Overnight Vanilla Chai French Toast Bake #AmericasTea

Overnight Vanilla Chai French Toast Bake

Overnight Vanilla Chai French Toast Bake is a recipe that is great for special occasions or holidays, that I have created as a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and its client. … [Read more...]

Hot Broccoli Dip Recipe

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This Hot Broccoli Dip recipe is simple to make and only has a few ingredients. The red and green colors make it a festive dip to serve at holiday parties.   … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Idea for the Wine Lover: VinoVinti

Holiday Gift Idea for the Wine Lover - VinoVinti

This post brought to you by VinoVinti. All opinions are 100% mine. Do you have a wine-drinker you are buying for this holiday season? I've got an idea that is perfect for gift giving -- even if you don't know how to pick a great wine or if you don't know what kind of wine he/she might like best. And if you are experienced with wines and feel confident giving wine as a gift, you'll love this too! It's a perfect addition to a great bottle of wine.  … [Read more...]

Sweetheart Cinnamon Cake with Glaze

Sweetheart Cinnamon Cake

See this Valentine's Day cake? I bet you think I used red food coloring to make that pretty pink colored glaze. Well, I didn't. Here's the secret: I infused the glaze with cinnamon herbal tea bags! The result is a naturally pink glaze for a cake that I named after the teabags themselves: Sweetheart Cinnamon Cake. I'm really happy with how it turned out and it was really easy to do. I went one step further and even used the tea bags to give the same flavor to my cake mix. … [Read more...]

Peppermint Biscotti

Peppermint Biscotti

This peppermint biscotti recipe is my new twist on traditional biscotti, a classic Italian cookie. … [Read more...]

Gift Basket Giveaway: Holiday Cooking with VTech

Holiday Cooking VTech Gift Basket Giveaway

I'm getting so excited for the holidays! I do a lot of holiday cooking, especially for Thanksgiving and Christmas, so I thought it would be fun to giveaway a prize that would help one of my readers with all of their holiday cooking. One of my readers will win a gift basket (um, gift bowl?) full of holiday cooking tools that just happen to be one of my favorite colors for kitchen stuff: RED! Not only will these items help you with your holiday cooking, but there is even a red VTech phone that … [Read more...]

HUGE Mother’s Day Giveaway (May 3-13)

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Your Fab Hostesses Are Mompreneur Mogul & Mom Blogger BuzzWe are so excited to present the Mother Load Mother's Day Giveaway Event where ONE mom will take home the whole shabang!RULES: This contest is open to US residents ONLY. Must be 18 or older to win with a paypal account to claim cash prize. When: This Mother Load Mother's Day Giveaway Runs May 3rd - May 13th 2012, 11:59 EST so share it and pass the word. How To Enter: Like the Facebook Pages On The … [Read more...]

Shrimp Scampi (accompaniment to Prime Rib holiday dinners)

Shrimp Scampi

With Prime Rib being the centerpiece of many holiday dinners, I thought I would share a recipe that accompanies it beautifully. The majority of my family enjoys beef, but I have found having the addition of shrimp to our holiday dinners is not only a special treat, but it also makes some of my guests, who prefer less red meat, happy because they have another option. Shrimp is a great way of doing this, so today I'm sharing my Shrimp Scampi recipe. … [Read more...]

Christmas Decorating in the Dining Room #KmartHoliday

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We moved into our current house last year and when I did our holiday decorating in 2010, I realized our dining room area (adjoined to our living room) didn't look very festive. Our previous home didn't have a formal dining area, so when we did our usual decorating in this new house, it left very little for decorating this "extra" room. Last year, we left it without any Christmas decorations. My thinking was that I would pick up a bunch of decorations at clearance sales after Christmas. That … [Read more...]

2011 Holiday Recipe Card Exchange

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One of the highlights of my holiday is hosting a recipe card swap and I’m so excited to host my 6th annual Holiday Recipe Card Exchange! It's absolutely free to join -- all you have to do is create a digital recipe card with a favorite holiday recipe and email it to me. I collect all the cards and send each participant back a copy of every card submitted. It's so much fun and I would love all of of you to be part of it. For all the details, please check out my post at Happy To Create: Join … [Read more...]