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    Desserts,  Recipe

    Mini Cheesecake Bars with Gingersnap Cookie Crust

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        Just recently, I’ve had a strange obsession with gingersnap cookies and I have no idea why.  For the life of me, I couldn’t understand why I have passed up on these cookies.  I’ve been missing out big time. I love them and they’re my favorite go-to cookie. Cookies in general, are just so scrumptious. Wouldn’t you agree? Nothing puts a smile back on my face and even for my family members too!  We just gobble them right up. Do you know what else we also love having around the holidays? Cheesecake.  Oh. my friends what’s the holiday season without a slice or two of delicious cheesecake. -And by golly,  how about cheesecake bars? I absolutely love to make them for my family. So this year, I decided to make them but I wanted to add something different rather than the normal graham cracker crust that I use. So…

  • Apple Pie Cake
    Desserts,  Food,  Recipe

    The Best Apple Pie Cake with Apple Cider Glaze

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    A Special message of Thanksgiving Just the thought of the holidays arriving soon gets me so excited. Ekk! Can you tell?I can’t wait! I’m in love with this time of the year. It brings a smile to my face just thinking about my family sitting around the table together at Thanksgiving.   Like many, Thanksgiving is truly a time of gathering and giving thanks for all our loved ones and especially the food that we’re about to receive. As you guys might not have known, last Thanksgiving was the last holiday that I got to spend with my mom before she passed away. It was the last big holiday that my family and siblings spent together. Even although my family lived close by to our mother, I, however, did not. So on my end, it took some planning and saving to get my own family there for this special holiday.…

  • Sweet Potato Bread with Candied Pecans
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    Sweet Potato Bread with Candied Pecans

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    Say goodbye to summer, say hello to my Sweet Potato Bread with Candied Pecans.   Okay, everyone, I’m taking the plunge. I’m officially saying goodbye to summer and hello to the season of Fall. I know that many of you are thinking, wait.. hold your breaks. The season of Fall hasn’t begun yet. I totally agree it hasn’t, but I couldn’t help myself. I’m craving sweet tasting recipes and that yummy aroma that fills your kitchen with love especially when you’re talking about baking. My children have been back to school for three weeks now and I’ve had the fever to start decorating my home for Fall ever since. -And, when I started to think about pulling all of my decorations out, I changed my mind real quick. I guess you can say, I’m not in the mood just yet for decorating. But I am in the mood for something…

  • Food,  Lifestyle

    What Makes Us Happy Inside is Feeling Good in The Morning!

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    This post is sponsored by Happy Inside™. All comments and opinions are my own. In my household, it’s important to me that my family starts each morning happy and feeling great about what’s ahead for them. Starting their day with a good breakfast brings out all the smiles and, happiness. It just fills my heart with love seeing them so happy and content. Breakfast cereal has come a long way in my opinion, it’s amazing for me to witness my kids finally enjoying a bowl of cereal once again. They say the little things make a world of difference and in this case, I totally agree. This positive change to my family’s digestive wellness has made a world of a difference. You’ll be amazed to learn how fast things can change for someone who suffers from digestive issues. Breakfast is crucial and sometimes my mornings are hectic. I needed to…

  • Chocolate-Chip Cookie Muffins
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    The BEST Chocolate-Chip Cookie Muffins

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        One morning after a broken night’s sleep, I woke up craving Chocolate-Chip Cookie Muffins. The idea came into place when I was dreaming of melted chocolate chips, cookies,  a tall glass of milk and, muffins.  It’s pretty amazing what the brain craves and desires, isn’t it? Well anyway, I woke up with cookies n muffins on the brain so I had to raid my cabinets to get my ingredients together. Luckily, I had what I needed. Chocolate-Chip Cookie Muffins is like having the best in both worlds. -Plus it’s a great excuse to eat chocolate in the morning considering muffins are often served during breakfast or brunch.     Preparing my Chocolate-Chip Cookie Muffins from scratch is effortless guys, it’s so simple. I will warn you, be prepared for your kitchen to smell heavenly. Ahh, the baked goodies will make your kitchen smell like you walked into a bakery. Oh, how I love that…

  • Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
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    Sweet Thai Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps & Pineapple Boats

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    This post is sponsored by Mighty Spark Food Co. but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.     Sweet Thai Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps along with Pineapple Boats are two my favorite meals to cook for my family. Usually with these recipes I will include ground turkey and Asian seasoning but when I heard about Mighty Spark Food Co. now being sold at Publix stores, I couldn’t wait to try it! You see, Mighty Spark Food Co. has thought of a way to incorporate a new flavorful twist when in it comes lean cuts of hand-crafted meats that are made in small batches with simple, honest ingredients that you’re going to love! Mighty Spark’s three ground chicken and turkey options are now available at your local Publix stores. Although, If you live near Charlotte, NC or Daytona, FL Mighty Spark Food Co. products will be available at their Farmer’s Markets…

  • Celebrations,  Recipe

    Cinco De Mayo Tips- Plus Turkey Cornbread Casserole

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        Do you celebrate Cinco De Mayo on May 5th? We always try to celebrate by hosting a few friends over with a night of good laughs, a few glasses of margaritas and of course, Mexican foods. Oh, it’s the best! Last spring my husband and I took our family to Mexico on a vacation and we absolutely loved it! We had the best time time tasting new foods, learning about the Mexican heritage,  and indulging in some adult beverages. We did learn somethings while we were there. Just like, the people of Mexico were extremely friendly and very talkative. There was time during our stay when the celebration of Cinco De Mayo was brought up. Little did I know at the time that Cinco De Mayo is celebrated quite differently here in the U.S. then in Mexico. I believe it or not, Cinco De Mayo in Mexico is…