Caramelized Pear, Bacon and Brie Bites

Happy New Years Eve! I am a huge believer in setting goals and writing them down to help you achieve them! I have goals posted up in my closet that I read every day while getting dressed and it helps me to be able to see them each and every day to help achieve them!  I am also a huge lover of appetizers and party food! When I was trying to develop a recipe for Krusteaz to share for New Years I couldn’t help but think of something bite size! And believe it or not this is my first recipe …

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Homemade Apple Cider

I was sent this recipe from a water company and made it and it was beyond amazing! We are normally not huge apple cider people but I could drink this daily! That is how amazing it was! I received my Christmas cards from Minted.com and listened to Christmas music while sipping on these apple cider and it was honestly a perfect moment! Plus the smell of this stuff cooking is amazing! My house smelled good all day long!  HOMEMADE APPLE CIDER INGREDIENTS: ·         12 medium apples, assorted types ·         2 oranges ·         4 cinnamon sticks ·         1 whole nutmeg ·         1 Tbsp. whole cloves ·         1 tsp. whole …

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Chocolate Dipped Marshmallow Reindeer

These cute reindeer were simple and fun to make and another addition to the photoshoot from a few weeks back. What you do is melt down chocolate break pretzel in half to create antlers. Stick a marshmallow on a stick and dip the marshmallows in chocolate and attach the pretzels. Lay down on parchment paper to dry. Add white sprinkles for the eyes and a red nose!  Chocolate Dipped Marshmallow Reindeer Marshmallows Sticks Chocolate Melts Mini Pretzels White Sprinkles Red Dot Sprinkles Melt down chocolate break pretzel in half to create antlers. Stick a marshmallow on a stick and dip …

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Donut Snowmen

Sometimes during the holidays life get so busy and you forget to slow down and spend some time with your children. I will admit that I literally have to schedule time to bake and do fun activities with my kids during the holiday months when I am baking orders 8 hours a day 6 days a week. Our family always does gingerbread houses together and my mom does “cookies with Nana” day where she takes all the grandchildren and gets matching aprons and cups and plates for each children customized and my kids look forward to it every year. I …

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Chocolate Chunk Peppermint Pie

I obviously have a hard time letting pie go after Thanksgiving. But as much as I enjoy a good slice of pie I enjoy a good slice of freezer pie even more. My kids feel the exact same way! I also love pairing a good freezer pie with a yummy cookie crust. And nothing pairs better in my mind than chocolate and peppermint to celebrate the winter holidays! I let my son be the first taste tester of this pie and he said it was the better after school snack ever! And is now going to be a staple at …

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Peppermint Oreo Chocolate Chip Cookies

A couple of weeks ago I had a fun holiday photoshoot planned. I was asked to create a few different kid friendly recipes for the kids to enjoy as they sat on Santa’s lap and wrote letters to Santa. (You can read more about it here)  plus there is a free santa letter printable! Such cute fun ideas for your family on that blog! You will definitely want to check it out! When I was brainstorming what recipe I should add to the collection I came up with this little thing! It is a spin on normally chocolate chip cookies which …

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