Bacon wrapped chicken appetizer (easy hearty appetizer recipe)

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Good hearty appetizers are always a good choice to serve up to your favorite holiday crowd. When the spirits are flowin….folks need something easy and hearty to pop in their mouths in between stories:) These spicy sweet chicken bites are perfect for that occasion. They can be made ahead of time…baked up and keep warm (gently…don’t want to dry them … [Read more...]

Weeknight Beef Tenderloin

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Hi all! Welcome to the GETTER-DONE week!! My kiddos are thick into their first experience with high school exams. Fun right?! But the nice thing about it is they are basically done school….they just have to show up to take the exams. It is like I have 2 college students…but they can’t drive:) We are all excited to have a couple weeks off….with lots … [Read more...]

Choco-Caramel M&M Crisp Cookie (Easy Christmas Cookie REcipe)

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Glad & M&M’S® for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. For the past 4 years I have shared with you a few cookies that I love to bake this time of year. My friends and I gather every year to exchange cookies. My kids loved it because we all get to taste our favorite cookies and I don't have … [Read more...]

Pomegranate Punch (Holiday Cocktail recipe)

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of SOLO® Brand Products for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I think one of the easiest ways to make a party get off to the right start is a festive cocktail. This one is literally the easiest cocktail to pull together when friends gather this holiday season. I made this for Thanksgiving this … [Read more...]

Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels

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Hi all! Hope you had a great weekend....We celebrated the season with our college friends and got caught up. Yesterday was the annual cookie exchange....which is one of my kiddos favorite traditions. I am trying to get a post up to share this week to share some things I have been working on inside....but it seem there aren't enough hours in the day … [Read more...]

Make Ahead Twice Baked Potato

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Happy Friday!! We are less than one week from Thanksgiving...and then it seems time moves at warp-like speed. I hope you have a little down time this weekend to regroup and relax before the hustle starts. I find when I take even just 10 minutes to gather my thoughts and to-do list...I feel so much more at ease about what is ahead. Start by making … [Read more...]

Grown Up Iced Coffee with Absolut

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We had our first snow day this week. It was actually rather nice….everyone slept in—except Stella of course:) Snow days on a Monday are about as good as a Friday snow day:) When my kids were younger…snow days meant lots of work for me. The sleds…the wet clothes…the fourteen cups of coco…endless loop of Disney channel. Don’t get me wrong, I loved … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Cheese Ball

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We woke up to a few inches of snow here...and our first snow day from school. Seems a bit early, no? I don't remember ever having a snow day this early in the school year. Check out instagram to see Stella's first walk in the snow....hilarious. I hope you had a fabulous weekend. I know that many of you are getting ready for the big turkey … [Read more...]

Baked Cheese Appetizer (Easy Thanksgiving Snack)

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Hey yall! We are in the beginnings of basketball season here! My buds is the manager of the freshman basketball team for his high school. He is so stinkin excited about it! We are thrilled he is meeting so many nice boys...and he loves being a part of the team. I am trying my darndest to get my holiday things organized. Figuring out where things go … [Read more...]

Kids Thanksgiving Treat

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I will be sharing a few things to do/make for Thanksgiving this week and next. It seems every year that Thanksgiving gets no respect....it is that awesome holiday before Christmas...remember? I love Thanksgiving....a holiday about food...and thanks...what's not to love? I wanted to share with you this fun kids treat that would work great for a … [Read more...]