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Lemon Cranberry Bars with White Chocolate Drizzle

Dec 07, 17 Lemon Cranberry Bars with White Chocolate Drizzle

Lemon Cranberry Bars with White Chocolate Drizzle
Lemon Cranberry Bars with White Chocolate Drizzle. Brought to you in partnership with Dixie Crystals.

If you’re a fan of all things lemon like I am, you probably already love lemon bars and they don’t need an introduction into your lemon loving world. Well we’ve taken the classic shortbread bottomed treat and topped it with a few twists. Cranberry sauce. Yes, I said cranberry sauce. Just like you served up at Thanksgiving to compliment the turkey.

While fresh cranberries are still in season it’s the perfect time to mix up more of that tart of a side dish. Cranberry sauce isn’t just for Thanksgiving anymore people. Oh no, go ahead and break that mindset. History wasn’t made by well behaved people now was it?

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How to Make Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treats

Dec 04, 17 How to Make Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treats

Dog Treats

How to Make Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treats

 

We’re taking a little detour today and offering up a recipe for our fur friends.  While we have many cookie recipes for us, we didn’t have any posted here for our fur friends. Yes you can make dog treats yourselves right at home. I’m a dog person through and through. I’ve had dogs for as long and as far back as I can remember and I can’t imagine a time I won’t have one. Or two as the case is now.

On Thanksgiving we added another fur baby to the family. Her name is Tilly and she’s a German Shepherd. She’s 12 weeks old. She joins her 5 year old brother a beagle-hound mix that is the laziest lovable dog on the planet until that is, you open the back door. He’s been an only fur baby for the longest time so naturally he wasn’t thrilled at first sniff but he’s come around, as long as she keeps to her own food bowl I suspect they’ll be best buds. Right now I’ll settle for them being in the same room.

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How to Make a Holiday Simmer Pot

Dec 01, 17 How to Make a Holiday Simmer Pot

Simmer Pot

How to Make a Holiday Simmer Pot.

While we’re all thinking about gingerbread cookies, giant mugs of hot chocolate, wrapping presents and chair dancing to blaring holiday music (hello Mariah Carey Christmas – don’t act like that’s not the guilty pleasure holiday album of the century.) don’t overlook the power of scent this season. The nose knows.  There’s a reason that fresh Christmas trees and candles that smell like freshly baked holiday cookies are high on the must have scent list. A lot of those candles though are made using artificial scents.

We’ve got an alternative. A simmer pot is a clever, inexpensive and all-natural way to make your home smell amazing. It’s as easy as putting all of the ingredients into a saucepan, adding water and letting it SIMMER (hence simmer pot). Adding water as necessary (typically every 30 minutes or so). That’s all there is to it.

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Heavenly Hash

Nov 26, 17 Heavenly Hash

Heavenly HashHeavenly Hash. Made and brought to you in partnership with Dixie Crystals.

We’re throwing it way back with this one. Chances are if you had this your Grandma and/or Mom made it for you growing up around the holidays. You could’ve also stumbled across a recipe in an old church cookbook (you know what gems you can find in those.) Maybe your crazy Aunt (insert appropriate family name here) brought it to the holiday potluck.

However you were introduced to this dessert, we can all agree it’s pretty stinking delicious. Did I mention it’s also NO BAKE?

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Pan Fried Risotto Cakes

Nov 06, 17 Pan Fried Risotto Cakes

Pan Fried Risotto Cakes

This post is brought to you by Mirum . All opinions are my own.

Pan Fried Risotto Cakes.

I happen to love risotto in all it’s forms but there’s something incredibly decadent that happens when you take said risotto and turn it into pan fried risotto cakes. I’ve been known to make extra risotto just so I can turn it into risotto cakes or arancini. I like it that much. You’re already making a pot, why not double the recipe and have enough to make these bites of bliss the following day? It’s smart. It will save time. You’re welcome.

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How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds

Oct 30, 17 How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds

Hot to Roast Pumpkin Seeds

How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds. It’s easier than you might imagine.

Do you love roasted pumpkin seeds as much as I do? I’m a roasted seeds fanatic in general. This time of year when there’s pumpkins o plenty, pumpkin seeds are my go to seeds. Yes I just played favorites. Sometimes I buy pumpkins just to roast the seeds. Yes, it would be easier to just buy them at the store in a nice little zip lock bag but where’s the fun in that.

Brace yourself, I’m just going to come out and say it. This is a dirty job. You’re going to have to really get in there and get your hands dirty for this one. I know I know, we must suffer through though to get to the goodness that is roasted seeds.

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