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Tropical Slush

Does the heat of summer have you melting?  This taste of the tropics will cool you right down! And best yet?  This …

Fruit & Nut Granola Bars

Summer means my children, of which three are teenagers, are constantly in search of the next snack to ease their voracious appetites. …

Mango Strawberry Creamsicles

Is there anything that says summer better than popsicles?  Sticky juice running over little fingers, cool iciness offsetting the heat of the …

Ultimate Mac & Cheese

Mac and cheese is, in my mind, the ultimate comfort food.  I am absolutely positive that millions of kids around the world …

Cheesy Bacon Baked Beans

My father and my grandfather served in the military.  Memorial Day has always meant understanding that only through the sacrifice of faithful …

Bacon Broccoli Cheese Soup

May in the Northwest is a daily manic swing through every weather event possible-or so it seems. Flip-flop wearing, shorts sporting, put …