Recipe: Copycat Panera Autumn Soup {Monday Munchies}


One of my FAVORITE lunches this time of year is the Butternut Squash Soup from Panera. It's one of their seasonal soups and I look forward to it every fall. It's so tasty and I love nothing better than sipping it to warm up on a brisk fall day. I'm all over this Copycat recipe that attempts to make the same soup recipe at home. … [Read more...]

5 Awesome Summer Fireball Drinks

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Over Memorial Day, my sister in law introduced us to Fireball Cinnamon Whisky. I know, I know, apparently we're the last one to jump on this bandwagon. Even Pitbull has a song about Fireball. (I never actually realized what that song was about.) And I'm also not a Whisky fan, so I didn't think I would like this but one sip had me looking up … [Read more...]

Recipe: Parmesan Crisps

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  Could these look and be any more addicting? I received this recipe from a friend and I just know that these would be gone in an instant in my house.  So simple - right?  It's basically just cooked cheese but they look so presentable and yummy, these would be fabulous to have on a plate at a party. Ingredients 8 ounces good quality … [Read more...]

Cooking Fun with Mangos #MakeitMango


Last weekend, I got together with blogger & friend Kelly from the Centsible Life. We were tasked to make a few recipes with our kids using mangos thanks to the National Mango Board. We made the following three recipes: Cinco de Mango Quesadillas Frozen Yogurt Dipped Mango Pops Mango and Banana Smoothie We're fans of mangos in our … [Read more...]

Recipe: The Ultimate Green Smoothie Formula

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Nothing like a good old stomach bug to force you to lose a few pounds and rethink your eating habits.  It had been a LONG time since I had gotten the dreaded bug (years) but my kids were kind enough to pass some germs along last week. Ugh.  It sucked.  'Nuff said, right?  Trying to see the silver lining, I did lose a few pounds.  But also? I am … [Read more...]

Recipe: Samoa Brownie

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Following with last week's Girl Scout dessert theme {Thin Mint Cupcakes}, I have another delicious recipe for you that you can make with my FAVORITE Girl Scout Cookie - the Samoa! (Or Caramel Delites, as they call them here in PA. But I grew up calling them Samoas so they will always be Samoas to me.) Recipe:  Samoa Girl Scout cookie … [Read more...]

Putting my Challenged Cooking Skills to the Test at Sur La Table

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Last Saturday night I took a cooking class at my local Sur La Table.  The class was called Flavors of Spain so naturally, we were learning how to make a variety of dishes native to Spain. I almost didn't make it to the class. I had signed up weeks before and on the day of the class we had decided to head up to the Poconos for a quick day of … [Read more...]

Recipe: Thin Mint Cupcakes

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Thin Mints ... AND cupcakes?  Unless you don't like chocolate, who could turn that down?  Totally jonesing to make this delish recipe from a friend that combines a favorite Girl Scout Cookie with chocolate cupcakes.  You just can't go wrong with a combo like that. Recipe:  Thin Mint Cupcakes Ingredients Cupcake 1/2 cup unsweetened … [Read more...]

Recipe: Guinness Cake {Great for St. Patrick’s Day Parties!}

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How perfectly delicious and appropriate does this Guinness Cake look for the month of March?  Such a great recipe to bring to your next St. Patrick's Day party! Recipe:  Guinness Cake Ingredients {Cake} 2 cups Guinness Stout 4 sticks Butter 1 1/2 cups Unsweetened Cocoa Powder 2 cups Flour 2 cups Sugar 1 tablespoon … [Read more...]