Recipe of the Month – Maple Pecan Shortbread Bar Mix

You can thank Trader Joe’s for this delicious fall treat.

Trust me, this will be the winner of the holiday table this year.

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Happy 4th of July Weekend!

Here’s to the beach parties and the backyard BBQs. Celebrate the stars and stripes with sparklers and of course, fireworks!

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Happy Fathers Day!

“Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers, and singers of song.” – Pam Brown

Photo credit: naturallyhillary.wordpress.com

To all the dads of the world – today is your day. Thank you for protecting us, loving us and most of all believing in us. The universe is a better place with you in it.

And a special shoutout to my dad, who always knows just what to say to bring a smile to my face, who taught me that girls can do anything that boys can do and helping me up whenever I fall. I love you dad!

Happy Memorial Day Weekend

Thank you to all the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect this great nation here and abroad.

Thank you also to all the brave veterans that have passed away over the years.

Have a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend everyone!

(Photo credit: NBC, Win McNamee. Found through Google search).

 

Outfit of the Day: Happy Easter

Happy Easter (spring, Passover, Sunday, insert your celebration here) everyone!

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New Year’s Resolutions Are Bull$h!t (Sort of)

And here’s why. By the end of February, the resolution has been forgotten and you’ve just finished the 3rd box of chocolates that you bought half price for yourself on February 15th. (That post comes later).

The definition of resolution is the firm decision to do or not to do something. The definition of a goal is the desired result of a person’s effort or aim.

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(Photo credit: Bill Watterson, Pinterest)

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Recipe of the Month – Ginger Banana Nut Bread

I was so busy baking, I almost forgot to post!!

This is probably one of my favorite recipes. Banana bread is so delicious and so easy to make. I love it so much that I decided to force it on everyone else this year instead of fruit cake. (Do people even bake that anymore? Blech)!

(Banana bread with cocoa spread = delicious)

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Ugly Holiday Sweaters for Everyone!

Deck the halls with our ugly sweaters, 

Fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la!

Admit it, you started singing. Tis the season folks! Time for all the holiday sweater parties to begin. Will you be ready? You could be with just a little help from this here elf.

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Recipe of the Month – Apple Tarts à La Mode

There is so much to be thankful for this year our families, friends, food on our tables and the Gilmore Girls. I am very thankful for the Gilmore Girls. On November 25th, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life will be premiering on Netflix. So in honor of both holidays (and yes, a Gilmore Girls marathon is a holiday), I decided to make the Apple Tarts from Kristi Carlson’s cookbook, Eat Like a Gilmore

Don’t fill up too much on turkey because these tarts would be a perfect dessert for the Thanksgiving table.

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