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Pecan Snowballs (Wedding Cookies)

Although known by many names, Pecan Snowballs are a classic treat, blending simple ingredients for a melt-in-your-mouth cookie experience!  Pecan Snowballs are sophisticated enough to serve on any holiday party platter, yet simple enough to make in just one bowl – no mixer required.  We’re going old-school today with this timeless cookie favorite! I’ve never met someone who didn’t love …

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12 Tips for Hosting a Stress Free Holiday Party

Who doesn’t love a good holiday party?!  However, actually planning one can be stressful, expensive, and crowded, especially if you live in an apartment like myself.  As a young professional, space and budget are usually the biggest issues.  After hosting quite a few gatherings at my modest, one-bedroom apartment, I have learned a few tricks.  In fact, I  just hosted …

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Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies are a holiday favorite, bound to make an appearance at any Christmas party or cookie exchange. The simple marriage of peanut butter and chocolate is an irresistible classic.  We start with a soft and chewy peanut butter cookie then top each cookie off with a Hershey Kiss – perfection! This time of year, I always enjoy hearing …

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Fresh Apple Cake

Fresh Apple Cake is a cold weather favorite.  This is a simple, no-fuss recipe that comes together very easily with a few basic ingredients.  This is a spice-like cake with a great contrast in texture from the soft-baked apples and walnuts.  Fresh Apple Cake is a definite crowd-pleaser! 5.0 from 1 reviews Fresh Apple Cake   Author: Shug Recipe type: …

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Sweet Potato Pie, Oh My!

Sweet Potato Pie is a southern staple whenever the holiday season starts to approach.  Much like pumpkin pie, the texture is smooth and the flavor has some spice to it.  I don’t remember a single Thanksgiving without Aunt Gay’s famous Sweet Potato Pie.  I used her recipe as my inspiration.  This is the perfect not-too-sweet dessert for any fall gathering.  I …

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Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

These PF Chang’s-inspired lettuce wraps are delicious, healthy, and easy enough for a quick weeknight dinner.  Everything comes together in about 20 minutes in one pan.  More importantly, they are low carb, which means you can gorge on them shame-free! I’m constantly trying to come up with new healthy recipes that are actually satisfying.  Let’s face it, chicken, broccoli, and …

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