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Double Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

in DIY / Tutorials, Family, Real Food / Easy Meals

I'm finding out that there are so many great treats you can bake up using just a regular 'ole cake mix. A current favorite in MommyKnows ville are these Double Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies, inspired by the wonderful Ms. Paula Deen. Ingredients 1 (8-ounce) brick cream cheese (softened) 1/2 cup of butter (softened) 1 egg [...]

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DIY: Dip Dye Hair using Kool-Aid

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I want to make it clear right up front that I am NOT a professional hair stylist/colorist. This is the process my daughter and I used to dip dye her brown hair. It worked quite well, you may NOT get the same results. Experiment at your own risk. I know from using Kool-Aid in other [...]

Back to School Shoes

Back to School with New Balance

in Family, General, Product Reviews

It's that time of the year again, back to school. I've always dreaded it. I know many of my friends like to joke and sing, "It's the most wonderful time of the year!", but I'm not a fan. I enjoy summer, no schedule, later nights and later mornings. Of course to top it off, there [...]

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The #JC100: Coquilles St. Jacques À La Provençale OR Scallops Gratinéed with Wine, Garlic and Herbs

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On August 15th, Julia Child would have been 100 years old. To honor her, the JC100 was launched, it is a national campaign involving restaurants, chefs, bookstores, and bloggers (that's me), all celebrating Julia and her legacy. As a participant, I cooked up some Coquilles St. Jacques À La Provençale and may I just say, [...]


DIY Colourful Paint for Kids

in DIY / Tutorials, Family

I made the mistake of showing Georgia Pinterest on my iPad. She has a list of projects a mile long for us to do together. It's a good thing school starts next week. First up was making our own paint. She loves to paint. The recipe/instructions were so easy how could I say, "no"? I [...]

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Kraft Foods Backyard Party #Giveaway #KraftBackyardParty

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** Winner is Comment #3 Brandi Wristen Schattle congratulations Brandi, please email me with your address.** Nothing says, "Summer!" like a backyard party. Our around here that mean burgers on the BBQ! Try this delicious: VELVEETA® Slices Queso Blanco Burger Prep Time: 30 min. | Makes: 4 servings. What You Need 2 Tbsp. KRAFT [...]


Super Fast and Easy Raspberry Jam! with SURE-JELL #Giveaway #YesIJam

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** Winner is: Meghan Finley! Congratulations Meghan, please email me with your address! ** I started canning last fall for the first time. I'm not sure why, but I had myself convinced it was DIFFICULT, very difficult! As usual I was wrong. It's actually pretty easy. It's also very satisfying! It feels so 'right' to [...]

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Let’s Pretend, Ass-Kicking, Hiking Burstal Pass and DIY Ziplock Bag Winter Boots!

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Let's pretend that my last post wasn't dated in March! Let's just pretend I've been here all along blogging away. I've been busy, but no busier than usual. In fact with skiing over (sort of), life has actually slowed down some. I'm trying to keep the kids active and get myself in shape for some [...]


DIY Cheddar Cheese Animal Crackers

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Looking for a way to keep little hands busy over spring break? Try making some Cheddar Cheese Animal Crackers. They're super easy and delicious. Get the recipe and instructions over at my LifeMadeDelicious Blog. Do you have any kid friendly recipes to share? MK xo


Valentine Heart Chocolate Chip Cookies – Fun, Easy, Quick!

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This post is a day late and a dollar short ... that's me these days. I can't seem to get anything done in advance! Who am I kidding? I never have ... probably never will, especially with an attitude like this. Oh well ... Most importantly though, I did manage to get these cookies made [...]