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PB and Banana Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

PB and Banana Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

I’m always on the lookout for recipes that call for over-ripe bananas and oats.  Somehow I seem to have an excess of both at all times!  These healthy chewy oatmeal bars from Sally’s Baking Addiction contain no flour, oil, or butter!  They are delicious and so satisfying.  The oats and peanut butter give these little … Continue reading

Chicken Pot Pie for the ones you love

Chicken Pot Pie for the ones you love

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend!  We went to church, hunted for Easter eggs, and spent time with the kids at the park 🙂  There was way too much candy consumed, but who can resist a Reeses peanut butter egg on Easter?  I’m all about peanut M&Ms right now, too! It was … Continue reading

Honorary Irish and my favorite Irish Soda Bread

Honorary Irish and my favorite Irish Soda Bread

This is the “Lucky” edition of Collectively Creative where bloggers get together and write about a central theme!  I’ve been very lucky to be welcomed into my husband’s Irish family.  Little did my parents know that when they named their daughter Maura, that she would someday fall in love with an Irish man, thus making … Continue reading

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

Thank you to my friend, Kanani, for suggesting that someone make this healthified chocolate chip cookie dough dip for our women’s bible study group this week!  At first, I was worried that people would be able to detect the beans in there, but it got the thumbs up from both adult women and a bunch … Continue reading

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’ve been wanting to try this recipe FOREVER!  I’m not sure why it’s taken me so long to try it, but it was worth the wait.  I grew up eating crispy cookies (because that’s what my mom liked), but when I married Patrick, I realized that I would have to learn some chewy cookie recipes, … Continue reading

Christmas Sugar Cookies

Christmas Sugar Cookies

We had an amazing time with family this past week!  A special treat was getting to see our nieces and nephew…Malia LOVED playing with her cousins.  I wish we lived closer to them, so the cousins could play together all the time!  Did you grow up spending time with your cousins?  My cousins are all … Continue reading

Turkey Pesto Meatballs – with lots of hidden veggies!

How was your Thanksgiving?  I hope you all had a great time with family and friends!  I made Patrick’s grandmother’s apple pie for our family Thanksgiving.  Patrick’s grandmother was truly a sweet, gentle, woman of faith.  She passed away two Thanksgivings ago and we miss her.  Isn’t it wonderful to make a recipe that reminds … Continue reading

Lemon Crinkle Cookies

Lemon Crinkle Cookies

This was a big weekend for my husband.  He’s a Notre Dame graduate, and their football team has gone undefeated this season.  They just moved up to #1 when the #1 and #2 teams in the country both lost on Saturday!  Some of you know how my own father is a huge Notre Dame fan, … Continue reading

Cannellini Bean “Meatballs” and a winner!

Cannellini Bean “Meatballs” and a winner!

We had a great, relaxing family weekend!  Birthday party, football games, church, and some shopping.  Also, this little guy decided to roll over!  At first I thought it was a fluke that he had turned onto his stomach, but then he did it again the next day…it’s so cute to watch him kicking his legs … Continue reading