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After Baby Tummy Butter

So, the last month of my pregnancy, my tummy stretched and stretched and stretched. Thankfully, it was stretching straight out and not wide out, but still I had a feeling there was a lot I couldn't see besides my feet and how to tie my shoes. My husband was...

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After Baby Tummy Butter - this essential oil blend for stretch mark cream will soothe those after baby belly blues @bigpittstop
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Crockpot Gumbo

Our baby boy came a couple weeks ago and I knew that would mean guests and visitors for at least a couple weeks. I just couldn't stand the thought of not having some meals ready for when people got here. Or, at least groceries ready for my mom or Mr. McKinney to...

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Crockpot Gumbo | easy, spicy and with ingredients you may already have at home @bigpittstop
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Morning Breakfast Sandwiches

This post is part of a month long series on "lighter fare" with the Arkansas Women Bloggers #FoodieFriday collection. Each week for the past year I've made these breakfast sandwiches for Mr. McKinney. I need a little variety in my food life, but he can eat the same...

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Breakfast Egg Sandwiches | Lighter fare food options - make it easy on yoruself and make a week at a time | @bigpittstop
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Short Cut Lasagna

The reality of nesting and planning ahead is becoming real every day. I've found myself scouring Pinterest for make ahead meals, freezer crock pot concoctions, and all the "after baby" suggestions. All getting ready for delivery and keeping a little tiny human...

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Short Cut Lasagna - a go to freezer meal or make ahead for house guests. Hearty meat sauce, creamy cheese sauce, and simple layers. @bigpittstop
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Cowboy Ranch Chex Mix

Call it nesting or the holiday season, but I just couldn't let Christmas come without making some of favorite treats. My husband oversees a big processing plant and I think its so fun to love on his people any chance we get.  But, when you have to make a treat for...

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Dragon Breath Fire Crackers

My dad and father-in-law love spicy snacks. And for 2 guys its sometimes hard to buy for, nothing seems better than showing up with a baggie or container full of a yummy little snack to say thank you for taking care of my dog or putting up with all of us over the...

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Dragon Breath Fire Crackers | @bigpittstop | perfect snack for dad to munch on while he watches TV!
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tis the season

The weather got cool this week. The afternoon sun is perfection. My yard is covered with leaves and the colors they are a changing. All that means is when I'm on Pinterest and I see anything pumpkin, my eyeballs turn to hearts and I get all googly eyed!!! Such was...

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Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix for all your fall pumpkin recipes | @bigpittstop
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Grandma Shirley’s Chocolate Pie | Foodie Friday

So, I figured out pretty quickly that pie was the quickest way to Mr. McKinney’s heart. And more specifically his mama/Grandma’s chocolate pie.  Its makes an appearance at every holiday, birthday, or when he is home and just says, “mom, I think pie would be really...

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Grandma Shirley's Chocolate Pie

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