Strawberry on Top: Birthday Fun

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Hope you all are having a great summer! It’s been a while since I did a behind the scenes post so I thought I would update you on some of our summer fun shenanigans. For my birthday, our dearest friends went with us to go pick blueberries and blackberries at Mercier’s Orchards in north Georgia. […]

July 4th Recipes

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Hope you all are having a great week! I decided to take an unexpected break from posting new recipes this week. My birthday was yesterday and we spent the weekend celebrating and I’ve not been cooking anything and with the 4th coming up I just decided to take a short break. Don’t worry, I’ll be […]

Strawberry on Top

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We have been super busy lately! In May we were doing something every weekend, but it was all lots of fun stuff! So for Memorial Day we had a low key family day and went to the zoo and let Sophie play with her water table outside. Then, we ended up ordering pizza, haha! Don’t […]

5 Minute Oatmeal

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Today I have a guest post from Nancy at I Made This Dish, she has a quick, easy & healthy breakfast that is perfect for busy mornings when you are in a rush. I can’t wait to try it! Thanks again for sharing it with us Nancy!Breakfast is the most hectic time of the day. […]

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For Mother’s Day Weekend we had lots of fun family time. We ate a lot and went to downtown Chattanooga and walked around and just spent lots of time together. We also let Sophie experience “playing tennis” for the first time. She absolutely loved it!! She chased the ball all around and loved watching us […]

Strawberry on Top

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I’m trying to get back to regularly sharing with you all the behind the scenes and our adventures! Sorry I’ve gotten away from that the past several months. For those of you newer to the blog, I call these posts “Strawberry on Top,” because that’s the little something extra we like on top of our […]

Strawberry on Top: Sophie 18 Months

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Wow! I seriously can not believe Sophie is already 18 months old! The time is sprinting by! It feels like we just had her birthday! She is FULL of personality and very curious and observant. She is a sweet but determined little girl who knows what she wants. I have no idea where she gets […]

Pizza Cups

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Need a super easy appetizer, or fun lunch or dinner that kids and adults alike will love? Then these pizza cups are for you! These are so easy and take no time at all to put together. Plus they are delicious! Adam had some for lunch over the weekend and loved them! You could have […]

Strawberry on Top: Winter Fun

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I hope you all are having a great winter so far! We have had lots of fun so far (mixed in with some hard days too). Our parents were very generous in offering to keep Sophie so we could have some date time together recently. In full disclosure and so you don’t think we have it […]

What I’m Loving Lately

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Hope you all are having a great week! I know I’m always on the lookout for great new products and  I thought it would be fun to share a few things that I am loving lately. Do you have a fun new item I need to try? Also, scroll to the bottom as I share […]

My Favorite Recipes of 2014

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As promised, here are my favorite recipes that I posted last year. It was so hard to choose and I could’ve included every single recipe from last month for sure, but I refrained. These are all recipes that I have made often or at least have a plan to make them again very soon. Were any […]

Most Popular Recipes of 2014

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Happy New Year! I hope you all have had a wonderful time at the holidays with your families & friends! I’m so sad they are over but I guess that’s what makes them so special. We’ve gotten lots of good family time together and because of that I don’t have a new recipe to share […]

Merry Christmas 2014

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Merry Christmas from the Macaroni and Cheesecake family! Hope yours is full of love, laughter & joy! And most of all the love of Jesus, who is the Reason for the Season! “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with […]

Strawberry on Top: Christmas Fun

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Sorry no recipe today, I’m busy doing some last minute shopping and I did some baking and packaging up treats yesterday but they are some of my favorites that you’ve seen on here before like these White Christmas Peanut Butter Crackers. We’ve been having a lot of fun this Christmas season! Sophie met Santa, and […]

Happy Thanksgiving

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Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours! Hope your day is filled with lots of family and love and an abundance of delicious food!!

Strawberry on Top: Sophie’s 1st Birthday

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Sophie just celebrated her 1st birthday! Well it was actually a month ago, but I’m a little behind on updating you all! We had such a fun day on her birthday! The forecast was for lots and lots of rain, but thankfully God parted the skies and blessed us with a gorgeous fall day! We […]

Broccoli Casserole from Scratch

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Broccoli Casserole is one of my favorite holiday dishes, but I always wished that it didn’t use those canned soups that can be full of preservatives and who knows what. I found this recipe that you make using cream cheese and a roux from scratch instead of the soups. This was so incredible!! So creamy and comforting. […]

Breakfast Round-Up

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Here is the breakfast round-up I promised of my favorite breakfast items! What’s your favorite breakfast food? (Clockwise from top left) Wheat English Muffin Bread Mini Chocolate Chip Pancake Muffins Powdered Donuts No Fuss Amish Cinnamon Bread Muffins Chewy S’mores Granola Bars Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes  (Clockwise from top left): Baked Oatmeal Cups Monkey Bread Muffins […]

Pumpkin Recipe Round-Up

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I don’t know if you love pumpkin like I do and I know pumpkin is everywhere right now, but I just couldn’t resist sharing some of my favorite pumpkin recipes from the archives. Clearly I really do love pumpkin, especially pumpkin & chocolate chip because I have lots of those types of recipes!! What is your […]

Buffalo Chicken Queso Dip {Guest Post}

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Hey everyone! I am actually getting away for a few days on a much needed vacation! We are maxin’ & relaxin’ right now and when Will contacted me about doing a guest post for me, the timing couldn’t have been more perfect! Thanks so much for sharing your Buffalo Chicken Queso Dip! Football food is […]

Strawberry on Top: Sophie 11 Months

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Hope you all are having a great weekend! It’s been entirely too long since I did a lifestyle post and updated you all on Sophie. So sorry about that! Things have been very hectic around here lately! I coordinated a wedding a couple of weeks ago and we are gearing up to lead a college […]

Baby Favorites 6 to 9 Months

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Today I thought I would share with you some of my favorite baby items that we’ve been using for the 6 to 9 Months age range. I shared my favorite 0-3 Months items here. I skipped the 3-6 months but honestly all the items from both these lists overlapped between the two. (This post contains […]

Christmas in July and Why I Almost Quit Blogging {Giveaway-CLOSED}

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It’s a Christmas in July Giveaway! I recently celebrated my blogiversary and wanted to celebrate with a little something for you too. But first a little explanation… So about a month ago or so I was this close to quitting my blog. I was just so overwhelmed with trying to take care of Sophie, keep […]

Quick & Easy Peanut Butter Hot Fudge

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I was looking through some of my magazines researching recipes and came across this gem. This came together so quickly and it tastes amazing! It uses ingredients you mostly have on hand too, so you can whip it up anytime to make a decadent dessert! This is amazing on top of ice cream but I bet […]

Strawberry on Top: Sophie 8 Months

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I haven’t had a lot of time to get into the kitchen this past week, so I thought I would share a Sophie update. Last month we had her six month professional photos made. She was actually 7 1/2 months because at 6 months she still was wobbly sitting up. I am in love with […]

Memorial Day Recipe Round-Up

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If you’re like me you are planning out your memorial day weekend menu and planning your grocery lists.  I thought I would do a round-up of some favorite recipes that are great for this holiday weekend! Great Side Dishes: Classic Pasta Salad Baked Macaroni and Cheese Southern Style Potato Salad Crispy Oven Roasted Potatoes Easy […]

Soft & Chewy Peanut Butter S’mores Cookies

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Last night we had another girls night, we decided to make them a monthly event! It’s so fun to have a night with the girls! We just got back from D.C. so I had to make something that I had all the ingredients for and this fit the bill! Not to mention that I love […]

Strawberry on Top: My 1st Mother’s Day

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I hope you all had a Happy Mother’s Day celebrating with your moms or those that are like moms to you. Adam planned the most incredible Mother’s Day weekend for me! Friday he surprised me and had his mom come & pick up Sophie and had me go & get a pedicure. It was glorious! […]

Sophie 6 Months

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I thought since Sophie is now 6 1/2 months that it was time for an update. She is doing great! She’s rolling over and sitting up almost all by herself.  We still put the Boppy around her most of the time to prevent any falls but she isn’t near as wobbly as she was. She’s […]

Happy Spring!

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Hope you all are having a great week! I’m taking a little unplanned spring break this week to get my house in order and get ready for my husband’s birthday this weekend. Hope you all understand, just feeling a bit overwhelmed with my to-do list this week and haven’t had time to get in the […]

Strawberry On Top

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Sorry I’ve been rather  delinquent in posting these behind the scenes posts, I’m working on trying to plan out my time better so I can get these posts up and keep you up to date on what we are up to.  This year, Adam & I have a goal of trying to explore our surroundings […]

Strawberry on Top: Winter Fun

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Last month we had one of the best dates we’ve ever had! We dropped Sophie off with her grandparents and took the day and went to Snow Mountain at Stone Mountain in Georgia. It’s just about a 2 1/2 hour drive from where we live so it was a great day trip.  It was awesome! […]

Sophie 4 Months

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So sorry I don’t have a recipe for you today!! I have been under the weather this past week and I haven’t been cooking very much except to make some easy recipes I’ve shared before. I hope you all will forgive me, I’ve brought a peace offering of cute pictures of Sophie, haha 😉 I […]