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Author Archive: Jenny W-K

Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies and a Princess Jasmine Cake

Back when I was dating my husband, I told some of my co-workers that he loves pumpkin pie. One of my co-workers brought me in a recipe she cut out of a magazine for Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies. I have no idea what magazine she got this from, but it is a great recipe. I’ve made …

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Countdown to Disney World Chart – A creative visual display

Countdown to Disney World Chart – A creative visual display. Check out my post on my other blog. It’s a great idea for a countdown to Disney chart/board to help kids understand how many more days are left until you leave on your vacation. This idea can be applied to any upcoming vacations, events, holidays. …

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Healthy Banana Ice Cream – Vitamix Blender Recipe

Okay, so this is going to be the easiest banana ice cream recipe you have ever seen. Seriously, it is so easy my toddler could probably do it. There is only one ingredient. I’m not kidding. All you need is bananas (and a strong blender). Banana Ice Cream Recipe – Frozen bananas This is as …

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Cream of Mushroom Pork Chops and Green Beans (Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System recipe)

Life has been crazy, and I’ve been a bad blogger lately. I haven’t been able to keep up with writing posts. I’ve cooked plenty of food over the last month, but either haven’t been able to find the time to take pictures or I can’t find the time to sit down and type of a …

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Salted Caramel Chocolate Nests

I hope everyone had a great Easter Sunday. Mine was a bit more relaxed than last year. I hosted Easter brunch last year at my house. This year, my sister said she would host as long as I agreed to bake a couple casseroles to bring over. I made two casseroles from last year (see …

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Awesome! Super Sweet Bloggers Award

I’d like to give a big thanks to La Petite Gourmande Anglaise (http://petitegourmandeanglaise.com/) for nominating me for the Super Sweet Bloggers Award. If you haven’t seen her blog before, please check it out. She’ll take you on an adventure of French Cuisine with recipes for beignets, creme brulee, and meat stuffed crepes. I’m personally a …

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A hot breakfast to start the day – Homemade Coco Wheats

When I was little, I wasn’t into the sugary cereals. My mom rarely bought them, and when I convinced her to buy me just one box, I usually didn’t like it. It just didn’t appeal to me. By the time I was in junior high, I was eating cereals like Basic Four, which was odd …

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A good breakfast

With Spring and Summer quickly approaching, I’ve been trying hard to start eating a little healthier again. No, this doesn’t mean that every meal I eat will be healthy. It just means that I will eat non-healthy things in moderation, and try to incorporate healthier foods into my meals. One of the things I love …

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Cooking with my Ninja

Over the past week, I’ve been cooking up a storm in my Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System. I’ve made cheddar stuffed hamburgers, pot roast, mini chocolate peanut butter cupcakes, pork chops, creamy potato soup, and vegetable beef soup. Everything has come out amazing so far. I am completely happy with my Ninja. Right now, I probably …

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Easiest Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe – Using my Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System

This is my third post with a recipe using my new Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System. I am still on a quest to try out various recipes from the cookbook that came with my Ninja. This recipe is listed under the 30 minute meals section. I really wasn’t expecting to be impressed since making regular spaghetti …

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