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Mini Biscuit Pizzas

Music Makes Us Better

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  A big thank you to contributing writing, Jenna, for this article. What would life be without art? How would we possibly grind our way through the workweek without infusions of beauty and artistic expression? For many, the art of choice is music. It is a timeless expression that seems to transcend even language itself. Even prehistoric man found solace in the rhythms and vibrations of music. In the modern age, it's finally been discovered that music actually has positive psychological … [Read More...]

Mini Biscuit Pizzas

Mini Biscuit Pizzas

With three hungry kiddos and a budget to keep in mind, coming up with family-friendly recipes that are also budget friendly can be a challenge. Picky eaters certainly don't help! With pizza though, we always have a hit! These mini biscuit pizzas can be made for lunch or dinner, and the kids can help assemble! Mini Biscuit Pizzas (Makes 16 mini pizzas or 8 servings) Ingredients: 2 packages canned biscuits 1 pkg pepperoni slices (or other desired toppings) 2 cups shredded mozzarella … [Read More...]

She’s My Best Friend

She's My Best Friend

No one told me that the moment I would find out the tiny person person inside my womb was a girl, that my best friend was soon to be born. No one told me that she would light up my world, every day, for the rest of our lives. Looking back, I should have known. I should have known my mother and grandmother would send me a precious, pale skinned, blue eyed, blonde little girl. A spitting image of myself. The attitude, the sass, the loudness, the bashfulness. She's me. She knows everything. … [Read More...]

Dollar Tree Dinners: Tater Tot Casserole

Dollar Tree Dinners: Tater Tot Casserole

  Who knew that you could make a hearty and filling meal using just Dollar Tree ingredients? Well now you do! You can make a tater tot casserole such as the one you see below in just minutes and with just a few ingredients from your local Dollar Tree. Take a peek at how you can get started! Dollar Tree Tater Tot Casserole Ingredients: 1 can of cream of mushroom soup 1 can of sweet corn 1 package of Jennie-O Turkey burgers 1 package of frozen tater tots Shredded cheese Salt, … [Read More...]