I consider myself to be a pretty good artist.  My education and former profession is in the design field and I’m pretty good at craft stuff.  I also think I’m a decent cook, so I figured with those two things going for me, decorating fancy sugar cookies would be right up my alley.  Imagine my…

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Chocolate bark is one of our favorite holiday treats because it’s so easy to make and perfect for gifting (or snacking!) . We recently hosted a holiday contest with  AMERICAN HERITAGE ® Chocolate  to find the best toppings for gourmet chocolate bark and boy did you guys come through!  You submitted hundreds of fantastic ideas and we…

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We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  As per tradition on this lovely Cyber Monday, we’ve got some great deals for you that won’t last long!    O U R   B E S T   B I T E S   S H O P Today we are offering the largest site-wide discount we do all…

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So it’s the Monday before Thanksgiving and your menus are probably pretty much set, so today I’m sharing a list of things you can still track down before the big day that will make your Thanksgiving even better! This time around, everything is from Amazon because if you have Amazon Prime (or a free Amazon Prime…

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Real quick- If you’ve missed the news, our Holiday Menu Planner that so many of you missed out on before they sold out is available for Digital Download right now.  We’re opening up this option so everyone who wants a copy can grab one!  Click here for all the info!  ————- Now- this SOUP!  This…

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Tis the season for holiday treating, snacking, and sharing, and we have something super fun for you today!  Chocolate bark is one of our favorite things to make.  It’s delicious to eat, impressive to share, and so easy to whip up.  We’ve partnered with AMERICAN HERITAGE CHOCOLATE® this holiday season for our First Annual Baking…

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  In the years that we’ve been doing this blog, we’ve learned a lot about others’ family tradition when it comes to Thanksgiving. One thing we’ve learned is everyone is scared of making the turkey (don’t be…our recipe is a lot of work, but it’s hard to mess up!) Another thing we’ve learned is people…

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Sara and I frequently say it’s good there’s two of us because there are are both things we are good at and there are other areas where each of us struggle and we tend to complement each others’ strengths. Like, for example, Sara is the Queen of Holidays. She loves them. She loves to plan…

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We’ve been working hard on a special project and it’s ready to share with you!!  All the info can be found on this link, but let me say this real quick.  This book is called Gather, and it’s a special collection of holiday menus.  Kate and I have learned over the years, especially after both…

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Many of you followed along via Instagram on a trip I took recently to Ireland.  My husband and I wanted to start a tradition of taking our kids on a trip all by themselves when they were about 12-13 and my oldest was the perfect age when we spotted a great deal on plane tickets…

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This is a recipe that I have used and loved for a long, long time (it’s actually from the McCormick website.) I originally shared it almost 10 years ago when my babies were babies and now one’s a teenager and the other is an almost-teenager (and there’s another that wasn’t even around back then.) But we still…

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Me being inspired about food when I was a kid is nothing new…I explored this in painful detail in my post about Frances’s coffee cake. I felt the same way about candy apples. Cinnamon candy apples. Shiny red candy apples, not the caramel apples that we kept eating at home (I mean, don’t get me wrong,…

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