Simple Summer Strawberry Cake

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Here in the Pacific Northwest the school year is wrapping up and berries are in full swing! In fact, from what I hear at the local farm stands, strawberries are on the verge of ending their season a bit early and before we know it, raspberries will be on their way! And yes, if you're reading my mind, this recipe could also be done with raspberries or blueberries or blackberries … [Read more...]

How to Make a 4th of July Fruit Hat

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This is a sponsored post.4th of July is right around the corner and we have a great party centerpiece for you today! If you are hosting a BBQ or 4th of July party, this Uncle Sam Fruit Hat will be a hit with both kids and adults.This is another great Marzetti® brand creation. If you missed our first three DIY produce projects, you can see them here, here, and … [Read more...]

S’mores Waffle Bites Recipe

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Summer break is three days away for us but that doesn't mean we couldn't start the s'mores early. The Junior Gizmo kids whipped up some amazing s'mores this past weekend but these had a twist. Instead of graham crackers, these were made with my 5 year old's favorite breakfast item in the world - Mini Eggo Waffles! The S'mores Waffle Bites are so easy to make that the kids can … [Read more...]

My Favorite Dessert – Pistachio Hello Dollies

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If you clicked on this recipe, I'm super happy! You're going to love and adore it! It's the perfect dessert for picnics, birthdays or just because afternoons.I know it takes some guts to take a chance on a dessert called "Hello Dollies." It's an odd name, and no, I have no idea where it came from. Well, other than the fact that this is what my grandma called them. I think … [Read more...]

Vanilla Wafer Chocolate Banana Bites Recipe

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Heading into summer means that I'm going to want to turn on the oven less and less as the weather heats up. Charlotte gets quite hot in the summer so I'll be looking for delicious cold snacks and desserts to keep things chill but yummy. One of my favorite summer desserts is chocolate covered bananas. I make a batch of bite-sizes treats and keep them in the freezer for those … [Read more...]