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Jalapeno Popper Bruschetta

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Two of my favorite appetizers are jalapeno poppers and bruschetta.  Bruschetta comes with about a million different topping combinations, and that’s the beauty of it.  Well, that and the fact that I can mix and match 3 or 4 flavors when ordering a board of them.  When idea struck me to marry these two apps together into harmonious bites of spicy, cheesy, bacon-y happiness on bread I ran to my

Cappuccino Swirl Meringues

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I have this love hate relationship with Food Network magazine.  I love getting it each month and seeing it on the newstands at the store, but I hate when I see an amazing recipes and have a BIG “why didn’t I think of that” moment.  Maybe it’s because I’m a don’t have an army of chefs developing in my kitchen, but sometimes I pretend I’m a one woman army.  This

Simply Roasted Sweet Potatoes

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Simply Roasted Sweet Potatoes are one of my all time favorite dishes. They’re simple food done right and so completely delicious! What is is about sweet potatoes?  They’re just so damn good!  They’re easy to make. They can be prepared a million different ways, or at least it feels that way.  And they just taste awesome!  As much as I love all the different ways you can serve up sweet

Endlessly Inspired 1st Blogiversary Giveaway


Good morning everyone!  I’m incredibly excited about today’s giveaway.  My darling friend and DIY contributor Jenn from Endlessly Inspired is celebrating her first blogiversary!  Jenn is freaking amazing, a mom and a half, and she has the coolest craft/DIY ideas and she makes yummy food.     To celebrate Jenn today, we’re giving away a $550 gift card.  Yeah. GOOD LUCK! I want to thank the women from these

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Hi Everyone. I found a new Etsy shop this week called Hello Lovely Inc. It’s full of vintage jewelry.  Lots of happiness all over the place!       Luck for you and me, Michele is having a giveaway on her shops blog this month!! You can enter to win a vintage 1970’s brushed gold cuff and a vintage Bee Pin.     You can enter by clicking here.  Entries will

Caramel Pecan Blondies

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hershey’s®. All opinions are 100% mine. This past week has been crazy!  My sister-in-law and her family were in town over the weekend.  Saturday I went wedding dress shopping and found THE dress!!  It’s been go go go for days.  Now all I want to do is curl up in the recliner with my blanket and something sweet.  A

Mini S’mores Brownie Bites & Poppers

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You guys.  It’s the last day of s’mores week.  A little sad, but it was a super fun week of s’mores goodness.  And who says s’mores just have to be for summer?  Bust out those bad boys in winter around your fire pit!  Don’t forget to check out Monday’s and Wednesday’s recipes if you missed any of the goods this week.. So for today’s s’mores treat, I couldn’t decide how

It’s Bacon Month!


Happy August everyone! Little did you know this is going to be the best month EVER!! Why? Because we’ve officially dubbed August as Bacon Month!   I’ve teamed up with 9 other bloggers to bring you a month full of bacon happiness in your mouth.  Meet the #BaconMonth team… Becca | It’s Yummilicious Jamie | Mom’s Test Kitchen Carrie | Frugal Foodie Mama Rachel | {I Love} My Disorganized Life

GYCO Blackberries: Winner & Features

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I’d love to give you all a bit of fluff and happiness and go on about how much fun I had with GYCO Blackberries {I did!}, but today I’m cutting right to the chase.  All meat and potatoes today kids.   We had 18 totally wicked blackberry recipes shared this month and picking a winner gets harder every round.  I swear you are all out for blood these days.  Thank

Gingerbread Waffles


I wanted to share something seasonal that would scream I-wish-I-was-in-front-of-a-fire snuggling, but a little different.  I have a little crush on Gingerbread.  Then I found these Gingerbread Waffles.  They are amazing!  Breakfast happiness on a fork, full of baking spices and that perfect cozy feeling.  These waffles will leave you feeling like you just got a big hug.  And who doesn’t need a hug?   Gingerbread Waffles   Print Prep time 5

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Hi Everyone. Welcome to Wednesday Whatsits! That is all. This week’s features!   Most Viewed (1) Back to School Friend Maker ~ One Creative Mommy (2) Seafoam Candy ~ Crafting in the Rain –Links I Liked– Recipes   (1) Santa Fe Summer BBQ Pizza with Whole Wheat Crust ~ Baking with Blondie (2) Oven Baked Pancakes ~ Me and My Sweets (3) Chicken & Shrimp Fakita Nachos ~ Call Me

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Hi Everyone. Welcome to Wednesday Whatsits! I hope you’ve all had a wonderful week.  I sure have. Check out all the cool stuff going on around White Lights. Splish Splash Blog Bash ~ hosted by Tattered & Inked Sunday kicks off the Unique Sweets Link Party Challenge. Get your invitation HERE. Prizes, celebrity judges, desserts, Oh MY! Wednesday – yes, in one week! – is the sign up for the

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Hi Everyone. Welcome to Wednesday Whatsits!   This week’s features!   Most Viewed Top 2 By a landslide! (1) Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting ~ My Happy Place… (2) Pina Colada Pie ~ DJ’s Sugar Shack –Links I Liked– Recipes   (1) Vanilla Bean Cupcakes with Cocoa Buttercream Frosting ~ Life Made Simple (2) Toddler Approved Wonton Lasagna ~ The NY Melrose Family (3) Aussie Chicken ~ Frugal

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Hi Everyone. Welcome to Wednesday Whatsits! I announced the winner of my 100+ Follower Giveaway contest! Was it you?? Have you heard?  Joanna from ModaMama is doing a giveaway on White Lights It’s true! You can win a medium ad space on her blog by entering HERE. Come vote for me in the Crazy Cooking Challenge! Click on my post #55 to vote HERE!! In other news, we got Thing 2 his

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Hi Everyone. Welcome to Wednesday Whatsits! Did you know I’m sponsoring a giveaway at Mom2MemphisAndRuby? I am!!  You can win a copy of Booze Cakes. Woo!   This week’s features:   Most Viewed – Top 4! (1) Garlicky GreekVinaigrette ~ Go Ahead…Take a Bite (2) Freezer Tip: Pasta! ~ Frugal in Florida (3) Opa!-pa-sta Salad ~ Go Ahead…Take a Bite (4) Recent Additions & Another Switchup ~ Nutmeg Place –Links

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Hi Everyone. Welcome to Wednesday Whatsits! Last week was a great party.  Thanks to everyone who linked up! In case you missed yesterday’s post, I’m co-hosting a cooking challenge bi-monthly party. GET YOUR CHEF ON You can enter through April 24th!  Jen and I would love to have you participate. Now, what you’re really here for, this weeks Features   Most Viewed – Top 3 (1) “Bottoms Up” Cookie Bites

Wednesday Whatsits (2)

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Hi Everyone. Welcome to Wednesday Whatsits! Last week’s first Wednesday Whatsits was awesome!  You are all super talented. Secretly, my goal was to have 50 posts linked up and there were 53.  I can’t believe it!! I’m so excited to see what you’ve all been doing this past week.     Features   Most Viewed – Top 3   (1) Don’t Eat Peeta — A Hunger Games Printable @ Freshly

Jack Daniels Bottle Cake


If I’ve never mentioned it before, Mike works for an adult beverage distribution company.  We end up with all kinds of fun shwag around the house.  Today was the best!  He brought me home a Jack Daniel’s bottle cake mold and label stencil.  How cool is that?!?? I immediately wanted to make the cake happen.  I talked Mike into hitting Michael’s for food coloring.  I didn’t own a nice spatula for

Chocolate Jack Daniel’s Cupcakes

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{photo source}   I’ve been wanting to share that picture forever!  Today is totally the right day.   Today I give you – Chocolate Jack Daniel’s Cupcakes!   You heard me.  After Mike saw this PIN from my cupcake board I was obligated to make these cupcakes.  Being the amazingly wonderful friend that I am, I sent some of these cupcakes – in cups – to my friend Dale in

A Few of My Favorite Things Giveaway {CLOSED}

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Happy December everyone!  My kids are counting down Christmas every day and they will not let me forget.  Like I could.  We have eight family birthdays this month plus Christmas.  So to celebrate this month I’ve joined with some other bloggers to giveaway our favorite things!  Love it?  Let’s play! The Goods I won a copy of Baked Elements from une gamine dans la cuisine, gosh, a year and a