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Make Your Own Taco Seasoning…No preservatives, less sodium and a LOT cheaper!

By Karen Petersen

Don't ever buy those taco seasoning  packets again.  They are expensive and can be loaded with ingredients that are hard to pronounce.  Instead you can easily make your own at home.  Just store in an airtight container and use in all those recipes that call for taco seasoning!I h... Read More

Use this inexpensive trick for no more big globs of salad dressing!

By Karen Petersen

  We all went over to my sister-in-law's house for Mother's Day dinner.  Part of the dinner was, of course, a tossed salad.  She went to grab the dressing out of the fridge and she pulled out a regular store brand bottle of ranch dressing.  But unlike normal dressing bottles she had this co... Read More

Recipe for Decadent Brownies with Cookie Dough Frosting…YUMMY!

By Karen Petersen

I was in charge of bringing dessert to Mother's Day dinner.  After perusing through my awesome and huge dessert pinterest board, I decided to make these.  Good choice.  And a happy mother's day to me.  Because that's what we all want for mother's day, right?  Something chocolate and some cookie... Read More

My Favorite Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

By Karen Petersen

  These cookies have quickly become my favorite.  The reason?  The dough!  Oh man, it is the best, most addicting dough ever.  (eat at your own risk...it does have uncooked eggs in it. Also, the cookies are pretty awesome as well!  Just don't over bake them.  That is a sin in my house.  ... Read More

Recipe for Creamy Tomatillo Ranch Dressing

By Karen Petersen

  First off, I just want to say that this Creamy Tomatillo Ranch Dressing will change the way you think about salad or raw veggies.  Salad for dinner?  Nah.  Salad for dinner with this Tomatillo dressing?  Yes, please.  There are a lot of different versions of this dressing floating around... Read More

Make Your Own Laundry Detergent for CHEAP (and it works)!

By Karen Petersen

  My friend Stacey told me about this "recipe" and I've been using it lately.  First off, it lasts forever.  Second, it is sooooo much cheaper than that expensive laundry detergent at the store.  I cannot believe how much laundry detergent costs and how quickly we go through it at our h... Read More

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Bars–a little piece of heaven in your mouth

By Karen Petersen

Sometimes you just need a little heaven in your life.  Make these.  They'll bring heaven to your kitchen and your mouth and your tummy.  They will basically make all your wildest dreams come true.  That is if you have dreams like I do...peanut butter and chocolate dreams.  Try them.  You won... Read More

Recipe for Whole Wheat Peanut Butter, Banana and Chocolate Chip Muffins

By Karen Petersen

A lovely combination of ingredients that kids and adults will devour in about 2 seconds. When I was in college I had a sandwich maker and I'd make peanut butter, banana, chocolate chip sandwiches.  They were the best!  This recipe is slightly reminiscent of the good ol' days.  I love banana ... Read More

Easiest Hard Boiled Eggs Ever! Use this trick for Easter this year!

By Karen Petersen

  Maybe I'm the last one to hear of this trick. But in case I'm not, I wanted to share it with you! It will change your life.  Well, maybe not your life, but definitely your Easter! Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F Simply take a muffin tin (regular size or mini) and fill w... Read More

Mini Personal Frittatas–A Perfect Recipe for Easter Brunch

By Karen Petersen

Mini Personal Frittatas for Easter Brunch These mini egg casseroles are perfect for kids and adults alike.  Everyone can pick their own favorite ingredients to add to their baking cups to really personalize this meal.  I prefer the peppers, spinach and mushrooms with some Parmesan cheese! ... Read More