(Healthier) No-Bake Granola Bars

healthier no-bake granola bars

It has been HOT here this week. We all tend to lose our appetites when it’s so hot out so we’ve been keeping mealtimes really simple by having lot’s of salads, fruits and veggies with a little side of grilled meat. I didn’t turn on my oven once this week, but in preparation for our… 

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End of the Rainbow Cupcakes

end of the rainbow cupcakes

Last week was my birthday. The night before, as my hubby was bringing my sweet little boy to bed he turned and said to me, “Happy Birthday Cake Mommy!” I knew in that moment I wasn’t going to get away without making a cake. How could I after such sweetness? Other years I’ve happily made… 

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Puff Pastry Pudding Hearts

Puff Pastry Pudding Hearts

I couldn’t resist throwing in one last Valentine’s Day treat. This is a great last-minute dessert if you haven’t nailed anything down for tonight yet. Or, it would even be a fun after school project with the kids. Reminiscent of éclairs, these puff pastry pillows are filled with homemade vanilla pudding and drizzled with chocolate. Don’t… 

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Nutella Love Letter Pancakes

Nutella Love Letter Pancakes

Growing up my mom always did something special for us kids on Valentine’s Day. Usually a little goodie basket and a cute valentine. We knew the evening would be my parents time together but she always made sure to do something special for us during the day. My own kids don’t really know much about… 

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Kids in the Kitchen: Tortilla Pizzas

Kids in the Kitchen: Tortilla Pizzas

I think it’s great to get kids in the kitchen early and even to arm them with recipes so that once they’re a little older, and staying home alone, you know they can take good care of themselves in the kitchen (without you having to worry about the house exploding while you’re gone). I first… 

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Christmas Cookie Puzzle

Christmas Cookie Puzzle

This is a fun gift or activity for the child (or child-like person) in your life. An edible puzzle, to be decorated to your heart’s content and then eaten afterwards. Who says you can’t play with your food? These are a lot of fun to make and after snapping the above photo, I let my… 

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Blueberry Vanilla Bean Applesauce

Blueberry Vanilla Bean Applesauce

I don’t know why it took me so long to make applesauce. Well, maybe I do – because somehow in my mind it seemed like a laborious difficult process. But it really shouldn’t have taken me so long because it couldn’t be easier. I was originally going to can some but once I tried out… 

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Honeydew Raspberry Popsicles

honeydew raspberry popsicles

We’ve finally been experiencing the summer weather that everyone’s been talking about for weeks. When we were in Canada it was all thunderstorms and tornado’s. When we came back to Norway it was rain, rain, rain, rain. Now the sun has finally come out to play and we’re taking full advantage. As soon as the… 

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