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White Chocolate Surprise Cookies in a Jar

We absolutely love the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. This is a time of year where we travel more for fun versus business. We get a chance to spend time with family and friends. Most importantly it seems each year we create new memories and traditions. This year my oldest son and I …

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Holiday Traditions

Holiday traditions are big in my family. While they aren’t typically grand affairs, they are small, significant acts and events that we draw comfort, cheer and nostalgia from. Baking cookies together on Christmas Eve for Santa is one my youngest son implemented. Thanks to my friend Natasha of Houseful of Nicholes’ Annual #HousefulOfCookies we test …

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Holiday Recipes at Dollar General

Thanksgiving has always been split between my grandparents’ house – my mother’s siblings and their spouses, countless cousins, great aunts and uncles galore – and my parents’ house – Daddy’s home cooking, my parents, sisters and our spouses and children. The best part? There’s always tons of leftovers, love and laughter. When you’re gathering to …

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Sweet and Savory Pork Tenderloins

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with National Pork Board. However, all opinions expressed are my own. It’s no secret around these parts that my favorite dishes to create need to fit three criteria: quick, easy and delicious. This Diva is really not difficult to please, I promise. As we focus on creating healthy …

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Simple and Delicious Chocolate Pound Cake

My youngest son is a chocolate fanatic. I recently made a pound cake and while he tried it, I could tell he wasn’t absolutely enthused about it. Of course, Momma had to find a compromise. And that’s when I came up with this:   This cake is scrumptious! I didn’t have the proper pan, but …

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Easy Peasy Cookies Supreme #HousefulOfCookies

What better way to kick of the holiday season than with a batch of homemade cookies, right? I’ve shared before that the kitchen and I have a love-hate relationship. We’re growing on each other slowly but surely. And my friend Natasha of Houseful of Nicholes always seems to come up with ways to get us …

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Cheesy Broccoli and Rice Casserole Recipe

Honestly, I stumbled across making this cheesy broccoli and rice casserole by accident a few years ago. We were having a potluck at work and I had to bring something other than soda or iced tea. I was trying to make a broccoli and cheese casserole and misread the instructions. No idea how that happened, …

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