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Monthly archives for September, 2016

Crab Rangoon Dip with Wonton Chips

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Challenge Butter. The opinions and text are all mine. Be the star of any party or get-together when you serve this Crab Rangoon Dip with Wonton Chips! People LOVE this dip! #challengebutter #elktastic #antlericious #challengecows #challengecreamcheese #goelks

The Weekend Dish: 9/24/2016

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Happy, happy weekend to you! I’m thrilled because it looks like there will FINALLY be a break in the hot weather, and I hope it’s for good! This very pregnant lady is very tired of having to wear tank tops and sweating (and swelling) as soon as I walk outside. Bring on the 60’s and 70’s! Planning on having a pseudo-rel [...]

Friday Favs 9/23/16

Friday Favs 9/23/16
Some of my favorite new submissions this week:   It was Talk Like A Pirate Day this week, but I think this bakery could have used less talking and more map-drawing: When in doubt, add more arrows.   Julie asked for “boyish colors and decorations.” So you saw it here first, folks: Clown poop is officially “boyi [...]

Dream Catcher Lollipops

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The Beach Is Terrible And These Baker...

The Beach Is Terrible And These Bakers Know It
Fall, Schmall – it’s still 90 degrees here in the South, and we know just how to celebrate sun, sand, and whatever is happening here: If you squint your eyes and back up a little, this will totally look fuzzier and farther away.   Look, Truth Time: we all know the beach sucks. After all, it’s hot,   …ther [...]

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie ...

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Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars – A layer of salted caramel sauce is sandwiched between layers of a favorite chocolate chip cookie dough recipe, then topped with a sprinkle of fleur de sel. Over the last handful of years, I’ve become completely obsessed with salted caramel. Ice cream? Pass me a spoon. Popcorn, Pretzel &a [...]

Hunger Is with Safeway

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons Companies & Hunger Is. The opinions and text are all mine. Make Breakfast Happen So Kids Can Be Hungry For More!

Paleo Vegan Vanilla Sauce

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This paleo vegan vanilla sauce is cashew-based, maple-sweetened and only takes 5 minutes to make! I’ve been making a lot of paleo + vegan fall treats lately that’d go great with vanilla ice cream. I don’t know about you, but I’ve never had dairy-free ice cream that’s just as delicious as the regular stuff. So her [...]

"Takes Direction Well"

"Takes Direction Well"
Ever feel like you’ve lost your direction in life?  Do you find yourself wandering aimlessly through bakery aisles and back alley icing parlors*? * I don’t actually know if back alley icing parlors exist, but a girl can dream. Are you stuck in the hangar bay of life, waiting for the pod bay doors of opportunity to open up a [...]

Pear Crisp

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This pear crisp is the perfect fall dessert – incredibly quick and easy, not too sweet, and full of juicy, ripe pears. When it comes to fall baking, I typically see the Big Three over and over again – pumpkin, apples and maple flavoring. I’m just as guilty, as those are probably my favorite fall ingredients, but that means [...]

The Back-to-School Balance

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Compensation was provided by Dr Pepper/Snapple via MomTrends. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Dr Pepper/Snapple or Momtrends. #DPSFlavorTour Surviving the Back-to-School balance and encouraging kids to stay active!

State Fair Sampler Cake

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You, Too, Can Be A Master Baker

You, Too, Can Be A Master Baker
Next up in our Master Baker series:   Technique A: The Gravity-Driven Rainbow Embellishment Step 1. Hold food coloring in hand:   Step 2. Invert & squeeze:       Technique B: The “Look What I Found In The Break Room!” Ornamentation Step 1. Locate phone from 12 years ago in junk drawer:   [...]

Piratey Skullduggery

Piratey Skullduggery
It’s Talk Like A Pirate Day, minions, but I really don’t know much about bandwidth or encoding or seeding bitcoin frame rates, so I’m afraid I can’t hook you up with free GoT downloads. Sorry. But I CAN show you how not to draw a skull and crossbones: See, as a rule, you don’t want knitting needles stuck in a bi [...]

Ask Me Anything! [2016]

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It’s that time! The one day a year when I open up the comments section for you to me ask anything you’d like! I usually do this in the later part of October, but since I’ll probably have a newborn attached to my hip and be seriously sleep deprived, I decided to roll with it this week This is exactly what it sounds like… Have a question [...]

Storks Cake Pops

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I made these cake pops for the movie STORKS!!! So much fun. I’m working with Warner Bros. Pictures to help promote the movie hitting theaters this Friday, September 23rd. I love getting the opportunity to work on projects for animated movies and this one looks really good. Plus, what’s sweeter than cake pops to deliver the word. Find your fl [...]

Sunday Sweets For Pirates

Sunday Sweets For Pirates
Ahoy, Mateys! Tomorrow is Talk Like a Pirate Day! You know, like this:   So, since every good Sunday Sweets needs a Hook: …today we’re brushing up on all things pirate! You know, for research.   We’re going to need a treasure map:   A compass:   A ship to take us there:   And some big pirate che [...]

Easy Meal Plan Sunday {Week 65}

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It’s that time of week Easy Meal Plan Sunday {Week 65} – sharing six meals, two desserts and a breakfast recipe. Your week just got a whole lot tastier.