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Watermelon Mint Ice Cubes

I am always looking for ways to get my family to drink more fluids and by adding one or two of these colorful ice cubes into my kids’ glasses at dinner, they will drink their water without one complaint.  The…

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Very Simple Almond Butter, Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip Balls

In the past two weeks, we have made at least five batches of these almond butter, oatmeal, chocolate chip balls since they are a huge hit in our house and neighborhood. Kids and adults devour them. Even the pickiest eaters…

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Raspberry Margarita Crumb Bars

The lime in these gooey Raspberry Margarita crumb bars perfectly balances the sweetness in the berries and brown sugar.  I tweaked the Smitten Kitchen/ Baked: New Frontiers in Baking recipe to include lime instead of lemon and added more protein by…

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Homemade Soft, Baked Pretzels

Not much is better than a warm, soft pretzel lightly coated in large salt crystals with a slightly crunchy crust and tender, chewy inside.  We always split one at a ball game or festival where they appeared everywhere in concession…

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Decadent Chocolate Pots

This Chocolate Pot recipe from Jamie Oliver will satisfy your chocolate cravings for a week. It is so rich and elegant yet surprisingly simple to make. You do not need to bake these custards like many other recipes or use…

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Watermelon Snow Cones

I went to a friend’s house and made snow cones. When I came home I asked my mom if we could buy a snow cone machine and she said “No, but I have a better idea.” She remembered the Watermelon…

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Pina Colada Pops with Cherries

You would think that Pina Colada pops have rum but these popsicles are kid friendly. They are very sweet and healthy. My brother and I really enjoyed them. I like them because they are very refreshing after a hot day at…