Happy 4th of July!

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Hope everyone has a safe and happy 4th of July! It’s forecast for major major rain where I live, but we are still going to a cookout with our friends and even with the rain, I’m looking forward to a day off.  I’m taking this Classic Pasta Salad (pictured below) to our cookout and super […]

Easter Ideas

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Easter is quickly approaching and just in case you haven’t finalized your menu, I thought I would share some ideas for Easter Brunch or some homemade treats to enjoy. Banana Slush Punch Chess Bars Monkey Bread Muffins Juicy Strawberry Scones Mini Chocolate Chip Pancake Muffins Cheddar Bacon Muffins Ham & Cheese Frittatas  Sausage Breakfast Casserole […]

DIY Brownie Mix

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So I thought I had found my go-to brownie recipe, and then I tried this one.  While the other recipe is really, really good, this one edges it out just a bit.  It had the perfect fudgy texture, which is how I like my brownies.  If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, I’m […]

Pumpkin Pie White Hot Chocolate

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Ok, I know I said I was done with the Pumpkin Recipes, but please indulge me for one more and then I’ll move on, for a little while at least!:) You know how a recipe might call for just a small amount of pumpkin and then you have half the can left over? This is […]

Hot Apple Cider

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This is a recipe that my mom has been making for years and years. It tastes wonderful and is so comforting on a cold winter’s night. It uses two ingredients and is so simple, but has a great depth of flavor. She always makes this every Christmas and also recently made this for a gathering […]

Mom’s Seasoned Oyster Crackers

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For as long as I can remember Christmas has always included baking with my mom. Every year we make this savory little snack and everyone loves it. These crackers are so delicious, but be warned are very addictive! It’s always a delight to give bags of this out every Christmas and it’s a tradition that […]

Crowd Pleasing Cheese Ball

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I got this wonderfully delicious cheeseball recipe from my mother-in-law. She is an amazing cook and this appetizer lives up to it’s name. I served it at my recipe swap last week and it was a huge hit! It’s creamy and also has a nice salty bite to it. Plus, all the ingredients were things […]

Thanksgiving Menu

I have been busily prepping for my first go at hosting Thanksgiving. I will be having 8 guests plus Adam & I for Thankgiving Dinner on Wednesday night of next week. Thanks to Katie at Hyper Homemaker, I am all organized and on my way to a successful Thanksgiving meal. I have planned my menu […]

Simply Irrisistible

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We don’t celebrate Halloween, but this year there were two things I couldn’t resist. The first was buying our new puppy, Hershey, this hot dog costume. Isn’t he so cute! The second was making these fun mummy dogs I found on Delicious Meliscious. They took me right back to my childhood. My mom would make […]

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

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Since it’s starting to turn cooler, I decided to go ahead and whip up some homemade hot chocolate mix. This is great to give as gift at Christmas. Place it in a jar and attach a little whisk and include a couple of mugs and voila, a inexpensive, yet thoughtful Christmas gift that everyone will […]