How To Toast Pumpkin Seeds

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It’s pumpkin time!  As you scrape out your pumpkin this year, you may be like me, and ready to enjoy my once-a-year toasted treat: pumpkin seeds!  Every year, I say I’m going to remember (because it’s so easy!) but every year, I have to haul out my recipe book to remember exactly how to toast […]

Create a Fiesta in Under an Hour with RO*TEL Rockin’ Guac

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This post is promoted by ConAgra RO*TEL. Well, I think we’re finally shaking off the last of the snow here in Michigan (it snowed here last week, hopefully for the last time this spring) and I’m SO excited to finally move into warmer weather living!  It’s still unpredictable around here until at least June, so […]

Easy Spring Entertaining | RO*TEL Rockin’ Guac & Bud Light Lime-A-Ritas

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This post is promoted by ConAgra RO*TEL. Are you doing a happy dance about this fabulous spring weather?  It has finally, finally arrived here in Michigan, and I’m looking forward to time on the deck with family and friends.  And, as you know – I keep things simple around here.  Hour or less… and the […]

How To Make a Party Tray To Go

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This post is sponsored by Kellogg’s. My mom does a lot for me.  It’s mostly the typical “grandma” stuff – watching the kids, helping with a load of laundry or two every so often – but it’s really appreciated.  I don’t have a lot of opportunity to return the favor because she just doesn’t need that […]

Casual Entertaining: Easy Spinach Dip

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This post is sponsored by Kellogg’s. I have a love/hate relationship with entertaining.  I love seeing friends.  I love opening up our home.  I love connecting, laughing, reminiscing, and catching up.  But I am a little bit hopeless at party decor, and I don’t love spending hours in the kitchen getting ready.  Really, I’m just […]

New Orleans Flavors: Muffuletta Dip and Cajun Bloody Mary

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With Mardi Gras wrapping up today, I though a couple of recipes inspired by the flavors of New Orleans would be fun to share!  Once a year, I start getting hungry for the New Orleans classic: the Muffuletta.  It’s a huge sandwich with olive salad, salami, ham and cheeses.  But this year, I put a […]

Holiday Appetizer: Easy Ham & Onion Cheeseball

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Ahhhhh, I’m so excited for Thanksgiving tomorrow! Seriously. I’m getting things ready – and one of the things I can make ahead by a day is this ultra-easy ham & onion cheese ball appetizer.  I know not everyone thinks about eating before a big family dinner, but in our family, inevitably, someone or something delays […]