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Culinary Tales/ Sweet Things

Oreo Birthday Cake Cupcakes

If you’re like me then you revel in the fact that Oreo flavors are pretty much endless. I have a few favorites (like Rocky Road Trip or Oreo Thin Bites Fudge Dipped), but I also get excited whenever a new flavor comes out (Carrot Cake anyone?).

One of my classic favorites though has to be the Birthday Cake Oreos. The two chocolate cookies sandwich birthday cake flavored creme filling and sprinkles!

And they are perfect for these Oreo Birthday Cake Cupcakes!

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Culinary Tales/ Meats

Game Day Appetizers Made Easy With Hatfield

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Our love of football runs deep in this house and I’ve already started planning for the “Big Game”. (Let’s be real, I’m probably even more excited about the food.) This “Football Finale” is fast approaching and no matter what team you’re rooting for, it is the perfect back drop for friends & family to gather around with fun, entertainment & delicious, food. So, I’m sharing these Game Day Appetizers Made Easy with Hatfield.

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Culinary Tales/ Sweet Things

Cranberry Muffins with Almond Crumb Topping


A couple of weekends ago I made these Cranberry Muffins with Almond Crumb Topping. It was a spur of the moment type of thing, but they turned out so good that I knew I wanted to share them on here.

They’re made from a delicious batter scented with almond extract and vanilla. The muffins are filled with cranberries and topped with a crumb topping composed of almonds, oats, and brown sugar!

They are sweet and tart! Perfect for Breakfast or Tea!

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Cocktails/ Culinary Tales

Bourbon Apple Smash


Bourbon is a type of American Whiskey. It’s typically aged for over two years in oak barrels and made mostly from Corn. I love using it in fall cocktails, because it pairs so well with fruits without going overly sweet! This Bourbon Apple Smash contains bourbon, vanilla, hard cider, and fresh apples. It’s sweet and warm with a little spice!

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Culinary Tales/ DIY & Decor/ Meats

Celebrating the Holidays with Hatfield® Ham


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Christmas is by far my favorite time of year! It’s filled with so many great traditions. Making cookies, decorating the tree, building a Gingerbread House, and one of my favorites: having a Holiday Ham Dinner. When it comes to Ham, it’s important to purchase a high quality Ham from a company you can trust. Hatfield® has a fool proof recipe for creating the best pork products. I love their promise to the environment: they use environmentally-friendly fuel sources and take recycling very seriously.

Plus, they make sure their farmers meet the highest standards for good farming practices and use only pigs from a long line of heritage. Then they treat those pigs with care, practicing high safety standards, and holding humane handling training. They are ethically raised with no hormones or steroids added!

Long story, short – They take pride in what they do and provide the best pork products for you and your family to enjoy. I’m happy to be using Hatfield® Ham in my Holiday Dinner!

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Culinary Tales/ Sweet Things

Soft and Chewy Gingerbread Cookies


These Soft and Chewy Gingerbread Cookies are the perfect Holiday treat. Seriously ..the softest and the most delicious! Sugar & spice and everything nice!

This is actually my first time attempting Gingerbread it’s never been one of our Holiday Cookie staples. To be honest I think I’ve maybe had it once in my life. But, they are now a new family favorite! These literally came out with the perfect texture and the perfect combination of ginger, cinnamon, and sweet brown sugar!

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Culinary Tales/ Savory Vegetables

Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes

These potatoes are easy to make and beyond delicious. They highlight the classic savory flavors of a loaded baked potato: bacon, green onions, sour cream, and cheddar cheese! With Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes no one has to worry about topping their potatoes at meal time. They are already ready to go!

These are perfect for everyday dinners, or special occasions. Creamy and cheesy a crowd pleaser for sure!

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Culinary Tales/ Sweet Things

Mini Pumpkin Pies


Pumpkin Pie is by far one of the most popular Holiday Desserts. Pumpkin Pie is sweet, creamy, and filled with Cinnamon-y spice! The only thing that can make it even more perfect for a party or family gathering? Make it bite size! People tend to feel more inclined to grab dessert when it’s easy and ready to go, like these Mini Pumpkin Pies. No waiting to slice, and no excess portions! I’m sharing this recipe for the most perfect Mini Pumpkin Pies with you, just in time for Thanksgiving! Continue Reading…