Sunday, December 30, 2012

Lemon Cream Dream Pie

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I've been on a cream pie making kick lately and have come up with a "Dream Pie Series".  This Lemon Cream pie is the second in the series.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Christmas Coffee Mug Swap

This year I participated in a couple of Coffee Mug Swaps which were both hosted by Heather over at Heatherly Loves.  

I had a fun time shopping for a Christmas mug and sending it out this month to my secret swap.  

I received the cutest Christmas mug stuffed with yummy peppermint cocoa mix and a hand crocheted mug cozy from Colletta's Kitchen Sink.  Colletta has a Etsy shop with the cutest crocheted items.  She has Doll clothing, hats, hair accessories, beanies, etc.  You should definitely stop by and check it out!
Thanks Colletta!  I Love my new mug and Cozy :)

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Creative Thursday Link Party No. 38

Welcome to Creative Thursday Link Party No. 38

I hope everyone had a Wonderful Christmas (or Holiday you might celebrate) and are looking forward to the New Year!

I hope this finds you enjoying the quiet time after all the hustle and bustle of the last few weeks!  I don't know what has happened to my time management skills but the last few holidays have FLOWN by me at light speed!

We had a wonderful holiday here with two nights filled with Family, Food, and Fun!  I am looking forward to the New Year and another fun year of blogging.

Let's get this party started!

Here are last weeks most viewed and a couple of my favorites :)
1.  Christmas Crack {AKA Christmas Toffee} from Living Well Kitchen ~ Delicious!  
2.  Chocolate Reindeer Cupcakes from Half Baked Harvest ~ Cutest Cupcakes Ever!
3.  Banana Coffee Cake from Cooking Morning NooNight ~ Genius use of bananas!
4.  Elf on the Shelf Skirt Pattern from ~ Welcome to the Mouse House ~ Super Cute and Easy!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprint Cookies

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I have just invented the ultimate PB&J cookie!  Oh my word are these the perfect combination of soft chewy peanut butter cookies and sweet fruity jelly center.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year.

Wherever you are today and however you celebrate the Holidays, enjoy your time with family and friends.  May there be many wonderful memories to reminisce about and many more in the making.  

May there be wonderful food on your table and wonderful conversation in your house.

If you are traveling near or far, be safe in your journey.

Thank you to all my wonderful blogging friends!  You have made this last year a wonderful one, with plenty of new friendships.  This next year will be even brighter :)

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Holiday Donut Tree

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Don't you ever just get tired of the same old Holiday cookies and desserts? 
Well I have a totally fun, family friendly, tasty dessert for your holiday table this year!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Guest Posting

Good Morning!  So glad you're all still here with me at the end of the world! hehe

Today I am guest posting over at Salt Tree blog with a fun and festive craft/dessert you need to go check out.

Amber has been hosting the Christmas Calvalcade since mid November and has some wonderful craft and recipe ideas for you.  Stop by and say "Hi" from me :) 

Have a wonderful day 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Perfectly Grilled Chicken

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This chicken recipe is a favorite in our house.  This chicken super fast to prepare and keeps well in the fridge.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Creative Thursday No. 37

Welcome to Creative Thursday No. 37

With all the hustle and bustle of this last week right before Christmas I'm sure I'm not the only one doing last minute baking and wrapping, right?

So I've decided to keep this week's post short and sweet.

I'd like to wish all my readers and blogging friends a

Merry Christmas
Happy Chanukah
Happy Kwanzaa
Happy Holidays

Wherever you live and whichever holiday you might celebrate (or none at all) I would like to say Thank you for being part of my blogging world this year.  I hope this season finds you enjoying the festivities with loved ones and friends alike.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Caramel Apple Cookies

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I seem to spend a good portion of my day blog and Facebook surfing looking for that one great recipe.  Do you do this too?  Come on, nod your head yes so I don't feel so alone.  hehe

Friday, December 14, 2012

Pecan Pie Bars

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I have made these bars three times just since Thanksgiving!  Ya know, it's one of those recipes I've had for several years and totally forgot about.  So it just sat in my recipe basket getting lonely.  Then for Thanksgiving I decided to make these instead of a Pecan Pie and boy were they a hit!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Swedish Christmas Cookies - Christmas Cookie Swap

Welcome to the 1st Annual Christmas Cookie Swap.  

This wasn't your traditional Christmas Cookie Swap because we didn't actually swap cookies.  We swapped cookie recipes!  Even better!  We were all given a fellow blogger or baker to swap a favorite cookie recipe with, then we hand wrote (haven't done that in a long while) and mailed our recipe.  When we received the recipe that was sent to us we baked and blogged about the cookie recipe we received.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Creative Thursday Link Party No. 36

Welcome to Creative Thursday Link Party No. 36

Are you done with your shopping or are you still frantically running around getting gifts?  Are you an organized person who plans ahead and is done by Black Friday or are you a last minute Lucy and wait until the 22nd to go out shopping?

I am mostly done with only a couple of gifts left to buy, Yea me!  All the decorations have been up for almost a week now, and I'm mostly done with my gift wrapping :)  I'm trying to get everything pulled together by Friday so I can spend the next 12 day (YES, I said 12 days until Christmas) left enjoying the season.

Welcome to all my new followers and party participants :)  I truly appreciate you taking the time to link up each week.  By the new year I should be back to my regular commenting on all the posts. 

Who's ready to party?  I am!

Here are your most viewed posts from last week
1.  Candy Cane Wreath from The Crafty Blogstalker this is the perfect family craft.
2.  {Crock Pot} Honey Balsamic Pork from Table {for} Seven this looks super delicious!
3.  Martha Washington Candy from Call me PMc I can't wait to try this!

Oven Baked Chili Dogs

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Do you like chili dogs?  We LOVE chili dogs and when I saw this recipe over at 4 Little Fergusons I knew it would make it onto the lunch menu soon!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Holiday Cookie Swap ~ Blog Hop ~ Living, Loving, Crafting

Welcome to the Holiday Cookie Recipe Swap...Blog Hop
(really it's a linky party)

(All these adorable graphics are done by Smitten Blog Designs)

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Chocolate Raspberry Trifle

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Have you ever made a trifle?  I hadn't.  Not before this deliciousness that I made the other day. I can't believe how easy a trifle is to make.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Cheesy Stuffed Shells

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Don't you just love ooey gooey cheesy dinners that can be made in under 45 minutes?  I sure do and these Cheesy Stuffed Shells fall right into that category.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Creative Thursday Link Party No. 35

Welcome to Creative Thursday Link Party No. 35

How is everyone surviving the hustle and bustle of being in the first week of December?  

I swear every time I think I'm going to get ahead I end up farther behind!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Candy Cane Cookies

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Well, I've finally started my Christmas Cookie baking and today's recipe is one I've been making for years that I originally got from my friend Traci.

Cookie Swap - Blog Hop ~ Michelle's Tasty Creations

Welcome to the Holiday Cookie Recipe Swap...Blog Hop
(really it's a linky party)

(All these adorable graphics are done by Smitten Blog Designs)

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Chocolate Peanut Butter Dream Pie

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With the Holidays upon us, we all could use a little pie, right?!  I love pie but usually only make fruit pies.  Well guess what?  I found a super easy AND delicious way to make pie.

Saturday, December 1, 2012