When life gives you Lemons make…Jo’s Favorite Lemon Pie! I have been going through a wicked sweet tooth recently that I just can’t get a grasp on. It doesn’t matter how many yoga classes I take or how many times I try to distract myself…nothing and I mean nothing seems to be helping. Until….I came across Jo’s Favorite Lemon Pie.
But let me back up…I have a huge confession and obsession. I am a HUGE Joanna and Chip Gaines fan from HGTV Fixer Upper! My mom and I will watch them for hours. Their style is basically my style, everything they do I love. So when I came across Jo’s Favorite Lemon Pie recipe in their magazine…my inner obsession came out…
And I had to try it!
It is probably the best pie I have ever had. Hands down. I mean it’s rich, packed with flavor and lets say not legging pants wearing friendly…but perfect for a cheat day…or week. Whatever tickles your fancy…I will do a week cheat please!
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Every New Years Eve my family and I end up ordering Chinese for dinner. It’s tradition. We kick back and relax while feasting on all kinds of Chinese food. This year we decided to switch things up a bit and make Chinese ourselves.
My friend Charnaye stopped over for my moms Egg Rolls this year. I swear everyone will stop what they are doing to come over and have some. We are always more than willing so share. If you are interested in making my moms Egg Rolls, I did a blog post on it called Mama’s Homemade Egg Rolls. You won’t be ordering them out anymore!
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One of my favorite parts about fall and winter is the amount of soup I seem to consume and cook. What gets me more excited other than eating soup is when I find a good slow-cooker recipe.
Sometimes I love the idea of throwing everything into a slow-cooker and allowing it to stew for hours! Especially on those days where you have a million and one places to go.
It just makes life a little simpler!
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It’s just a bunch of Hocus Pocus!
“BOOOOOOOOOOOOK!” That is what was going through my mind as I was making these late last night.
If you have ever seen the movie Hocus Pocus with Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy then you will certainly recognize Bette Midler’s “one-eyed spell book.”
This recipe originated from a website called Delish. Since I am a huge Hocus Pocus fan I knew I had to make them.
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Sophia and I recently came back from week long vacation in Daytona, Florida. This is my first time back to Florida in about ten years and Sophia’s first time. Except this isn’t her first time to the beach, we took her last year to Myrtle Beach, North Carolina about a week before she turned a year old.
Sophia fortunately traveled very well going down to Florida. She was very captivated by all the planes and the people that flooded the airports, that she was hardly bored.
I was so grateful.
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Sophia’s birthday was Confetti theme this year, so I knew that I wanted to have Confetti Balloons all over the place. To be honest I was not quite sure how to go about making them. So, after doing a good amount of research I found it was going to be easier and much more cost efficient if I did them myself, rather than ordering them. Or have someone do them for me.
For the confetti I cut up old tissue paper that I received from prior birthdays, baby showers, holidays..etc. Many party stores that I contacted that have done Confetti Balloons for customers in the past do not recommend using the glitter confetti. Due to the balloons popping once helium is injected into the balloon.
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Does this qualify as a Bean Dip?
That’s what I call it! The first time I had this was when I was working as a CSR for medical equipment and my manager brought it in on Friday. Let’s just say I have been hooked ever since..I have the recipe memorized…it’s my go to recipe for parties..and it does make a fantastic Vegetarian Quesadillas for dinner.
I have paired this bean dip with crackers, but so far my favorite is Frito Scoops! So yummy!
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It’s all about Buttercream today folks!
It is one of my favorite things to make, and it is not as hard as you may think. All it takes is a little patience. One of my favorite buttercream’s to make is Italian Buttercream, you can’t go wrong with it. It’s definitely my go to buttercream when I am decorating or frosting a cake.
It is not greasy, heavy or overly sweet. It’s perfect.
Let’s get started….
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Sophia is officially TWO! This past weekend was her Confetti Birthday Party! I had a ball planning this party. A few months back I wasn’t not sure if I was going to have a theme except “Birthday Party.” Thrilling I know.
Until one very late night on Pinterest I came across a cake that I loved and became my inspiration. I made the cake above, this cake was my inspiration that I found on Pinterest.
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We are talking about Steak Kabobs! They are super super easy to make and really good! My mom gave me this recipe to try out the other night for dinner. And I loved them!
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