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15 St. Patrick’s Day Drinks


I love a good drink for St. Patrick’s Day.  While I’m not always into the GREEN drinks, sometimes they are can totally delicious.  But let’s not forget that Guinness, Irish cream, and some good Irish whiskey can give any one a wee bit o’ the green on St. Patty’s Day.  After years of bartending, Mike and I have been around the block and know our liquor combos.  What does and

10 Party Bites and Drinks | Wednesday Whatsits 138

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Hi Everyone! Welcome to ——– We survived Christmas!  it was two days of intense family time and our house kind of looked like a Lego store exploded, but it was great!  The food was good, and the company was even better.  I even got a new pair of kicks! ——– This week’s features! Quick n’ Easy Crab Ball Appetizer | Champagne Smash | Ricotta and Salami Crostini Blue Cheese Tomato Bruschetta  | Mini Loaded Twice Baked

National Food & Drink Holidays

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January – Soup and Oatmeal Month 01 – Bloody Mary Day 02 – Cream Puff Day 03 – Chocolate-Filled Cherry Day 04 – Spaghetti Day 05 – Whipped Cream Day 06 – Shortbread Day 07 – Tempura Day 08 – English Toffee Day 10 – Bittersweet Chocolate Day 11 – Milk Day 15 – Strawberry Ice Cream Day 16 – Fig Newton Day 17 – Hot-Buttered Rum Day 19 – Popcorn

No Bake Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake

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Happy Cheesecake Day everyone!  Cheesecake is one of my favorite all time, possibly my dessert island, desserts.  I’ve asked my mom for a cheesecake for my birthday instead of regular cake more times than I can remember.  Let’s celebrate today with a No Bake Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake!! This cheesecake tastes awesome and is just perfect for the hot summer months – or whenever.  Weather and season don’t

Irish Capookie

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Happy Pi Day everyone!  Or pie day for all you non-math nerds.    Today is officially the 1 year mark to my wedding.  It’s weird to finally be all like, “it’s one year away.”  Until now I’ve been ahead of the game and all the wedding timelines, and now I’m in them for real.  To put my mind at ease, I made pie.  And not just any pie.  The craziest

Dark Chocolate Black-Bottom Pie

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Happy Pi Day!   Did you know the mathematical constant Pi had it’s own holiday?  It does.  Fun facts about Pi: Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point. As an irrational and transcendental number, it will continue infinitely without repetition or pattern. Cool, huh?     The first Pi Day was organized by Larry Shaw in San Fransisco.  Today is also Albert Einstein’s birthday.

Creamy Baked Spaghetti


Happy Spaghetti Day everyone!  I’m so excited to be sharing this dish with you today.  It has so many of my favorite things – ground beef, pasta, cream cheese, french fried onions.  YUM!!  Grab a fork and let’s eat!   Creamy Baked Spaghetti   Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 35 mins Total time 40 mins   Author: Salad in a Jar Serves: 8 Ingredients 8 ounces uncooked spaghetti

My 12 Favorite Cakes from Sprinkle Bakes


To celebrate cake day, I was going to do something practical and make you all cake stands.  But I wasn’t willing to fight the crowds to go shopping for the stuff I needed.  I’ll make it up to you later.  Promise.   So instead to celebrate Cake Day, I’m paying homage to my favorite cake blogger.  While cake isn’t the only sweet treat around Sprinkle Bakes, Heather makes cakes that

Chocolate Sprinkle Sandwich Cookies

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Happy Chocolate Day everyone!! Seriously, who thinks of these holidays?  This one is totally brilliant.  I first made these cookies for Sophie.  I’m sure you all remember her from the Unique Sweets Challenge we co-hosted in July.  Sophie loves pink and chocolate – can you see why we’re friends?       Of course I had take this chance to pay a little homage to one of my all time

Charred Filet of Beef with Chile-Corn Sauce


I worked at a steak house for 5 years.  I love eating a good steak.  I’m a snob about people ordering their meat well done – ewww.  There’s nothing worse than seeing a gorgeous filet being cooked to death.  But fear not, this recipe with bring your favorite filet (or any steak really) to great new heights.  The relish is lovely and the sauce gives a wonderful creamy spice to

Maple Bacon Popcorn

Maple Bacon Popcorn

It’s Popcorn Lover’s Day.  Fun holiday right?  I feel like I fit right in.  Popcorn is wonderful and delicious.  It’s a happy snack and comes in so many different forms and flavors.  Caramel, Butter, Cheese, Jalapeno, Ginger Teriyaki, Kettle Corn.  Cracker Jacks, Popcorn Balls, Fiddle Faddle.  The lists go on and on.   When I was in junior high, I would make popcorn and drizzle it with chocolate syrup, yum!  I like

Frito Pie

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I miss playing music.  It’s almost impossible to play my viola with the kids awake (they want to touch and see and yell at me if I say no) and I can’t play when they are asleep…what if they wake up?  We can’t have that.  *sigh*  Someday soon I’ll get my chops back.   In high school I was in orchestra, a fiddle performance group, marching band, and concert band.

Chocolate Wasted Cake


It’s National Chocolate Cake Day.  This pretty much sounds like the best holiday ever.  I mean, come on.  It’s an excuse to bake and eat an entire some chocolate cake. I spent last night making this cake for you.  Can I just tell you how hard it is to keep a two year old calm and collected when there’s chocolate cake, candy bars, and chocolate chips floating around the counter.  A few

Knock Off Thin Mints

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I was a brownie.  I was.  Brown sash, weekend meetings, knot tying, all that stuff.   Every year when our troop sold cookies I would always sell the most.  Go me!  I think it had in large part to do with my dad buying 10 boxes of peanut butter cookies and my mom taking my sign up sheet to the hospital where she worked.  PICU nurses on a 12-hour shift

Pumpkin Chai Hot Buttered Rum


The days are getting shorter and the evenings are getting cooler.  Fall evenings are meant for curling up under a cuddly blanket with a mug of something warm and tasty in your hands. One of my favorite winter time drinks is a nice hot buttered rum.  Butter, brown sugar, a few spices… add a shot of rum and hot water and voila!  The perfect way to warm up on a

Blackberry Plum Sangria

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Casillero del Diablo Wines for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Blackberry Plum Sangria has a gorgeous red color and deep fruit flavors. This cocktail for a crowd is perfect for parties and nights in alike! I love a good cocktail, and sangria is one of the best party drinks. It’s easy to make, it comes in about a

Frozen Mango Lime Teagarita

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Two of our favorite summer time drinks are margaritas and iced tea.  Mike drinks iced tea like it’s going out of style, and  I can always go for an ice cold margarita.  When I saw Jose Cuervo’s Iced Teagarita my wheels started turning.  An iced tea margarita…could this be good?  Guess what.  It is!  I added some fresh fruit, hit blend, and made a totally yummy new cocktail! Now, if you’re not

Wine Smoothie

Wine Smoothie | For White Lights on Wednesday by Cooking with Curls

Greetings WLOW friends, boy do I have a treat for you today!  This is Lisa from Cooking with Curls, and I am back this month with an amazing Wine Smoothie! I have been making fruity Margaritas all summer, and jokingly referring to them as smoothies…..with alcohol. 😉  You can see my thinking right?  Fruit, pureed in a blender equals smoothie.  Smoothie equals healthy, right?  Health professionals keep saying that we

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Hi Everyone. Welcome to Wednesday Whatsits! This year started off with some seriously amazing posts. Thanks for linking up everyone! What’s going on this week?  I’ll tell you. I’m 5 likes away from 800 on FB.  So when we get there, someone’s getting $10 gift card. White Lights on Facebook And and and! Jen and I put the next ingredient for Get Your Chef On to a reader vote.