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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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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Copycat Recipe for Cheesecake Factory’s Warm Asparagus Salad

By Karen Petersen

Last weekend I went out to dinner at the Cheesecake Factory.  We had a 90 minute wait.  Let’s just say I was starving by the time I actually got food in my mouth.  I decided to order a few different items from their appetizer menu so I could try some different dishes, as I’m not […]

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