December 18th, 2014

Peace, Love, Joy, and Chocolate Hot Cocoa Gift with Printable tags

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Christmas is just around the corner – here’s a great little gift to show how much you care by wishing that special someone Peace, Love, Joy, and Chocolate – that about covers it all right!  This little hot chocolate kit will add warmth and a touch of love – the instruction banner reads:  Love is Brewing!  Mix with 2 1/2 cups hot milk or water.  Stir, Sip, Relax, and know that you are LOVED!  Just what you need to make someone’s holiday!



If you’d rather, this cute little tag is also a simple addition to any holiday chocolate

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December 12th, 2014

Pineapple Cheese Ball

Pineapple Cheese Ball


So what’s Christmas without a good cheese ball – right?   {We can’t exist completely on Christmas Cookies can we?} This Pineapple Cheese Ball is one of my favorites.  It’s simple to make ahead and have on hand for parties or even to give as a gift.  You can even freeze it and bring it out as needed.  This recipe has been a tried-and-true favorite for generations!


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The sweetness of pineapple blends perfectly with peppers and onions in cool, cream cheese.   Finish it with fresh pecans and the flavors are fabulous! Fortunately this recipe makes 2 cheese balls

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December 8th, 2014

Our Favorite DIY Gifts

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Since we are well into the season of giving – we thought we would revisit our top 10 favorite DIY gifts!  Each of these gifts are fast and easy – some with an easy-to-print tag included.  Pick one and share the love!



Thin Mint Cookie Bark is one of our most pinned recipes.  Why- because every loves the taste of Thin Mints and this bark has all the flavor and is 2-ingredients easy to make!



This Christmas Blessing Mix is a sweet way to share the meaning of the season.  Free printable gift tags and

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December 1st, 2014

Praline Brownies

Praline Brownies - So easy to make and so, so good!


Happy December – with Christmas fast approaching, it’s always good to have a quick and easy fabulous treat to take to school, church, the office, neighbors . . . These Praline Brownies are so amazing there really is no need to let on that you started with a box mix. Your friends and family will love these decadent brownies!


Praline Brownies



Your favorite brownie mix
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Praline Frosting

1/2 cup whipping cream
6 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted*
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon

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November 24th, 2014

Pumpkin Steamers

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Happy Thanksgiving Week.  We are so grateful to spend this time with wonderful family.  We hope that in the hustle and bustle of planning, cooking, and feasting this week, you find some time to relax, enjoy, and count your blessings.  This Pumpkin Steamer is a delicious way to spend a few minutes appreciating all that is good.


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Pumpkin Steamers


3 cups half and half
1/2 cup pumpkin puree (canned pumpkin)
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
2 teaspoons vanilla
whipped cream for serving
cinnamon and nutmeg for

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Caramel Potatoes

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