Cream Cheese Stuffed Monkey Bread

Posted on Jan 26, 2015 in Breakfast, Desserts | 1 comment

cream cheese stuffed monkey bread

Before blogging, I’d never heard of monkey bread. Then thanks to Pinterest, I was introduced to the amazing creation that is dough baked under a brown sugar and butter bath. Regular monkey bread is good. Rhodes Rolls monkey bread is better. Cream cheese STUFFED monkey bread is exquisite.

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How to Save Facebook Posts for Later

Posted on Jan 23, 2015 in Blogging | 6 comments

how to save a facebook post

I was scrolling through my Facebook page answering comments the other day when I noticed something I had never seen before. When I clicked on the drop down arrow on the right side of one of my photos so I could pin it to the top, I saw something that said, “Save.”

save on facebook

 I don’t know about you, but I see articles and recipes in my News feed that I would love to read but may not have time right then to do so. Where has this option been all my life??? Facebook launched it this last summer, so it’s not completely new, but I thought I would share it with you. Just in case you see my posts in your feed and would LOVE to go back to read them again and again and again and again. :) If you click on that “save” option, this is what you’ll see:

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Let’s Get Real #74

Posted on Jan 22, 2015 in Link Party | 6 comments

Woot! Woot! Let’s get this Friday started. Let’s Get Real is all about Healthy Living. That’s right! It’s all about Real Food, fitness, health and wellness, and home life tips and tricks from Real people. That’s you! Grab a cup of coffee (or other preferred beverage ). Relax into a comfy spot and take some time to get to know the great folks that link up here.

** If you are interested in co-hosting Let’s Get Real with us, we would love to have you. Please email Christina at: It’s super easy to host and a whole lot of fun.

Let's Get Real
A Big Welcome to our very Special Co-Host Joy from Joy Love Food! Make sure you give her a big Let’s Get Real welcome!
Joy from Joy Love Food
I’m not big on rules (since this is what I do for fun), but I do have a couple of guidelines.
1) Follow all your co-hosts. We follow back! Leave a comment for us on the post and we will know you are a new follower.
2) Please don’t link and run! Follow and comment on at least 3 other blogs. The more effort you put into getting to know everyone, the more you will get in return. Everyone is here to get more readers and traffic to their blogs so let’s show them some love!
3) Let people know where you party! Add our party badge or link back to the party on your blog or post.
We will be pinning our favorites!!
My Let’s Get Real Featured blogger this week is:
(Drum Roll Please!)
This simple and delicious dish is a winter time favorite! Check out Patty’s recipe here.

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Ritz Cracker Pizza Bites and Cookies: Game Day Snacks

Posted on Jan 21, 2015 in Appetizers/Snacks, Desserts | 18 comments

 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PrepareToParty #CollectiveBias

ritz pizza bites


I don’t know if food bars are really anything new, but I love the whole idea. They make party preparation SO MUCH EASIER. There’s no need to worry about who likes what, who’s allergic, who’s vegetarian or if things are kid-friendly. Just start with a great blank canvas like Ritz crackers and then fill your table with toppings. When the guests arrive, let them do all the work have all the fun! 

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Spicy Chipotle Chicken Wraps and Ninja Giveaway

Posted on Jan 20, 2015 in Giveaways, Main Dishes | 4 comments

Spicy Chipotle Chicken Wraps


Are you feeling a bit sluggish after indulging this holiday season? I know I am! I am just getting back into walking, running and eating right after really having fun with cookies, chocolate and general laziness for the last month. Today, I’m sharing these Spicy Chipotle Chicken Wraps over on Love Bakes Good Cakes as part of her #EatHealthy15 series. Go check out the easy recipe and then come back to enter to win your own NINJA Supra kitchen system to help you eat healthy this year! Click here to see the recipe.


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Easy Football Party Recipes and Ideas

Posted on Jan 19, 2015 in Appetizers/Snacks | 15 comments

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BigGameSnacks #CollectiveBias

football party recipes

My husband is a big football fan. He’s followed his favorite San Francisco team for years and years as a “faithful” fan. I, on the other hand, am a playoff season fan. :) I think the games actually get interesting this time of year when there’s something big on the line. It’s the same way with basketball. I’m bored until the last five minutes of the game when the action starts to get frenetic. But since my husband is such a fan, I make an effort to keep up with the teams, the latest standings, and we even host a couple of parties during playoff season. Plus, Henry, our six-year-old, is turning into a real football fan himself. He will actually sit and watch a game with my husband! He still picks his favorite team based on the color of their jerseys (green will always win) but I think it’s adorable. So we hosted a casual party last week and enjoyed some tasty (and brand new) snacks. I’ll be serving these again in a couple of weeks for the BIG GAME!

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White Chocolate Raspberry Pie

Posted on Jan 16, 2015 in Desserts, Featured, Holiday | 3 comments

white chocolate raspberry pie

 Today I’m going WAY off script. I did NOT find this recipe on Pinterest. *GASP* I was perusing my latest Family Circle magazine and they had a collection of fantastic desserts for Valentine’s Day. When I saw the words “white chocolate” I was pulled in immediately. This was more of a “from scratch” and involved recipe than I would usually do ,but it was worth it, don’t you think? It is so pretty and just in time for Valentine’s Day!

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