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Five Layer Dip Five Layer Dip
Five Layer Dip
Five Layer Dip When it comes to chips and dip, all dips are not created equal.  This five layer dip stands ... read more
Holding on to the Magic -Bibbidy Bobbidy Boutique Holding on to the Magic -Bibbidy Bobbidy Boutique
Holding on to the Magic -Bibbidy Bobbidy Boutique
Editor's Note: This story was originally posted in September of 2020.  I wanted to repost it to celebrate t... read more
Indoor Gardening Ideas Indoor Gardening Ideas
Indoor Gardening Ideas
My kids and I both love gardening.  Indoor gardening. Outdoor gardening. We love it all.  Gardening is some... read more
Yosemite’s Tenaya Lodge: Our Favorite Winter Resort Yosemite’s Tenaya Lodge: Our Favorite Winter Resort
Yosemite's Tenaya Lodge: Our Favorite Winter Resort

While much of the Bay area heads up to Lake Tahoe each winter,  our family opts to spend our time in the... read more

Greek Lemon Rice Soup Greek Lemon Rice Soup
Greek Lemon Rice Soup
Greek lemon rice soup, also known as Avgolemono, is one of those dishes that reminds me of home.  The funny... read more
Our Dyslexic Journey Our Dyslexic Journey
Our Dyslexic Journey
I decided to write this post just in case someone out there is having some of the same school struggles as ... read more

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Five Layer Dip

Five Layer Dip When it comes to chips and dip, all dips are not created equal.  This five layer dip stands head and shoulders above the rest. Trust me, it will be hard to go back to regular dip once you've had this five layer dip.  It's absolutely delicious, super…
Michelle Tucker
January 20, 2023
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Snowball Cookies

Well, it is the holiday season once again. That means it is time to make cookies... lots and lots of cookies. It also means it is time to make one of my favorite seasonal cookies. Snowball cookies are my go-to Christmas cookie. They're easy to make and they are delicious. …
Michelle Tucker
December 20, 2022
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Pecan English Toffee

Editor's Note: This story was originally posted in November of 2020.  I added a video at the end and wanted to repost it.  Any time is a good time to this make toffee!  -- MichelleAs  a child I have fond memories my Grandpa making the most delicious pecan english toffee…
Michelle Tucker
December 8, 2022
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DIY Built-In Electric Fireplace

A fireplace is something that helps make a house feel like a home - especially during the holidays.  When we first bought our house, I was really bummed to find out that our house didn't have a fireplace.  It used to have one, but the previous owners removed it in…
Michelle Tucker
November 14, 2022
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Skull Cakelets

Sometimes an idea rattles around in your skull and you just have to get it out... irony intended! Skull cakelets are the perfect spooky treat for any Halloween celebration.  As if by some sort of Halloween magic, no sooner did I have the idea than I came across this skull…
Michelle Tucker
October 11, 2022
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Disney’s Oogie Boogie Bash

If you've ever been to Disney during Halloween time, you know the entire experience is pretty "spooktacular."  Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year to visit Disney parks. This year we decided to enhance our entire Halloween experience and buy tickets to the Oogie Boogie Bash.  This…
Michelle Tucker
October 7, 2022
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Pumpkin Spice Steamed Milk

I usually don't like pumpkin spiced drinks. The ones that I've gotten at coffee shops are always too thick, too syrupy, and leave a weird after-taste in my mouth. So, I have to admit that I wasn't super excited when my daughter, Audrey, asked me to try her pumpkin spice…
Michelle Tucker
September 15, 2022
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Bonding with my Teen and Tween

I often feel stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to parenting. This is especially true (and painful) when it comes to parenting and bonding with my teen and tween son and daughter.  My kids are currently 11 and 14, and I'm learning that parenting these…
Michelle Tucker
August 30, 2022
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Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup This is the time of year when my garden is exploding with fresh vegetables.  When I have more veggies than I know what to do with, I make Minestrone Soup.  It's my go-to dish because it is so easy, hearty, and delicious. Use what you have The great…
Michelle Tucker
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