Oat n’ Almond Thumbprints + Jam v. Jelly v. Preserves

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These thumbprint cookies are perfect for a healthy and filling on-the-go breakfast or after-school snack. Whole wheat and oat flours plus whole oats and almond butter give them heft. Fruit spread adds a touch of color and sweetness. Use your personal fav or an assortment to please the whole family. An added bonus of the ‘assorted approach’ is the possibility of a lovely cookie rainbow as pictured here! Also in this week’s post… Jam vs. Jelly vs. Preserves: What’s the Difference Anyway?

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Homemade Pink Lemonade + 3 Ways w/Lemon Peels + Lemon Fun Facts

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My new beau is a big fan of lemons so I threw this together with a free bag from the local grocery. Throw in some sliced strawberries for a pretty in pink version. The juicing takes a lot of time but fresh lemon juice really is best! You won’t regret the extra time. On top of that, no part of the lemon will be wasted. I have included three ways to use up the peels here: lemon extract, lemon pepper and lemon sugar.

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Lucky S’mores Bars

Lucky Smores Bars

These quick cereal bars are a perfect way to get that smoky s’mores flavor without the campfire. Melted marshmallows mixed with Lucky Charms cereal, graham cracker pieces and chocolate bars topped with even more s’mores ingredients! Bake in the oven for a few minutes to melt and char the top.

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