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Ten Ways to Use a Garden Full of Cucumbers

I'm not sure what we did differently this year, but the cucumber plants in our backyard garden have been exploding!  We currently have eight cucumbers sitting on the kitchen counter and I bet four more will be ready to pick tomorrow.  Cutting and slicing them raw is delicious, but it does get old after awhile. … Continue reading Ten Ways to Use a Garden Full of Cucumbers

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Homemade Easter Gifts for Kids

It's hard to believe that Easter is next weekend.  It's so early this year!  I never got around to bringing up the Easter decorations from the basement and in fact I think there are a few stray Christmas decorations still out around the house (oops). I have a hard time figuring out gifts for my kids… Continue reading Homemade Easter Gifts for Kids

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Homemade Pizza Dough

If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen the homemade pizza I made a couple weekends ago.  I hadn't made it in forever and really enjoyed putting it all together on a warm Sunday evening while my family played outside. I've posted several blogs about homemade pizza before but as I looked back… Continue reading Homemade Pizza Dough

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Simple Balsamic Chickpeas

These balsamic chickpeas are so quick and easy to pull together.  We have them frequently, especially on weeknights.  They are very versatile and work in a lot of different meals.  Plus I just really like them! Simple Balsamic Chickpeas Serves 2 (can easily be doubled) 1 can chickpeas, rinsed & drained 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar… Continue reading Simple Balsamic Chickpeas

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Energy Bites

My kids love these energy bites from Super Healthy Kids.  I've made them several times in the past year.  They are really easy to prepare and can be customized to individual tastes. Energy Bites by Super Healthy Kids These energy bites have simple ingredients - oats, honey, peanut butter and a dash of vanilla.  Chia… Continue reading Energy Bites

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Homemade Foaming Hand Soap

When my son was potty training he HAD to have "foamy" soap. And I was so desperate to get him potty trained that I was willing to give him anything.  It wasn't long before I figured out that foaming hand soap is expensive, runs out quickly and produces a lot of waste with all those bottles… Continue reading Homemade Foaming Hand Soap