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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Quaker Oats for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I’m not sure where the first half of the year went to, but it’s June already! For us desert-dwellers, June means really high temperatures and lots of time spent in

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#simplestart cucumber melon salad
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I was given 1 free month of Weight Watchers Simple Start program to write about my experience.  Though I was compensated for my time and commitment, my thoughts and opinions are all mine –> 100% genuine folks I shared with you guys last week that I am testing out the

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chocolate pomegranate truffle

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smart Balance. An easy way to cut calories this upcoming Valentine’s Day, the queen of sweet treat holidays, is to sub out your butter for a better choice, like Smart Balance.  I’m switching my butter out in one of

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Halloween treats for kids

  The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle Pumpkin Pops Lizzy B Bakes Chevron Pumpkin Cookies The Idea Room Rice Krispie Bar Halloween Ghosts Inspire Co. Dem Bones Jelly Shot Test Kitchen Candy Corn Jello Sunset Meringue Ghosts The Dragon’s Kitchen Witch’s Broomstick Cookies Jelly Shot Test Kitchen Jellied Eyeballs Domesticali Caramel

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fourth of july snacks
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Cookie Cutter Fruit Salad by Wit & Whistle Blueberry, Strawberry and Jicama Salad by Two Peas & Their Pod Berry Bliss Rocket Pops by Family Fresh Cooking Patriotic Fruit Skewers by Meg’s Everyday Indulgence Watermelon HedgeHog by Babble Red White and Blue Muffins by She Knows Red, White and Blue

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Apple Tarte Tatin

A tarte tatin is one of those recipes that always seems to be far more complicated than it really is – when in actual fact, after you have made it once you will be wondering why it hasn’t been on your ‘lets bake this ALL the time’ list for every

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ghost and witch cupcakes

The Ace of Cakes (aka Duff Goldman) shares his wicked and spooky cupcake designs via the Michael’s webiste.  The wicked witch cupcakes would also be great for a Wizard of Oz theme party. Here’s how to create these cute cupcakes at home: Start by baking the cupcakes using your favorite

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DIYeco-friendlyfrom scratchgiftskitchen

The women here at ITKM are always on the lookout for ways to remove prepared edibles from our lives.  The evidence against pre-packaged food is mounting, and while many of us have phased out the frozen dinners and salty boxed/canned foods, most overlook the simple staples.  We must be weary

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Breakfast Bun

There is almost nothing better than a warm breakfast bun with a good coffee to start off your Sunday morning. This particular bun is naturally sweetened with dried fruit and scented with Fiori di Sicilia which gives it a lovely citrus/vanilla aroma. And aside from the walnuts, it is very similar to a Panatonne

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I was instantly dazzled when I opened the box to the Imusa Panini Maker.  This thing is the Cadillac of sandwich presses!  It is so sleek and shiny, and its beauty goes well beyond its appearance.  The “floating hinge system” causes the top of the press to rest lightly on

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