Easy & Elegant Easter Dinner Menu

Oreo Trifle for Easter

I did it folks.  I made Easter dinner, documented the ingredients and how I cooked it as I went, then photographed it.  All before Easter.  I’ll take my bow now.  I promised an Easter Dinner Menu in my #MonthofMeals, and here it is.  Super easy, way elegant, and a fantastic way to celebrate spring with…
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Join the Party – Do Tell Tuesday Link Party

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Holla!  I’m pretty darn excited to join in as Co-Host of Do Tell Tuesday!  A pretty fab Link Party that I always make a special effort to join in on!   New to the scene?  Don’t be a wallflower…. Click here for the full rundown on how to participate and…   Welcome to Do Tell Tuesday!…
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Marinara & Spinach Pesto Italian Fondue – Family Dinner Time with Barilla

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Create a memorable family dinner with Italian Fondue using Barilla Pasta and Sauce! This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Barilla, but opinions are my own. Growing up, I remember family dinners.  Almost every single night.  And, almost every night was the same: “What are we having?” “Again? Ugh.” “School was fine.” “Can…
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#MonthofMeals April – Your Monthly Menu Collection

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Happy (almost) April! I’ve never been so excited about spring coming. In my life. Winter was brutal. We can all only hope that with April will come sunshine and flowers and all things beautiful. Oh yea, and pollen. But that’s another blog post. April cooking means new seasonal veggies – you’ll see plenty of asparagus…
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St. Patrick’s Day Activities – a Roundup for the Un-Crafty

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I’ve never claimed to be the craftiest girl on the block.  In fact, I pretty much avoid anything related to paint, glitter, glue and marker related.  Although I’d like to claim it’s genetic (my mother also is craft-averse), my boys freakin’ love arts and crafts.  Oh boy. I’ve got all of the stuff.  I even plan…
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Comfort Foods – Vote for Your Faves to Win!

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At this time of year I have to admit it:  I’m done with the “winter” recipes.  Bye bye kale.  See ya later parsnips.  Hit the road brussels sprouts.  I want comfort food.  And when I need comfort food, I’m thinking french fries, Chinese food, pizza.  And anything with cheese. My pregnant self, however, craves pancakes….
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#DotheDownton Tea Party with World Market


If I’m to be honest, I’m a coffee girl.  Through and through.  I drink most of a pot, every morning.  But, I think this may be because all along I’ve been drinking tea wrong.  I’ve been drinking tea alone.  And one should never, ever do this.  Tea parties are way more fun.  And, if once…
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Our Big Faux Snow Day + Faux Snow Ice Cream Recipe!

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*As a contractor for Milk, I have been compensated for my time in writing this post and devleoping a fun recipe for y’all. All opinions are of course my own.* I gotta admit: For the most part, I’m pretty darn happy that it doesn’t snow much here in the South.  In fact yesterday, I was…
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Guide to Sides, Vol. 1: Great Basics

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What’s for dinner?  When that question gets asked, answers are “Grilled chicken! Mac ‘n Cheese! Tacos!”  But what else?  That salad, the green beans and the carrots…. they get overlooked.  Sides can be so-much more than limp lettuce and soggy green beans.  They can be a star!  Or a least a supporting actress… Here are…
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#DotheDownton Tea Party and Win BIG!


Jon and I don’t often agree on television shows.  I love drama, a little mystery and historical fiction.  He likes documentaries, outdoor adventure themes and PBS.  They don’t often overlap.  But on occasion we find a show that we habitually watch together.  These include: Mad Men, Breaking Bad, and Downton Abbey.  I know.  I’m as…
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#MonthofMeals: December Meal Plan

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December is generally a month of gluttony: non-stop eating, drinking and shopping.  Sure, the shopping could be considered cardio (if you are actually shopping at a mall and not online), but let’s be honest.  December and gaining weight tend to go hand in hand.  And, if you think I’m going to tell you that I…
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SeasonsEatings: Pin to Win with Harris Teeter + Skillet Cookie Recipe

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*Don’t miss the Harris Teeter gift card giveaway at the end of the post!* For those of you that know me, you know this: I don’t really do “crafty.”  I do cooking.  I do running.  I do boozing.  But crafty – not my thing.  And crafty baking? Forget about it.  Needless to say, I felt…
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