Spaghetti pie - the perfect recipe for using up leftover spaghetti

Spaghetti Pie

Got leftover spaghetti?  Use it to make this easy spaghetti pie! I’m not sure what it is about the Grant house but we seem to be a stray animal magnet.  We started off with two cats and a dog when we first moved in.  The cats were brothers and strays.  When I was in college…

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Amazingly delicious hummingbird cupcakes!  A quick and easy recipe that is filled with fruit and topped with cream cheese frosting

Hummingbird Cupcakes

A classic cake turns into a mini version with these fun hummingbird cupcakes! This post is sponsored by Goldrich eggs.  All opinions and the recipe that follows, are my own.  I have to say, I’m pretty excited that I’m almost done with my Christmas shopping.  Now before you get jealous of that fact, let me…

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Easy eggnog latte

Eggnog Latte

The quickest way to get in the holiday spirit?  An eggnog latte!  Ryley had her winter recital this Saturday.  [Side note – that little girl makes me so proud.]  She started the semester late this year and I wasn’t sure if she would pick up the routine quick enough.  She started a month behind but…

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Easy appetizer recipe - spicy cheddar and sausage balls

Spicy Cheddar Sausage Balls

These spicy cheddar sausage balls are an easy appetizer to bring to your next event.  Or whip up for a quick breakfast! We decided this year to do the book advent calendar thing-y with the kids.  [Ya know, where each night you open one wrapped book til Christmas?  That one.]  My moms and went to…

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Double Chocolate Mint Crinkle Cookies

Oh me, oh my!  I just love the Christmas season, don’t you?  It’s all about the cookies and baking this time of year!  And I’m perfectly ok with that.  These double chocolate mint crinkle cookies are just perfect for cookie exchanges or for making a double batch and hoarding.  Ya know, whatever you want to…

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Espresso fudge recipe.  3 ingredients and less then 10 minutes to make

Espresso Fudge

The perfect combination – chocolate and coffee!  This espresso fudge totally counts as a breakfast food.  I can officially mark two things off my list – decorate the tree and have said tree fall on the kids.  The second one wasn’t on a list before it happened, but now I can mark it off the…

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Must have cookbooks for the foodie in your life!

Cookbooks for Christmas

I’m pretty sure that I have a cookbook hoarding problem.  When we go to the book store, I always make a bee-line for the cookbook section.  No matter what book store.  I love going to Half Priced Books and finding cookbook gems.  I go through the shelves like I’m searching for dinosaur bones.  Basically, I…

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Peppermint Mocha - Starbucks copycat!

Peppermint Mocha

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  Enjoy it with the most wonderful drink of them all! We took family pictures this past weekend!  Might not seem like a big deal, but we haven’t had family pictures taken since Avery was a few months old.  He’s almost 4 now.. so yea.  It’s been awhile. …

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Christmas sugar scrub

Christmas Sugar Scrub

Give the gift of soft skin with an oh so cheery smell!  We picked out our Christmas tree this weekend!  I should probably take my excitement down a notch since we just went to Home Depot and picked one from the thousands that they had displayed.  In a tent.  You see, I have never had…

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25+ Edible Christmas Gift ideas!  Sweet treats for everyone on your list.. and so much fun to make!

25+ Edible Christmas Gifts

And just like that – it’s time to start thinking about Christmas.  Like, no more whining its too early to be Christmas type of thinking.  But, dude, it’s almost Christmas type of thinking.  [Does that make any sense?  I’m still full from Thanksgiving and I think the turkey has gone to my brain.  Mmmm.  Turkey.] …

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Cinnamon sugar pecan recipe

Cinnamon Sugar Pecans

Alternate title – super delicious, extra crunchy, perfectly sweet cinnamon sugar pecans.  Yall.  Its almost Thanksgiving!  I feel like I was out of it for almost 2 months when I was sick so it kind of crept up on me.  I was actually kind of dreading the holiday because I wasn’t feeling so hot.  Thank…

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Try this chestnut praline latte!  Its a copycat of the new Starbucks version!

Chestnut Praline Latte

Make the new must have holiday coffee house menu item at home.  In your pajamas.  [Like I did.] Recently Starbucks came out with a new drink.  Its their first new drink in over 5 years.  [Which makes me sort of sad that I have been drinking the same old drinks for that long.  Naw.. not…

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Easy eggnog french toast sticks recipe

Eggnog French Toast Sticks

A lightening fast breakfast recipe that will make everyone happy.  Promise.   Thank you Goldrich Eggs for sponsoring today’s recipe!  All opinions are my own.   Every year around this time I think that it’s far too early to be worrying about Christmas.  I’m still focused on the bird and what sides we are going to…

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