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Date Nut No-Bake Cookies

No bake nut cookieI just heard my kid say the words, “We’ve got to get mom off the computer.”

{pause for effect}

This is the same kid who said, “Blogging is a nerdy woman thing to do.”

He’s not related to me, I swear.  He didn’t spring from my belly, grow up in my house, and throw countless purple-face, sweating and screaming tantrums, only to disrespect me after FIFTEEN YEARS of patience, dedication, sacrifice, and wise parenting.  MY kid would never do that.

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Diet Cherry Cola Cupcakes and Mothers Day Extravaganza

Some friends and I decided to get together and share with you some fun Mother’s Day ideas.  Because Mother’s Day is awesome.  I found myself in something of a conundrum when my original post idea turned into an embarrassing kitchen disaster.  Like really embarrassing.  Like, so embarrassing, my son wanted to turn my dessert into a practical joke by feeding it to his brother.  Yeah, I felt super awesome when he said that out loud.

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Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

A recipe for garbanzo beans coated in spices and roasted.

Source:  Our Best Bites, one of my favorite resources for fun snacks.

I’m trying to drop a few pounds.  Well, I’ve been trying that for years.  But this time I’m really serious.  I even bought myself a low-carb diet book, which by the way, is an awesome book and completely unlike any diet book I’ve ever read before.  This particular plan recommends very few sugars and carbs, and quite a bit of beans and other legumes, which I don’t mind telling you makes the afternoon snack routine pretty tough.  Garbanzo beans?  They’re a legume.  Totally acceptable on this diet (in small doses).  Since I eat an early lunch and a late dinner, that afternoon snack is critical to keeping my day moving.  I normally resort to this Chunky Guacamole or these Roasted Chickpeas.

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