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#Ad How to Plan a Fantastic Four Night

Fantastic Four Night Purchases

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TysonAndAMovie #CollectiveBias My family loves MARVEL movies. My husband and I have enjoyed re-watching older MARVEL movies with our daughter as she has gotten older and taking her to see the movies in theaters. Fantastic Four is opening on August 7, the last comic book […]

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Strawberry Fudge Mini Milkshake Recipe

Strawberry Fudge Mini-Milkshake

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SunsOutSpoonsOut #CollectiveBias One thing I love in summer is all of the fresh, local fruits that are available in the Ann Arbor area. I love picking our own fruit and visiting various Farmers Markets to purchase fresh, local fruit. My whole family loves milkshakes so I […]

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Cooking Hack – Shredding Chicken in Kitchen-Aid

Mexican Shredded Chicken Before Shredding

Today I’m making my Mexican Shredded Chicken – both for dinner and to restock my freezer stash. I’ve shared the recipe before: I have always done the shredding by hand which is a time consuming process. However, I have read several recommendations to use a Kitchen-Aid mixer to shred the chicken. There are numerous pins on Pinterest about how to do this. I was skeptical, […]

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Make an Easy Family Dinner with Hamburger Helper

Hamburger Helper Free Beef

Do you ever have one of those days where you are out of the house all afternoon and then need to rush and get dinner together? Yesterday was one of those days in our house. It was crazy with Science Olympiad practice, dropping off my daughter’s entry in the Bricks 4 Kidz/Ann Arbor Art Center LEGO Build Off, UM graduation traffic, […]

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Star Wars Party: Princess Leia Pizza Roll Buns

Star Wars Princess Leia's Pizza Roll Buns

My daughter had a Star Wars Birthday party last year when she turned 8. We had her birthday party at home. In addition to Star Wars themed activities and cake, we wanted to theme her birthday lunch to Star Wars. When I think of Star Wars food perhaps the most iconic image is Princess Leia’s “cinnamon roll” hair buns. I definitely […]

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Star Wars Lightsaber Cake

Star Wars Lightsaber Cake

Last year, my daughter asked for a Star Wars birthday party. Even though she likes brownies and not cake, she always wants a themed cake as well as her brownies. I will often purchase the cake, but last year all of the cakes that I found in the stores were Clone Wars themed which she did not want. When I searched […]

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Prepare for MARVEL’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron with Avengers Snacks

Meijer Avengers Dinner Collage

Disclaimer: Meijer has sponsored this post by providing a box of treats and a gift card. When Meijer asked me to work on a promotion for the Avengers themed snacks, I knew it was a perfect fit. With MARVEL’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron opening in theaters on May 1, my family wanted to re-watch some of the previous films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. […]

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Mickey Cinnamon Rolls

As a pre-Easter treat this morning, I was making Cinnamon Rolls. Earlier this week, I had found the Cinnamon Roll Bunnies on Pillsbury’s website through Pinterest. Since we aren’t having Cinnamon Rolls for Easter Breakfast, I decided to make them this morning. Rather than use a long strip to make two ears as suggested in the method, I cut each strip in […]

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