Gooey Oreo Cake Bars

Gooey Oreo Cake Bars

Tuesday was our first official day of summer.  All three of my kids are finished with the school year and are home with me for the next 10 weeks!  I try my best to balance activities, family time, play dates and even allow for quite a bit of unscheduled, unstructured free time. Did you hear Continue Reading …

Citrus Soaked Apple Slices

Citrus Soaked Apple Slices

We just got back from our first ever family trip to Disneyland! Our youngest Drew finally reached the magical height of 40 inches so we thought it was the perfect time to make the trip down to the Magic Kingdom. Things were not looking so magical though when the moment we arrived at our hotel, Continue Reading …

Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies

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  The process of grieving is painfully long and the journey for many is still just beginning. Although words continue to fail me after this horrific event, I did want to share with you the wise words that my Pastor wrote last Friday… Pastor Ray Johnston’s response to the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School: Continue Reading …

Candy Bar Cheesecake Brownies

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PMS and children do not go well together.  PMS and Candy Bar Cheesecake Brownies go very well together!  I love my children dearly but today I am counting down the minutes until they go to bed so that I can calm my raging hormones with a few one of these… Candy Bar Cheesecake Brownies Brownie Continue Reading …

Baked Spaghetti

Baked Spaghetti

It does not work for me to prepare dinner in the afternoon.  In the afternoon, my kids need me, my undivided attention.  When I am trying to make dinner while Caleb is asking for help with his homework, Bella is begging for a snack and Drew is coloring on the table, it just doesn’t work.  Continue Reading …

Pumpkin Crumb Muffins

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Fall has finally arrived here in California!!!  I am going to enjoy every minute of it, well at least  until it warms back up to 90 degrees next week…  In the mean time, we kicked off the season by making these pumpkin muffins.  They are AMAZING!  You really must try them :) Pumpkin Crumb Muffins With Continue Reading …