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Lemon Drop Sugar Cookies for your next Cookie Exchange

in General, Real Food / Easy Meals

If you are like me, a cookie exchange sounds like a fabulous idea, until the day before, when you have 859 important tasks to accomplish and NO COOKIES made. If you're a procrastinator like I am, this recipe using a Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix, is going to be a life-saver. Lemon Drops are super [...]

chocolate chip cookies

Betty Crocker Chocolate Chip Cookies

in Gallery, Product Reviews, Real Food / Easy Meals

Every month I get a great selection of General Mills products to test out as part of my participation as a LifeMadeDelicious Blogger. We were all thrilled to find the Betty Crocker Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix in the kit. They're fast, easy and delicious. All you need is: The mix, 1 egg, and 1/2 cup [...]

chex mix

Oh Canada Chex Mix (Gluten Free)

in General, Product Reviews, Real Food / Easy Meals

I'm a huge 'nuts and bolts' fan, therefore, this Gluten Free Chex Mix recipe from LifeMadeDelicious really appealed to me. With several friends eating Gluten Free it makes a great gift or snack to have around. It's quite delicious. Ingredients 4 1/2 cups (1.125 L) Honey Nut Chex* cereal 4 1/2 cups (1.125 L) Rice [...]

crescent dogs

Pillsbury Crescent Dogs

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Pillsbury Crescent Dogs - Everybody likes a hot-dog right? Right! My kids are no exception and while this recipe isn't for everyday dining. It sure is welcomed by the kids. AND I have to say ... it sure is yummy. It makes an easy meal on a busy night. Paired with a wholesome soup, it's [...]

pumpkin spice muffins

Quick & Easy Pumpkins Spice Muffins

in General, Real Food / Easy Meals

I've become the queen of cake mix hacks. Oh the goodness I've been creating. It's so easy to turn a cake mix into tasty muffins, a loaf cake or even cookies. All with your very own twist. I've blogged the family favourite on my LifeMadeDelicious Blog and I'm going to blog my favourite here today. [...]

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cinnamon roll waffle

Cinnamon Roll Waffles

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Cinnamon Roll Waffles I am Pillsbury fan, not long ago I happened upon a tweet with a photo of a waffle iron cooked Pillsbury Cinnamon Roll! My kids love waffles, they love cinnamon buns, and I love EASY! This looked like it would tick all of those boxes, but I was a little bit skeptical. [...]

tulip cupcakes

Tulip Cupcakes Tutorial – A great Mother’s Day Treat

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

Spring time means tulips, and it's definitely spring, so I thought tulip cupcakes would be in order. Lucky for me, I have a wonderful friend Gloria who is also the talent behind The Art of Cake. I won't give you a tutorial on how to make and ice the perfect cupcake. This is about the [...]

Mini Heart Shaped Cherry Pies

Mini Heart-Shaped Cherry Pies ~ EASY! Valentine’s Day

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You can't plan far enough ahead. I'm already looking forward to next Valentines Day. If you're like @MarthaStewart and Me, you'll plant your cherry trees now! Fine! You got me... I made these for this past Valentine's Day (it was only a week ago!), but I wouldn't want to post them on-time. That would just [...]


DIY: Make your own Vanilla Extract

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This is undoubtedly one of the easiest projects, I've attempted. It's also one of the most delicious and makes a wonderful gift to give away during the holiday season. I made the vanilla extract in October for gift-giving in December. My intention was to blog about it in early November, giving you plenty of time [...]


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 [...]