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Gourmet Holiday Snack Ideas & Festive Drinks

Gourmet Holiday Snack Ideas & Festive Drinks

The holidays are a fun time to try new recipes, make yummy snacks and mix up delicious hot beverages. We’ve partnered with SheSpeaks, Inc and the Simply Orange Juice Company to share some easy holiday ideas you can use at your next party.

Make Bite-Sized Mini Apple Pies in a Muffin Tin

Make Bite-Sized Mini Apple Pies in a Muffin Tin

Bite-sized mini apple pies are tasty, a gorgeous addition to a dessert buffet table and the perfect size for kids too! These mini apple pies are just as easy to make as a regular apple pie!

Gourmet Holiday Treats & Seasonings from PRI

Gourmet Holiday Treats & Seasonings from PRI

The holidays are fun to celebrate with fun food, delicious treats and spicy drinks and sauces. Our family often does a lot of baking around the holidays; my favorite treats are pumpkin pie, pecan pie, homemade bread sticks and spiced apple cider. The holiday are also a fun opportunity to give creative gifts to friends and family. Here are some memorable food-inspired gift ideas and holiday treats that will make an impression during the holidays.

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5 Creative Ways to Use Apples

5 Creative Ways to Use Apples

Are you ready for the holidays? I love holiday shopping and holiday baking. Easily make these apple-inspired ideas, treats and projects for fall and enter to win our Fabulous Fall Cash Giveaway!

Teach Kids Manners with a Tea Party Snacktime

Teach Kids Manners with a Tea Party Snacktime

Do your kids like tea parties? Tea parties are a great way to teach kids table etiquette in a fun setting. You can easily help your little miss or mister learn polite manners and important friendship building skills with these simple ideas.

Mudpies ~ Easy No-Bake Cookies Recipe

Mudpies ~ Easy No-Bake Cookies Recipe

I am a firm believer in hands-on play time and letting kids get dirty. Around here we spend as much time outdoors as possible exploring and imagining. I have a 3 year old boy so we do a lot of playing with dirt, mud, rocks and trucks. My son also loves helping me hands-on in the kitchen, which is a different mind of mess. We love making these healthier, easy no-bake cookies that we like to call “Mudpies” for a fun dirt-themed treat that is refined sugar-free and dairy-free!

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Easy Homemade Ice Cream Without a Machine

Easy Homemade Ice Cream Without a Machine

Did you know you can make ice cream without using an ice cream maker? These ice cream mixes from The Curious Creamery allow you to make all kinds of ice cream combinations using mix-ins you have in your kitchen!

Easy Creative Kids Party Treats

Easy Creative Kids Party Treats

Are you planning a party? You don’t have to break the bank to host a memorable party. All you need is a few creative kids party treats and an open afternoon to whip up some fun party ideas!

Fairy & Garden Themed Birthday Party

Fairy & Garden Themed Birthday Party

A 2-year-old birthday is a big deal. We recently celebrated our little one’s second birthday with cupcakes, twinkle lights, and fairies. No one ever needs to convince me to whip up a cute little birthday party. Fortunately my two girls’ birthdays are spaced out in May and October and my little guy made his entrance into the world after Christmas so I get to plan a fun kid’s birthday party every few months. I kept this toddler birthday party fairly simple; cupcakes, a tiny birthday cake that my daughter helped me decorate during nap time, and pretzels dipped in candy melts. We had a blast! Happy 2nd birthday, baby girl!

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How to Make a Tiered Birthday Cake

How to Make a Tiered Birthday Cake

Creative birthday cakes are a festive way to celebrate a birthday and coordinate with the party theme. It’s easy to make a tiered birthday cake using 2 boxed cake mixes and some colorful frosting.

Superhero-Mermaid Kid’s Birthday Party

Superhero-Mermaid Kid’s Birthday Party

Kid’s birthday parties can be memorable without breaking your family’s budget. I planned a superhero mermaid birthday party for my 4-year-old daughter complete with treats, a tiered birthday cake and cute paper mermaid decorations.

Scrumptious Homemade Bacon Cinnamon Rolls

Scrumptious Homemade Bacon Cinnamon Rolls

We made these delicious cinnamon rolls with a yummy twist on the conventional breakfast treat. Learn how to make homemade cinnamon rolls with bacon pieces baked inside! It’s easy to treat your family to a scrumptious breakfast in just a few simple steps.
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