blackberry mint rum cooler

Blackberry Mint Rum Cooler

Blackberry Mint Rum Cooler, a refreshing cocktail for any season. I used to be addicted to those cocktail mixers you can buy in the grocery store. You know, those brightly colored bottles filled with sugar, water and artificial flavorings.  I am not exactly sure when it happened… but one day I wised up.​I realized I […]

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  • February 2, 2017
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Best Christmas Food Gift

Soup: A Homemade Christmas Gift Everyone Loves

The Perfect Homemade Christmas Gift Everyone Will Love.If you like to make homemade Christmas gifts, I want you think about skipping the cookies and sweets this year. Instead, image a knock on your door. On the other side is a neighbor handing you a small box with a jar of homemade soup and fresh biscuits […]

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homemade christmas gift

Simple Italian Sausage Soup

Simple Italian Sausage Soup   Save Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 30 mins Total time 35 mins   One pot, quick and easy, with a deep delicious flavor. It freezes amazing too. Author: Tara Garland Recipe type: Dinner Serves: 6-8 servings Ingredients 1 lb. bulk Italian Sausage or removed from casing, either sweet […]

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make ahead meals for the holidays

Make Ahead Meals For The Holidays

Best Holiday EVER Make Ahead Holiday GuideGoal: Enjoy the holidays. Tear your to-do list in half. I adore December. It should be all about decorating, Christmas music, wine, parties, and good will. The reality, however, is that it becomes about “stuff we have to do”.The activities themselves aren’t what we can’t handle, right? I mean wrapping […]

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freezer skillet meal

Cheeseburger Helper Freezer Skillet Meal

This homemade version of Cheeseburger Helper is childhood comfort food at its best! My favorite  type of freezer meal EVER is the skillet freezer meal. They take minutes to prep, and taste absolutely fresh prepared when re-heated. No slow cooker, no casserole dish, no mush.My family has a few skillet freezer meals in regular rotation, but […]

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make ahead breakfast casserole

Sausage Breakfast Casserole For the Freezer

Sausage Breakfast Casserole For The Freezer, Perfect For Company.I LOVE overnight company. It is so fun to have family and friends come and stay for a big slumber party. HOWEVER, it is hard enough feeding your own crew much less adding a second family to the mix. This Sausage Breakfast Casserole for the freezer has […]

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  • November 15, 2016
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kid friendly corn chowder

Kid Friendly Corn Chowder

Kid Friendly Corn Chowder. A One Pot, 20 Minute Meal.I am in love with this kid friendly corn chowder recipe. But, why do I call it “Kid Friendly”? It’s delicious.It’s sweet​ and creamy.It doesn’t have a bunch of unnecessary ingredients or “bits” your kids will want to pick around. Corn and carrots and usually pretty well […]

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  • November 1, 2016
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Apple Orchard Martini

Apple Orchard Martini

First, please forgive the grocery store apple garnish in my Apple Orchard Cocktail. I swear it is local cider in the glass. We ate all the good apples…what can I say. Make me feel better and just envision glossy red and green Mac’s in the above photo, Ok? Thanks! Onward. This drink is YUM-ee.  It is not […]

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caramel apple bread

Caramel Apple Bread

Caramel Apple Bread, Not Too Sweet & Made With Whole Wheat Flour. Ahhh-mazing apple Caramel Apple Bread right can be your new fall favorite baked good. I adapted this recipe from The Lean Green Bean, and I think my version is pretty perfect.In order to tweak this treat so it would be as picky eater […]

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  • October 27, 2016
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