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10 Tips for Hosting a Cookie Exchange – Fun Ideas for a Cookie Swap

A cookie exchange is not just for Christmas. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Valentine’s day and Easter are also popular times for cookie swaps. This type of party is a fun way to share your favorite cookie recipes, since many holiday gatherings include a party dessert table. December 22 is recognized each year as National Cookie Exchange Day. To …

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Summer Desserts Ideas – Tips for a Dessert Table That Takes the Heat

Outdoor parties are so much fun, but how do you make sure that the summer desserts ideas that you choose are those that melt IN your mouth and not on the table? Keep these handy tips in mind for a fun outdoor summer dessert table that can take the heat. Outdoor entertaining is a fun …

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Party Dessert Table Ideas – 17 Tips to Make your Sweets Table Decor a Hit

Putting together a great looking table for desserts and sweets is not as hard as you might think. These easy party dessert table ideas will rock your next gathering. Do you have an upcoming occasion where you will be serving special desserts? Many get togethers, such as wedding and baby showers, mother’s day teas, charity …

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Vegan Wild Rice Recipe – Pine Nut Side Dish – Nutty – Delicious Side Dish

Are you on the hunt for a seasoned wild rice recipe? This vegan wild rice recipe combines this unusual grain with brown rice, and has a lovely flavor seasoned with fresh thyme and vegetable stock.  I used a combined brown rice and wild rice mix, but you can also make your own by mixing it …

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Cheese Stuffed Chicken Wrapped in Bacon – Chicken and Peppers

This recipe for cheese stuffed chicken wrapped in bacon is one that will be sure to become a family favorite. Everything goes better with bacon is a saying most cooks have heard at some point (and probably agree with!) This recipe proves that saying, for sure! There is even a foodie national day that honors …

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Common Kitchen Measurements – Cheat Sheet – Free Printable

This common kitchen measurements cheat sheet helps to when you need to do conversions. I love cheat sheets, especially in the kitchen. They are fun to print out in full size and hang on the back of a cabinet door for easy reference. This common kitchen measurements cheat sheet comes in so handy when you …

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Drinks to Make with Baileys – Try the After 8 Cocktail

Are you looking for drinks to make with Baileys Irish Cream? Well you are not alone! St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and Baileys drinks are in demand. This deliciously creamy and thick dessert cocktail is the perfect choice for a St Patricks day cocktail. Since I love sweet cocktails, I have not …

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Cinderella Cocktail – Disney Inspired Cocktails – Glass Slipper Martini

This Cinderella cocktail is fruity, creamy and a lovely shade of blue that comes from using blue curacao. The drink is made from vodka mixed with blue curacao, pineapple juice, grapefruit juice and coconut nectar for a delightful drink that is perfect for summer. Be careful not to drink too many of these glass slipper …

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Baked Trout Recipe – Parmesan Panko Crusted Trout Fillets in the Oven

This baked trout recipe is crispy on the outside with a tender center that is seasoned with Dijon mustard and light mayonnaise. Parmesan cheese and Panko breadcrumbs make these rainbow trout fillets a hit at dinner! I used to fish a lot when I was younger. Catching lake trout and cooking them for dinner was …

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Frangelico Cocktail – International Incident – Baileys and Amaretto Martini

Frangelico cocktail recipes, like this International Incident Martini with Baileys and amaretto are the perfect drink for St. Patrick’s Day. St. Patrick’s Day will soon be here and Bailey’s Irish Cream is also a favorite of mine to serve on this fun day. I love to experiment with different cocktail recipes year round, but I …

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Football Cheese Ball Recipe – Bacon, Jalapeño Appetizer Super Bowl Food

This football cheese ball recipe is spicy and fun with a shape that all Super Bowl fans will appreciate. Do you like to entertain friends for the big game? So do I, and I am always looking for new ways to delight my friends with recipes that I have not served in the past. This …

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Skittles Cheese Balls – Sweet and Sour Super Bowl Cheese Ball Recipes

Are you looking for a Super Bowl recipe that will tempt your sweet tooth? These two versions of Skittles cheese balls are easy to prepare and use both sweet and sour Skittles candy as their topping. It’s that time of the year!  I love it when the Super Bowl rolls around each year. My daughter …

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Witches Brew Halloween Cocktail – Chilling Blue Halloween drink

Looking for a cocktail recipe that will be the hit of your Halloween Party? Try this Witches Brew Halloween Cocktail.  It will set the mood beautifully. The blue Halloween drink has a spooky look to it and the black sanding sugar on the rim of the glass is so eerie looking but also adds a …

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins with a Creamy Cheesecake Center

These chocolate peanut butter muffins have a creamy cheesecake peanut butter center surrounded by a delicious chocolate outside. Have them for breakfast, or for dessert. Just have them! Did you know that there is a National Muffin Day? It’s celebrated on February 20 each year. Let’s celebrate by making muffins with another favorite taste in …

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Buttermilk Corn Bread Muffins Recipe – Great Comfort Food Side Dish

What personifies comfort food better than fluffy buttermilk corn bread muffins? These muffins make a great side dish and I love to add them to one of my hearty breakfast recipes, too. To me, cold spring nights are the time for comfort food in all its glory. There is nothing quite like sitting down to …

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Blueberry Energy Bites – Great Breakfast or Snack Treat

These delicious Blueberry Energy Bites have a tasty icing drizzle for a bit of extra sweetness. I love energy bites. They are jam packed with wholesome ingredients and give you a burst of energy just when you need it. The energy balls are great for a fast breakfast, or as a nutritious snack. I also …

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Banana Nut Breakfast Bars – Healthy Grab and Go Slices

I love banana nut muffins (or any kind of muffins for that matter.)   This recipe for banana nut breakfast bars gives you the home made taste of banana muffins but in a tasty bar recipe instead. If you are looking for a quick, on the go breakfast recipe that you can grab on a busy …

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Balsamic Chicken & Vegetables – Easy 30 minute Chicken Recipe made in One pot

This one pot balsamic chicken recipe is one of my favorite 30 minute meals. Tender and juicy chicken is flavored with a tasty balsamic sauce that brings the vegetable to life. And even better, this delicious chicken recipe is a one pan meal, as well! We are all busy and most of us don’t have …

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Broccoli Cheese Chicken and Rice Skillet – Easy 15 Minute Recipe

If you are looking for an easy stove top chicken recipe with tons of flavor, you can’t go wrong with this broccoli cheese chicken and rice skillet dish. It has just six ingredients and is easy as can be. It is on the table in less than 20 minutes! One pot meals are a big …

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Creamy Garlic Mushroom Chicken – Comfort Food Penne Pasta Recipe

Now is the time for comfort food in our house! We love rich and wholesome dishes that are hearty and earthy at this time of the year.  And what could fit the bill better than this Creamy Garlic Mushroom Chicken recipe?   The recipe ticks all the boxes for easy comfort food and tastes delicious, …

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One Pot Sausage Rotini Bake – Authentic Italian Farmers’ Market Taste

Is your family looking for some new recipes right now? This one pot sausage rotini bake is super easy to prepare and clean up is a breeze, since everything comes together in one pot. And the taste?  TO DIE FOR!! Anyone who reads my blog knows that I am a big fan of easy weeknight …

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Chicken Piccata with Artichoke hearts (with Gluten Free Adjustments)

Missing your favorite restaurant food right now?  If you love the tasty of tangy and tart dishes with a smooth and velvety sauce, this recipe for chicken piccata with artichoke hearts is for you. The dish is one of my favorite 30 minute meals, but tastes as though you spent hours on it.  It is …

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Teriyaki Chicken with Vegetables – Time for Take-out at Home!

This Teriyaki chicken with vegetables is an Asian inspired dish that I love to make at home. It’s one of my favorite 30 minute meals! I used to be a huge fan of takeaway Chinese food.  Lately, though, I have not enjoyed it as much as I used to.  I don’t know if it is …

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