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Freshly Squeezed Homemade Lemonade

A few weekends ago, while we were visiting family in Virginia, we stopped at Wendy’s for lunch. One of their featured drinks in the summer is lemonade. This gave me an idea. I wanted to make my own homemade, freshly squeezed lemonade. And while I’m at it, I’d like to make berry lemonade too! (Since I’ve been experimenting with fruit-infused…

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Simple, Edible Spring Flowers

When we have holidays, I like to try to make something cute, creative, and unique. Some are wins, and some are big losers! I guess this is the nature of Pinterest! (If I could use a laughing emoji, it would go here!) There are many different pictures and recipes for these M&M pretzel flowers on Pinterest, so I cannot say…

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Cinnamon Apple Bake

A few weeks ago, a friend at school was warming up part of her lunch, and pretty soon the whole teacher’s room smelled like delicious cinnamon and apples! Her son made this healthy dessert for their family, and she was fortunate enough to have leftovers to bring to school and waft under our noses! I asked for her recipe so…

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Peppermint Mocha Cookies

One of my favorite coffee drinks is a peppermint mocha.  And, in my opinion, Starbucks has the best peppermint mochas!  Anyone have other favorite peppermint mochas? I have a really good mocha chocolate chip cookie recipe, and I wanted to add a peppermint twist to it!  To be fair, these don’t taste exactly like a Starbucks peppermint mocha, but it…

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2017, Where Have You Gone??

I am not a big New Year’s resolution person. It’s totally fine if you are, it just doesn’t ever workout for me. Except twice. In 2015, a friend and I made a goal to run 15 races that year. We finished on December 31, 2015…in the dark…but we did it! The following year, she and I ran a half marathon…

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Stuffing Balls

Every year for Christmas and Easter dinner, my mom makes stuffing balls. I only recently began eating them. I am not a huge stuffing fan…I know some people who live for stuffing during holiday meals! When I lived at home with my parents, many times I would help my mom make the stuffing balls. I enjoyed chopping vegetables, so I…

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Baking Gingerbread Man Cookies

Every year, I do many activities with my first grade students based upon The Gingerbread Man story.  We read many different gingerbread man books, write about decorating a construction paper gingerbread man, and even perform a gingerbread man readers’ theater for the kindergarten class!  But never have I actually made gingerbread cookies with my students (or ever, really)! I thought…

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Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookies

I could not be more excited about the first day of autumn!  And to celebrate this, I thought I would share probably my favorite fall recipe with you.  These pumpkin spice chocolate chip cookies are delicious!  They have a spicy fall warmth to them, as well as sweetness from the chocolate chips.  They are fluffy and moist.  They taste amazing…

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