Gluten Free Lemon Bars

Gluten Free Lemon Bars - no one will know these are gluten free.  They are amazing!

Lemon bars are one of my favorite treats.  I have a couple of amazing lemon bar recipes.  One that our family has been making for 50 years  – they truly are the Best Lemon Bars.  And then another recipe for Lemon Cheesecake Bars which are heavenly too.  I have a hard time choosing between the two.  Now I have a third recipe to add to my list of amazing lemon bar recipes.  That would be today’s recipe for gluten free lemon bars. Let  me tell you NO ONE will know [Continue Reading…]

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Serendipity –  a “fortunate happenstance” or “pleasant surprise”. Serendipity is the perfect description for our most recent family photos.  Our entire family was going to be in Utah at the end of April for Tessa’s college graduation.  Now that my children are all grown up, graduated from college and have jobs and live in different states,  the times we are all together in one place are getting fewer and fewer (this is one of things I don’t like about being an empty nester) So I decided to take advantage of the fact [Continue Reading…]

Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Brisket}only 4 ingredients

slow cooker beef brisket - only needs 4 ingredients!

While my kids were in high school, I spent a lot of time in the costume shop at the school.   One of my favorite things about it was the opportunity it gave me to meet some of the other moms of my children’s friends. It never fails, when moms get together, the conversation always makes it around to… “So what are you having for dinner?” I love to ask that question.  I have gotten a lot of great new recipes by asking it. Today’s recipe is one that I got that [Continue Reading…]

Inspiration Monday Linky Party

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Happy Mother’s Day! Today, it’s all about Mom. Whether you are a Mom, have your Mom in your heart, or are celebrating with your Mom, We hope you enjoy the day, and most of all find time to relax. Now lets get the relaxation started, shall, we? It’s time to party with 7 blogs… I Should Be Mopping the Floor | Refresh Restyle Redhead Can Decorate| Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom twelveOeight | What Meegan Makes | Your Homebased Mom This week’s features were selected by Julie from Redhead [Continue Reading…]

School Colors Chocolate Covered Oreos

Graduation Chocoalte Dipped Oreos

If you follow me on Instagram you know that we just had a big event in our family.  Our baby graduated from college.  Yikes!  Not sure how I could possibly be that old but we are proud and she is off to the Big Apple to live her dream.  Mom’s just a little nervous.  She had only been in New York City for 24 hours and I think I had called or texted her a dozen times to see how she was.  When her phone died for a couple of [Continue Reading…]

Birthday Party Cart with Italian Soda Bar and Giveaway

Birthday Party Cart and Italian Soda Bar

This post is sponsored by Reddi-wip®  but all opinions are my own. #PartyReddi I love birthday parties!  When my kids were little I must admit I may have sometimes gone a little over the top with my party planning.  There was the year we had a Easter Bunny theme because one of my boys was born a few days before Easter.  Everything and I mean everything at the party was shaped like an Easter bunny.  It was a little out of control, if I do say so myself.  Especially considering the party was [Continue Reading…]

Slow Cooker Beef Curry

slow cooker beef curry

Add this slow cooker beef curry to your dinner rotation this week.  It is full of flavor and is delicious served with rice and or naan bread. I keep thinking I am going to put the slow cooker away and start using my grill more but I’ve got such a strong love affair going with that slow cooker that I’m having a hard time.  Even with the nicer weather we are having I am still loving using my slow cooker.  So this week you get another slow cooker recipe that [Continue Reading…]

Waffle Bar Bridal Shower with Chinet® Cut Crystal® + a Giveaway​

Waffle Bar Bridal Shower

This post was sponsored by Chinet® Cut Crystal® but all opinions are my own. One of my favorite parties to throw is a bridal shower. It is just exciting to be a part of such a fun new beginning. A young couple in love. I love to see the bride’s face as she talks about her fiancé and see and feel her excitement! I recently gave a bridal shower for the daughter of a friend. This was her third daughter to get married. I hosted showers for her other daughters [Continue Reading…]

Inspiration Monday Linky Party

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Welcome to Inspiration Monday,  we’re so glad you are here! If you’re needing a little inspiration, you are definitely at the right place. Spend a few minutes browsing all the fabulous and creative ideas our readers have shared below. Of course, if you’re a blogger, link your latest creations and have your work seen on 7 different blogs! I Should Be Mopping the Floor | Refresh Restyle Redhead Can Decorate| Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom twelveOeight | What Meegan Makes | Your Homebased Mom This week’s features were selected [Continue Reading…]