Strawberry and Lemon Muffins

Mary Beth from Cupcakes and Crinoline is back this month with another amazing recipe.  These strawberry and lemon muffins are sure to be a hit this spring around your home.

Strawberry and lemon is one of my favorite flavor combinations and is a great way to add a spring touch to any dessert or breakfast.  Home cooking and baking from scratch is easy with a recipe like this one.  You can whip it up in no time and everyone will love it and ask for more.  

Strawberry and Lemon Muffins from cupcakesandcrinoline.com

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Mason Jar Meal Planning

I have a special guest for y’all today.  Laura with Laura Bray Designs is here with some fabulous advice on how to use mason jars for meal planning.  I love creating freezer meals for my family and I can’t believe I have never thought to use jars for my meals!  Read along below for her advice.

In an attempt to save time, money, and my sanity, I’ve developed the habit of planning out my family’s dinners for the week. It’s a housekeeping habit that has made a huge difference in my stress levels. Today, I’ll show you how I use mason jar storage as an important part of my meal planning process. An important part of making meal planning easy is to cook double recipes for meals that freeze well. If I’m going to make homemade tomato soup, it’s just as easy to make a double batch as it is a single and then I have the joy of knowing I’ve got a quick, homemade meal sitting in my freezer waiting for me.

  Masno jar meal planning -- use mason jars in your freezer to store ready to serve meals that will be ready in minutes!

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30 Slow Cooker Main Dishes

 Y’all I love my crock pot.  I thought you might as well so I came up with 30 slow cooker main dishes that your entire family will love.  Click around on the list below and bookmark some of these amazing recipes.  You can have supper out of the crock pot everyday for a month!  Now wouldn’t that be one simple month of meals!

Slow cooker main dishes -- get 30 ideas here for main dishes to add to your crock pot!

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Strawberry and Fresh Lemon Shortbread Bars

Looking for the perfect spring dessert?  These strawberry and fresh lemon shortbread bars will hit the spot!  Be sure to visit Mary Beth at Cupcakes and Crinoline for even more recipes like this one!

I am so excited that spring is almost here.  It’s time to start planning for barbecues and outdoor entertaining and these strawberry and lemon shortbread bars are the perfect dessert.  They have just the right amount of sweetness from delicious juicy strawberries and just enough tang from fresh lemons.  These can be made ahead up to 2 days in advance so if you are planning on making it for guests you won’t be rushing around at the last minute.

Fresh Strawberry Lemon Shortbread bars from cupcakesandcrinoline.com

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Crock Pot Pork Stew

 I don’t know about where y’all live but it has been cold here this winter.  Time for some crock pot pork stew!  You can throw all of the ingredients for this one in the slow cooker in the morning and have a wonderful supper hot and ready to eat.  It is a really easy recipe which is my favorite kind y’all. 

Crock pot pork stew -- throw everything into the slow cooker for a warm no fuss meal on a cold day.

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Basketball Pancakes

 I came up with an amazing quick and easy breakfast idea for my son and thought I would snap a few pictures to share it with y’all.  These are perfect for March Madness, basketball season, or any time of the year for your little sports lover.  Plus with Nutella on the top of these, they are delicious as well as adorable!

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Cat in the Hat Plate and Cookies

 I am joining in with a few blog friend today for a fun Dr. Seuss inspired celebration.  You can check out how to make this Cat in the Hat plate and cookies first.  Then scroll down to the bottom of this post to see tons of Seuss inspiration for Read Across America day or any day of the year.  Hold onto your red and white striped hats y’all!

  See how to make this Cat in the Hat plate and themed cookies.  Great for the birthday of Dr. Seuss and Read Across America day!   [Read more…]