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...]

Slow Cooker Beef Barley Soup

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I bet the Pilgrims would have loved a good slow cooker recipe….after long hard day…building a house and pillaging for food…probably would have been real nice to come home to hot cooked meal. I often think….geez-Louise we have it good….I mean we can plug this device in…throw some food in…and it cooks for us…all day long…so that all we have to do … [Read more...]

4 ingredient Baked Ziti

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A cozy rainy Monday here.....we have had a lot of rain lately....but for some reason...I kind of love it. It tends to keep me on task and productive for some reason...it may be because of yoga pants....because rainy days=yoga pants...always:) I hope you had a great weekend. Hubs and I did a fun quick project on Saturday...that will post soon on the … [Read more...]

Homemade Apple Chips with Cinnamon Sugar whipped crème

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I was invited to participate in a really fun blog hop this fall. Over 75 bloggers are participating. All sorts of fun fall inspiration from recipes to projects you name it…all things fall! We call it #FallHarvestIdeas and it is a celebration of all things FALL!!!   I decided to try a new recipe that I've been wanting to do for a while. … [Read more...]

Monster Pasta Salad (Halloween Party Food)

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Back from a weekend of good food, good drinks and good shopping in Chicago. We celebrated our 18th in style:) I am pulling some fun post together but is taking me a while to get my stuff together. It seems I am still trying to get us "settled" in our new house...September has been a a blur but at the same time a really long month. Hoping that I get … [Read more...]

Scalloped Potatoes

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Hey…happy Monday:) Hope you had a great weekend! Potatoes and cheese…with cream…I mean how can you go wrong? You can’t go wrong. It is comfort food at it’s best. This recipe pairs perfect with anything---chicken, beef, pork…or just hunker down on your couch and eat it alone---I’m not going to judge. In college, on a rainy Sunday…my housemate … [Read more...]