Chocolate Orange Butter Cookies

Posted on Nov 28, 2014 in Desserts, Holiday | 2 comments

chocolate orange cookies

 I first tried the recipe for these butter cookies back when I made Strawberry Lemon Butter Cookies at the end of Summer. I just loved how easy the dough recipe was to throw together and it’s a wonderful blank slate. At the time, I wrote a note to myself to try a chocolate version for Christmas cookies. You know those chocolate orange balls that always hit the stores this time of year? That was the inspiration for these tasty Chocolate Orange Butter Cookies!

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Let’s Get Real #67

Posted on Nov 27, 2014 in Link Party | 2 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: jugglingrealfoodandreallife@gmail.com. It’s super easy to host and a whole lot of fun.

 

 

 

Let's Get Real Friday Linky Party
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Broccoli Salad


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Happy Thanksgiving

Posted on Nov 27, 2014 in Holiday | 0 comments

Happy Thanksgiving

 

To all my American readers, I hope you have a wonderful day full of great food, warmth, family, friends, and most of all, Thankfulness! I read this quote and I loved it so much: Gratitude turns what you have into enough.

Happy Thanksgiving from the Burkholders and 365(ish) Days of Pinterest!

 

 

 

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Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Delight

Posted on Nov 21, 2014 in Desserts, Holiday | 0 comments

pumpkin spice cheesecake

 

It’s time for pumpkin pie! But if you’re like me, you may not be a huge fan of plain old pumpkin pie. I saw this recipe two years ago on Sweet Treats and More and I really wanted to try it, but I couldn’t find the Pumpkin Spice pudding flavor anywhere. This year, I saw it all over the place, so I grabbed a couple of boxes and put this yummy treat together. I’m calling it Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Delight. It’s a bit of a mouthful, but it seems to sum it all up nicely. 

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Let’s Get Real #66

Posted on Nov 20, 2014 in Link Party | 2 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: jugglingrealfoodandreallife@gmail.com. It’s super easy to host and a whole lot of fun.

Let's Get Real Friday Linky Party
A Big Welcome to our very Special Co-Hosts Erin and Cameron from Eat Real Stay Sane! Make sure you give them a big Let’s Get Real welcome!
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Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids

Posted on Nov 18, 2014 in Holiday, Kids | 4 comments

stocking stuffer ideas for kidsEvery year, I struggle with what to buy for the kids for stocking stuffers. I don’t want to fill them with candy since Christmas is overloaded with sweets already. I also don’t want a bunch of dollar store toys that are going to break ten minutes after we open them. I find that practical gifts are more useful and just as fun. My boys love to open their new toothbrushes every year! :) I sat down and thought about the things we have purchased for our boys over the years and polled my readers and friends in our Pinterest, Posts and Pals Facebook group for some ideas for girls (since I don’t have any of my own). What I came up with is a list of over twenty ideas for both boys and girls that is sure to come in handy this Christmas season! 

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Cheesy Stuffed Mushrooms

Posted on Nov 17, 2014 in Appetizers/Snacks, Featured, Holiday, Side Dishes | 5 comments

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cheesy stuffed mushrooms

 

My family has already planned our Thanksgiving menu for a VERY large gathering this year. Turkey, mashed potatoes, yams, corn bread casserole, green bean casserole, dinner rolls, broccoli salad, and stuffing. My all-time favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner is stuffing. Honestly, I just love all the side dishes. I could go without eating any turkey at all! :) Fortunately for me, we always have lots of leftovers, so I’m making plans to use them up in more creative ways than just another plate of Thanksgiving dinner. These cheesy stuffed mushrooms are easy to put together and serve as a pretty appetizer or even a side dish.

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