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March 31st, 2016

Candy-Pretzel Flowers

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I made these adorable Candy Pretzel Flowers with my grand kids for Easter last week – we had so much fun. I wanted to share them because I think they are cute not only for Easter, but would be great for Mother’s Day, May Day, Baby Showers, or just as a great activity for upcoming family reunions.  They are super easy and you can customize your M&M colors to match any theme. (Single colors sold online or at Party City.)

All you need are some pretzel snaps (the square ones), candy melts, and M&Ms.

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My granddaughters loved make them –

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September 9th, 2013

Apple Sandwiches

What’s the first thing your kids say when they get home from school?  If they are like mine, it’s “What’s for Snack?”   I still remember coming home from school starving – especially if you had the early lunch period at 10:45!

This apple sandwich is fun and healthy!  It’s perfect for a quick morning breakfast or a yummy afternoon snack to tide them over until dinner; you can even pack in a lunch box.  All you need to do is take your apple, cut it into slices and top it with peanut butter, granola, and mini chocolate chips {also try 

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March 5th, 2013

Coconut Easter Nests

Are you aware that Easter falls in March this year? So that means we are less than 1 month to Easter. Easter is just barely in March, March 31st to be exact. {It is also my birthday, just saying}.  So if you are looking for a fun little treat, look no further.  These little nests can be made so fast.  You don’t even need to break out the mixer.

Coconut Easter Nests


1 (14 oz) bag flake coconut
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
1 egg white
egg-shaped candies


Preheat oven

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December 14th, 2012

Chips and Dips New Year’s Eve Style

I know, I know – it’s not even Christmas and now we’re talking New Years!   I just couldn’t resist sharing this fabulous idea with you – and you know New Year’s it just one week later; so whether you are hosting the party or just bringing food to the party – How Fun is This!

While you’re out doing your Christmas shopping, pick up a plastic top hat at the party supply store to fill with chips, add a couple of martini glasses (these are inexpensive acrylic) to fill with your favorite dips.  Mmm . . . maybe guacamole and

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October 18th, 2012

Kids in the Kitchen: Frankenstein Rice Krispie Sticks

As I said yesterday, Jocelyn and I have made a switch this week so I am the lucky one in Denver with her three kids.  Did I mention  it  is  also Fall Break here . . .  that means nobody is in school so we have all day to play!  No worries, I came prepared with my Pinterest boards and lots of fun crafts and activities.

These Frankenstein Rice Krispies were a huge hit with the kids!  There are lots of Frankenstein goodies out there on Pinterest, but we adapted ours from this Pin.  Of course some wanted happy

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Caramel Potatoes

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