This fun kids activity only requires 2 ingredients, and one is water!  DIY Sidewalk Chalk paint is a washable colored paint that you can use to be creative on sidewalks and driveways.  It takes just minutes to whip up and both kids and adults will have hours of fun with it!  Looking for more activities?…

Easy DIY Sidewalk Chalk Paint
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We know you’re here for our World’s Best Homemade Play-Doh recipe, but to help you feed your families and stay sane during this crazy time, we’ve dropped the pricing on our Simplified meal plans — Dinner, Simplified and Summer, Simplified are both now available for $19.99. All of the recipes in both of these plans…

the world's best homemade play-doh
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To help you feed your families and stay sane during this crazy time, we’ve dropped the pricing on our Simplified meal plans — Dinner, Simplified and Summer, Simplified are both now available for $19.99. All of the recipes in both of these plans feature a handful of staple, simple ingredients – perfect for times like…

We're All in This Together!
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I’ve been fumbling over what to say over the last few days. I felt like last week, we were free-falling into chaos, that things were drastically changing on an hourly basis, feeling all the feelings. I was scared that I was underprepared and that I wasn’t going to be able to get what I needed…

A Few Thoughts as We Approach a Pandemic
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Sweet Fruit Salsa is one of our favorite things to eat with Baked Cinnamon Chips. It’s a perfect family snack, a light dessert, or an awesome appetizer to take to a gathering. You can mix and match your favorite fruits, and this recipe gives multiple ways to customize.  Serve it with the baked chips, or…

salsa in a bowl
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These Smoky Honey Mustard Pork Chops are RIDICULOUSLY fast, easy, and so delicious! They use just a handful of pantry ingredients to make a protein-packed dinner. (Keep reading for more about this recipe!) I love this recipe because it comes together in just a few minutes with (aside from the pork chops) things I always…

honey mustard pork chops
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Classic banana bread is a recipe that should be in every cook’s arsenal.  This is our favorite recipe, as it boasts just the right amount of sweetness without being overly saturated with sugar and a perfect texture that highlights the natural flavor of the banana.  It calls for a small amount of yogurt or sour…

sliced banana bread
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I know Mardi Gras is barely a blip on everyone else’s radar, but it’s kind of consumed our lives here in Louisiana. If you’re wanting to celebrate, this Creamy Cajun Pasta with Peppers and Smoked Sausage is one of my favorite Louisiana recipes–it has become a dinnertime staple at our house! You’ll never guess that…

creamy cajun pasta
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This Sugar Cookie Recipe has been a crowd favorite for YEARS because it produces a consistent cookie with the perfect buttery flavor and soft centers.  It holds its shape beautifully when cut with cookie cutters and one of the best things is that you can choose to bake these sugar cookies soft and thick, or…

Baked Sugar Cookies
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Classic buttercream frosting is soft, fluffy, and silky smooth.  It’s the perfect topping for desserts like sugar cookies, cakes, cupcakes and more.  Make sure to scroll past the below recipe card for lots of tips and tricks to produce the perfect frosting.  The method is just as important as the ingredients!  When you master the…

spoon of buttercream
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So you know how when you send your oldest kid to kindergarten, they come home with every disease known to mankind for about a year? Yeah, that’s been me the last couple of weeks, only I’m not in kindergarten. I’ll be honest, I haven’t cooked anything in about two weeks (I have an entire week’s worth…

kate's faves
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White beans lend a creamy texture to this hearty, flavorful soup.  Smoky bacon and a classic vegetable trio round out the flavors.  It’s filling and nourishing, and perfect for dunking a chunk of crusty bread or a toasty sandwich.  Cooking it in an electric pressure cooker (Instant Pot) makes it quick and easy!  Scroll past…

Pressure Cooker Bean and Bacon Soup
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