Monthly Archives: October, 2011

Happy Halloween!

The great things about Halloween are the fun, the friends and the candy. And…. the Halloween parties are such fun! Muahahahaha! The good things about parties are too numerous to mention. The bad thing about parties is the clean-up. Yeah. Love parties, hate clean-up. Great parties need a day of rest after them. Well, at …

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Punch, not the kind that hurts….

Having a wonderful drink option available for your party guests is a MUST!  Because we are having a party with adults and children, I am making two different juice based punches.  The first punch is a wonderful, kid friendly, punch made with jell-o.  I make different variations of this punch for many of my parties.    …

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Texas Caviar….

Texas Caviar isn’t like normal Caviar. I don’t remember where I first had this yummy black-eyed pea dip, and I don’t know what other names it might go by, I have always known it as Texas Caviar. Texas Caviar isn’t very spicy, the way I make it, and it tastes amazing! I’m mid-way through my …

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Jalapeño cheese squares

I posted this recipe in April, when very few people read my blog. Like 4 or 5 people. Heh. Since this is one of the easy, but well received appetizers I will be making for our Halloween Party I am re-posting it.   These jalapeno cheese squares are easy to put together, make ahead friendly, and …

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A little about my home and party prep

Fall is BIG TIME in my house. BIG TIME. I love the changing leaves, the cooler weather and the holiday parties. 😀 I do love a good party!! 😀 We’re having a Halloween Party on Saturday. Which means this week I’m cleaning and doing party prep. I don’t like to stress about the party cleaning …

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Slow it Down, Slow cooker beef stew.

The Winner of my Yoplait giveaway was Linda of Savoring Every Bite! She recently posted a lovely Pumpkin Rugelach recipe that you should totally check out! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I adore my slow cookers. Yes, I said cookers…as in plural, as in I have 3. Well, I have 4 of you count the little dipper (warming only). …

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Quick S’more dessert

I’m recycling a post. This easy and super tasty dessert did not get much attention when I first posted it. I’ve got a wicked sweet tooth. I just made S’more pudding. It’s chocolate, marshmallow wonderland. I used marshmallow fluff as one of the marshmallow layers, the 2nd layer was mini marshmallows. I’m planning to top …

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Chili cheese pies

I got a new iPhone 4S on Friday. The camera is amazing, it even has a flash. Awesomesauce. Because my new phone rocks, and because I heart Liz of a Belle, a Bean and a Chicago dog I’m linking up for iPhone photo phun. I made chili on Tuesday. Yummy turkey chili. Now, I’m making …

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The Facts of Being 40.

I turned 40 in May. Have I said that before? Okay, either way…I’m 40. 40 means many things. When I was younger, I thought 40 was middle-aged (read that as kinda old), but I don’t feel old. Well, I don’t feel old most of the time. 40 isn’t what I thought it would be. It’s …

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Fabulous Fall Granola

I’m going to tell you about something that sounds scary, but really isn’t. Making your very own, personalized granola. Stop freaking out, seriously…it’s easy and so yummy! Plus, it’s less expensive than buying granola in the bin section at the grocery store.   Homemade Granola The recipe I adapted and use came from The Full …

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