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Patriotic M&M’s® Monster Cookie Recipe

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Memorial Day is coming up quickly!  Are you ready to kick off summer!?!  I sure am!

Typically, we spend the weekend at BBQs and then our neighborhood pool opens so there’s always the first dip to start our summer off right.  But being a military family, we also take a moment to honor WHY we celebrate Memorial Day.

It isn’t about the great sales on a new grill, or [finally] getting a 3-day weekend to spend with the family.  It’s about honoring those men and women who gave their lives to serve our great nation in the Armed Services.

One way I like to show my appreciation during Memorial Day is to give back to those troops still serving.  Whether it’s by providing meals to those who are working on the holiday, or just swinging by with some cookies to say, “thanks.” I know it isn’t easy for them to see the rest of us enjoy our holiday while they are still serving and protecting. (more…)

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Recipe: Cinnamon Sugar Croissants

Last Saturday, Mini Me had a friend spend the night.  Whenever she has friends stay the night, I make breakfast the next morning for them.  Note: I’m not the kind of mom who makes a full blown breakfast every morning for my kid, so this is also very special to Mini Me, to get a fresh breakfast.

I really enjoy getting in the kitchen with my daughter, and when her friends are over, I don’t worry about the mess they’ll make, I just enjoy the fun they’re having making stuff.  It brings me back to cooking in the kitchen with my mom, and sitting on top of the counter, stirring bowls and licking spoons.

What I enjoy about this recipe is that it is really easy, and most of the time, I have the items in my pantry and fridge.  Plus, it is definitely a mommy/daughter recipe – something she can absolutely help with.  Or, in the case of repeating the recipe on Monday, she can do all by herself (minus the oven part).

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