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How to make a Blackberry Mojito

44183331 - tasty blackberry cocktail in wine glass with mint and ice on dark wooden table. summer berry lemonade

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Growing up on a farm meant my list of chores included helping pick blackberries. These juicy morsels of sour deliciousness meant we were going to be enjoying homemade fresh blackberry pie, cobbler and jam. I could try to describe just how amazing these desserts and jam were, but there really are no words. You'll just [...]

clean home with little kids

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I have four kids between the ages of one and eight. Plus I homeschool. So my kids are home all day long. Destroying EVERYTHING! I am in the trenches and I get the struggle of trying to keep a clean and organized home. It's like fighting a losing battle and many days I ask myself [...]

Tailgating Mini Parfaits

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Basically, I am a person who is always on the lookout for a tasty treat. Because I and several of my close family members are on a gluten-free diet, it's always nice to have options. Due to this dietary restriction, Grab-and-Go Tailgating Mini Parfaits can easily be modified to be gluten-free. Thus, it's a double [...]

Simple Pumpkin Muffins

32061296 - homemade autumn pumpkin muffin ready to eat

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I know that I've told you before about my Mom being an avid gardener. One of the many things she always plants in her garden is pumpkins. Through the years she has planted Connecticut Field pumpkin seeds specifically to eat their blossoms. You really should read this post on How to make Fried Pumpkin Blossoms. Fried pumpkin [...]

6 Mystical Halloween Lighting Ideas

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Backlighting is simply the process of illuminating an object from behind. A key to creating a surrounding glow behind Halloween props is to shine a light behind or through the background material and not directly onto your decor. If done properly, the background will look white or light and glowing. Backlighting helps separate your Halloween decor from [...]

No Bake Spider Cookies

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I can't believe how close we are to Halloween already! These No Bake Spider Cookies are a perfect, easy, and fast dessert for any Halloween party or event! They come together so quickly and are just about fool-proof! Assembly I used candy eyes on these spider cookies. Halloween is the best time to use candy eyes on [...]

10 Creepy Ways to Serve Halloween Drinks (6)

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This post is part of my collaboration with eBay. Halloween is near and therefore it's time to display my spooky decorations. Since I'm a busy gal, I'm always looking for Easy Peasy Halloween Decorations that do not require a lot of time, money or effort. This attitude also applies to my list of party food. Tasty [...]

Peanut Butter Muffins

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My family loves peanut butter! If you haven't already figured out from my Peanut Butter Dip , Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies, or No-Bake Peanut Butter Protein Bites. So if you love peanut butter as much as my family then you will love these Peanut Butter Muffins! This recipe is not normally a gluten free recipe but [...]

Pumpkin-Chai Cheesecake with Caramel-Rum Sauce (1)

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This post is part of my collaboration with eBay. Anyone who knows me knows that cheesecake is one of my all-time favorite desserts. I love trying new cheesecake recipes and experimenting with various flavors and combinations. However, this particular recipe for Pumpkin-Chai Cheesecake with Caramel-Rum Sauce really is heavenly.  Pumpkin-Chai Cheesecake with Caramel-Rum Sauce is [...]

Healthy Snacks Granola Parfaits

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Sometimes I am in the mood to snack, but that usually means it probably isn't going to be the healthiest thing for me. Unfortunately, just the opposite! (Think ice cream and chips!) Because many snack foods are loaded with carbs and calories, they end up not being satisfying at all. Therefore, it's probably time for me [...]