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Peppermint Mocha Milkshake Recipe

  This post is sponsored by Jackson Morgan. The recipe and all opinions are my own. Texas winters can be a wild ride of roller coaster temperatures. One minute you’re literally freezing, the next day, it’s 80 degrees. And then it will snow in March. I mean… ugh....

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Recipe Roundup: Girl Scout Cookies!

You know it's winter when you see rainbow boxes full of girl scout cookies with shivering little girls peeking over the tables outside all the local Walmarts, Lowes, and Krogers. Yes, Girl Scout cookie season is an annual tradition and the troops love your support --...

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Recipe: Drunken Monkey Overnight Banana Pudding

This post is hosted by Jackson Morgan Southern Cream Liqueur. All opinions are my own. I’m trying to eat more fruit, because, duh, it’s healthy for you. Experts say you should have two servings of fruit per day – which weirdly, is hard for me to remember to do. My...

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Tullamore Dew Whiskey Cake

First world problems: our liquor cabinet is overflowing at the moment, and we have an impending move looming on the horizon. My job is to purge all unnecessary items from the house -- and while the hubs would argue that whiskey is COMPLETELY necessary and should be...

The secret to Razzoo’s bread pudding

This recipe and post is hosted by Razzoo’s. They invited several of the media to dinner and shared their secrets for recipes. All opinions are my own. It’s 5:30 am and my alarm goes off. I shove off the puppy who is hovering right in my face so I can find my way to...

Recipe: Trefoils Cookie Balls

Yay! Get your wallets and your stretchy pants ready, those cute Girl Scouts will be rolling wagons through your neighborhood for the next couple of months. You know you want to buy from all of those budding sales stars, so here’s your excuse to stock up. This recipe...

NYE cocktail: Prosecco Bouquet

What a year. I hear you, so many are ready to say adios to 2016. I get it. It wasn’t my worst year though. I mean, we’ve had so much worse. And as far as I’m concerned, any year that you’re above ground is worth celebrating. For serious. I am grateful for every day...

Ratchet & Clank cookies!

The marketing professional in me is so intrigued by nearly simultaneous dual release of video game and movie, Ratchet & Clank. If you’re a PS2 gamer, you’re probably pretty excited about this new version of the wildly popular eponymous game. Originally issued 14...

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Harry Potter Birthday “Butterbeer” Cake

Harry Potter is a pretty big deal around our house, so when the Cupcake was turning 8, this mom knew exactly what cake to conjure up for a magical Harry Potter birthday theme. I found a butterscotch cake on the Pinterwebs and despite my hesitation to try a new recipe...

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Lucky Leprechaun cocktail recipe

Happy St Patrick’s Day! If green beer isn’t your thang today, how about you try my “Lucky Leprechaun cocktail?” It’s the perfect drink to cheer your Erin Go Bragh spirit! And besides, if you’re carrying this lovely around, no one will pinch you -- they might steal a...

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Party favorite: Cajun seafood dip recipe

Make this delicious Cajun seafood dip in a slow cooker ahead of the party! I created this recipe for a Cajun Christmas party and it completely disappeared (with rave reviews) -- so I made it again for Christmas dinner as an appetizer and you guessed it, it was...

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Make Ahead Holiday French Toast Breakfast Bake 

This is a make-ahead French Toast  recipe that gets requested from me year after year! I like to give it as a gift to friends so that they don't have to cook on Christmas or New Year's morning. It's a delicious and easy treat to give and by all means, make one for...

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No-bake Chocolate Bourbon Balls Recipe

I love baking with booze. Even better, how about a no-bake boozy ball that’s perfect for the holidays? Actually, it’s perfect for whenever really. I created this recipe recently for a cookie exchange and I liked them so much, I made them again for a client party. You...

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Summertime Gift Idea – Mason Jar Hippie Juice

Summertime Gift Idea – Mason Jar Hippie Juice

My friend Anna made these cute mason jar drink glasses and adult bevvy for our recent craft exchange, and I thought they were the perfect summertime hostess gift. What friend wouldn't love getting a fun jar of hippie juice of their very own? Below you'll find Anna's...

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My favorite Southern tea cakes recipe

My favorite Southern tea cakes recipe

My mother-in-law, God rest her soul, must've been horrified when she figured out her son was in love with a Yankee. She tried her best to Southernize me -- with marginal success. After 24 years as a Southern resident, I think I'm fully entrenched, (Big Daddy would...

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Mini King Cake Recipe

Mini King Cake Recipe

In our house, Mardi Gras is a holiday. It has a dedicated storage bin in the attic solely dedicated to it alone. We’ve even been known to decorate a tree for it. We may be too old and lazy to drag ourselves down to St Charles Street to claim optimal...

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Left-over Halloween Candy Snickers Brownies Recipe

Left-over Halloween Candy Snickers Brownies Recipe

I seriously don’t understand why we have so much Halloween candy left over. I am beginning to think Big Daddy hid it from the trick-or-treaters. Just like I hid it from him in the garage before Halloween. 😉 Now we have mounds of it. See? We can’t have all that candy...

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