Tuesday, November 29, 2016

White Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn


Got the munchies this holiday season?  This white chocolate peppermint popcorn with M&Ms makes a tasty snack for all!


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Today's post almost didn't happen.  I made the recipe, I sampled the recipe and then I sampled the recipe again a few more times and that's where it almost ended.  I very quickly got addicted to this tasty snack and probably could have finished it all by myself.  But knowing I had to get a post out, I had to walk away, get out the camera and shoot while resisting the urge to keep eating out of the bowl.  The combination of the white chocolate, peppermint with M&Ms was just perfect.  And since I like to share, I want you to get addicted too :) 

Friday, November 25, 2016

30 Holiday Energy Boosters


Keep your energy level up with these tasty energy bites and bars to help you get through the holiday season!


We are getting into the hustle and bustle season - so much to do and so little time to do it!  You might be running from here to there, shopping, baking, cooking, wrapping gifts and decorating.  What's a person to do that needs some extra energy?  Well today we are sharing 30 Energy Boosters to help you get through the holidays in a tasty way!  All of these treats are no-bake, can be made ahead, transported easily and are adult and kid friendly.  Keep calm and sanity on!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Overnight Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal

Banana peanut butter oatmeal, made overnight! This easy overnight oatmeal recipe is one you'll want to get out of bed for!

This peanut butter oatmeal is made with chia seeds, honey and walnuts, so it's a healthy breakfast, too.

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Am I the last person to discover how delicious overnight oats are?  Oh sure, I have been seeing them on pinterest and even on other friend's blogs, but have never thought to give them a try.  Well that is all changing since I now have made my first batch and I know it won't be my last.  I think originally I was just skeptical, like how can this work?  Well skeptic no more, in under 10 minutes I had these whipped up, in the refrigerator and did not have to fuss with breakfast the next morning.  They were ready to go and provided a nice healthy way to start my day.  And since I'm usually running late to work, e.v.e.r.y minute counts!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Wild Rice Pear Pecan Salad


This Wild Rice salad is loaded with juicy pears, crunchy pecans, sweet craisins and is melded together with a honey vinaigrette dressing.

This Wild Rice salad is loaded with juicy pears, crunchy pecans, sweet craisins and is melded together with a honey vinaigrette dressing.
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Today's salad makes a perfect side dish for the fall or is great on its own to bring as a lunch.  You'll love the chewy texture of the wild rice and it is loaded with other goodies for your palate pleasure.  Being originally from upstate New York, I never heard of wild rice until I moved to Minnesota where it is a staple in many soups, salads and hot dishes (known as casseroles in NY!).  There is something about the texture that I really like.  It's not mushy, has a nice nutty flavor to it and technically it is a grass so feel free to graze on it all day!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Sweet Potato Goat Cheese Appetizer


Sweet potato rounds with goat cheese are the perfect easy holiday party appetizer! This sweet potato goat cheese appetizer is beautiful and easy to make!

This sweet potato goat cheese appetizer is beautiful and easy to make!
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With a couple big holidays coming up curious minds want to know - are you a fan of sweet potatoes?  I am for sure and I like them mashed, baked, roasted, french fried and in gumbo (oh wait that is Bubba shrimp!) 

Kidding aside, I like them anyway they can be prepared.  Love the sweet flavor and if I can resist over dousing them in butter and brown sugar, they are pretty healthy too.  Today I'm sharing how to prepare them as a tasty appetizer.  The rounds are roasted, spread with a creamy goat cheese filling, topped with pecans and craisins and then drizzled with some honey. 

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Veggie Dip Poppers


These Veggie Dip Poppers are made out of creamy dill cream cheese, rolled in crushed veggie chips that you can pop into your mouth.  Let's party!

These Veggie Dip Poppers are made out of creamy dill cream cheese with, rolled in crushed veggie chips that you can pop into your mouth.  Let's party!
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Are you with me and ready to dump the last of the Halloween candy (plus just the yucky candy is left, right?)  And instead let's start thinking how we want to celebrate holiday gatherings.  If you like veggies and dip, then these little popper appetizers are for you.  Instead of using veggies to dip, they are used as a stem to pop them into your mouth.  Just a different take than having a veggie tray and these look cute on your party table.  Some years we have friends over, get invited to gatherings or both.  It's a good idea to have some quick appetizer recipes on hand to get the party going!

Monday, November 7, 2016

25 Best Holiday Cookies!

Tis the season for cookies and cash!  We have 25 top cookie recipes to share and a giveaway!

Tis the season for cookies and cash!  We have 25 top cookie recipes to share and a giveaway!
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No, it not too early.  It's time to make a list and check it twice - for cookie recipes that is!  Today several bloggers are coming together sharing their best holidays cookies for you to try - 25 in all!  And we have also teamed up for a $400 paypal giveaway to make the season a bit brighter for one lucky person.  Who doesn't like cookies and cash and more cookies - just add a glass of milk!  You'll be sure to find that perfect cookie to share with family, friends or even Santa :)

Friday, November 4, 2016

Creamy Tomato Spinach Tortellini Soup

Creamy Tomato Spinach Tortellini soup comes together in under 30 minutes and is pure comfort in a bowl! A quick and easy dinner recipe.

This Creamy Tomato Tortellini Spinach soup is super easy to make and is such a comforting dish!
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Technically in our neck of the woods it's fall, it's also November and it's also supposed to be cold!  Well, someone forget to tell Mother Nature these things since the past few weeks temps have been in the 60's (even 70's last Friday) and this weekend more of the same. 
I'm not complaining though because I'm pretty sure we can't fool Mother Nature much longer.  When those colder temps do start coming in no matter where you are, you'll want to warm up with this hearty soup recipe.  It comes together in under 30 minutes so how's that for quick (and tasty!)

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Thanksgiving Menu Plan


Look no further as we have a great collection of recipes for your Thanksgiving table!
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Let's talk turkey today, as in Thanksgiving!  It's coming in a mere 24 days!  No need to panic though, we have your entire meal planned from appetizers to dessert.  Just browse through these recipes to see what catches your eye - your family, friends and stomach will thank you.  And it's really fine to over do it as there are so many good eats to try and only one day to do it.