Dessert Swap Party (and Cleaning Up a #HappiMess)

#HappiMess is Baking: Dessert Swap Party at www.happyhourprojects.com

Fall and cooler weather inspires BAKING to me, so over the weekend, I hosted a little dessert party with some friends!  We sampled sweets and swapped recipes.  Oh my goodness – it was a great time.  It was fun and delicious and it was wonderful to try some new recipes and see my friends and family.  I set… Continue Reading…

National Coffee Day: Chocolate-Covered Coffee Beans and Starbucks Verismo Brewer Giveaway

Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans at www.happyhourprojects.com #CoffeeBuzz

Guys, I’m so excited that Staples has sponsored TWO fabulous giveaways today to celebrate National Coffee Day! I have a great recipe to share with the hard-core coffeeists out there, and YOU have the chance to win one of two Starbucks Verismo home brewer systems!  First – the recipe.  I’m going to show you today… Continue Reading…

Easy Nice-To-Meet-You Gift Idea with Lindt HELLO Chocolate Bars

Simple Nice-To-Meet-You Gift Idea with Lindt's New HELLO Bars at www.happyhourprojects.com

Thank you Lindt HELLO for sponsoring today’s easy great-to-meet-you gift idea – because it all starts with HELLO! Holy cow, friends.  What. A. Day.  ArtPrize is now officially underway, which means I’ve switched from being excited and counting down the days, to thinking about who might be voting for my art, whether I left enough cards,… Continue Reading…

Classic Pumpkin Spice Bread

Pumpkin Spice Bread at www.happyhourprojects.com

Ahhh, it’s pumpkin season.  Agreed?  I swear, as soon as the weather turns, I start craving pumpkin… everything.  Today’s recipe is a classic – nothing fancy or complicated about it, just my family’s recipe we’ve been making for years!  Pumpkin & spice, baked with love… okay maybe the “love” part is a little over the… Continue Reading…

Captain America Movie Treat Boxes with M&M’s Movie Mix #HeroesEatMMs

Captain America Movie Treat Boxes at www.happyhourprojects.com #HeroesEatMMs #CollectiveBias #shop

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. I’m a mom of little kids, which means we rarely get to the theater to see a movie.  We always mean to, we want to, we plan to, and then someone gets sick, we can’t find a sitter…… Continue Reading…

Easy Baja Fish Tacos

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Now that my husband has gone gluten-free, I have to confess, it’s difficult finding variety in our meal planning.  We eat a lot of meat and potatoes these days – not many recipes to share when we grill steaks and burgers most of the time. ;) But I was really in the mood for something DIFFERENT… Continue Reading…

Fall Flavors and Fiestas: New Bud Light Lime Apple-Ahhh-Rita

Taste of Autumn: Bud Light Lime Apple-Ahhh-Rita at www.happyhourprojects.com

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Anheuser Busch via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Anheuser Busch. Fall is right around the corner – I could feel it this weekend!  We went from 90 degrees down to 70, just like that…. Continue Reading…

12 Breakfast-for-Dinner Ideas Fresh From Your Oven

12 Breakfast For Dinner Ideas From the Oven at www.happyhourprojects.com

Today’s recipe collection is brought to you by Foodie.com. I think one of life’s great joys is breakfast for dinner.  Don’t you think?  It’s especially a great time to make those great baked recipes that take an hour or so, because sometimes baking something for an hour (or even 30 minutes) isn’t easy first thing… Continue Reading…