread Salad #SundaySupper

This delicious and hearty salad is a deconstructed version of the classic BLT sandwich. The good news is 
that this is a healthier version, so you can feel good about it feeding it to your family!
This delicious and hearty salad is a deconstructed version of the classic BLT sandwich.

I ate a lot of BLT's growing up and it's still one of my favorite sandwiches today. What could be better than toasted bread, crispy bacon, juicy tomatoes and soft lettuce? In my mind, not much! To be honest, everything is just better with bacon, am I right? My family eats bacon often, whether it's served with pancakes for breakfast, on a sandwich, or in this salad. I can't seem to get enough of it!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt

This creamy, dreamy, and delicious Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt is the perfect 
treat for your family and friends. Bonus, it's super simple and quick to make!
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Just in time for the weekend, I'm sharing this refreshing and delicious Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt recipe. We all know how much I love my ice cream, but frozen yogurt is another one of my favorite things. It's light and creamy and healthier than ice cream, and it's super simple to make. 


Back to School with HP Printers

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I know this isn't my typical post. And I know it must feel weird that there is no food or recipe involved here. It feels strange to me, too! But the truth is, whether we want to admit it or not, school is just around the corner. Only two weeks away for my youngest son! (He will not like hearing that) As our thoughts start to turn to back to school books, supplies and clothes, we also need to be prepared at home. When I say prepared I mean extra supplies at the ready, a quiet place for the kids to do homework and study, and, of course, a reliable printer for all of our school and household needs.

Grilled Cheese Angus Burgers with Caramelized Onions

Grilled cheese and a juicy burger combined? YES! These Grilled Cheese Angus Burgers with 
Caramelized Onions are flavorful, hearty, and perfect for your next summer BBQ!
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I love a good, juicy burger, and so do my boys. One thing I’m trying to do more of is to make different burger recipes. Not just a traditional burger or slider with your favorite toppings, but something a bit out of the box. I like to be creative, but I also need to be sure it’s something my kids will eat as well. My oldest has a palate like mine and will try anything, but my youngest is picky.

Luckily for me this burger creation was loved by both kids. I mean, this is a pretty fabulous burger, if you ask me. Two of my favorite things – grilled cheese and cheeseburgers – are combined to make one amazing dish. Topped with some melt-in-your-mouth caramelized onions, this meal is pure perfection.


Mini Maraschino Cupcakes with Cherry Frosting

These Mini Maraschino Cupcakes with Cherry Frosting are addictive little 
one-bite desserts. I guarantee you can't eat just one!

I've got a secret to share...one of my favorite indulgences are maraschino cherries. As much as I love a fresh cherry (especially a fresh Michigan cherry!) maraschinos hold a special place in my heart. Whether they're placed atop an ice cream sundae or in a special drink, I just love the sweet taste and flavor that they have.

I recently tried a jar of Dell’s Maraschino Cherries and I have to admit, they quickly became my favorite. They're crunchy and sweet and have been made in the U.S., New York to be exact, since 1948. Inspired by four generations of family ownership, Dell’s is still guided by the same family values, traditions and their passion for cherries that started over six decades ago. Their dedication and rich family history makes me love them even more!

Blueberry Crumble Bars

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These Blueberry Crumble Bars are sweet, buttery, and loaded with berries! This is a great way to use 
your freshly picked blueberries, plus it's a delicious dessert!

These Blueberry Crumble Bars are sweet, buttery, and loaded with berries!

I've been loading up on fresh fruit lately, and had more berries in the frig than I knew what to do with. I love them on top of yogurt or in salads, even eating them by the handful, but I love to bake with them as well. With a big bowl of fresh blueberries staring right at my face, I decided to whip  up some bars. Not just any bars though, deliciously sweet Blueberry Crumble Bars.

These bars are extra special because the crust and the crumble topping are made with Great Grains Blueberry Morning cereal. You see, I don't just eat my cereal for breakfast, I eat it anytime! There is so much that can be made with cereal, not just eating it with a spoon. I think you can enjoy it anytime, anywhere, in many ways.