I have a long-standing love affair with Etsy. I love unique, homemade stuff, but I’m not at all crafty. Like, not. at. all. So I love that there’s a place where I can easily find exactly what I’m looking for (or discover things I never knew I was looking for. Or, like that time I…

Shop Small Saturday: Our Favorite Etsy Shops
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Hello Friends!  Thanksgiving week is upon us once again.  We love this holiday, as we love all holidays centered around food.  More importantly, we love focusing on the blessings in our lives and the gratitude we feel as we gather with those we care about.  We are certainly grateful for all of YOU who continue to…

Thanksgiving Recipes
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We’re taking a little break from all of the holiday eats and treats to share our favorite new (free!) beauty app with you guys (especially just in time for Christmas shopping–no one ever said you couldn’t treat yo self a little in the middle of all the holiday shopping!) Makeup is always kind of intimidating…

Introducing the BeauByte App
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This recipe has been in my family for over 40 years and has since become a staple for SO many of you during the holidays!   It was long overdue for a little make-over so here you go.  If you’ve never made this amazing dish, it’s incredibly quick and easy, and can even be made a…

Flashback Friday: Candied Coconut Sweet Potatoes
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Mashed potatoes.  I feel like they’re kind of like chocolate chip cookies in the way that everyone has their  version of perfection.  Some like them smooth, some like them chunky, some like skins, others are horrified by the skins (#teamskin, for the record). Then you’ve got a plethora of add-in options like garlic and cheeses, herbs,…

Pressure Cooker & Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes
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I’m excited to be teaming up with Crisco®, as a Crisco Creator, to help inspire home cooks with new recipe ideas and cooking and baking tips. Ever since I was a kid, I have been a sucker for chocolate and peppermint (more specifically, together.) Cookies? Good. Ice cream? Good. Brownies? Absolutely. I will happily eat…

Peppermint French Silk Pie
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So.  I’ve told you lots and lots of times that while I am obsessed with pumpkin things (case in point) I don’t actually love pumpkin pie.  In fact, I’ve never made a pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving, ever.   But I always love to try recipes that are similar to pumpkin pie (to please the pumpkin-pie…

Snickerdoodle Pumpkin Cobbler
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So I’ve lived in Louisiana for almost 9 years and one of the most consistent requests I get is more information about New Orleans–where to go, where to eat, is it safe. The truth is that I’m not that close to New Orleans (by the way, it’s New OR-lunz, just in case you’ve ever wondered), but…

Our Best Bites Travel: New Orleans Weekend
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I know I’m known for being pumpin-obsessed during this time of year, and we also give apples a lot of love.  But you know what the most overlooked flavor of fall is?  The pear.  Make something with apple and it’s homey, casual, and nostolgic.  Make that same thing with pears and it’s fancy, decadant, and…

Chocolate and Custard Pear Tart
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So Halloween is over and now I feel like we’re kind of in the calm before the storm that is Thanksgiving-the New Year. I’m in the mood for home-y comfort meals, especially if I can make them in my Crock Pot! This Crock Pot Apple Cider Pork Roast totally fits the bill–a little sweet, a little…

Crock Pot Apple Cider Pork Roast
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With most people still on a sugar-high from Halloween, you would think I’d be sharing a light, wholesome, vegetable-packed dinner recipe, but no.  I’m sharing a butter-packed, cookie-bottomed, creamy-pumpkin-cheesecake recipe.  Because there are only so many days before Thanksgiving for me to get in all of the amazing baked goods I prepped for you guys!…

Fall Pumpkin Dessert: Pumpkin Cheesecake Oatmeal Cookie Bars
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Happy Halloween, everyone! While a lot of parties have already gone down, tonight is the big night, so if you’re still looking for last minute eats and treats, we’ve got you covered!  1. Ghosts in the Graveyard     2. Apple Spice Cake with Brown Butter Frosting     3. Banana Nutella Mummies     4. Apple Fritters  …

Our Best Halloween Picks!
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