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December 30th, 2013

Milk & Cookie New Year’s Toast for Kids

It is the end of 2013, it was a great year, but I am looking forward to a new year.  A new year always seems like a fresh start.  A time to reflect and commit.  I am a big fan of New Year’s Resolutions and have been thinking about what I would like to accomplish this next year.  For one, I would like to paint my bedroom.  I have hated it since we moved in almost 4 years ago and always say I am going to paint it.  I think that 2014 is going to be the year that this

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September 26th, 2013

Slow Cooker Apple Cider

Nothing is better to me on a cold windy day than a warm cup of apple cider. This slow cooker Apple Cider is great for get-togethers where people may be coming and going. It will stay warm in the slow cooker and as an extra bonus it keeps your stove top free for any other tasty treats you may be making.  If serving a large crowd you may need to double or even triple the recipe.

Slow Cooker Apple Cider


2 quarts apple cider or apple juice
2 cinnamon sticks
1 tsp whole cloves
1 tsp whole allspice

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August 16th, 2013

Flavored Lemonade Bar

If you remember, not too long ago I had the opportunity to host a Barbecue with some friends and family.  You may also remember I said that the food was a delicious big hit, however there was another star of the evening and that would be a Flavored Lemonade Bar.   You may have noticed it in the background of one of the pictures.  I have been dying to share this fun idea with you!!  I know we often think of lemonade as a summer drink, but I promise you could serve this year round at baby showers, family parties, Bunco

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June 25th, 2013

Grilled Corn and Poblano Guacamole

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Avocados from Mexico. All opinions are 100% mine.

I LOVE a good dinner party with good friends.  So when Avocados from Mexico contact me and asked me to host a dinner party using some of Rick Bayless recipes with Avocados from Mexico; I jumped at the opportunity.

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We had a great night, even the kids got in on all the action.  There were no complaints about dinner, which like never happens.  Nothing goes better with good food than good friends, good conversation and a lot of laughter.

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December 14th, 2012

Chips and Dips New Year’s Eve Style

I know, I know – it’s not even Christmas and now we’re talking New Years!   I just couldn’t resist sharing this fabulous idea with you – and you know New Year’s it just one week later; so whether you are hosting the party or just bringing food to the party – How Fun is This!

While you’re out doing your Christmas shopping, pick up a plastic top hat at the party supply store to fill with chips, add a couple of martini glasses (these are inexpensive acrylic) to fill with your favorite dips.  Mmm . . . maybe guacamole and

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Caramel Potatoes

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