4th of July Salads

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With all the burgers, barbeques and dogs, it’s nice to put those garden fresh ingredients to good use for your 4th of July Cookout.  Here are 4 fantastic salad recipes that are sure to be a hit at your patriotic party!!!! 1. Mustard Potato Salad with Tomato Relish 2.  Sweet Potato, Corn, Tomato & Basil Salad […]

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Patriotic Tablescape: “A Party for the USA”

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With the 4th of July just a few days away, there is still plenty of time to pull together a patriotic tablescape with a small budget and a little DIY fun.  This table is perfect for an indoor party or an al fresco celebration.  I chose to keep it all inside, because let’s face it, […]

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Pattern Power: An Easy Paper Product Easter Table for the Kids

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So, your Easter table is set and ready with your finest fare, but if your family is anything like my family, we have three Easter bunnies under the age of 8 (with another baby bunny on the way) and you know what that means……spill, drop, break…..crazy, so even though they are still a little too […]

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Any Store Easter Tablescape

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It’s spring.  It’s Easter.  It’s time to pull out all your colorful stops for a bright and super cheery Easter table.  Any store and I mean ANY store you go into has some sort of Easter decor, so give you a one-stop shop for your table needs would kind of be impossible.  Well,  for my […]

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Breakfast Pie with Flaky Herb Crust

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The holidays are officially upon us, so that means it’s time for lots and lots of brunch, lunch and dinner recipes!  We’re “brunchers” at our house and I just love a great recipe that can take you from early morning to mid-day and especially perfect to entertain a crowd with.  Whether it is a casual […]

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Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipe Round-up

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So you are in charge of bringing a side dish to your Thanksgiving dinner and really want to put something on the table that you can feel good about!  Here are 4 healthy side dish alternatives that will leave the stitching on your pants thanking you!! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!! XO! Amanda Sugary glazed carrots can glaze […]

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Thanksgiving Giveaway – Sucre’ Signature Macaron Collection

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So, I realize this might be macaron blasphemy, but it wasn’t until very recently that I actually ate my first macaron.  I’m not quite sure what I thought I would expect, but after sampling the Signature Macaron Collection from the super popular Sucre’ bakery in New Orleans did it hit me in the face what […]

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A Thanksgiving Celebration: Sponsored Post

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Hunter has been telling me every day for the last week that his school “Thanksgiving Festival is next day” and I have to keep telling him that his “feast” is still; however, many days away. I love that he is so into Thanksgiving this year because it is truly my favorite day of the year!! […]

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Lasagna with Homemade Red Wine Sauce

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  Christmas Eve Lasagna has been a part of my Christmas traditions for many years.  The tradition of having lasagna on Christmas Eve started many years ago with a family that will always be very dear to me.  Every year we would attend Christmas Eve service and then head home to eat lasagna and watch […]

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Icing for Santa’s Cookies

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This year Hunter had his great buddy Parker over to decorate cookies for Santa.  We set the table ready to decorate with pre-baked cookies, lots of sprinkles and, of course, red, green and white icing.  Those little cookie monsters had a blast and even left a few for Santa to set out tonight!! We better […]

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