Red Velvet Rice Krispie Treat Hearts

Red Velvet Rice Krispie Treats-3

I’m pretty sure my husband was not amused when I called him up at work last week asking him if he knew where my heart shaped cookie cutter was.  He clearly did not understand the urgency of the situation: I had three hungry little boys eyeing my Red Velvet Rice Krispie Treats and I needed…

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Hawaiian Turkey Grilled Cheese

Inside Out Grilled Turkey & Swiss

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hillshire Farm®. All opinions are entirely my own. Okay first of all, can I tell you how hard it is to take pictures of a grilled cheese? Not only is it hard to get a good photo that shows you just how amazing this…

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Charleston Style Shrimp and Grits Recipe

Shrimp and Grits Recipe-1

Y’all, I’m SO excited to be heading to South Carolina this week to visit family on our way to Florida for our family cruise! To celebrate our trip to the Lowcountry I thought I’d share a classic Charleston recipe with you today-Shrimp and Grits. If you haven’t tried this classic southern meal you’re in for a…

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Apple Cider Hot Toddy Recipe

A classic hot toddy made with apple cider can be the perfect thing to warm you up in the winter-and they say it can help you get over a cold sooner!

Well, we made it through the great blizzard and despite getting two feet of snow we were thankfully able to keep our power and even get a little outside playtime in! I posted updates on Facebook and Instagram as the storm progressed: My husband is grilling us “Blizzard burgers!” Posted by The Happier Homemaker on Friday,…

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Slow Cooker Beef Stew

This hearty slow cooker beef stew is the perfect comfort food to get you through the long winter!

How’s the weather in your neck of the woods? It’s bitterly cold here-it felt like -10 this morning when my poor husband left for work, and we’re expecting a pretty decent snow storm this weekend.  Obviously this is the time of year to embrace delicious comfort food that warms you from the inside out! That’s…

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Peanut Butter M&M Soft Batch Cookie Recipe

These soft batch cookies are stuffed with peanut butter M&Ms and chocolate chips-this is my very favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe!

There isn’t much better in life than biting into a big, soft still warm chocolate chip cookie-am I right? Last week I needed a little chocolate in my life so I whipped up this Peanut Butter M&M Soft Batch Cookie Recipe (based on a recipe I found on Averie Cooks a while back) to satisfy…

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Beer Battered Southwest Chicken Bowls

Beer Battered Southwest Chicken-3

You all know that I’m a HUGE fan of “homegating” during football season-we try to catch one game a year in person (we saw the Redskins vs Cowboys this year!) but with all of the logistics of driving and babysitting, etc it’s way more fun and relaxing for everyone when we stay home and invite…

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Southwest Salad with Taco Dressing

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A couple of years ago I was visiting my family and my stepmother had this delicious Southwestern Salad Dressing, unfortunately I’ve never found that particular brand in my grocery stores despite searching high and low.  I  love anything Mexican inspired so I was forced to experiment and make my own version that I lovingly call…

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5 Mistakes that Sabotage Healthy Eating

5 mistakes that sabotage healthy eating

Like I mentioned last week we are going on a vacation later this month and I’m working really hard to eat healthy in preparation for all that pool side time.  I usually eat pretty healthy but like many people the busy holiday season tends to lead to getting off track.  Many people make New Years Resolutions…

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