How To Make Peanut Brittle in the Microwave - My mom's peanut brittle recipe...you can make it in the microwave in less than 10 minutes!

How To Make Peanut Brittle in the Microwave

How do you all handle all that comes your way this season? Do you feel energized by the buzz of all that is happening around you, and do you feel caught up in the whirlwind? Excited or overwhelmed? Filled with anticipation, or kind of ready to get back to everyday life? I sort of feel… 

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Apple Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread - pour on the Apple Cider Glaze, and then watch the whole thing disappear!

Apple Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread With Apple Cider Glaze

I can remember a time when I was just starting to be interested in baking and trying to plan out a special dinner that I could handle on my own. I really wanted to make homemade rolls, but as I was searching this new found wonder called THE INTERNET, all the roll recipes I could find… 

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Christmas Trees - a fun and easy Christmas project to do with your kiddos!

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Christmas Trees

Little Boy #1 found this cute little Chocolate Covered Strawberry Christmas Tree project in his Clubhouse magazine this month. He begged to make them, and even though I knew I would be cleaning ground up sprinkles out of the my kitchen tile grout until next Christmas, I gave in because, well… it’s CHRISTMAS! #embracethemess #justhisonce… 

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Copycat Zupas Rockslide Brownies - a fudgy brownie, topped with pecans & drizzled with caramel

Copycat Zupas Rockslide Brownies

There’s a little place my family likes to get a quick bite to eat sometimes called Cafe Zupas. They have a really nice variety of house-made soups, salads and sandwiches and a pretty little dessert case strategically placed right by the register. I’m not usually such a softy, but last time I was there with… 

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Butter Cracker Peppermint Bark - a thin layer of creamy white chocolate over a buttery, flakey cracker with soft peppermint candies on top.

Butter Cracker Peppermint Bark

Here’s a little sweet and salty twist on the ever popular peppermint bark for you. I love what a little butter cracker does for that creamy white chocolate and peppermint candy. It adds nice flaky crunch and a little salt to keep this crowd pleaser from being overly sweet. And this one really couldn’t be… 

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Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup - How to make your own homemade chicken noodle soup using a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store deli.

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup (Rotisserie Method)

I’ve just recently discovered that you can use a rotisserie chicken from your grocery store’s deli to make chicken broth. I’ve got a thing about handling whole raw chickens (feel like they might squawk at me) so this method works out really well for those who are a little wimpy like me. I’m not sure… 

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Lovely Little Bits & Pieces

It’s time once again for my monthly Bits and Pieces, where I share with you a bunch of random things I think you should know about, and probably a few you really don’t. 1. Ever since we got rid of our cable PBS and I are the best of friends. This six part documentary called How We Got… 

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Turkey And Cranberry Sandwich - the cranberry pecan mayonnaise will make your Thanksgiving leftovers more than just leftovers!

Leftover Turkey and Cranberry Sandwich

I’m not trying to tell you what to do with your Thanksgiving leftovers, which we take very seriously around here, but just in case you need any ideas I thought I would share my favorite way to enjoy them. A turkey and cranberry sandwich is my all time favorite sandwich. If any restaurant offers one… 

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Easy Mini Pumpkin Pie Tarts - If you need a quick and easy last minute dessert idea, I've got you covered.

Easy Mini Pumpkin Pie Tarts

If you need a last minute quick and easy dessert for the big day that makes you look like you know what you are doing and planned ahead, I’ve got you covered! Say hello to these mini pumpkin pie tarts. Can you believe they only have 5 ingredients?!? The little tart shells are made from… 

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Roasted Green Beans with Creamy Cranberry Balsamic - tangy and sweet fresh green bean side dish topped with french friend onions

Roasted Green Beans with Creamy Cranberry Balsamic

You know what amazes me? I’m amazed at the way that human beings are created with the ability to get better at things with practice. I know that’s really vague, so let me try to explain what I mean. Every night before my boys go to sleep, I read them a book (or listen to… 

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