Recipes

By Shannon Gurnee
In Food Review
Jul 14th, 2015
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This post is sponsored by Mondelez. All opinions are mine. Now that summer is in full swing, it’s only a matter of time before the kids head back to school. When school is in session, the kids are always wanting snacks when they get home. Some of our favorite snacks are the Honey Maid Graham Crackers […]...
By Frank Gurnee
In Recent Posts
May 17th, 2015
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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LetsMakeSmores #CollectiveBias #sponsored We love to make S’mores in our family! We try to make them each time we take the kids camping and they love it! Ok, so I’ll be honest – my wife and I love them too! […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food Review
Apr 15th, 2015
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Have you ever felt like you make the same dishes over and over again? Do you have a dish that you know your kids will eat and like, but want to pump it some more? Our favorite family dish is spaghetti. Now I’m not sure about you, but just noodles with spaghetti sauce is too […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Recent Posts
Feb 6th, 2015
29 Comments
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I love chocolate! Whether it be chocolate candy, chocolate cheesecake, chocolate cookies or chocolate baked goods, I love everything chocolate! So you can imagine how fun it was for me to search through Foodie.com and find a variety of chocolate recipes. I loved it! Check out 12 Recipes That Are All About Chocolate by Shannon […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Recent Posts
Jan 20th, 2015
32 Comments
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As a mom who cooks a lot for a big family, I am always on the lookout for new recipes.  With a few of our kids being somewhat picky eaters, I am careful about what new recipes I do make for everyone to try.  A great site to find a lot of recipe possibilities is […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking With The Mommy-Files
Dec 30th, 2014
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This Christmas was an awesome one!  One of the gifts that Frank and I bought for ourselves was a Blackstone 1575 Outdoor Oven.  It is awesome!!!!  The pizzas we’ve baked on it have turned out so delicious.  Not to mention the fact that it only takes 3 minutes to cook.  Yes – that’s what I […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cake Decorating with Wilton
Dec 28th, 2014
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  This holiday season, I attempted to make (for the first time ever) Holiday Roll-Out Cookies with Color Flow icing….and I think they turned out great!!!  Hopefully my Secret Santa partner thought so too!  While the Color Flow Recipe made cookie decorating a breeze and a lot of fun, I also discovered a delicious cookie […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Recent Posts
Nov 21st, 2014
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The holiday season is here and that means lots and lots of pie!  I don’t know about you, but I love pie!  Whether it’s chocolate, fruit, pumpkin, cream – there is just something special about pie. Check out Deck the Halls with These 10 Holiday Pies by themommyfiles at Foodie.com Have you ever visited Foodie.com […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking With The Mommy-Files
Nov 3rd, 2014
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With 6 kids in our family, it’s often hard to find a recipe that everyone enjoys.  Usually there is someone who doesn’t like something.  So, I have decided to create a series of blog posts giving you tested and true recipes we use in our big family – that the kids love!  The first recipe […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Recent Posts
Oct 29th, 2014
33 Comments
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Our kids have a tendency to be somewhat picky eaters, so when we find a recipe they love, it’s a pretty great thing!  Tonight for dinner, my sister and I made Baked Ziti.  It was my first time ever making it and she’d made it before (although as a different recipe).  We wanted a recipe […]...
By Frank Gurnee
In Food Review
Oct 8th, 2014
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I am a loyal Smucker’s fan through and through.  There are so many different products we use and love in our family on a regular basis.  How about you?  If you’re Smucker’s fan, you’re gonna love their new photo sweepstakes that celebrates the goodness of paying it forward and helping to bring smiles to others. […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food Review
Sep 12th, 2014
33 Comments
2677 Views
I love everything about Brownies!  The ease of making them; the smell of them baking in the oven; and the taste of them when they’re fresh out of the oven.  What’s even better than brownies by themselves?  Making Brownie A La Mode – complete with French Vanilla Ice Cream and Dark Chocolate Sauce.  Oh my […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Recent Posts
Sep 2nd, 2014
31 Comments
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If you have kids, you’re probably pretty familiar with the phrases, “I don’t like that” or “I don’t want to eat that.”  I am always on the lookout for new recipes and love putting together collections of recipes that the whole family can enjoy.  I headed over to Foodie.com to browse for some Kid-Friendly Pasta [&helli...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Recent Posts
Aug 25th, 2014
37 Comments
2181 Views
The summer is coming to an end and it’s time for the kids to go to back to school.  That means waking up early and making sure the kids are ready for school, their lunches are packed and they’ve eaten breakfast.  While I would love to make them eggs, pancakes and sausage every morning before […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cat Products
Aug 13th, 2014
15 Comments
1658 Views
When you have a child, you want the very best for your babies.  When you have a pet, that pet is just like a child and you want the best for your pet, just like you do your children.  We want to give our cats food just like we do our kids.  The foods should […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
Aug 9th, 2014
25 Comments
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This post brought to you by TruMoo. All opinions are 100% mine. Our kids LOVE to drink chocolate milk!  All of them!  When I came home from the store one day with TruMoo® Chocolate Milk, they all wanted some.  I had originally purchased the gallon of TruMoo® Chocolate Milk to create a recipe, but with […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Recent Posts
Aug 1st, 2014
40 Comments
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I didn’t really know who Julie Child was until I watched the movie, “Julie and Julia.”  What an awesome movie!  And I have to say that her recipes sounded amazing!!! In my recent visit to Foodie.com, I added a few recipes that sounded amazing and that were inspired by Julia Child.  The recipes ranged from […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food Review
Jul 1st, 2014
11 Comments
983 Views
When I was a little girl, I remember going to my dad’s house every other weekend.  When we went there, we had a special club and it was called “The Palms Club.”  It primarily consisted of myself, my two sisters and two of our neighbor friends.  We would ride bikes together, swim together, roller skate […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking With The Mommy-Files
Jun 29th, 2014
47 Comments
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In our home, we like to recycle and upcycle where possible. We recycle our bottles, glass, cans and boxes. We upcycle our large containers and use them to hold holiday candy, loose nuts and screws and other goodies. Thanks to Unilever, we took our upcycling one step further. We decided to “Be Our Own Farmer’s […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cake Decorating with Wilton
Jun 24th, 2014
51 Comments
6065 Views
Do you love marshmallows?  I sure do!  Whether it’s eating them alone, in Rice Krispies Treats, or as Marshmallow Pops, these treats are adorable and melt in your mouth!  I recently made Marshmallow Pops for my younger sister’s Baby Shower (my first time) and they turned out awesome! HOW TO MAKE BABY SHOWER MARSHMALLOW POPS […]...
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