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Celebrate summer with a fresh cherry and mint drink. These Cherry Mint Mocktails are sweet, tangy, bubbly and family friendly!

Cherry Mint Mocktails

I made a delicious recipe using SPLENDA® Sweeteners as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. Celebrate summer with a fresh cherry and mint drink.  These Cherry Mint Mocktails are sweet, tangy, bubbly and family friendly! Fresh, sweet cherries are almost always a highlight of my summer.  My kids jump for joy likes it's Christmas when I bring home a bag of fresh cherries from the grocery store. Perfectly ripe cherries plus fresh mint from my garden and a splash of lime juice really turn a normal cherry drink into this festive … [Read More...]

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Have a romantic week or weekend to unplug and reconnect at Garland's Oak Creek Lodge in Sedona, AZ.

Garland’s Oak Creek Lodge in Sedona AZ

My husband and I recently spent some time at Garland’s Oak Creek Lodge in Sedona, AZ as their guests.  We spent time with the new owners, the former owner, and the amazing gardeners. Garland’s Lodge is located less than 10 miles north of scenic Sedona, AZ in the heart of Oak Creek Canyon.  I’ve often thought […]

Crazy cake that requires no eggs or oil...this Dr Pepper Vanilla Float Cake tastes like a float but has sort of a praline-like flavor too. It's gluten free and vegan and totally divine!

Dr Pepper Vanilla Float Cake

Crazy cake that requires no eggs or oil…this Dr Pepper Vanilla Float Cake tastes like a float but has sort of a praline-like flavor too. It’s gluten free and vegan and totally divine! I don’t think I’ve made a cake any easier than this one.  It’s seriously insane and couldn’t be any simpler.  No eggs, […]

This Orange Scallion Quinoa is a perfectly flavored side dish goes well with fish or even a grilled steak.

Orange Scallion Quinoa

This Orange Scallion Quinoa is a perfectly flavored side dish goes well with fish or even a grilled steak. I admit it!  I love quinoa!  And so should you! It’s a perfect superfood and that means it is packed full of some amazing health benefits…but healthy doesn’t mean boring or flavorless.  Try adding orange and […]

Sweet and spicy...these Giant Fair-Style Turkey Legs are even better than the fair and will put a smile on kids' faces everywhere.

Giant Fair-Style Turkey Legs

Sweet and spicy…these Giant Fair-Style Turkey Legs are even better than the fair and will put a smile on kids’ faces everywhere. Every year we go to the Renaissance Festival and my daughter freaks out over the giant turkey legs.  She absolutely loves them…they are a special treat for her.  In fact, we recently had […]

Sweet Onion & Goat Cheese Tarts are easy and delicious. They make a perfect appetizer.

Sweet Onion & Goat Cheese Tarts

I made a delicious recipe using SPLENDA® Sweeteners as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. These Sweet Onion & Goat Cheese Tarts are easy and delicious.  They make a perfect appetizer. I love having family and friends over for supper all the time.  I just really enjoy a simple dinner party and find joy in […]

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