Glitter Ornaments and Christmas Cards

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It's the time of year again - time for the Christmas cards to start arriving in the mail. I love seeing them in my mailbox from the beginning of December through the week of Christmas. I display each and everyone on the wall in our kitchen so we can pray for, think about, and be reminded of each sweet family every day. It warms my heart to see all of those smiling faces in our home, especially during the most wonderful time of the year. This year, I was inspired by a Tiny Prints design … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Pie

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It is most definitely not Thanksgiving in our house if there is no pumpkin pie. It's been on our table for years! This year, since my husband isn't a fan of pumpkin, we decided to forgo the traditional pie. So, I made it a few days early for myself. Because, like I said, it's not Thanksgiving unless you've made a pumpkin pie. Now, if only I had some turkey and sweet potato casserole on this chilly Monday before Thanksgiving. This pumpkin pie is my favorite recipe I've tried because … [Read more...]

Pecan Pie Cupcakes

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It doesn't need to be said that Pecan Pie is a traditional Thanksgiving dessert. We've been making the same recipe in our house for years, so I thought it was about time to switch it up a bit! And after making {these} pumpkin pie bites, I knew what needed to be done. Pecan pie cupcakes. Come on, y'all. This easy white cake is mixed with chopped pecans for a simple cupcake. But it's the frosting that will hook you. Butter and brown sugar come together to form such a creamy, fall, flavor … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Treat yourself to a taste of fall with my delicious Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins! Is there anything better than pumpkin and chocolate? I think not. I love fall baking - there is simply nothing like the smell of pumpkin ginger as they fill up your kitchen and spread across your house. I absolutely love these muffins! They are jam packed with flavor and the simple glaze on top makes them extra perfect. These are a new favorite in our house! Here's your line up. Stir spice … [Read more...]

Holiday Traditions

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Christmas has always been my most favorite time of year. The cold weather, the decorations, reflecting on our Savior's birth and spending time with loved ones. The holidays are and have always been a big deal in our family. Starting with opening presents Christmas Eve night from each other and waking up to Santa in the morning. But, it wasn't the presents I looked forward to. It was the time spend with loved ones and the anticipation of loved ones surrounding one another sharing in … [Read more...]

Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes

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When I was in college, I worked in a retail store in the mall right next to Great American Cookie Co. It was extremely detrimental to my weight. I enjoyed walking into work each day to the smell of cookies baking. Then, one day, they opened a Cinnabon. And life was complete. I've always been a gooey cinnamon roll kinda girl. Something about the flavor combination draws me in. And when topped with cream cheese frosting, I'm gone. I lived off of cookies and cinnamon rolls back in those … [Read more...]

Caramel Carrot Cake Cupcakes

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It's been a busy busy past couple of weeks. Did I mention I have a full time job other than this blog and being a full time wife and mommy? Well, I do. I have a corporate job that fulfills most of my week days. Baking is pretty much left for the weekends and when the hubby is home, unless I happen to have a few hours during nap time, which doesn't happen often with my little cat-napper. The full time job has been really kicking my bootay the past couple weeks, more than normal. And I've been … [Read more...]

Heath Pumpkin Pie Bites

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Thanksgiving will be here before you know it! What's on your menu?? I'm always in charge of bringing dessert when it comes to our family Thanksgiving dinners. With all of our family being in town, we have three Thanksgivings every year. Three! That means THREE desserts. Or 5. Depending on what mood I'm in. More is always better. These pumpkin pie bites are the PERFECT addition to any Thanksgiving dinner. All the flavors of pumpkin pie with a little portion control thrown … [Read more...]

Chocolate Cupcakes with Caramel Frosting

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Caramel frosting is my new best friend. Ever since I created it for my {apple spice cupcakes}, I've been hooked. Dunking it in apples, spreading it on Ritz crackers, and topping off some chocolate cupcakes! I used a box mix for these cupcakes. So... I'm so sure at this point you're wondering why I'm even posting this recipe when you can easily find my caramel frosting recipe {HERE}. Well, sweet friend, I figured this was the perfect opportunity to tell you how you can easily take a box … [Read more...]

One Pot Chili

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I love this time of year. Everything about it - the leaves changing colors, the cool crisp in the air, the football games and holidays that involve more time with family and friends. Yet, out of all these things my most favorite is to cuddle up on the sofa with my husband and baby next to me and snuggle into a warm bowl of something good. This chili is my something good. This is my dad's recipe. I was born and raised on this pot of goodness so well that I'm surprised it doesn't run … [Read more...]