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Chocolate chip hot cross buns: They're laden with chocolate chips so you're guaranteed that sweet, melted goodness in each and every bite. And thanks to the spices, you'll still get that distinct hot cross bun flavor.

Chocolate chip hot cross buns

It’s hard to miss that Easter is nearly here. The shops make a point of making sure that we don’t miss Easter. In fact, the shops are full of Easter-related goodies. Easter bunnies, Easter eggs, baskets of all sorts of shapes, sizes and colors, mini fluffy chicks and chocolate are just some of the things that are available… 

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Lemon Ginger Pound Cake

Lemon Ginger Poundcake: really, need I say more? Two of my favorite flavors, so light and sunny!

I enjoyed this recipe so much that I made two batches; one in cake form the other cupcakes. I actually prefer the traditional bundt cake style, but the cupcakes were so adorable and a fun spin on the ordinary. These were topped with cream cheese frosting (actually, the one I used from our carrot cake squares), fresh lemon zest and powdered ginger.

Carrot Cake squares-- delicious and full of nutrients!

Carrot Cake Squares

Oh yum. I just discovered my new favorite Easter recipe. The perfect after dinner treat or a lovely sweet brunch addition.

I’m pretty impressed with it, if I do say so myself.

It’s got the spices and flavor of carrot cake with the convenience of a breakfast bar. It’s packed with carrots, applesauce and good-for-you spices like ginger and cinnamon.


Mostly Homemade Mondays – Week 125

Happy Monday to my favorite readers in the whole world! It’s the last week of March, which is pretty mind blowing to me. Even more surprising is the fact that Sunday is Easter. What the what? If you haven’t yet, you should check out Grace’s post on Homemade Cadburry Creme Eggs– you won’t regret it! And… 

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Celebrating Mom “me time”

This post brought to you by Best Western. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Homegrown & Healthy. Best Western is looking to reward busy moms who spend too much time traveling for work and not enough time traveling for fun! Help out your favorite hard working mom and nominate her for the Mom… 

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DIY music makers and KCA design contest

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of DohVinci for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Anyone who knows me and my introverted nature may find it funny how my kids are total and absolute hams. They love acting, performing, making music– anything that involves an audience and they will be there, with bells… 

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Wondering how to use oil to clean your skin? We go over the why's and the how's with a quick DIY to get you started.

How to use oil to clean your skin

Have you ever wondered how to use oil to clean your skin? Even if your skin errs on the side of oily or acne prone? I know, it may seem a little backwards, but bear with me: The problem with cleaning your skin with traditional soap is that the sulfates strip everything off the skin,… 

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