Hi! I'm Karen, a stay at home mom and blogger. Mostly I write about the new foods and recipes I've been making at my house. I like nutella, avocados, muddy buddies, mushrooms, tomatoes, peaches, berries, beans and rice, dark chocolate, cilantro, peanut butter, fried eggs and a million other types of foods. Most of the time, I like to make really easy and simple recipes--that's why I use my slow cooker a lot! I hope you find my posts helpful! Please comment and let me know when you make one of my recipes!

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No Bake Cookie Breakfast Oatmeal Recipe

By Karen Petersen

You know  me, I love cookies.  If the cookies have chocolate and peanut butter in them they are definitely a winner!  One of my favorites is the good ol’ No Bake Cookie.  You know the one with oatmeal and chocolate and peanut butter?  Drop those babies by tablespoonful onto some waxed or parchment paper and […]

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Pizza with Fun Toppings

By Karen Petersen

I saw a picture of a cookie pizza on my friend’s instagram and thought that I definitely need to make my own version.  Like I said before, I am not a big fan of cake.  I’d rather have this kind of dessert for my birthday than cake.  What’s ironic about that statement is that the […]

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Recipe for Creamy Avocado Mac with Pico de Gallo

By Karen Petersen

A creamy and comforting meatless recipe for Avocado Macaroni with Pico de Gallo (that’s pretty healthy, actually)! I love avocados so much.  I use them most every single day.  I even started a board on pinterest just for avocados.  I love the creamy texture they have without adding lots of cheese or other high calorie […]

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Copy Cat Dairy Queen Peanut Buster Parfait Cake

By Karen Petersen

I have something that I need to tell you.  I don’t really like cake.  It’s not that I won’t eat it.  It’s just that it’s not my favorite.  It doesn’t really do anything for me.  I’d rather have a cookie or a brownie or ice cream.   So when it’s birthday time at our house […]

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Healthy, Vegan Chocolate Shake (only 182 calories and tastes like a Frosty)

By Karen Petersen

Even when I’m trying to eat healthy and lower my calorie intake I still want my chocolate fix.  In these times I really try to be creative and make something that will taste awesome and trick my taste buds into thinking I’ve had a delicious dessert full of calories!  This is one of my favorite […]

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“Mom, I’m Bored” Jar

By Karen Petersen

Are you tired of hearing “Mom, I’m bored?” from your child? Here is a great suggestion.  Come up with a list of about 15 chores and a list of about 10 fun activities and cut them into strips and put them in a jar.  Every time you hear those two dreadful words “I’m bored” the child has […]

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Taco Tuesday Dinner In A Box – An easy way to bring dinner to a friend

By Karen Petersen

Your neighbor had a baby, your friend’s Mom died, you have a new neighbor down the street.  There are many reasons that you may want to bring someone dinner.  The problem is that you don’t want to bring a hot dinner over if they’ve already prepared something for that evening…plus what if you’re not that […]

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Trick To Keep Your Boots Upright And Your Closets Tidy

By Karen Petersen

(This is the first of a series of posts that show different areas of my house and how I get them organized using little tips and tricks that are inexpensive.) Since the new year I’ve been on a mission to get my home more organized and tidy.  There are so many spaces in the home […]

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4 Things a Man Would Never Admit…Written by a Man

By Karen Petersen

(This post is written by my husband, Greg.) Jeff Foxworthy, the comedian, once said he heard a group of women talking to each other about men, and overheard the following, “Ooo, I wish I knew what he was really thinking.” “Ladies, Foxworthy said, “I will tell you what we’re really thinking…We’re thinking, “I’d like a beer […]

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Double Chocolate Cookies with Coconut–Like Brownies in a Cookie Form

By Karen Petersen

I love cookies.  I love them so much.  I think about them a lot.  I post about them on instagram.  I make them at least once a week.  I just think they are the best dessert ever.  But I also think brownies are pretty awesome.  The chewy, chocolate-y brownie is not to be overlooked!  That’s […]

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