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Ginger can be found in so many forms, from pickled ginger to candied ginger. I sometimes include fresh ginger in my soups or atop baked salmon. Another great way to use ginger is in muffins. These muffins are not too sweet and make a great snack! Ingredients: 1 cup all purpose flour 1 cup whole wheat […] continue reading...

I made a light cake that wasn't too sweet for my daughter's birthday. She recently turned four years old and happens to love fresh strawberries so I made sure her cake included them. The cake is a basic sponge cake with whipped cream and fresh sliced strawberries. You can use any of your favorite cake recipes, whether […] continue reading...

I've often made treats for friends or family and then thought, how am I going to get them to their house? Cookies and squares are usually easy since they can be stacked with parchment paper in between layers so many containers would be fine. However, transporting cupcakes is a different story. They each need their […] continue reading...

With school just starting, I have a list of clothing related items that I need to have ready for the kids to wear. The weather can be quite unpredictable sometimes and it is always important to have the right gear no matter what season it is. I usually get their rain gear and a fall […] continue reading...

Decorating cupcakes can be simple sometimes, especially if you can make little decorations for them ahead of time. There are many ways to make icing flowers, but I kept it basic by making icing dots and then arranging them to form a flower. I had some royal icing left from decorating cookies so it was […] continue reading...

My children received a Dr. Seuss Card Matching Game as a gift and absolutely loved it. So I decided to make them a fruit matching game so that they could learn how to spell and recognize words while playing a game that they enjoy. I started by typing out the words "Fruit Matching Game" and […] continue reading...

Macaroni and cheese is one of my most favorite comfort foods. It makes for an easy side dish, a snack or even a meal. It is a dish that can be made so many different ways. To make homemade macaroni and cheese: Cook and drain 2 cups of macaroni or corkscrew pasta Shred 3 cups […] continue reading...

Strawberry picking can be a fun experience, and we try to bring the kids to the strawberry farm every summer. We usually end up with more strawberries than we know what to do with so I decided to put together a list of strawberry recipes that we love. 1. Summer Spinach Salad- Toss together clean and […] continue reading...

When throwing a party, planning the food, drinks and other details can be overwhelming. However, the more you do in advance, the easier things are on the day of the party. I have made a list of 5 Party Drink Recipes that I have tried and some can be made ahead of time. (I usually make […] continue reading...

Bacon wrapped asparagus is really easy to make and can be served as an appetizer or side dish.  Add some quinoa as I did, rice or perhaps pasta on the side and it makes a simple lunch or snack. To make these bacon wrapped asparagus, all you need is a package of bacon and washed, fresh […] continue reading...