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FREEbie Friday – Coloring Page 25

*This post contains affiliate links. I will earn a commission at no additional cost to you if you make a purchase using my links.* It looks like I’m into mandalas at the moment! Get this coloring page plus MORE (every first and third Friday of the month) by subscribing to my newsletter below! Once your subscription is confirmed, you will get a link to access a library of free coloring pages. Isn’t that great? (Don’t forget to check your spam or promotions folders for my email!) I promise not to spam your inbox and you can unsubscribe at any time. Subscribe to my mailing list and receive FREE printables! * indicates required Email Address * First Name

Chocolate Bar Hot Chocolate

The only good thing about winter is being able to drink hot chocolate. As a lover of this delicious warm drink, I am pretty particular about how it’s made. It needs to be creamy, not overly chocolate-y (be made with Belgian chocolate), topped off with fresh whipped cream and served in a beautiful copper mug. #diva Someone recently brought us a can of Bouchard Belgian Chocolate Coins and that is what I used to make this with. Otherwise, I probably would have used Cadbury (only from the UK though). This post is making me sound like a snob. I swear I’m not…lol. But the truth is, I’m just not a fan of American chocolate. ;P Yields 2 cups Ingredients For hot chocolate -1 3/4 cups whole organic milk -1.5 oz of chocolate (about 1 bar of chocolate) Ingredients for Whip Cream -1/4 cup whipping cream -1 tbs powder sugar (or to your taste) Instructions:…

5 Easy Super Bowl Party Recipes! (That you can even make last minute.)

Are you ready for the Super Bowl?… Or should I say are you ready for the Super Bowl Party?! I sure am! I’m not even a fan of football but I do like a good party with delicious finger foods. I make lots of those in general and have rounded up some good ones you can make, even last minute! 1. Cheesy Pull Apart Bread – This wins every time I make it! 2. The Ultimate Nachos – Easy and delicious! 3. Philly Cheesesteak Puff Pastry – I actually made this last year on super bowl as a trial and it turned out to be a hit! 4. French Fries – Who doesn’t like fried potatoes? 5. Easy Cheesy Veggie Quesadillas – for the vegetarians in your life. 😉 

FREEbie Friday Coloring Page 24

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Southern California Sunsets

It’s that time of the year when I’m missing California a little too much. This year’s East Coast winter has been brutal with below freezing temperatures and all I want to do is go somewhere warm. So although I’m not going anywhere, I do have some photos of spots where I watched the sunset, from my last trip there. (It’s been too long!) 1. Michael D. Antonovich Trail The place to see the sunset here is right from the parking. I actually went here twice. Both times the sky was different. The second time I went, it was a little cloudy and was sprinkling. All the clouds made the sky do such beautiful things. 2. Laguna Beach This is probably one of my favorite beaches and the sunset views here are highly recommended! I have a whole blog post on this beach. Read it here. 3. Corona Del Mar Not…

Brining and Roasting Turkey

I know Thanksgiving has long passed and I’m super late with this but I wanted to share it anyway. I’ve made turkey three times before and each time I got compliments on how juicy it was. I’ve only ever done it by brining it. Each time I’ve added different things to the brine but I think this time it was the best one and now I have it right here for you! For this one, I was inspired by Food Network’s Anne Burrel’s recipe. Ingredients: -1 15-18 lb turkey -3/4 salt kosher salt -1/3 cup sugar -2 onions, diced -2 carrots, diced -4 celery ribs, diced -1 garlic bulb, cut in half -2 tsp rosemarry -2 tbs coriander seeds -2 tbs fennel seeds -6 bay leaves -1 tsp crushed red pepper -1 tsp red chili powder -1 orange cut in half, with peel For the spicy herb butter: -2 sticks butter…

Roundup of the 10 Most Viewed Blog Posts of 2017

Happy New Year ya’ll!! I can’t belive 2017 is over!! It was definitely full of lots of adventures and changes. I haven’t officially told you, so here it is, I recently accepted a job in Harrisburg, PA and now I am living here! Yes, that life of constant moving is behind me (for now at least). So I ended the year on a good note. As far as this post is concerned, here are the top most viewed posts of last year: 1. Two Days in NYC – This one continues to be the top post this year just like last year. The photos tell you why. I had an incredible two days there, full of food and fun! 2. A Fall Brunch, Potato Skillet & Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes – Another favorite one of the year. Two simple and delicious recipes! 3. Where to eat in and around DC…

FREEbie Friday Coloring Page 23 – Winter Inspired

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DIY New Year’s Photo Booth

I did this photo booth last year but never got a chance to share with you. It’s still relevant this year, you just have to change the number 7 to 8 if you want to try this out. It’s super easy, festive and fun especially for the kids. Having four nieces, I am always finding fun things to do with them. Last year, some of their friends also came and we had lots of fun taking photos. What you’ll need: -kraft paper roll -colorful construction paper -yarn or string of any kind -markers -balloons -streamers -lights -tape -scissors -dollar store New Year’s props (optional) What you do: 1. measure how much kraft paper you will need to cover a good portion of a wall, cut it and then tape it on the wall. (I cut 2 large pieces so the width is pretty big) Since we have low ceilings in…

My Thanksgiving

So I finally got a chance to sit down and write this post about my Thanksgiving. I know I am late but I had a busy and amazing weekend full of lots of food, fun and laughter with the family. My sister and I were hosting the big dinner at her house for ~15 people and I was tasked to make the turkey. I had done it twice before but still was nervous. I had only ever done it by brining it and that’s exactly how I did it the third time as well. Although my sole responsibility was to not screw up the turkey, I couldn’t help myself and make a couple of other things too. I tried a new dip (I LOVE chips and dip). This time it was a jalapeno popper dip. In addition, I also decided to make strawberry and cream cheese pastries using puff pastry…

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