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Christmas Tree Peppermint Bark

Christmas tree Peppermint bark

  Holiday baking season is in full swing!  I’ve made peppermint bark a few times in the past, and it’s always a huge hit!  It’s ridiculously easy to make yet an indulgent luxurious looking treat that’s great for gifting! This time I decided to try something a little different rather than just breaking up piece […]

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Holiday Decorating with Pier 1

Pier1 Holiday Decor at

This post brought to you by Pier 1 Imports. All opinions are 100% mine. As soon as Thanksgiving was over, the first thing on my mind was…. ” it’s officially time to get ready for the Holidays”! Baking….Entertaining….Decorating….BuyingGifts….Wrapping! The last few years I’ve been trying to update our holiday decorations. After 24 years of marriage, […]

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Holiday Connections…..with Jen Hadfield {Tatertots & Jello}


Jen Hadfield Tatertots and Jello Jen is the bundle of energy behind the blog Tatertots and Jello. The busy mom of 4 is not only incredibly talented and creative, but one of THE SWEETEST women online!  Jen and I have not yet met in person, but I just know if we were neighbors we’d […]

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Fire Roasted Tomato & Chicken Quesadillas


    One of my goals lately, has been to try and eat better and take better care of myself.  It’s some times hard to do during the holidays.  Eating better doesn’t always have to mean “dieting”  it can mean eating foods that are good for you. The other day I mentioned how good beans […]

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I’m Lovin’ It Wrap Up {12-4-10}


WHILE you’re here………could I beg for a fun VOTE?  If you wouldn’t mind, it’s just a little click to vote on my Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake entry #6 at The Holiday Recipe Exchange – I could win some Scharffen Berger Chocolate!! Click here to vote for my cake #6 While you’re there, be sure to […]

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I’m Lovin’ It – December 2010 Free Desktop Themes

Wow, I know I say this every month………but December? really? already? So you know I have to share the fabulous desktop themes these creative ladies so generously make and share!! Lee Lou Blogs makes your desktop simply joyful with her December 2010 Desktop or her custom December 2010 Desktop   Need help adding a photo

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Gigi Salad and Bush’s Beans Giveaway


While I was  in Napa with Bush’s Beans for a day of Flavors from Around the World cooking at the CIA, Connie Guttersen shared her culinary expertise and dietary knowledge by showing us how we can  build flavors around the goodness of beans with a salad. A tasty and tangy salad that would definitely make […]

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Holiday Connections….with Kristen Doyle {Dine and Dish}


Kristen Doyle Dine and Dish Kristen is the very talented voice behind Dine and Dish.  Where she shares her passions for her family, cooking, entertaining, photography, reading, and shopping.  It’s no wonder we’ve just “clicked” as online friends and I was BEYOND thrilled when we got to meet in Napa with Bush’s Beans in […]

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Royal Icing {recipe} SnowFlake Cookies

Snowflake Cut Out Cookies

The holidays are HERE!! A time when adults can stop being so serious, and indulge childlike wonder and enjoyment of the world. That also means a time of unadulterated TREATS! I was so excited when my good friend Amanda asked if I could make some cookie treats to cheer up another friend .  She decided […]

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