Strawberry Salsa with Churro Chips Recipe

The last Bunco night I attended had a Mexican theme, so I decided to whip up some strawberry salsa and churro chips for the ladies to snack on before the dice-rolling began. I've made this recipe a few times over the years and it's always a HUGE hit at parties. If you don't feel like making your own churro chips, you could just buy a bag of Stacy's Cinnamon Sugar Pita chips, but there is something about these crunchy homemade cinnamon wedges that makes for an extra special treat for a … [Read more...]

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Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup {just 3 ingredients!}

Over the years, plenty of folks have rolled their eyes at me for making my own chicken soup at home when there are rows and rows of canned soup on the supermarket shelf. But if you ever taken the time to read the label on the back of a can of soup you’ll see why I do it. There's MSG and preservatives and words I cannot even pronounce going on back there. Gross and not very healthy. My homemade soup literally has three ingredients (not counting the S&P) and it is SO easy to make. … [Read more...]

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Five Perfect Christmas Cookies

  We used to have an annual Holiday tradition in my house called “Christmas Baking Day". My father-in-law would come over and we would roll up our sleeves in the kitchen together to do all sorts of holiday baking. He inherited his love of baking from his mother, and hopefully we will pass down this tradition to my son who also loves to help me in the kitchen. We've gotten out of the habit of Baking Days in the past few years, but I'm hoping to crank that back up again this … [Read more...]

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Melt-in-Your-Mouth Butter Mints Recipe

I don't know about y'all, but growing up in the South we had three essential things on the menu when we went to a wedding reception or a bridal tea: punch, peanuts and pastel butter mints. It didn't matter what else you had to eat, those three things were DEFINITELY gonna make an appearance on the table. Those pastel butter mints have kinda fallen out of favor over the years and they are increasingly hard to find in the stores.  I'm here today to show you how you can make these AT HOME and … [Read more...]

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Drool-worthy Thanksgiving Desserts

I'm hosting Thanksgiving at my house this year. It's the first time I've ever owned a six-seater table, so I'm pretty excited to sit some folks around it and stuff them full of scrumptious Thanksgiving food. My favorite thing to make for turkey day is not the turkey (although I have been known to smoke one in my day...) but the DESSERTS. Here are ten dessert recipes I've been eyeing to make it a very sweet Thanksgiving, indeed. Thanksgiving Turkey Oreo Balls Cranberry Pecan … [Read more...]

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Easy Pumpkin Patch Candy for Halloween

Looking for a super easy and SUPER cute candy to take to the preschool party this Halloween?  This pumpkin spice flavored recipe is as cute as it is delicious. This is perfect for any fall gathering or as a fun recipe for kids to make! Ingredients 16 ounces White Melting Chocolate (aka "chocolate bark"; white chocolate chips will work also) 1 ½ teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice ¾ cup Mellowcreme Pumpkins ½ cup Green Sprinkles ½ cup Green M&Ms Instructions Place the … [Read more...]

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Peanut Butter Cornflake Coconut Bars + Gooey Video Tutorial

I've been making these peanut butter coconut squares since I was a little girl, which might explain why turned out so unskinny as an adult. What can I say? I'm a child of the 70's. Ahhh, the 1970's. Those glorious years when moms were not scared of red food dye or HFCS or cigarette smoke or letting their toddlers ride with their faces pressed against the glass of a station wagon rear window. Our KoolAid pitchers were filled with cups of toxic sugar and our AquaNet ate holes in the Ozone … [Read more...]

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Creepy Halloween Party Treats

Looking for some creepy Halloween party treat ideas for the kids? I gotcha covered, my witches.  Check these out. Serve up these super scary Frankenstein Toes, Sp-cookie Ghosts, Mummy Fingers and Werewolf Claws! These are so easy you won't even break out in a cold sweat. And talk about a hit at the Halloween parties!  You could also stuff 'em in goodie bags and give them away as treats for the classmates or neighbors. So, whatcha waiting on? Melt some chocolate and get to dipping … [Read more...]

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Plan your Summer Cookout {with essential oils}

Did you guys know you can use essential oils in recipes? I had no idea you could cook with essential oils until I discovered Young Living a few years back. I always assumed they were just for the smell-good factor but there is so much more to them than that. Here is the biggest advantage to cooking with essential oils- they give your food a flavor kick that regular extracts cannot provide. These little bottles contain some potent stuff. Also, have you ever used a bottle of expired extract … [Read more...]

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15 Tempting Thanksgiving Desserts

Ok guys. Less than one week until Thanksgiving. Time to start scanning Pinterest like a madwoman to figure out what we are taking to the potluck. Have you made your game plan yet? In the past few years, my husband has developed a severe peanut/tree nut allergy, so Thanksgiving is like walking through a land-mine for him. I've been looking around on Pinterest for nut-free Thanksgiving desserts that will not cause him any issues. It's way harder than it looks because nuts and Thanksgiving go … [Read more...]

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