Paleo Banana Scramble

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So I know it sometimes feels like all we talk about Baby Gizmo are chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate recipes, but we can be healthy too. Sometimes. I have been looking into the Paleo diet, which focuses on eating wholesome food while emphasizing the importance of getting enough sleep and exercise…. The sleep and exercise… Read More

10 Homeade Donut Recipes

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Who doesn’t love donuts?! Powdered, chocolate, glazed, sugar, sprinkles, there are so many choices and yet they all taste DELICIOUS. When I was a little girl, Sunday mornings meant donuts. Before we headed off to church we stopped in the same Dippity Donut store and I got to choose my favorite treat. It was a… Read More

10 Great Halloween Costumes for Twins

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Believe it or not, folks, Halloween is right around the corner! That means it’s time to start thinking about Halloween costumes for our little ones. Choosing costumes for my twin boys is always extra fun because I like to put them in coordinating outfits that fit their personalities. For their first Halloween, when they were… Read More

Homemade Coffee Ideas

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In honor of National Coffee Day on September 29, I am sharing some homemade coffee ideas with you. Everyone could use a little more coffee in their lives, especially busy, tired parents. So next time you reach for your morning cup of Joe, try one of these recipes instead!   Iced Vanilla Latte. I thought we’d… Read More

Curry Tofu Salad

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I’ve never been one for experimenting with recipes, I can follow a recipe just great, but tasting something and then making up my own – not so much. But … a few years ago I tried a deli salad from Whole Foods and just had to attempt a recreation at home. It took a few… Read More

Halloween Funfetti Pudding Cookies

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Don’t miss another fabulous recipe! Follow Skinny Not Skinny on Facebook (our food blog!) for yummy recipes everyday! The first day of Autumn was just last Sunday but it seems like overnight everything started looking like Halloween. Leaves are changing, costumes are filling the stores, and pumpkins are everywhere. I have to admit – I… Read More

10 Great Apple Recipes

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We’ve all heard the saying “An apple a day keeps the Doctor away” so why is that? According to Wikipedia Preliminary research suggests that apples may reduce the risk of colon cancer, prostate cancer and lung cancer.Apple peels contain ursolic acid which, in rat studies, increases skeletal muscle and brown fat, and decreases white fat,… Read More

10 Homemade Ice Cream Ideas

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! September 22 is National Ice Cream Cone Day so in honor of that, I’m sharing ten delicious and homemade ice cream flavors for you to try and serve up in a cone! Enjoy!   Vanilla Bean. Something about vanilla ice cream is just so classic… Read More

Maple Nut Cookies with Maple Icing

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Don’t miss another fabulous recipe! Follow Skinny Not Skinny on Facebook (our food blog!) for yummy recipes everyday! When I was browsing my mother-in-law’s old cookbooks a few weeks ago during a visit (yes, actual cookbooks and not Pinterest!), I came across what I thought would be a perfect fall snack. For some reason, maple… Read More

10 Unique Birthday Party Themes for Kids

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Planning a birthday party for your child? These fun and unique kids’ birthday party themes should provide some inspiration! Airplane Party: Boarding-pass invitations, individual lunches served by “flight attendants” (a.k.a. parents) in clear plastic containers, a “baggage claim” area where guests can pick up suitcase-shaped favor bags … it’s all enough to sweep a little… Read More

Halloween Oreo Chocolate Cookie Bars

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Don’t miss another fabulous recipe! Follow Skinny Not Skinny on Facebook (our food blog!) for yummy recipes everyday! This past weekend I was assigned the task of bringing a dessert to our neighbor’s house for our weekly Sunday football get-together. The only request that I received (besides that it had to be fabulous!) was that… Read More

12 Great Potato Recipes

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Did you all know that this month is National Potato Month? How cool is that?! A whole month dedicated to my favorite vegetable! I’m Irish, and that means I have to love potatoes. But I’m pretty sure EVERYONE loves potatoes right? What other vegetable can you serve baked, mashed, and as French fries? That’s a… Read More

10 Decadent Chocolate Recipes

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Did you know that today is International Chocolate Day? That means we should eat nothing but chocolate today, right?! Okay, maybe not but it is like chocolate’s birthday and we should celebrate it! I’m a big fan of chocolate. I would bathe in chocolate if I could. (TMI?) It’s one of those things that if… Read More

14 Great Carrot Recipes

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When I was little I was always told to eat my carrots to keep my vision perfect because “you’ve never seen a rabbit wearing glasses, have you?” Did you get fed that gem of a line? Regardless of whether or not carrots are actually good for your vision, they are pretty delicious and can be… Read More

Muffin Tin Meals

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You know those moments when you think, “Golly, I’m officially a mom genius! I’m really getting a hang of this ever-changing job of mine!” I have those moments occasionally. Maybe every other month or so. I don’t get a lot of sleep so for me, that seems pretty often! And when those genius moments come,… Read More

10 Delicious Dessert Bars You Will Want To Make

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My family has always been big on dessert bars. They are like the perfect combination of cookie, brownie, cake, cheesecake, you name it, it has it! You can basically turn any of your favorite treats into a dessert bar and they are usually pretty easy to make. Today I’ve gathered together 10 delicious dessert bars… Read More

Halloween Oreo Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies

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Don’t forget to check out our new FOOD BLOG – SKINNY NOT SKINNY – dedicated 100% to food! They are back!! The Halloween Oreos have officially hit the store shelves! That bright orange Oreo creme just puts me in the pumpkin patch and trick or treat spirit. Here’s the thing – I like Oreos. The… Read More

Great Crafts To Do With Your Toddler

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Today I’ve rounded up 10 great crafts to do with your toddlers and preschoolers! Crafts are such a fun way to bring out your kids talent, teach them new things, and have fun spending time creating together! Super Hero Masks. What kid doesn’t want to be a super hero? This craft idea from Cutesy Crafts… Read More

Apple Pie Sticks

Apple Pie Sticks

I love apple pie. It’s one of those desserts that I don’t really have all that often though because my husband hates hot fruit. Not only does he hate hot fruit but he hates “pie”. Yep, all pie. He can’t really pinpoint it but he just says that he doesn’t like pie. Any pie. Well,… Read More

Mexican Sloppy Joes

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Since school is started, I’m really trying to get on a dinner schedule. It is part of my grand plan to get more organized. I’m trying to plan out the meals for the week which means I’ve had to sit down and think about the meals that my family really likes. Today I wanted to… Read More