Holiday Pork Roast w/ Red Wine Mushroom Gravy and a Farberware Cookware #Giveaway #HolidayRecipes

disclaimerHoliday Pork Roast w/ Red Wine Mushroom Gravy and a Farberware Cookware #Giveaway #HolidayRecipes

Welcome to the first week of our 2014 Holiday Progressive Dinner Blog Hop. Today I have brought this simple but traditional Holiday Pork Roast with Red Wine Mushroom Gravy and I have a GREAT Farberware giveaway for you too!


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Corn Cob Jelly

Easy Canning Recipe: Corn Cob Jelly #SundaySupper

Saving Summer is the theme of our #SundaySupper today and it’s something that’s pretty near and dear to my heart. My garden is constantly over flowing with fruits and veggies that I can’t use up fast enough. Last year we had an over abundance of banana peppers and blueberries. This year it has been strawberries,… 

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Copycat Suddenly Salad

Retro Cold Pasta Salad with Ranch, Bacon and More!

It’s time once again for Secret Recipe Club and I cannot believe a whole month has already flown by. How in the world did we get to August already? I feel like the summer has simply flown by. This year we are homeschooling, so the “back to school” date doesn’t affect us, but I was… 

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Kelloggs Cereal Collage

Nighttime Snacking Ideas and a Movie with Kellogg’s Good Night Snack #goodnightsnack #shop

This #goodnightsnack shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. We eat dinner fairly early. 5:30 most nights. What happens when you eat dinner that early? By the time the night wears on, you get hungry for a snack again. Obviously I’m not going to eat a big… 

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5 Summer Ice Cream Recipes

5 Summer Ice Cream Recipes to Beat the Heat!

I don’t know where you are, but where I am (St. Louis) we’ve had some weird weather the past month. One week it’s so hot and humid you can barely breathe and the next week you start wondering if Fall is around the corner.  It’s definitely been a strange summer, but I am not complaining… 

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California Style Cream Cheese Stuffed Cheeseburgers Kraft

California Style Stuffed Cheeseburgers #SayCheeseburger #shop

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This #saycheeseburger shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. Summertime is in full swing, and that means we spend a ton of time grilling! We love grilling at our house and we may or may… 

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Chunky Monkey Pancakes

Chunky Monkey Pancakes #secretrecipeclub

It’s time once again for the Secret Recipe Club reveal, and as always, it was loads of fun. I love browsing blogs to find great recipes, and it’s especially fun when you already know the blog in question and you already know they make fun, delicious food.

Chicken and Avocado BLT Rice Bowl

Chicken & Avocado BLT Rice Bowl w/Pesto Ranch Dressing #ThenAndNow Farberware Cookware #giveaway

Seriously, it’s like a BLT in a bowl – this easy-to-make rice bowl is loaded with bacon, grilled chicken and avocado and tossed with a zesty pesto ranch dressing. It’s the perfect weeknight meal, because it’s fast and easy and is also fancy and amazing enough to serve at a party or event. Before we get into this… 

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Kicked-Up Spicy Breaded Chicken with Panko

Add a Little Spice: Kick Up a Basic Breaded Chicken Recipe with Sriracha #ThenAndNow #giveaway

Fresh herbs and spices perk up a simple classic breaded chicken recipe, but if you really want to take it another step, coat those babies in Sriracha Sauce before breading them in a crunchy Panko for a delicious, modern twist on a very retro recipe. It’s all just kinda amazing.

coke floats featured

Share a Coke and try this Super Simple Ice Cream Coke Floats Recipe #ShareItForward #Shop

This #ShareItForward shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. It’s Summer break in our house, the kids are finally off school and it’s time to cool down and have some fun with all our free time. Of course, that’s not really the case for me, because mom… 

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Dr Pepper Ice Cream with Dr Pepper Caramel 3

Dr Pepper Cherry Ice Cream with Dr Pepper Cherry Caramel Sauce Perfect for Outdoor Parties #BackyardBash #shop

This #BackyardBash shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and it’s advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. For more ideas on how to create your own #BackyardBash, check out the tumblr page at It’s summertime, it’s hot and it’s the perfect time for grilling and throwing outdoor parties! This is the time I love to… 

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Easy Pumpkin Yogurt Parfaits

Easy Pumpkin Parfaits with Greek Yogurt {Spooky Treats Week – Treat #1}

Welcome to Spooky Treats week! This week, my sweet friend Pam over at Blueberries and Blessings and I are hosting Spooky Treats Week. When she approached me, at first I was excited, then I had a total… crud moment. I don’t do spooky, or even cute Halloween treats anymore. My kids are all grown up,… 

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Hot Salted Caramel Apple Bliss Beverage

Hot Salted Caramel Apple Bliss Drink

There is no doubt that Fall has arrived here in St. Louis. Slowly, the leaves are just beginning to change, the temperatures have dropped, yesterday’s high only getting just barely above 50 degrees Fahrenheit and you know what? It’s been wonderful. I’ve been waiting for this. It’s my favorite time of year. Living in St…. 

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Crunchy Pumpkin Pie Spice Roasted Chickpeas

Crunchy Pumpkin Pie Spice Roasted Chickpeas #SundaySupper

Crunch. Crunch. Crunch. Everyone seems to love crunchy foods. I love the sound of biting into an apple, that fresh crisp sound, or breaking a piece of celery in half. I know I’ve heard people tell me they crave crunchy foods. That’s strange to me, because I’ve never craved the texture or sound of a… 

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Pumpkin Spice Latte Donuts PSL

Pumpkin Spice Latte Donuts #SundaySupper

I am so glad that Fall is here.  When I think of Fall, it means pumpkin in my head. It means, it’s finally okay to cook and bake with pumpkin and people won’t think I’m weird. It’s the time I can admit to using pumpkin because it’s the right season. The rest of the time,… 

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50 Fall Recipes

50 Fabulous Fall #SundaySupper Recipes

I don’t even think I can tell you how happy I am that Fall has finally arrived. I love everything about Fall. The food, chilly weather, sweaters, jeans, boots, leaves falling, bonfires and fire pits, roasting marshmallows and truth be told my list could just keep going on and on. But let’s go back to… 

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Apple Churros Title

Easy Apple Churro’s with Dulce De Leche #sundaysupper

I was pretty excited when I heard our theme this week was Global Street Foods for #SundaySupper. The problem was, I hadn’t sampled a lot of street foods. Here in St. Louis, we don’t have a normal “street food” so all I could think of  was taco’s, hot dogs and… drum roll please… Churros! I… 

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Spiced Pumpkin Pie with a Cinnamon Roll Crust

Spiced Pumpkin Pie with Cinnamon Roll Crust #SundaySupper #BakeForACure

It’s Autumn. The leaves are beginning to change, we are enjoying backyard campfires and the kids are drinking lots of hot chocolate and mom is loving this weather. This is my time of year. Not just my favorite time of year, but my time of year. I love the color changes in the trees, I… 

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Pumpkin Ravioli with Roasted Garlic Butter Sauce

Pumpkin Ravioli with Roasted Garlic Brown Butter

I don’t think I can even convey to you how in love I am with pumpkin ravioli – these pumpkin ravioli in particular. I’m pretty certain, I could eat this all year long. In fact, I’m pretty certain I could eat this everyday and maybe never tire of it. I don’t know if it’s the… 

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pumpkin pie pancakes

Pumpkin Pie Pancakes Recipe

I can’t get enough Pumpkin this time of year. And if it’s Pumpkin Pie, I’m in for the long haul. Especially at holiday time, we love to spice up our traditional foods to make them more festive, and that’s what happened one morning around last Thanksgiving, when we decided to play around with Pumpkin Pie… 

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Honey & Five Spice

Looking for a fabulous side dish recipe for your holiday meal? This Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Honey and 5 Spice is perfect for any holiday table, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, etc. We make sweet potatoes with every holiday meal, and while I typically choose a simple Sweet Potato Casserole, this year will be different. At Easter time,… 

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