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Apr 25

Crescent Roll Churros

Crescent Roll Churros – this EASY baked churro recipe is crunchy and sweet and full of cinnamon flavor. Only 3 ingredients and are the perfect breakfast, brunch, or dessert recipe!

Crescent Roll Churros - this EASY baked churro recipe is crunchy and sweet and full of cinnamon flavor. Only 3 ingredients and are the perfect breakfast, brunch, or dessert recipe!

Before we talk about Churros we need to talk about 13 Reasons Why for a minute. I haven’t watched the Netflix series (yet) but I just finished reading the book and wow….it was intense while being so, so good. I couldn’t put it down. I didn’t even work on Friday so I could finish it and I totally blew off my volunteering in Jordan’s classroom (OOPS, sorry Mrs. B!)

If you’re not familiar with the series, it’s about a teenage girl who has committed suicide and she sends tapes (her suicide note) to the people who were the cause of her depression and eventual death. It’s a heavy novel, especially so because it’s a young adult book. I have to say, it was hard to read at times because I saw a lot of my teenage self in Hannah (the girl). My depression and suicidal thoughts back then stemmed from anxiety, not from bullying as she experienced, but I still found threads of myself in her words.

I think that, if you have teenagers or will have them soon, reading 13 Reasons Why should be required reading, especially if you or your spouse never suffered from depression. Everything that happened to Hannah is not fiction, even though the story is. Those things are happening in our schools, and even if the kids aren’t dealing with her issues, I would guess a fair amount deal with the same thoughts she had.

Not only is her story a lesson to parents about what their teenagers might be thinking or feeling, but I think it’s also an important story for teens themselves to read or watch, with parental supervision. A lot of what the girl goes through is related to abuse, teasing that leads to bad reputations, harassment, and other things that are really uncomfortable to talk about, but they’re so important to talk about with your kids. If you don’t know where to start talking to your daughter about not taking crap from boys or your boys about not doing stupid (and/or immoral) stuff to girls, it’s a great jumping off point for discussion.

Jordan is only 12, so I don’t think it would be appropriate for her at this stage of her maturity, but I will be watching/reading it with her in a year or two.

Anyway, interesting segue to CHURROS but, well, I’m really good at getting off the topic of food. 😂

Crescent Roll Churros - this EASY baked churro recipe is crunchy and sweet and full of cinnamon flavor. Only 3 ingredients and are the perfect breakfast, brunch, or dessert recipe!

So…Crescent Roll Churros. This is such a brainless recipe that I’m not even sure it’s a recipe, but I made them last week for breakfast on a whim and then had to make them again to share because they were so good. We inhaled them!

There are only three ingredients: Crescent Roll Dough (and you could use any prepared dough or puff pastry if you can’t find crescent rolls), sugar, and cinnamon. That’s it! No butter, no oil, no frying, just 3 easy ingredients and an even easier not-a-recipe recipe.

Apr 23

Dulce de Leche Gooey Bars

PinterestFacebookTwitterStumbleYummlyEmailDulce de Leche Gooey Bars – this EASY sugar cookie bar recipe has gooey dulce de leche inside! Cookie bars with caramel are always a hit! Last week I had a major “my daughter is growing up” moment: she tried out for the middle school dance team and I wasn’t part of it at...

Apr 19

Berry Lemonade Margaritas

PinterestFacebookTwitterStumbleYummlyEmailRaspberry Lemonade Margarita – this EASY cocktail recipe is the perfect margarita! Raspberry Lemonade, tequila, and triple sec- that’s all it takes to make a pitcher! Jordan has been working Mel and I hard about getting a puppy. She’s begged for one for years, as children do, but more recently her wants have changed....

Apr 17

Easy Cheesy Chili Biscuit Bake

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Apr 13

Churro Cheesecake Dip

PinterestFacebookTwitterStumbleYummlyEmailChurro Cheesecake Dip – an easy way to make no-bake cheesecake dip full of cinnamon sugar churro flavor! This is perfect for parties or an easy dessert; we loved it! When I was in Charleston last week we ate a LOT of food. We went to restaurants for three meals a day: biscuits, doughnuts,...

Apr 12

Strawberry Shortcake Mimosa

PinterestFacebookTwitterStumbleYummlyEmailStrawberry Shortcake Mimosa – just three ingredients to the prettiest mimosa recipe ever! This champagne cocktail is perfect for brunch and can be made as a single cocktail or as a punch! Last week I flew to South Carolina to attend a blogging conference. I got back last night and the jet lag is...

Apr 11

Roasted Garlic Lentil Dip

PinterestFacebookTwitterStumbleYummlyEmailRoasted Garlic Lentil Dip – if you love white bean dip this LENTIL dip is for you! It’s FULL of roasted garlic and protein and is the best snack or meal! Okay WAIT! Before you click off thinking this is just another dip recipe, hold on a second. It’s not just another dip, it’s...

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