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This easy, yet impressive looking Caramel Apple Bundt Cake is perfect to serve to holiday guests. Don’t skip the caramel icing – it totally makes this cake!

Caramel Apple Bundt Cake - This easy, yet impressive looking Caramel Apple Bundt Cake is perfect to serve to holiday guests.  Don’t skip the caramel icing - it totally makes this cake!


Today, I’m excited to sharing a new holiday mini book from Laura Powell – Christmas Desserts – Sweets of the Season. Laura is the author of the Real Mom Kitchen cookbook, as well as another holiday mini book called Warm Up Your Winter: Holiday Hot Chocolate and Cider Recipes.
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These Easy Dinner Rolls are so easy to make – they are perfect for a weeknight, but good enough for a holiday!

Easy Dinner Rolls - these rolls are so easy to make - they are perfect for a weeknight, but good enough for a holiday!This post has been created in partnership with Challenge Butter.




This time of year, we are all getting caught up in holiday preparations. I know the text messages have been flying between my mom, my siblings and I about the plans for the day and what each of us will be contributing. You get online and you are bombarded with pies and sweet potato casseroles and turkeys that belong on the cover of a magazine.

But one thing that is easy to overlook is that not everyone is as blessed.

This year, Challenge Butter has teamed up with UNICEF to bring awareness to the childhood malnutrition crisis. And as an ambassador for Challenge Butter, I’m so excited that I get to share this holiday awareness campaign with all of you. And there is an easy way for all of you to help, as well, with just the click of a mouse!
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Cheesy taco shells are filled with a meaty mixture of ground beef, sausage and pepperoni with pizza sauce in these tacos that are perfect for Meat Lovers Pizza lovers.

Meat Lovers Pizza Tacos - Cheesy taco shells are filled with a meaty mixture of ground beef, sausage and pepperoni with pizza sauce in these tacos that are perfect for Meat Lovers Pizza lovers.


So, over two weeks ago, my car broke down. We were on our way back from the pumpkin patch, and all of a sudden the car wouldn’t shift out of 2nd gear. Thank goodness my husband was driving, because I probably would have been all freaking out, not knowing what to do. But we weren’t too far from home, and he was able to coax the car home.

Now here we are, 2 weeks later, and I’m still without a car. In fact, my car is still sitting in my garage. (With a flat tire to boot, go figure.) Long story short, my husband was trying to get in contact with someone, and never could, so now we at least have a tow truck coming today to take it down to the dealership.
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This Peanut Butter Fudge Pie is over the top delicious! A fudge layer is topped with a peanut butter crumble, then the whole thing is served with a delicious salted peanut butter caramel.

Peanut Butter Fudge Pie with Salted Peanut Butter Caramel - a fudgy layer is topped with a peanut butter crumble and then drizzled with a salted peanut butter caramel. Irresistible!


I have said it before, but one of my favorite parts of blogging is that it brings people into my life who I would have never “met” otherwise.

One of those people is Joanne.

Bridal Shower for Joanne

I have been following Joanne’s blog for who knows how long. Years. Although we have never met in person, I know that she is one of those people who I know I could be friends with.
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This easy stir fry chicken is super simple and done in 30 minutes. Leeks and sesame seeds turn this into a dish filled with flavor with only a few ingredients.

Stir Fry Chicken with Sesame and Leeks - an easy dinner recipe that is done in 30 minutes.

Photos Updated October 2014



Originally posted June 16, 2008 – As we head into the holiday season, I’m stock piling easy, no fuss dinner ideas. This Stir Fry Chicken recipe is one from the archives that I recently remade and re-fell in love with. Except for the leeks, I keep everything else on hand, so it’s a great go to recipe!

Do you remember back when I asked for your leek recipes? Well, if I was on top of it, I would have posted this recipe right after that post, with a follow up post shortly after on what I decided to do with the remaining leeks. But I’m not on top of it. In fact, I feel like I’m not on top of anything in my life lately. I keep thinking that things are going to slow down, but maybe that is just the nature of today’s world – too much to do and too little time!!

So it may be late, but here is my first recipe featuring leeks. I will post the second on Wednesday – and I did use one of the suggestions I received.
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This Asian-inspired Rice and Beef Stir Fry Recipe has rice, beef, vegetables and a homemade stir fry sauce that combine to form a comforting dinner filled with flavor.

This Asian-inspired Rice and Beef Stir Fry Recipe has rice, beef, vegetables and a homemade stir fry sauce that combine to form a comforting dinner filled with flavor.


I can’t even tell you how many times Google has saved me. Debating with my husband about something? Take it to Google and you’ll get the correct answer. Want to know the lyrics to that song? Google is there to help! Want to figure out where you got that recipe from? Yep – Google!!
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