4th of July Trail Mix

4th of July Trail Mix | Evermine Blog | www.evermine.com #ediblegift #independenceday #recipe

Hey everyone, I’m over at Evermine’s blog with yet another cute little snack that will make all the kids at your 4th of July bash happy little campers – this super duper easy 4th of July Trail Mix!

I think goodie bags are such a cute little gift idea for kids and teens because it’s personal and say, “Hey, thanks for coming.” But also, it keeps the kiddos out of the cooks hair because they are occupied eating everything inside their fun little goodie bag.

#winwin

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Catz Review: The ThermaPen and The ThermoPop

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I have to admit, when we were given the opportunity to review ThermoWorks’ ThermaPen and ThermaPop cooking thermometers, I was skeptical. I had just recently upgraded my old “quick read” digital cooking thermometer from Harbor Freight Tools to a new Weber digital grilling thermometer, and I was pretty happy with it. Sure, it took 10 or 20 seconds to count up to a fairly accurate temperature, and I occasionally got different temperature readings right after each other, but it was $10. I wasn’t complaining. Why fix what isn’t broken?

Well, as it turns out, sometimes you just don’t know what you’re missing.

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Tuesday’s Tidings!

Hers 1. I finally finished A Tale of Two Cities over the weekend and it was amazing! Well worth all the time I spent trying to get into it. I’ve now started reading Moby Dick, another book on my Goodreads list. So far, I’m really enjoying it. Have you read it? What did you think?…

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No Weekly Menu June 29-July 5

Hey guys, how’s the end of your June going? I’m happy to say my allergies are much better than they were a few weeks ago. They always start to clear up towards the 4th of July. Speaking of the 4th of July, we’re going to be out of town for most of the week! We’re…

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Barbecue Baby Back Ribs

It’s hard to explain why we like ribs, right? I mean, let’s face it – they’re not filling. Or easy to cook. Or easy to eat. Or cheap. Or fast. Or really kid-friendly. Or particularly healthy. So…why would you want to make or buy or eat or serve such inconvenient food? Well, that’s the easy part isn’t it? Good…

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Patriotic Popcorn

Hey guys, today I’m over at Evermine’s blog sharing this incredibly-super-simple-even-my-6 1/2 year-old-could-make-it Patriotic Popcorn! Okay, so popcorn is like my all time favorite snack food. Scoot over Cheetoes, step aside Hershey’s Kisses – it’s just me and you popcorn, and I’m not sharing with anybody!

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Tuesday’s Tidings!

Hers 1. The girls and I played a really fun game the other day that I had never played before called “Scrambled States.” It was really fun and a great way for Eden to work on her reading and learn all the 50 states names, while Grace learned facts. This is a great family game to…

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Weekly Menu June 22-28

I hope you all had a wonderful Father’s Day weekend. We made time to see my dad for lunch, give my other dad a phone call, and then spend the evening at our house with Josh’s family. I got Josh this Weber work table that sits on the side of his kettle. It’s something he’s…

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Peanut Butter & Fudge Swirl Pie

Peanut Butter & Fudge Swirl Pie | Catz in the Kitchen | catzinthekitchen.com #FathersDay

Here it is, the final day of our Father’s Day Pie week. We kicked off with this Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Pie, and then we moved into the Lemon Cream Pie, and today I’m back with yet another peanut butter pie recipe because it is one of my husband’s favorites! In fact, it used to be on the blog, but since I couldn’t find it to update the photos, it appears that I deleted it. So here it is!

I first made this pie…I think back in 2009 or 2010, and it was a hit with everybody. I’ve been making it ever since!

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