Classic Pumpkin Pie

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Classic Pumpkin Pie is creamy and sweet with a hint of spice. The perfect pie for all your holiday parties. Thanksgiving may be over, but that doesn’t mean eating pumpkin pie is over. We love pumpkin pie for Christmas as well as Thanksgiving. I’ve made this classic pie from Libby’s for many, many years. I’ve […]


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Chex Mix Crack

Last year, my guy brought home a treat that one of his co-worker’s wife made. I had never had this yummy, gooey Chex mix before and loved it, in fact, I ate the whole bag of it. Not in one sitting, but I knew that I had to figure out what this was. As I’m prone […]


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The Ultimate Holiday Guide Book

It’s here! I’m so excited! My first book is out today. It’s called The Ultimate Holiday Guide: Creating Christmas Memories One Idea at a Time. I feel so honored to have been able to work with 6 other bloggers to put this book together. It’s been a long-time dream of mine(and for my fellow co-authors) to have a […]


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3 Non-Traditional Ways to Cook a Turkey

Since I’m not making a turkey this year I thought I would share with you 3 non-traditional ways to cook your turkey. When I think of the traditional way to cook a turkey I think about putting it in a roasting pan with maybe some butter slathered on the skin and cooking it. Nothing fancy […]


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Apple Pecan Cheesecake

I love, love, love this cheesecake. It’s my very favorite cheesecake to make and is super easy. I was gifted this recipe from a friend and I will forever be thankful to her for this. I’ve made this for many different gatherings and it always gets eaten quickly. If you need to make a dessert […]


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Pumpkin Pancakes

I’ve never had pumpkin pancakes until we went to a Perkins Restaurant in Miami, Florida in September. Oh my, how I loved them. I knew I had to come home and find a good recipe. I found this recipe from Food.com, they are perfect. They have just the right amount of pumpkin and spice in them. They are […]


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Easiest Banana Bread Ever!

I love banana bread. I could make it every week, not sure other people would be happy with that, but it’s just sooo good. Don’t you agree? I found this bread recipe on Artsy Fartsy Mama’s website about a year and a half ago and haven’t made it any other way. I told my dad […]


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Candy Coated Pretzels

Happy Friday! Do you ever have days that just fly-by, and you have no idea what happened to them? I’ve had that kind of week. We got a new dog on Wednesday and before I knew it it was Friday and I hadn’t posted anything for two days. So sorry… Dogs are much like children, […]


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