Dirty Coke Float Gift Basket

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ShareSmiles #CollectiveBias I've always believed in the quote "it takes a village to raise a child."  I can't imagine raising my little people without the support, love and advice from my circle of trusted friends and family.  I have been blessed with an amazing "village" that helps keep me afloat.  So this summer I'm saying "thank you" with a Dirty Coke Float Gift Basket and sharing lots … [Read more...]

Cinnamon Swirl Cake Doughnuts

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Every year, spring arrives in what seems to take a forever amount of time, and quickly turns into summer within a week. At least that is what it feels like in New England. We are fortunate to live in the middle of farm country in CT. We have Christmas tree farms to our right and left, blueberries and strawberries growing in our front yard and corn fields to the back. But the best part besides all of that local produce being within walking distance, is the homemade ice cream. Every year, they … [Read more...]

Chocolate Avocado Truffles

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I love chocolate.  I love avocados.  But, I would have NEVER thought to pair those two ingredients to make a rich, decedent dessert that is not only delicious but healthier for you too!  You absolutely have to make these Chocolate Avocado Truffles, they are SO good! My kids school recently hosted a Healthy Recipe Video Challenge and of course my daughter wanted to enter because she wanted to defend her winning title from last year.  You may remember that she created a fun breakfast recipe … [Read more...]

Naked Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Frosting

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When there is a celebration there should be cake!  This time of year always brings lots of reasons to celebrate.  No matter what you are celebrating from graduation parties, teacher appreciation celebrations, birthday parties to Mother's Day this Naked Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Frosting will be a star. I know this time of year can be crazy busy and running to the grocery store to pick up a store bought cake even seems daunting with your packed schedule, but I'm going to show you how … [Read more...]

Blue Cheese Buffalo Burger Recipe

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SpringIntoFlavor #CollectiveBias I love springtime because we get to break out the grill and dinners become more of an event with impromptu backyard BBQs and friends. The weather was perfect this past weekend and prompted us to host a last minute BBQ with friends and spring into flavor with this Blue Cheese Buffalo Burger recipe and a make-your- own French Fry Bar. With such busy … [Read more...]

Rockin’ Guac Appetizers

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This post is sponsored by ConAgra RO*TEL. Who else gets excited when the weather finally turns warmer and makes way for outdoor entertaining?  I love this time of year when we get to move the party outside and enjoy dining al fresco.  Spring is that season that gives us a break from the cold winter months and just enough warmth and sunshine before the brutal temperatures from our Texas heat set in, so I definitely take advantage of entertaining outdoors. Whether you are hosting a Cinco de … [Read more...]

Asparagus and New Potato Salad

Asparagus Potato Salad

Today I'm sharing one of my favorite springtime recipes, Asparagus and New Potato Salad.  This light and fresh side dish showcases both asparagus and new potatoes with a hint of lemon and thyme and will quickly become a favorite for dinner, outdoor entertaining or Easter Brunch. This recipe is an oldie I found in a cookbook my first year of married life and have tweaked over the years to make it my own signature dish. My parents had come up for a visit and we decided to take a trip down to … [Read more...]

Slam Dunk Coke Float

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #UnbelievableMoments #CollectiveBias We are a sports family. We love watching our favorite teams and cheering them on, whether we are at the game or watching the TV from the comfort of our living room it's a great way to spend time and create memories together.  I can't think of a better way to cheer on your favorite team and celebrate unbelievable moments than with a delicious Slam Dunk … [Read more...]

Carrot Cake Bunny Bait

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MMsCarrotCake #CollectiveBias From the moment I found out I was going to be a mom I started planning all sorts of fun activities in my head.  I knew I wanted to be that "fun mom" just like my own mother who created lots of memorable moments filled with laughter and joy.  I'm a sucker for annual traditions and years ago I started hosting an Easter Egg Hunt Party and now it's something my … [Read more...]

Mini Rainbow Fruit Cookie Pizza

Mini Rainbow Fruit Pizza

This week my kids are on Spring Break and while I really wish we were on a cruise and enjoying warmer weather, we stayed on the home front and we're trying to keep ourselves entertained.  My kids love baking cookies and with St. Patrick's Day right around the corner we decided to get creative with a Mini Rainbow Fruit Cookie Pizza! My kids love fruit, but we were inspired to make the fun Rainbow Fruit Cookie Pizza after a trip to our local grocery store, Market Street, and their new Kids Free … [Read more...]