Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies Peanut Butter Swirl 1 c. peanut butter chips 6 oz. cream cheese, softened 1/2 c. sugar 2 eggs Brownies 1 box Betty Crocker Supreme Chocolate Chunk Brownie mix 3 T water 1/2 c. vegetable oil 2 eggs 1. Heat oven to 350. Grease 13×9 inch pan. 2. Microwave PB chips 30 […]

I recently got the Betty Crocker Cookies and Bars magazine and I’ve been relying on it every time I need a sweet something. I’ve found some real winners that I’ll share this week. Here’s the first: Ultimate Turtle Cookie Bars {photo from} Ingredients 1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® chocolate chip cookie […]

Just wanted to share the good news! My good friend Jeri from Jerilyn Photography & Design wants to help you get a head start on your holiday cards this year. Order before October 31 and get 20% off of her already great prices. She has so many darling card designs to choose from, check them […]

Lisa Singer writes about gardening experiences, tips, and kid-friendly recipes on her blog, Backyard Botanical. Many kids will eat a variety of vegetables if they’ve helped to grow them.  Thanks to our garden, my son loves basil.  He’ll eat anything with pesto.  He also now eats homegrown lettuce, pickles, broccoli and salsa (using garden tomatoes, […]

Lisa Singer is a first time guest blogger on Vanilla Joy! She writes about gardening experiences, tips, and kid-friendly recipes on her blog, Backyard Botanical. How do you get your kids excited about fruits and vegetables? Start a garden in your backyard. Children are natural gardeners and love to help make things grow. Try planting […]

Kids are so funny, and Elliott’s language/speech has changed recently so he speaks more conversationally and will actually answer questions (sometimes). That’s a real step in a child’s language development. He’s also saying some of his letters better, and I just love to hear him talk! I asked Elliot some questions this morning. Here’s what […]

Before leaving on our road trip earlier this month, we decided it would be a good idea to put together a little emergency kit for the car. Here’s what we came up with: Fun scissors pen paper crayons First Aid ACE bandage gauze athletic tape and prewrap kleenex allergy medicine sunscreen bandaids Tylenol infant Tylenol […]

Thanksgiving Point is one of the great things about the area we live in in Utah. Thanksgiving Point is a fabulous place that is “dedicated to providing guests one-of-a-kind, hands-on opportunity for discovery and an entertaining, educational experience in a variety of arts and sciences.” From my recent experience there, I can say that’s a […]

I wanted to share a sweet little something with all my local Utah readers – Hansen Chiropractic in Orem is celebrating 30 years of chiropractic care, and to give back to the community, they’re offering 3 free chiropractic visits to anyone who wants them. First time patients can get x-rays, an exam, consultation, and chiropractic […]

After our baby was born, our toddler went from sleeping peacefully and easily at nap and night time to being a total terror! He wouldn’t take naps, would stay awake until well after midnight, and it was just awful. I did some reading on toddler sleep habits and came up with a brilliant plan that […]