White Bandido Cocktail

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Merry Christmas eve! Time to celebrate all day with cooking, baking, present wrapping and my latest cocktail creation, the white bandido cocktail. This month has been a whirlwind of activities, lots of work, not much time off, kids activities etc etc etc that it really seems Christmas snuck up on us. Free time? What’s that? […]

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4 Ingredient Christmas Chocolate Rum Balls

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These super easy to make and delicious chocolate rum balls will be a welcome addition to any cookie tray or holiday dessert table this year. And bonus -they are no bake! & I have been so busy this month! I had all these plans for recipes all month long and the past couple weeks have […]

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Christmas Recipes Guest Posts for Cost Plus World Market

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I have had the great honor to be asked to guest post on the official Cost Plus World Market site with not one but four awesome Christmas recipes!! First up – Christmas Spiced Mulled Wine I am CONVINCED if Christmas could be concentrated into one flavor – mulled wine is it. One taste and you […]

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Vanilla Cranberry Ice Cream Sundaes with Spiced Gingersnaps

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December 7th and I am posting about ice cream sundaes. I think ice cream is acceptable year round, especially when make it “seasonal” or something. One thing I make every November/December is a double batch of my cranberry chutney. Its normally meant to be served on Thanksgiving, but since we didn’t celebrate this year ( […]

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Lamb Carnitas Tacos with Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Lamb Carnitas Tacos with Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

These lamb carnitas tacos are an amazing addition to my self proclaimed best diet ever, the ” all taco diet”.  Doesn’t that sound like the perfect diet? All tacos. All the time. Who doesn’t love tacos?!? The recipe for these were inspired from a recipe that has become a staple in our house ever since […]

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Big ol’ Batch of Buttermilk Belgian Waffles and a Magimix Vision Toaster Giveaway

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We eat a lot of Belgian waffles in this house. And by we I mostly mean my kids. And because we eat a lot of waffles, I always make big batches of them to freeze and thaw when needed so I am not waking up at 4 am on school days to make a fresh […]

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Aprés Ski Boozy Tea (with homemade vanilla maple creamer) for #holidayfoodparty

Aprés Ski Boozy Tea (with homemade vanilla maple creamer) for #holidayfoodparty

I cannot believe how fast this year has flown by. Seems to have flown by faster than normal. It feels like I was just packing up Christmas decorations and here I am getting them out of storage already to decorate the house again. I also can’t believe this is the last Holiday Food Party of […]

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You know you have made it in life when you have a refrigerator full of cheese

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This is going to be a tough post to write. But I need to, its time. It was December, I want to say the year was 1997 or 1998. We were driving down her dad’s mile long driveway in her white Mazda Miata with the top down like we always did. We were of course […]

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Holiday Host Gift Guide with World Market

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The holidays are upon us and that means holiday parties are soon to be happening and one way to say thanks to the party host or hostess is with a nice, thoughtful gift. I have come up with a few ideas from World Market as well as showing some of their  gift basket ideas for […]

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Pumpkin Date Shake

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I caved. Its November already and I finally caved in and made something pumpkin. I was pretty proud of myself for holding out for so long but I had the idea for this recipe last year actually and an opportunity presented itself that was perfect timing for sharing this amazingly delicious pumpkin date shake. When […]

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Easy Creamy Tomato Soup

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I am sure there are probably several thousand recipes online for tomato soup and or creamy tomato soup, but that doesn’t stop me from making up new versions every once in a while. I had a craving for it last week and I figured my kids would love it since they both eat cherry tomatoes […]

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Bride of Frankenstein Cocktail – Vanilla Blackberry Champagne Cocktail

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Out of all the Halloween moves there are, the Frankenstein ones are my favorite. From Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to the oh so cheesy but awesome Young Frankenstein by Mel Brooks. One of my favorites is The Bride of Frankenstein. Her hair alone is just so fantastic. So for my last Halloween cocktail for Cost Plus World […]

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