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Make Store Bought Appetizers Look Authentic

This shop has been compensated by #TaiPeiGoodFortune and #CollectiveBias. All opinions are mine. I don’t know if I’ve ever shared just how much I LOVE Chinese food (like I wanna work at a Chinese restaurant just so I can learn how to cook it!)…And it’s totally like the best balm for all that heavy holiday …

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10 Yummy Keurig Recipes

I would love to say that I’ve always loved coffee, but that’s totally not true. I mean, I’ve always liked a cup once in a while, but with the measuring of coffee and the resulting too-strong pot that nobody likes…I just never seemed to get it right at home. And don’t get me started on …

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In-the-Peel Banana Split Holiday Recipe

I love the holidays…all the fabulous holiday recipes that only get used once a year…But this is totally my favorite. Unique, easy, and crazy-good, I love this In-the-Peel Banana Split Holiday Recipe. Special thanks goes to #HolidayMadeSimple and #CollectiveBias for sponsoring this post. This is a pretty simple recipe (hence me calling it “easy”). I like to …

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26 Fabulously Spicy Slow Cooker Recipes

Whoo, wee! That’s totally the nerdy noise my dad makes when I serve something spicy. And with all the kinda bland foods that get served for the holidays, I’m looking for something spicy right now…26 Fabulously Spicy Slow Cooker Recipes, away! I’m ready to get out the peppers and spices. I want something hot and melt-my-tongue …

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15 Easy Christmas Cupcake Decorating Ideas

Pinterest is filled with cupcake creations that are so “picture perfect.” Well, most of us don’t live in a picture perfect world or have the time to recreate those decorations. I’ve selected 15 cupcakes that even the average busy mom like me can create. I’ve even made a few myself. Which are your favorite? Grab some …

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Emergency Dinner ~ Marie Callenders Pot Pies to the Rescue

We had a small, impromptu family dinner the other evening. One of those “oh, we were in the neighborhood” pop-in’s from my parents, my daughter was hungry and suddenly I needed dinner-in a hurry! It was Marie Callenders Pot Pies to the rescue! The holidays are just around the corner and I’m so not in the mood to …

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Graham Cracker Houses and ‘Smore Snowball Cookies!

Today, I needed a break from cooking pre-Thanksgiving food. Holy Smokes, I want to be a Thanksgiving Hero sooo BAD! But, ultimately, a girl can cook only so much before she just gets tired of thinking about that one meal. I wanted something fun and tasty…I had some Honey Maid Graham Crackers, a jar of Skippy Peanut …

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25 Un-Christmas Grinch Treats

Too many Christmas Parties? Too much F-U-N this holiday season? Well, have no fear, friends. These 25 Un-Christmas Grinch Treats will be sure to keep your Christmas spirit simmering on low! (Just kidding-I can’t help myself!) There’s no way I get through the holiday season without watching the Grinch. Every time I do, I think …

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How to be a Thanksgiving Hero {and a HoneyBaked Ham Giveaway}

No doubt, you’ve heard how much I love cooking around the holidays. I like to make Thanksgiving dinner awesome and have my guests leaving thinking: “She sure is a Thanksgiving Hero!” That feeling of having made them all very happy is a big part of why I enjoy the cooking. There’s no doubt in my mind …

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25 Thanksgiving Dinner Cooking Essentials

I actually enjoy Thanksgiving cooking. There’s a lot going on, it’s crazy. Even if I use all sorts of Thanksgiving hacks, I am still beat at the end of the day, but it’s so worth it. Here are 25 Thanksgiving cooking essentials that make it easier to get ready for Thanksgiving dinner. First things first, I …

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Hashbrowns {A Fast and Simple Homemade Recipe Great with Bigelow Tea}

I love hashbrowns, crunchy, hot, golden, delicious hasbrowns with a cup of hot Bigelow Tea. Gimme. And seconds. I could eat them as a breakfast by themselves or with a biscuit and bacon. But they’re a pain to make, right? Wrong! Super-simple, fast and delicious hashbrowns can be done with little or no fuss in …

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Make Spooky Eyeball White Chocolate Pretzels ~ A Halloween Treat

It’s Halloween time, and that means Halloween treats! My kiddo made these awesome White Chocolate Eyeball Pretzel Bites with a little help from Imperial Sugar! We found this recipe for White Chocolate Covered Pretzel Eyeballs over at the Imperial Sugar Website and my daughter had to try it for herself!   How To Make White Chocolate …

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We Made Minecraft Creeper Rice Krispies

So, the daughter is hard at work on her Minecraft YouTube channel, and she’s decided to add a new feature called “Bake with Hallecake” where she makes Minecraft baked goods like cakes, rice krispy treats, brownies, and everything else we can think of. For her first episode of Bake with Hallecake, she made Minecraft Creeper …

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Biety Beef

One of my favorite things to do is make up random words. I’m a huge fan of combining to plain words to make a mega one. But my dad, he’s all about making up the entire thing. When I was about ten or so, he started talking about a soup that was meaty, hearty and …

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Portion Sizes

So, I was reading a recent article on portion sizes and portion control… you know… the usual our portions are way too big, etc. And, can I just say… Keep them that way! Not because I can clean my plate, but because with the cost of food going up so much and with the portion …

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