This One Time in New York

NYC with Oh Sweet Basil, Aggie's Kitchen, and Picky Palate

Last month Fisher Nuts flew all of the #thinkfisher ambassadors to NYC for an event at Butter with Chef Alex Guarnaschelli It was such an incredible experience.  It’s been more that 20 years since I was last in NYC, and while I remember NYC being big, I don’t remember it being quite so BIG! The… 

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Pumpkin Gingerbread

pumpkin gingerbread loaf -1

Have you ever made something so incredibly delicious that it’s stopped you in your tracks? Something so scrumptious that you can’t stop eating it? I’ve been making this pumpkin gingerbread for a few years now {and I apologize for being the worst person ever and not sharing it with y’all, but it never lasts long enough… 

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This Week in Happiness {Week 23}

Give a girl the right boots and she can conquer the world

Happiness is many things.  This week Happiness came in the form of this adorable sign that a friend surprised me with <3  Thank you Amy!!! I do love my boots, and I think this pretty much nails it! Entertainment Every time I hear Taylor Swift’s song “Shake it Off” I smile and get my shimmy on.  I… 

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This Week in Happiness {Week 22}

Elizabeth Gilbert's Glorious Mess Quote

via Elizabeth Gilbert’s FB page These This Week in Happiness posts are one of my favorite things to do; I love concentrating on happiness, and finding things that bring me joy and sharing them with y’all.  Focusing on happiness is incredibly life changing, y’all. <3 

The Importance of Breakfast

breakfast - the most important meal of the day

Can we share a moment?  Can I confess a little something to you? Sometimes it’s really hard to get out of bed in the morning, y’all.  There are days where I want to toss the comforter back up over my head, burrow back into my little nook, and sleep just a wee bit longer; and… 

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Rum Soaked Banana Nut Muffin Bites

rum soaked banana nut muffins

Can we talk a little about kitchen magic?  The kind of magic that occurs when you take basic ordinary ingredients like flour, sugar, eggs, and spices – but what happens once those ingredients are combined is anything but ordinary; it’s kitchen magic. I firmly believe that banana bread and banana nut muffins are made of… 

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This Week in Happiness {Week 21}

Compliment People

see the original and find the printable version of this here This. This. This.  When was the last time you saw someone wearing something you liked and complimented them?  When was the last time that you saw someone doing something wonderful, or kind, or special, or ordinary; and complimented them on it? About 2 years… 

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Devilishly Good Spicy Chex Mix

Chex Mix Holiday giveaway

Do you remember your first Chex mix? I vividly remember the first salty, crunchy handful of Chex cereal mixed with pretzels and spices.  It was intoxicating and completely addicting.     Playing with Chex cereals to create different mixes, blends, holiday recipes etc… is something that I find great pleasure in, and I’ve been known… 

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This Week in Happiness {Week 20}

Go towards the sunshine via Pinterest

via pinterest So much happiness to share with y’all. Books Unless you live under a rock, you’ve heard of the fabulously delicious website, Skinnytaste. I met Gina at Better Blog Retreat last year and was immediately enchanted with her.  She’s funny, smart, lovely, friendly, energetic, and as sweet as apple pie. 

Cranberry Pumpkin Bread With a Twist

Cranberry Avocado Pumpkin Bread

Perhaps I should have called this slightly tipsy, just a little bit adult cranberry avocado pumpkin bread? C’est la vie. For the past year or so I’ve been playing around with different pumpkin bread recipes, because  I adore the rich, creamy, subtle flavor that pumpkin adds to bread, and because Fall, y’all.    I have… 

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Easy DIY Chalkboard Paint Refrigerator Tutorial

easy chalkboard fridge tutorial

I know I don’t normally share DIY’s and Crafts with y’all, but y’all went crazy over this chalkboard fridge when I was instagramming the process and so many of y’all asked for a tutorial that I felt like I needed to do this.   I feel I should note*** I am not a DIY blogger…. 

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Guacamole Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos

guacamole stuffed bacon wrapped jalapenos

You read that right. Guacamole Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos! Whenever we grill, whether it’s for a few people, a huge crowd, for a football game, a birthday party, or just because; we make cream cheese stuffed grilled jalapenos.  We’ve been making them since Moby Dick was a minnow – I’m talking 17 years or more. … 

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