Homemade Ranch Dressing

Homemade Ranch Dressing

You know how some foods just taste better homemade?  A restaurant or store may have a great version, but if and when you have the time, homemade is even better.  When it came to ranch dressing for us though, the restaurant versions always seemed far better than anything at home.  Well, thanks to the 2020 quarantine, we finally had enough and aimed for perfecting homemade ranch dressing for ourselves once and for all. In this house we love ranch.  Ranch…

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What I’m Thankful For During Quarantine

What I’m Thankful For During Quarantine

Quarantine may be winding down for some, but for us we are still under #stayhome orders for a while. The ongoing nature of social isolation can be overbearing. Recently when we were anticipating a lift of these stay home orders, I wrote about what I was looking forward to after quarantine. However, I found myself wistfully thinking about what I’d miss at the same time. So today I’m here to document what I’m thankful for during quarantine. Just Be Slower…

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Disney’s Dole Whip

Disney’s Dole Whip

For as long as I know of, one of the top treats at Disneyland has been Disney’s Dole Whip. A refreshing, tropically-flavored frozen treat served right outside the Enchanted Tiki Room. Disney’s website had previously shared some of their insider recipes, but the big ticket snacks hit the blog during the 2020 pandemic quarantine and everyone went wild, ourselves included. Disney’s Dole Whip has enough of a reputation without me sitting here trying to build it up some more, so…

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Disney’s PCH Grill French Toast

Disney’s PCH Grill French Toast

2020 has been quite the year so far. With everyone needing a little inspirational touch of magic during the #stayhome movement Disney Parks stepped up to the plate. Not the baseball kind of plate, the dining kind of plate, which we all certainly love Disney for. They posted recipes of some of their park favorites during quarantine and we tried one! Just in time for an at-home Mother’s Day, here is Disney’s PCH Grill Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Banana French Toast….

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What I’m Looking Forward To After Quarantine

What I’m Looking Forward To After Quarantine

As the Covid-19 pandemic is still raging throughout the world, many of us find ourselves still sheltering safely at home. While there are some places beginning to open back up to “normal” that isn’t the case where we are. Often throughout this quarantine I found myself wishing things were different or wanting so badly to go to some places I love. So, if for no other purpose than to keep myself busy and out of the pantry for a bit,…

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Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Foil Packets

Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Foil Packets

Mild springtime weather has come to a screeching halt in our neck of the woods. Scorching hot temperatures outside, and sunshine forecast for days are all music to my ears. The perfect time has come for some good BBQ. Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Foil Packets are a simple way to put a full delicious meal on the table. As we are still in midst of the coronavirus quarantine, there are plenty of us doing much more home cooking than normal. And…

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Mix Your Own Taco Seasoning

Mix Your Own Taco Seasoning

Nearly ten years ago I was big into healthy and simple food swaps. These books were my lifeline back then. I was a pretty busy individual working full time, going to school full time, and I had a baby. Fair enough to call it three full time jobs. There wasn’t much time to commit to exercising so instead I was obsessed with quick healthy food swaps to counter my lack of exercising. One swap I ran across was prepackaged taco…

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Quarantine Charcuterie Date Night

Quarantine Charcuterie Date Night

We all need time to feel special and connect with our significant other. Even during a pandemic quarantine, it’s no different. It is likely more important now than ever before to focus time on our most intimate relationships. Even during widespread lockdowns, it is still possible to make a date night special and exciting. That’s why today we are sharing a quarantine charcuterie date night. Like we pointed out in our other post, Kid-Friendly Charcuterie, charcuterie has been around for…

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Super Simple Crockpot Pulled Pork

Super Simple Crockpot Pulled Pork

This recipe is about as simple and common as it gets. I first found this recipe from a friend more than 10 years ago. It was so simple I remembered how to make it from the first time they told me. Been making it the same ever since. A friend of mine recently asked for some good and simple recipes, so here is my super simple crockpot pulled pork for, well, you know who you are. 🙂 The origins of…

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Trying Nerdy Nummies Recipes

Trying Nerdy Nummies Recipes

Watching Rosanna Pansino’s Nerdy Nummies YouTube channel has become a favorite pastime. Her thematic dress and set decor, humor, and aptitude for baking amazing themed treats is unparalleled. She brings true entertainment and inspiration to the realm of baking. While her videos are tutorials, I found myself hundreds of views deep over many years without having made any of her creations. So it was finally time for trying Nerdy Nummies recipes out. Let’s get started! This post will be more…

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