Turkey Meatball Sliders from Blue Apron

Turkey Meatball Sliders from Blue Apron

 

This post is sponsored by Blue Apron.

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I don’t think I have ever had so many people thank me for a brand partnership until I started partnering with Blue Apron.

People thanked me at Lowe’s.

People thanked me at the ballpark.

I’ve gotten e-mails and phone calls and notes thanking me for recommending Blue Apron.

But the funny thing is….every time they thanked me….I told them I was the lucky one.  I’ve been introduced to dishes I would have never made without encouragement and step-by-step instructions and recipe cards and farm fresh ingredients.

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Blue Apron Meet My Kitchen

Blue Apron Meet My Kitchen

 

This post is sponsored by Blue Apron.

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If you have read this blog for five minutes.

You know, that you know, that you know….

….I don’t really cook.

I paint and distress and sew and create and glitter and glue and shop and decorate and dance and tell jokes and dance the lawnmower in front of my house.

But cooking?

Ummm….not so much.

That’s why when Blue Apron approached me and asked me if I would try out their order-it-online-and-have-it-delivered-to-your-house meal plan….

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Holiday Recipe Link-Up Party

Holiday Recipe Link-Up Party

 
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Hello rock star.

It’s a cold, wet, over-cast December morning but I know that I know that I know that gray skies are going to clear up….

….and I am so happy you’re here.

Truly.

I mean….the 12 Days of Christmas were fun and all….but today is December 13….

….and it’s time to party. :)

We have made a paint stick Christmas tree and discussed the best ideas for handmade gifts and discussed Pottery Barn and taken a tour of the farmhouse.

And now it’s time to share some of the best treats of the holiday season.Continue reading



Brownie Banana Split Pizza

Brownie Banana Split Pizza

 

Brownie Banana Split Pizza holiday recipe

When we jumped from the city to the country I had no idea of all the fringe benefits awaiting me.

For example, I live in a county full of bakers.

Good, mouth-watering, melt-in-your-mouth, recipes-passed-down-from-generation-to-generation with extra butter kind of bakers.

The church potluck looks like something out of food network gone wild.

And makes it so hard to remember…..

…..that I really should be eating broccoli. :)Continue reading



Cranberry Fizz Mocktail

Cranberry Fizz Mocktail

 
Cranberry Fizz Mocktail recipe
Just in case you were wondering…..

 ….football is alive and well in Alabama.

I completely understand.

I’m from the south where we take our football very seriously.

I was raised on first downs and field goals and touchdowns and two point conversions…..

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Five Delicious Fall Recipes

Five Delicious Fall Recipes

 

Five Delicious Fall Recipes

Have you ever watched Survivor when they have the eat-the-weirdest-thing-you-can-find-on-the-island challenge?

If you’ve ever seen it….you know exactly what I’m talking about.

The castaways start off with something simple like quails eggs and before you know it they are eating something that’s moving.

Could you would you eat something that made your stomach and your eyes roll?  Could you take the challenge for a million dollars?

I couldn’t make it.

Nope.

Not even a little.

I would have to turn in my scarf and wave goodbye to my fellow island mates and hop on the next helicopter to the mainland.

I mean, really.  I like what I eat to be sweet or savory…..

…..and preferably not moving. :)

Here’s some fun fall recipes to start your week off with a yum. Continue reading



Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix

Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix

 

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Yesterday I smelled football in the air.

There’s nothing like it.

When I got married….my limited knowledge of football included yelling for touchdowns and planning out super cute outfits to wear to the game.

Isn’t it funny how life changes? Continue reading



How to Grill Corn (Perfectly)

How to Grill Corn (Perfectly)

 

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If you have followed this blog for more than two minutes….you may have heard….

….I live in the country.

I might have mentioned that before.

A few 100 times.

How to Grill Perfect Corn-on-the-Cob

And where I live….we really don’t have drive-through diet cokes or Target or movie theaters or fast-food restaurants or four-lane roads…..

…..or stop lights.

Except the kind that blink yellow.

And we only have two of those. :)

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