white chocolate cranberry oatmeal cookies

Published on December 15, 2014
White Chocolate & Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Happy Monday, Sweetie! Over the last few weeks I’ve had the pleasure of participating in The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap hosted by Love & Olive Oil and The Little Kitchen, which brings together food bloggers from around the world, sharing cookies and recipes with each other. Here’s how it works: Eligible food bloggers sign up. Receive the addresses of three other food bloggers. Send each of them one dozen delicious homemade cookies. Receive three different boxes of scrumptious cookies from other bloggers. Devour said scrumptious cookies. Post cookie recipe on blog. See everyone else’s cookie recipes. Salivate. Make all of the cookies. And you can start with these White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies! When […]

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Easy Black Cherry Mint Smoothie

Published on December 1, 2014
Black Cherry Mint Smoothie

Howdy, Sweetie! Well, Thanksgiving has come and gone…which probably means you are up to your ears in leftover turkey and mashed potatoes. It probably also means that you have been carefully avoiding all bathrooms that contain a scale for the last few days. I do it too. No shame. But…sooner rather than later we will all have to face the dreaded post Thanksgiving weigh in (preferably some time next week, or the week after…) and one of my favorite treats to help counter act the inevitable needle-creep of the holidays are smoothies. They are nutritious, filling and most importantly…not covered in cheese and butter. The only key to making sure you’re blissfully satisfied after your smoothie and not […]

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chocolate guinness {cake mix} cupcakes

Published on November 24, 2014
Chocolate Guinness Cake Mix Cupcakes

Hey there, Sweetie! I love a good party, don’t you? My husband recently had a birthday and to celebrate we hosted a beer tasting themed party, inspired by (and poking a bit of fun at) his love of the ever classy, Miller Lite. You can check out my “Happy Beer-day” pinterest board for all of my inspiration, but one of the most popular (and most delicious) details of the party were my Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes! They were a huge hit and because when I host a party I like to actually enjoy my guests, you can bet that they were just as easy as they were delicious…thanks mainly to store bought cake mix. One of the keys to […]

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easy mexican layered dip

Published on November 21, 2014
Easy 5 Layer Taco Dip

Howdy, Sweetie! I love this time of year. It’s that time when friends and family stop by just to catch up and you have a different party to attend (or host) every Friday and Saturday night. Which is why we all secretly kinda hate this time of year too. You have to make sure the house is always spotless and there’s always something delicious in the fridge for snacking. I can’t help you with the clean house (still working on that one myself) but I do have  a solution for a quick and easy appetizer to serve in a pinch (or whip up for a party). Most of these ingredients can be kept in the pantry […]

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Easy Buttermilk Brined Turkey #oxoturkeyday

Published on November 14, 2014
How to brine and roast a turkey with buttermilk

Happy Friday, Sweetie! Can you believe it’s less than 2 weeks until Thanksgiving?! I know! Where did November go?! Thanksgiving is hands down my favorite holiday, I love pretty much everything about it…a day dedicated to being thankful, the cool, crisp weather, spending time with family and friends….and of course, the food. So. Much. Food. And not just any food- all the food that you feel guilty about eating the rest of the year in one glorious feast! A feast centered around a big, beautiful turkey! Now, like most of us, the first time I hosted Thanksgiving I was extremely nervous about cooking the turkey. I collected dozens of recipes, researched the best way to brine, […]

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peanut butter potato chip fudge #foodieextravaganza

Published on November 5, 2014
Peanut butter and potato chip fudge

Well hello again, Sweetie! Welcome back to our monthly Foodie Extravaganza! If this is your first time joining us, the Foodie Extravaganza is a monthly party hosted by bloggers who love food! Each month we incorporate one main ingredient into recipes to share with you and this month that ingredient is a classic family favorite…PEANUT BUTTER! Which means there are 18 delicious & unique peanut butter recipes waiting for you at the end of this post. Yay! But before we get to all that fun, I want to share a quick and easy treat that is sure to satisfy even the biggest peanut butter lover! Peanut butter fudge….with potato chips. Yup. Good ol’ fashioned potato chips served up […]

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