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 … [Read more...]

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Apple Recipes to Try this Fall

Two years ago I was sitting in the middle of an apple orchard in Wisconsin, u-picking apples straight off the trees and reveling in the cool, crisp air.  I LOVED our Wisconsin vacation so much, and now every time I think of apple recipes, I'm reminded of that fun 10th anniversary vacation. I think about that vacation so very often because it was such a turning point in our lives. Do you ever have moments that you can pinpoint as THE moment when something changed in your life? These … [Read more...]

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Ultimate Halloween Desserts to Flop Your Lips On

Planning a Halloween party soon?  Any ghoul knows that the best part of a Halloween party are the devilish desserts. We went to a FUN Halloween party that was all decked out with tricks and treats, including a pumpkin puking spinach dip (awesome)... And "Goblinade" punch. Inside there were bloody handprints on all the doors and skeletons at the dining table. It was awesome!  The kids loved it. But the part the kids loved the most were the desserts. Today I've got a … [Read more...]

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15 Easy Pumpkin Desserts for Thanksgiving

Fall is finally here, which means just one important thing: pumpkin spice everything!  Looking for delicious pumpkin recipes to get your fall flavor fix? Here's fifteen of the yummiest I've seen anywhere on the internet.  Caramel Pumpkin Cake from Living Healthy With Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Chocolate Chip Muffins from Feeding My Addiction Pumpkin cheesecake bars from Friday is Cake Night Pumpkin Pecan Oatmeal Cookies from New to the Table Pumpkin Maca … [Read more...]

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