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I'm Mama Harris, the wife and mother to a large blended and multicultural family. In my lifetime I've been a single mom, a step-mom, a working mom and now a stay at home mom. My kids range in age from toddler to newly adult and I write about my kitchen adventures and the variety of foods and recipes I feed my family at From the Kitchen of Mama Harris. I've experienced all aspects of mommy-hood and look forward to sharing my kitchen tips, tricks, recipes and shortcuts!

Chocolate Dipped Oreo Treats: Valentine’s Day Snack Recipe

Categories: desserts, no-bake, recipes

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There’s a special magic about Valentine’s Day that makes it indescribably fun for kids. Why not make a fun treat that your kids will love to create with you, almost as much as they’ll love to enjoy!

For more Valentine inspired treats check out these 16 Sweet and Savor Valentine’s Day Treats

During this past holiday season my best friend from childhood came to visit and we had a fun day of cooking in my kitchen. She shared this recipe with me, and we added to it by drizzling the chocolate dipped Oreo Bites with white chocolate. This would be a great base recipe for many occasions, and kids absolutely love joining in. My five year old had a blast breaking up all the Oreos and rolling them up in balls with the cream cheese. It was messy fun, just how kids like it!
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15 No-Bake Dessert Recipes

Categories: desserts, no-bake, recipes

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Whether you need it for the Game Day party this weekend or the Valentine’s Day class party in a few weeks, no-bake desserts are always a great choice for sweets. They are an ideal way for kids to help in the kitchen, since there’s no risk of being burned by the oven and it’s often “magical” the way these desserts come together. They are also a great option in the summer when the last thing anyone wants to do is bake.


Many No-Bake Desserts are pudding based. You may cook it on the stovetop until it thickens and create a parfait or a pie by chilling. Most often with this type of dessert you refrigerate overnight until it sets and is ready to be served.
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Easy And Very Merry Desserts

Categories: Christmas, cooking, desserts

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The holiday season can be such a stressful time of year, and it always seems we are short on time. Longer lines, more traffic, shorter days, colder nights.. there’s a general busy rush that washes over us during this time of year.

Add to that the stress of planning for the holiday season. Whether you go away for the holidays or host your very own party, chances are at some point you’ll be a part of some sort of holiday celebrations. Even when attending a hosted party, I always ask if there’s something I should bring.

Now you can be ahead of your game with some easy and fun desserts that can be prepared in a pinch. These are great ideas for any type of holiday occasion, casual to elegant, sit down meal to pot luck. Save time and stress less!

Parfaits. These little treats can pack a punch. They’re so easy to create and can be a showstopper in the right packaging. Choose champagne glasses for an added touch of elegance.
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Box Mix - Remixed: Make Donuts With Store Bought Cake Mix

Categories: cake making, cooking, desserts

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As busy moms it often seems we don’t have enough time. Whether working from home, outside of the home, or being a mom at home is our main responsibility, some weeks can just be hectic. Certain holidays can just creep up on you! I’m looking Halloween square in the eye, and I’m not prepared one bit. Sometimes it’s like that, I get it.

I wanted to come up with some fun Halloween goodies for the kids, that we could have fun and make together while we carve pumpkins and watch “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown’ together. My secret weapon of choice during this years festivities is a boxed yellow cake mix, a donut pan, and caramel apple cake frosting. With lots of sprinkles.
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