Pasta Soup with sausage

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Thanks for all the love for the Charity Home Playhouse project. I sure did have a blast and I hope to participate again next year:) We had a great weekend of absolutely nothing….Friday was spent with my 70 lb. lap dog on my chest….huddled by a warm fire. Saturday hubs and I had a great date night…and watched the first of season 3 House of Cards….a … [Read more...]

Make ahead Sausage Ball recipe

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Did you watch the SNL Christmas special this past holiday? It is so completely inappropriate but the Alec Baldwin “sweatie balls” scene….makes me laugh so hard. And sadly whenever I make these I think of that skit. Youtube it if you missed it…12 year old humor…but still… These make ahead sausage balls are great for a rowdy hungry crowd. You can … [Read more...]

2 ingredient Queso Recipe

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of RO*TEL & VELVEETA for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Don’t ya think queso is the fondue of our time? I remember when my parents had card parties… my mom would pull out her fondue pot and all of the little sticks and the cut up bread and vegetables. Cheese can be so magical don't you … [Read more...]

Crock Pot Tomato Soup Recipe

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Hi all! Happy new year! I hope that your families break was a restful one. We had some really great family time and got caught up! It seems like it flew by. I could have used one more week. But that seems to be the case anymore with how busy life gets. I wanted to start off the new year with a classic soup recipe but this one cooks up all day in … [Read more...]

Cheesy Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms

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I have never met a stuffed mushroom that I didn’t like…and this one for sure doesn’t disappoint. I wanted to pop in and share this…it would be a perfect snack to serve up for your New Year’s Eve celebrating….even if that is just you in your pj’s:) The hubs and I are beach bound for the new year. A nice little getaway before we get back into the … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]