Old Fashioned Crumbly Easy Apple Pie Recipe

Old Fashioned Apple Pie-2

Okay, okay, okay….I was totally going to wait until September to post this-I’ve had it on my calendar forever-but I made it last week and it was just soooooo good that I couldn’t hold out on you any longer.  This is my Nana’s old fashioned apple pie recipe and it is one of the first…

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Tostones: Fried Plantains Recipe

Fried Plantains Recipe tostones

One of my favorite things about being part of the military community is getting to meet and have a common thread with people from all sorts of different backgrounds.  As a solid Southerner who pretty much stuck to the eastern seaboard prior to marrying a soldier, it has been amazing to travel the world with…

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100+ Fall Projects

100 fall projects

If you’ve been here a while you know that on the last Tuesday of the month I get together with 9 of my favorite bloggers to share a ton of themed inspiration each month.  I think this month’s theme is my favorite of the entire year-we have OVER 100 Fall projects to get you amped…

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Ginger Beer Margarita

Ginger Beer Margaritas

We had family in town this past week and had a great time (I was showing our DC sightseeing over on Instagram.) After long days seeing all there is to see in our nation’s capital we had to of course, enjoy some tasty cocktails! I had bought some premade margaritas for the ladies to drink…

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Frozen Dirt Cake Pops

dirt cake popsicles

See…here I am not 2 weeks after my last dirt cake adaptation (10 Minute Dirt Cake) sharing yet anther dirt cake variation! Well, truth be told I actually came up with both of these adaptations the same day (there were a lot of OREOs in the kitchen that day-it was glorious!) I had been intending…

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Lemon Ice Cream Pie

lemon ice cream pie cake

Like I mentioned earlier this week in my Parmesan Chicken Wings post, my husband’s birthday was last week.  I always ask him what kind of cake he’d like and usually he answers “lemon cake,” his favorite. (Like in this post from last year’s post on hacking box cake mix!) This year the hot weather must…

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Parmesan Herb Chicken Wings

parmesan herb chicken wings recipe

My husband loves some buffalo wings…me, not so much.  It’s the buffalo sauce, I just can’t make myself like it, even the smell is off putting to me.  This past weekend was his birthday though so I came up with a compromise by making these amazing Parmesan Herb Chicken Wings for dinner-so he gets wings…

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10 Minute Dirt Cake

10 minute dirt cake

Did you know that my Dirt Cake Recipe is one of the most popular posts on my blog-it’s been viewed over 2.5 million times over the past couple of years, and with good reason-it’s easy to make and it tastes amazing! The only drawback of the original dirt cake recipe is that it really needs…

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Key Lime Mojito

key lime mojito

A couple of weeks ago when I was making my grandmother’s old fashioned Key Lim Pie recipe to share with you I was inspired by my leftover key lime juice to whip up a little twist on one of my favorite cocktails-the mojito! This Key Lime Mojito cocktail takes everything you love about a refreshing…

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Balsamic Roasted Potatoes

Balsamic Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

Between my husband and my three boys my grocery bill has been sky-rocketing lately.  I swear, even though my boys are 8 and under, they are already eating like teenagers! In an effort to control the budget I’ve been making potatoes a lot more for our dinner sides because they are so inexpensive and easy…

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Chocolate Coconut Squares

chocolate coconut squares

This past weekend I did the Mudderella mud run with my real life bff  Kristen from Down Home Inspiration.  We had an awesome time (I posted pics on Instagram and Facebook if you want to see us!) I’m not going to lie, the run broke me off a little bit-I was thinking it was going…

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Best Key Lime Pie Recipe (Traditional No Bake)

easy no bake key lime pie

This past weekend I started digging through my old recipes and found my grandmother’s Best Key Lime Pie recipe.  As soon as I saw it I knew I had to make it-who doesn’t want key lime pie in the middle of the scorching summer heat?? This is an old school, no bake recipe, tart and…

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