Crazy Reptile Egg Trix Treats

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We were torn what to call these. Snake Cakes? Lizard Egg Patties?  By the time we were through arguing and brainstorming, they were GONE. These were a big hit at my son’s Reptile Birthday Party.   They were super easy. Just follow your fave Rice Krispy Treat recipe and sub in Trix cereal for the…

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Perfect Gummy Worm Popsicles

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When my son decided to have a reptile themed party for his 7th birthday, I knew I was going to try making some gummy worm popsicles. I’m so glad we did! There was a huge heat wave in So Cal and they were the biggest hit of the party. These popsicles are a total no-brainer and…

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Curried Coconut Chicken Salad with Ginger

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This is my family’s favorite chicken salad and especially great to make ahead and serve for dinner on a hot summer night. I love making chicken salad because it is so easy and fast to whip up and saves us from the takeout trap. This recipe makes a ton and still… it never lasts. Even…

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Magical Rainbow Hidden Mickey Cake

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My son asked for another Hidden Mickey cake this year.  With a twist. He wanted rainbows inside. The theme for his Birthday party was Fantasia and references to the Sorcerer’s apprentice were plentiful. I thought I’d try my hand at some magic of my own. I’ve always wanted to try out a “twice baked” cake…

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Easy Gluten-Free Apple-Pear Tart

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Certain things from the time “before” I was Gluten Free (over a decade ago!) I still miss. Warm apple pie, topped with ice cream, for example. It’s not impossible to find a decent gluten free pie crust. It’s just difficult and involves a lot of driving to multiple stores in search of that one mix/crust…

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Trader Joes Dinner: Mini Tapenade Pizzas

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Since I am still buried in heirloom tomatoes, I’m challenging myself to come up with inventive dinners that include them. There are only so many Caprese salads I can stomach, as fabulous as Caprese salad may be. I made up this simple recipe while perusing the aisles at Trader Joes 1 Package Trader Joes Pizza…

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Snowman Advent Calendar For Kids That Can Hardly Wait- Keurig K-Cup DIY

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My chiquitos can hardly wait for Christmas to arrive. The anticipation for them is unbearable. Advent Calendars are a great way to give your kids treats during the holiday season and keep them from driving mom crazy. For this year’s countdown I decided to make my kids a  Keurig K-Cup DIY Advent Calendar in the shape…

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