This April #GetUpsideDown with Dairy Queen or get a free Blizzard

Spring arrived in Jacksonville a few weeks ago but no one told me that we would go from chilly 60 degree days to high 80 degree days overnight. Walking outside is like stepping into an lit oven, the heat quickly envelopes and putrid, sticky sweat is your cover charge.  As blissful as …

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Remembering Sweet Summertime Memories

With five kids, my parents didn’t have a lot of money when we were growing up. We couldn’t always afford to go to the movies, amusement parks or take family vacations. But my dad was always doing these great things to surprise us. He wasn’t a man of many words, but …

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Spider Ice Cream Recipe: Halloween Mint Chocolate Chip Dessert

In my opinion, mint and chocolate go together like spiders and shoes.  In fact, I am convinced that the reason people keep going back to Olive Garden is not for their alfredo, rather it is for the Andes Mints which they so generously give you at the end of the …

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When Mommy Deserves Dessert and A Night To Herself

It doesn’t happen very often but occasionally the stars align and mommy gets a night to herself. Even though I end up spending the majority of the night working and cleaning the house I always try to reserve some “me” time before I pass out early. It isn’t very often …

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House of Flavors is a Sweet Treat from the ’50s!

I love diners, especially classic diners that make you feel like you’ve stepped back into time. The coolest diner I’ve ever been to is House of Flavors in Ludington, MI. It gets the title of “coolest” for a few reasons: It really was around in the 50’s, it’s not just …