Recipes

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Black Forest Cake Trifle

Mmmm. One of my favorite cakes turned into a decadent trifle!!

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The Best Pulled Pork Ever: Beer n’ BBQ!

I don’t like pulled pork sandwiches unless I make them myself, apparently. These were delish!!

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Two Ingredient Giant Turtles Cinnamon Bun

Mmmm mmmmm mmmm… I love Turtles!

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Vegetable & Cheese Tortellini Casserole

Ohhh I really might be making more tortellini baked casseroles in the future! So yummy!

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Curried Cauliflower and Carrots

Curried Cauliflower and Carrots, a perfect and easy lunch!

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Peanut Butter & Jelly French Toast

Peanut Butter & Jelly French Toast should have been gross. It wasn’t. It was AMAZEBALLS.

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Three Ingredient Cheater Chocolate Eclairs

These Three Ingredient Cheater Chocolate Eclairs make me giggle. Holy fun junk food Batman!

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Campfire Grilled Loaded Baked Potatoes

Campfire Grilled Loaded Potatoes, my favorite tin foil dinner of the summer!

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Roasted Beet & Goat Cheese Salad

Ah, beets. This Ukrainian girl’s true vegetable love.

Travel

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Hotel Room Tour – The Aria Las Vegas

Our beautiful room at the Aria Las Vegas!

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Starbucks in the Fiddler, Fifer And Practical Cafe, California Adventureland

Thank the Lord above for Starbucks in both Disney parks!!!!

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Hotel Room Walk-through : The MGM Grand, Las Vegas

Our quick stay at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. I’d definitely return!

Life

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Dinner at The Fairmont MacDonald Harvest Room, Edmonton Alberta

Dinner at our favorite hotel in Edmonton, The Fairmont MacDonald!

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My Reasons For Homeschooling: Travel, Bullying and Finding Peace

Why we are homschooling this year. Sigh. It’s not all happy.

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Homeschooling: Day One.

We survived. That’s really all that matters at this point. To be honest, this is NOT the week to be doing any real in-depth analysis of homeschooling, in any way, shape or form. Mike and I are leaving for two weeks this Friday and have been going non-stop from dusk till dawn getting the house

The Wild

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Two Ingredient Giant Turtles Cinnamon Bun

Mmmm mmmmm mmmm… I love Turtles!

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Magpie’s Garden 2014 – Holly Homesteader. Chickenbees. And The End.

My confession about how I’m never gonna be a Holly Homesteader. I’m sorry.

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Summertime Fishing

Some summertime fishing pictures. I’ve been so lazy this year….

Favorite Things

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A $50 Wise Decor Lettering Giveaway!

A $50 Wise Decor Lettering Giveaway!

Prize-Pack

The Grilling & Chilling Soapstone Company Giveaway!

I am in love with the grilling stones from The Grilling & Chilling Soapstone Company. Enter to win a fabulous prize package worth over $200!

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Magpie’s Thank You Contest: Win one of (4) $50 Visa Gift Cards!

It’s THANK YOU TIME! I share my secrets on starting a food blog AND I’m giving away (4) $50 Visa Gift cards to say thank you!

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