Hearty Minestrone Soup Recipe

If you're looking for a meal to serve on cold winter nights, this hearty minestrone soup recipe definitely fits the bill. It makes enough to serve a huge crowd, with plenty more for leftovers. #ad #simmeredintradition #ragu

There are few things more welcoming than a big pot of soup. There’s always enough for sharing, especially with this hearty minestrone soup recipe. Soup is one of those meals that always evokes strong memories and emotions for me. It’s like a warm hug from your mama after you’ve spent all day outside playing in […]

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Star Wars fans will love making this glow in the dark artwork featuring their favorite characters from The Force Awakens. #BigGCereal #TheForceAwakens

Glow In the Dark Star Wars Art

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by General Mills via MomTrends. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of General Mills or Momtrends. This post also includes affiliate links. Read my full disclosure policy here. Star Wars fans will love making this glow in the dark artwork featuring […]

What do you do when it's too cold outside to play? Check out these 5 fun, inexpensive wintertime indoor activities for kids. #HappyFamilyMoments #ad

Indoor Activities for Kids & Families When It’s Too Cold to Be Outside

I’m sharing a list of 5 Indoor Activities for Kids and Families you can enjoy this winter in this post sponsored by McDonald’s. It’s all about creating #HappyFamilyMoments. All opinions are my own. Read my full disclosure here. Brr. It’s cold outside. The winter weather definitely is putting a crimp on our family adventures, since we love spending […]

Add this easy-to-make popcorn snack mix to your football party food lineup. Don't forget to serve it in color coordinated bags featuring your favorite players' jersey numbers. #BringtheBOOM #ad

Game Day Food: Team Colors Popcorn Snack Mix

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Valentine’s Day Ideas and Giveaway

It’s time to get into the Valentine’s Day spirit with lots of heartfelt Valentine’s Day ideas and a lovely giveaway. Today, I’m sharing the love with a giveaway from one of my favorite DIYers, as well as links to dozens of Valentine’s Day ideas, crafts, and recipes from some fellow bloggers. I love you DEERLY. […]

Celebrate champagne and cinema (and gourmet food, too) with these Red Carpet party ideas for the Oscars. #sponsored #worldmarkettribe

Red Carpet Party Ideas for the Oscars

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Hey football fans, check out this chicken and waffles recipe for mini buffalo-blue cheese bites. They're full of flavor and just the right size for snacking while tailgating or watching the Big Game. #GameDayTraditions #ad

Buffalo & Blue Mini Chicken and Waffles Recipe

Disclosure: This chicken and waffles recipe is part of a sponsored post for SheSpeaks and Procter & Gamble. All opinions are my own. Read my full disclosure policy here. This bite-sized chicken and waffles recipe is big on flavor, combining spicy buffalo hot sauce with blue cheese. These are perfect for tailgating or your Big […]

The next time you're craving fast food, give this chicken sandwich recipe a try. Fried southern-style chicken with spicy ranch sauce, bacon and avocado slices, paired with sweet potato fries with a homemade spicy boom-boom dipping sauce. #ad #farmtoflavorrecipes

Spicy Avocado Bacon Ranch Chicken Sandwich Recipe

This post is brought to you courtesy of your friends at NatureRaised Farms® & Alexia® but all the opinions and content are mine. Read my full disclosure policy here. This spicy bacon avocado ranch chicken sandwich recipe, paired with sweet potato fries with a homemade boom-boom dipping sauce is a snap to make. But it’s […]

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If you're looking for a meal to serve on cold winter nights, this hearty minestrone soup recipe definitely fits the bill. It makes enough to serve a huge crowd, with plenty more for leftovers. #ad #simmeredintradition #ragu

Hearty Minestrone Soup Recipe

There are few things more welcoming than a big pot of soup. There's always enough for … [Read More...]

Add this easy-to-make popcorn snack mix to your football party food lineup. Don't forget to serve it in color coordinated bags featuring your favorite players' jersey numbers. #BringtheBOOM #ad

Game Day Food: Team Colors Popcorn Snack Mix

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Hey football fans, check out this chicken and waffles recipe for mini buffalo-blue cheese bites. They're full of flavor and just the right size for snacking while tailgating or watching the Big Game. #GameDayTraditions #ad

Buffalo & Blue Mini Chicken and Waffles Recipe

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The next time you're craving fast food, give this chicken sandwich recipe a try. Fried southern-style chicken with spicy ranch sauce, bacon and avocado slices, paired with sweet potato fries with a homemade spicy boom-boom dipping sauce. #ad #farmtoflavorrecipes

Spicy Avocado Bacon Ranch Chicken Sandwich Recipe

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These easy Asian Turkey Sandwich Wraps are the perfect lunch-on-the-go. Made with lean turkey, brown rice, veggies and whole wheat wraps and served with a spicy peanut sauce. #sponsored

Easy Asian Turkey Sandwich Wraps

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Treat your Valentine to one of these easy pie crust cinnamon sugar hearts. They're a great dessert on their own or you can use them to add a romantic touch to ice cream, pie or mousse.

Easy Pie Crust Cinnamon Sugar Hearts

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The Food Lion Frugal Cookoff is all about teaching busy families how to prepare healthy and cheap easy meals using everyday ingredients. Get the award-winning recipe for Healthy Fish Tacos, Mexican Potatoes and Corn & Black Bean Salad from the North Carolina Food Lion Frugal Cookoff #sponsored #FrugalCookOff

Cheap Easy Meals With the Food Lion Frugal Cookoff

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Have you tried the Speculoos Cookie Butter from Trader Joe's? This stuff leaves peanut butter and Nutella in the dust! While you might be tempted to eat it straight out of the jar, you'll find it's even better in recipes like this 4-Ingredient cookie butter dip that also makes a great filling for a no-bake cookie butter cheesecake!

Spectacular Speculoos Cookie Butter Dip

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Serve up good luck and prosperity on New Year's Day with these southern cooking recipes for black-eyed peas and collard greens. Legend has it that the more you eat, the more riches and good fortune you'll experience in the new year.

Southern Cooking Recipes for New Year’s Day

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Planning an out-of-this-galaxy party and looking for Star Wars food ideas? Learn how to make tasty R2-D2 and Han Solo in Carbonite chocolates. They'll be the hit of the party.

Star Wars Food: R2-D2 and Han Solo Chocolates

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Hot chocolate and s'mores? Could it get any better? These chocolate covered marshmallows with a graham cracker topping are so easy to make. They're delicious as a snack but even better in a mug of hot chocolate. Sounds like a good excuse to throw a hot chocolate party! #ad #ShareYourDelight

S’mores Chocolate Covered Marshmallows

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These chocolate-dipped peppermints are one of my favorite Christmas candy recipes. They have a sweet, creamy center center flecked with peppermint. I can't decide if they're better dipped in white chocolate or semisweet chocolate. Make up a bunch for neighbor gifts or reacher gifts, and you'll be everyone's favorite. #ad #worldmarkettribe

Chocolate-Dipped Peppermint Christmas Candy

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Made with freshly squeezed orange juice and unsweetened pomegranate juice, this orange pomegranate juice spritzer is a light and refreshing mocktail to serve at holiday parties. #ad #donthesitaste

Sugar-Free Orange Pomegranate Juice Spritzer

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Looking for an easy weeknight dinner that also is good enough to serve as a holiday dinner? Then try this oven roasted pork tenderloin recipe with a delicious citrus honey-bourbon gravy. The pork is so tender and flavorful, and the homemade gravy just makes it even better. Serve with mashed potatoes and sauteed Brussels sprouts. It's sure to become a family favorite. #ad #SmithfieldPork

Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Citrus Honey-Bourbon Gravy

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Don't pour out that pot of lukewarm coffee. Save it and try this deliciously simple iced peppermint mocha recipe. It's the perfect latte for the holidays. #ad #ShareYourDelight #indeligh

Iced Peppermint Mocha Recipe

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What's the secret to fall off the bone ribs? You want to make sure you choose the right cut of pork, and you want to use a spice rub that adds flavor while it tenderizes. And when it comes to cooking them, slow and low is best! This recipe makes the most tender ribs I have ever tasted! #SmithfieldPork #ad

Fall off the Bone Ribs Recipe

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This cranberry spiced tea recipe is a cross between Russian tea and wassail, with a cranberry twist that makes it the perfect thing to sip with your Thanksgiving meal. #DontHesitaste #ad

Cranberry Spiced Tea Recipe

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For years, my husband has talked about his grandmother's applesauce pie recipe. But Grandma didn't write it down, so no one has been able to figure it out exactly. My version of applesauce pie has a biscuit crust, and it's very similar to bread pudding. It's delicious served warm with ice cream. #ad #warmtraditions

Old Fashioned Homemade Applesauce Pie

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Words can't describe how good these chocolate chip pecan pie bars are! Basically, it's like you put a chocolate pecan pie on top of chocolate chip cookies. #sponsored

Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie Bars

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You have to try this easy, baked version of the Italian classic. This easy parmesan chicken recipe is perfect for busy weeknights and Sunday family suppers.

Easy Parmesan Chicken Recipe

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This baked brie recipe is always a hit at parties. Mix together brie, apples, cranberries, almonds and a touch of brown sugar and serve with hearty bread, tart apple slices and crackers. This is a quick and easy recipe that takes about 5 minutes to prep and 10-15 minutes to bake. It's great for parties and potlucks.

Baked Brie Recipe & Gourmet Halloween Boo Basket

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Can't wait to try this sweet Halloween snack mix . The printable labels are just the cutest! Instead of candy, you could send Halloween party guests home with some of this snack mix.

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Star Wars fans will love making this glow in the dark artwork featuring their favorite characters from The Force Awakens. #BigGCereal #TheForceAwakens

Glow In the Dark Star Wars Art

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These printable paper fortune tellers are a fun and creative way to show that special someone how you feel on Valentine's Day.

Printable Paper Fortune Teller Valentines

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Mix up these sensual scented homemade bath bombs for Valentine's Day. Drop one in the bath for a luxurious soak that will leave your skin moisturized and fragrant. #CelebrationsOfHome

Love Potion Heart Homemade Bath Bombs

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These free printable Valentine cards can be folded into a cootie catcher. These punny mustache cootie catchers would be perfect for classroom Valentines.

Free Printable Valentine Cards

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Looking for some Christmas ornaments to make with your kids and family? These adorably goofy clothespin reindeer are easy to make. Hang them on the tree or use them as package toppers.

Reindeer Clothespin Christmas Ornaments to Make with Your Family

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Are you planning a New Year's Eve party to ring in 2016? Why not set up a bubbly bar featuring a selection of champagne and sparkling wine. Make your own champagne party banner to decorate the bar. #sponsored #decoartprojects

New Year’s Eve Party Champagne Banner

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Pull out your markers, crayons and colored pencils and use these these FREE Minecraft coloring pages to make Minecraft Chriistmas cards for all your gamer friends. Coloring is one of the biggest trends in crafting right now because it's so relaxing. This is a fun family project for the holidays. There's even a free printable card you can send to Santa telling him that you've been a good gamer this year! #sponsored #mygameband #gameonthego

Minecraft Coloring Pages Christmas Cards

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Are you planning a Star Wars party to celebrate the premiere of "The Force Awakens"? Or maybe you'll be going to one of the midnight screenings. Here are some great Star Wars snack ideas for breakfast. It would be so cool to set up a Star Wars breakfast bar for a kids' sleepover. #ad #awkenyourtastebuds

Movie Marathon Star Wars Party

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This is the droid you're looking for. These BB-8 party cups are the cutest DIY Star War party supplies. And they're easy enough for a kid to make. Click for a video tutorial and to download the free printable labels. #sponsored #onlinelabelshoa

DIY Star Wars Party Supplies: BB-8 Printable Cup Labels

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This Christmas ornament craft would be fun to do with a group of friends or with the family. Use old gift boxes and miniatures to make scenic shadowboxes! Pottery Barn sells ornaments like these for $16.50 each, but you can make your own for about $1!

Shadowbox DIY Christmas Ornaments

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Aren't these just the cutest Christmas gift tags for Santa gifts? Learn how easy it is to make your own.

DIY Painted Santa Christmas Gift Tags

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If you love Boba Fett, then you have to make this Star Wars sign featuring the coolest bounty hunter in the galaxy! #sponsored

DIY Boba Fett Star Wars Sign

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Toast your BFF with a set of personalized whiskey glasses engraved with the names of your favorite duo. Options include Thelma and Louise, Harry and Sally, Ross and Rachel, Bonnie and Clyde, Romeo and Juliet and Laverne and Shirley. This is such a simple DIY, and it's so affordable.

Famous Duos Personalized Whiskey Glasses

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These gilded Christmas ornaments are so easy to make and they add a real shine to your tree.

DIY Gilded Christmas Ornaments

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This gold stag decoupage paper from DecoArt is so on trend. It's so easy to transform a plain wooden tray into a stunning , functional decorative piece.

Gold Stag Decoupage Paper Tray

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Halloween craft ideas don't get much easier than this! These batty ghosts are quick and easy to make -- and so stinking cute! #MakeItFunCrafts #sponsored

Batty Ghosts: Last Minute Halloween Craft Ideas

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I've seen a lot of fall leaf craft ideas, but this might be my favorite! Use liquid giilding in a variety of colors to give faux leaves a metallic sheen.

Gilded Fall Leaf Craft

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Can't wait to try this sweet Halloween snack mix . The printable labels are just the cutest! Instead of candy, you could send Halloween party guests home with some of this snack mix.

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You can't go trick or treating with a plastic pumpkin when you're dressed in a Minecraft Halloween costume. Download this free printable iron-on transfer pattern to make your own Minecraft pumpkin treat bag.

DIY Pumpkin Treat Bag & Minecraft Halloween Costume Ideas

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See how 8 bloggers transformed the same wooden pumpkin in very different ways. I love this vintage-look pumpkin patch sign with a crackle finish.

Handpainted Pumpkin Patch Sign

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A lovely fall wreath featuring painted, gilded pumpkins on a grapevine form. I love the nontraditional colors of aqua and lavender.

Grapevine & Pumpkins Fall Wreath

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Surprise your favorite gamer with these Minecraft bento box lunches and snacks. Plus check out these other video game inspired bento box ideas. #sponsored #MyGameband #GameOnTheGo

Minecraft Bento Box Ideas

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