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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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The Benefits of Snacking

I am a chronic snacker. I have kids with the same predilection and I work hard at keeping them fed with protein-packed snacks. Don’t get me wrong, meals are also important around our house and I don’t let the kids graze all day long, but instead I have two set snack times, one in the… 

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Cheesecake filled chocolate easter eggs! The only thing you'll be missing out on in this recipe is all the preservatives and additives found in the store bought stuff. Nothing beats fresh and homemade.

Homemade cadbury creme eggs

I love Easter. I love Easter simply because of all the chocolates and food widely available at this special time of year. Cadbury Creme Eggs are no exception. Don’t these homemade Cadbury Creme Eggs look just like the real thing? Yes, I think so. Seriously.. how real do they look?! They look real enough to fool… 

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