Hershey’s Halloween Scarecrow Pudding Cups

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Hersheys Halloween Scarecrow Pudding Cups

Fall is such a fun time!  Each year I look forward to seeing all the fun decor in stores and online, and I love breaking out my own decorations!  Fall also brings a lot of great opportunity to make great snacks and treats, from football food to Halloween goodies!  Today I’m excited to share a fun tutorial on how to make Scarecrow Pudding Cups using Hershey’s Ready to Eat Pudding.

These pudding cups are a great treat that you can make and serve at your child’s Halloween party or other fall events.  And it is also a great activity that moms can do with kids, or elementary teachers can do with their students.  Just give everyone a pudding cup and a plate of ingredients, and then let them go crazy! [Read more…]

Get Through Your Day with SNICKERS®

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Get Through Your Day with Snickers

You’re not you when your hungry! I know that’s surely the case with me! Do you ever find yourself just needing to take a break from work?  Do you find yourself getting tired, antsy, hungry, or a cominbation of the three?  Do you find yourself suffering through that “3PM slump” every day?  If you do, you’re not alone!

After a day of sitting at my desk blogging or working on other projects at home, I definitely need a break….and yet I don’t want to stop working, because I am FAR from getting everything I want to get done for the day.  Today I’m going to share a few tips to help you get through that 3PM slump so that you can finish your day strong!  And I’m going to show you how to put together a “Get Through Your Day Gift Basket” for yourself, your friends, or coworkers!

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12 Orange Recipes

It’s been a while since I put together a round-up post, so here we go!  Today I’m featuring 12 yummy looking recipes featuring one of my favorite fruits and flavors: ORANGE!

Hope you enjoy this mouth-watering collection of 12 orange recipes!

12 Orange Recipes

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Easter Party Solutions & Inspiration

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Easter Party Table

With all the cold weather we’ve been having, I am SO ready for spring!  The warmer weather gives us an excuse to get out of the house and it brings so many opportunities to entertain.  Last weekend I jump started the season with a small family get together, and today I’m sharing just a few of my ideas and Easter party solutions.  I hope it gives you a little inspiration.

When it comes to parties, the most important thing is the food!  Last weekend I used a variety of products from DiGiorno and Nestlé. [Read more…]

Friday Favorites – Week 255 – With Last Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas

friday favorites

Hi everyone! Happy early Valentine’s Day! To celebrate the holiday, I’ve got a few last minute Valentine’s Day features!  Hope you enjoy them!

Also, if you applied to be a guest contributor or linky party co-host, thank you!  I’ve just out emails to the linky party co-host applicants, so if you’ve applied please check your inbox for my email. As for those who’ve expressed interest in guest posting, I’ll be planning a guest posting event shortly and will contact you with details as soon as I have them.

Now take a look at these fun Valentine’s ideas!

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Game Time with Coke, Ritz and DiGiorno® Pizza and Ritz Balls Recipe

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Game Time with Coke Ritz and DiGiorno

Are you ready for the Big Game? Great brands like Coca-Cola, DiGiorno® Stuffed Crust Pizza  and Ritz Crackers make it easy and affordable for anyone to throw a great football party! Last weekend we enjoyed a day of football and food.  Today I’m going to share my recipe for Ritz Balls and I’ve got some other tips for how you can creatively use these products to make your football party food fun and fresh! [Read more…]

25 Delicious Must-Make Recipes from 2014

25 Delicious Must-Make Recipes


Happy New Year! (Again!)  As a blogger, it seems to have become quite customary to take the interim period between Christmas and New Year’s Day to look back over the year’s work and then re-share some of the highlights.  So I’ve been looking back at everything over the last few days, and today I have a fun round-up of posts for you: my 25 Delicious Must-Make Recipes from 2014!

I can honestly say that I enjoyed making and EATING all of these, so I hope you will check them out and decide to make few of these for yourself (especially the chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes….just saying!)

And as always, I welcome your comments on this and any of the recipe posts featured here, especially on my photos.  In 2014, I worked on improving my photo staging and editing, but I was still limited by not having a DSLR camera (not to mention, the lighting was not always ideal!).  However, I’m really proud of the improvements I was able to make throughout the year, and I am super excited because I….I mean, Santa, just got me a DSLR camera for Christmas, so I cannot wait to make things look even better here in 2015!  [Read more…]

Friday Favorites – Week 249 – With Holiday Party Food

holiday party food

Happy New Year! Welcome to our first Friday Favorites party of 2015!  While you’re here this week, be sure to take a look at this awesome giveaway for an Epson Printable Ribbon Kit.  This machine can not only help you create fun crafts and party favors, but it also works with regular label maker tape for all your organizing purposes!  And if you’re really in to organizing, take a look at my round up of Printable Blog Planners for 2015! Yay!

Now on to this week’s party!  Today we have some yummy holiday party foods. (They could also double as football party food, if you’re planning for that!)

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Hot Cocoa Muddy Mix

Hot Cocoa Muddy Mix

I’ve never been a “go out on New Year’s Eve” kind of person. I’d much rather than stay home. It’s way less crowded!  But what I do love, is to have plenty of appetizers and snacks to help celebrate the occasion.  The night wouldn’t be the same without them!  This year for the sweet side, I made this Hot Cocoa Muddy Mix.

I’ve made a few different Muddy Mix recipes (or Puppy Chow if you will): Peppermint MuddiesCheesecake Muddy Mix. and Strawberry Cheesecake Muddy Mix.

I love this stuff because I can make it in about 10 minutes or less!  It is also a very festive snack that you can change up with just an ingredient or two (like my linked examples above).

I’ve enjoy each muddy mix I’ve tried, but I think this my new favorite!  I looked at a few recipes for inspiration, and then I threw this together….I called myself making a “half batch” since a lot of recipes instruct you to use 6 or 7 cups of Chex Cereal (basically the entire box), but even my half batch made a pretty big bowl of stuff; I’d say it’s enough for 2 to 4 people.  It’s definitely enough if it’s just you, your spouse, and a couple of kids.  (Then again, this stuff DOES stay good for a few days, so even if you’re not having a party and just want a little extra for you and your family, by all means, feel free to double the recipe!) [Read more…]

Sweet & Salty Popcorn Bark + G.H. Cretors Popcorn

GH Cretors Sampler Pack

From popcorn balls and snack mix, to a simple bowl of popcorn, G.H. Creators popcorn is a must have item for holiday snacking!  If you’ve never tried their popcorn, I highly recommend it.  I absolutely LOVE their Just the Cheese Popcorn.  It’s amazing!  And I recently tried their Simply Salted variety, and I found it just as yummy.   Made in old fashioned copper kettles, G.H. Cretors popcorn always comes out perfectly fluffy!

Today I have a great recipe, featuring G.H. Cretors Simply Salted Popcorn: Sweet & Salty Popcorn Bar. Check it out! [Read more…]