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S’mores Bars

S’mores Bars Recipe Courtesy of:  If You Give A Blonde A Kitchen


Fall Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp Recipe Courtesy of:  If You Give A Blonde A Kitchen

Pumpkin Pie Dip


1 Can Pumpkin

1 Box Vanilla Instant Pudding

1 Container of Cool Whip

1 tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice

1 tsp. Ground Nutmeg or Cinnamon


1.)  Mix together Pumpkin, Vanilla Pudding, Cool Whip, and Pumpkin Pie Spice with a mixer

2.)  Place in fridge for at least 1 hour to chill

3.)  Sprinkle ground Nutmeg or Cinnamon on top

4.)  Serve with Nilla Wafers, Graham Crackers, or Apple Slices


Orzo Salad

Giada De Laurentiis Orzo Salad Recipe


Red Wine Short Ribs

 Rachael Ray Red Wine Short Ribs Recipe

Baked Pretzel Snack


1 Bag Hard Pretzels

1 Packet of Italian Dressing Mix

1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder

1 Cup of Olive Oil


1.)  Smash pretzels into smaller pieces

2.)  Mix all ingredients together and place on baking sheet

3.)  Bake at 200 Degrees for 1 hour

Summer Berry Trifle


1 Fresh Angel Food Cake, cubed into bite size pieces

1 Pint Blueberries

1 Container of Strawberries, sliced

1 Vanilla Pudding Mix, prepared according to package

1 Container of Cool Whip


1.)  Prepare vanilla pudding according to package and place in fridge to set

2.)  Slice strawberries and cut angel food cake into bite size pieces

3.)  Begin layering Trifle with angel food cake, pudding, cool whip, strawberries and blueberries.  Repeat layering until you end with Cool Whip on top.  Then create design with fruit on top

Frozen Rose

Frozen Rose

Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

Champagne Punch

This fun and bubbly cocktail is perfect for your upcoming bridal showers, bachelorette parties, or girls night!  It is a light and refreshing drink that is sure to be a hit!

1 Can of Frozen Pink Lemonade

1  2 Liter Bottle of Sprite Zero

1-2 Bottles of Champagne (I used 2 Bottles of Prosecco)

1 Bag of Frozen Strawberries (they add flavor and act as ice)

Bunny Trail Mix

This fun and festive trail mix is perfect for Easter!  Plus it is a super easy snack for kids to help make!  You can also add anything you want to create your own signature mix!

1 cup Annie’s Bunny Grahams

1 cup Pretzels

1 cup Mini Marshmallows

1 cup M&M’s

1 cup  White Chocolate Chips

*Mix all ingredients together and enjoy!

*You can adjust the amount if you are making this snack for a large party!

St. Patty’s Treats

These Lucky Charms Treats are perfect for St. Patty’s day celebrations and also super easy.  They are a great treat for kids to help make.  Peyton actually made these and had so much fun!

Lucky Charms Treats

1 Box Lucky Charms Cereal

1 Bag of Marshmallows

3 TBSP. Butter

1 Cup White Chocolate Chips (Optional)

1.)  Melt butter and marshmallows on stove top then pour over Lucky Charms and white chocolate chips

2.)  Press into a 9×13 pan and let cool

3.)  Cut into squares

Holiday Sangria


1 Bottle of Pinot Grigo (or other dry white wine)

1 Can of Sprite

4 Cups Apple Cider

1 Apple, diced

1 cup Cranberries

1.) Mix Wine, Sprite, and Apple Cider together and then add diced Apples and Cranberries

2.)  Chill until ready to serve

Festive Glasses


Holiday Breakfast

Sticky Buns


Frozen Rolls (I use Rhodes)

1 Box Cook & Serve Vanilla Pudding

1 Stick of Butter

1 Cup of Brown Sugar

2 tsp. Milk

2 tsp. Cinnamon

Nuts (Optional)

1.) Spray bunt pan with Pam

2.)  On stove top bring Butter, Pudding, Brown Sugar, Milk, and Cinnamon to a boil over medium heat

3.)  Pour hot mixture into bunt pan and place 15-20 frozen rolls around the pan

4.)  Cover with Cling Wrap that has been sprayed with Pam and let rise overnight

5.)  Bake @ 350 for 35-40 minutes (I typically cover the pan with foil until the last 10-15 minutes)


Holiday Breakfast Sausage Casserole


Loaf of Hearty Bread (I used Italian)

1 lb. of Ground Sweet Italian Sausage

1 Onion, diced

1 Package of Mushrooms, diced

2 Cups of Shredded Cheddar Cheese

10 Eggs, beaten

4 Cups of Milk

1 tsp. Dry Mustard

1 tsp. Salt

1 tsp. Ground Black Pepper

1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder

1-2 Sprigs of Rosemary, Chopped

1.)  Brown Ground Sausage and diced Onions and Mushrooms over medium heat

2.)  Spray baking dish with Pam and layer with cubed Italian Bread

3.) Mix Eggs, Milk, Salt, Pepper, Dry Mustard, Garlic Powder, and Rosemary

4.)  Add Cheddar Cheese and Ground Sausage, Onion, and Mushrooms to Egg Mixture

5.)  Mix all together and pour over bread

6.)  Let chill overnight in fridge

7.)  Bake at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes or until bubbling on top