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Peel and Eat Shrimp: The Quick, Easy Warm Weather Meal

Peel and Eat Shrimp: The Quick, Easy Warm Weather Meal


A friend of mine (thanks Aliesha!) shared her recipe for fool-proof peel and eat shrimp. I truly never knew how easy it was…for some reason, I always found it so intimidating. After making it once, it has become our favorite meal to make when the weather warms up. There’s something about a cold glass of [...]

Quick and Easy Dinners-Sunday Meal Planning

Quick and Easy Dinners-Sunday Meal Planning


Every Sunday, I “meal plan” for the week.  It keeps me feeling organized through the week, limits trips to the grocery store, and keeps me from scrambling to find something for dinners last minute.  During today’s “meal planning” I realized how much time it takes to comb through recipes finding the perfect ideas for dinner.  [...]

“Homemade” Ice Cream Sandwiches….Sort of.

“Homemade” Ice Cream Sandwiches….Sort of.


If you are on the hunt for a quick, easy, warm-weather treat for the kiddos, look no further than your pantry.  I was getting graham crackers out for B (and noshing on a few myself) when I noticed the “Ice Cream Graham Sandwich” recipe on the back of the box.  Surprisingly, it looked really good [...]

Lil Smokies

My husband has been doing Fantasy Football stuff again. Already. That means only one thing….football season is almost here. (Sigh.) On a positive note, that means fun football parties with yummy food and cool weather are on the way! And nothing is better than an AMAZING appetizer that you can throw together quickly with only [...]

Mac and Cheese

Over the last month, my little guy has become a picky eater. I keep giving him vegetables, and after about 3 bites, he’s over it. Today I tried something different. I bought organic macaroni and cheese (of course…he loves mac and cheese) and I mixed in a jar of organic sweet potato baby food. And [...]

Recipe: Perfect Summer Cocktail

I have my favorite summer cocktail. It’s light, fresh, and perfect for company. Here’s to staying cool through this HOT summer! Courtney’s Pink Lemonade Cocktail 2 (12-oz.) cans frozen pink lemonade concentrate, thawed 6 (12-oz.) bottles of light beer, chilled 2 cups vodka, chilled Frozen cranberries Mix first 3 ingredients. Garnish with frozen cranberries. Serve [...]

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