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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Crockpot Magic

I made this recipe for my family visiting this week and all I can say is that it was MAGIC!!!!!  Everyone was obsessed!!!!   The only thing left to say is that you HAVE TO TRY IT!!!!!!!

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  • 1 – 16 oz jar(s) unsalted peanuts
  • 1 – 16 oz. jar(s) salted peanuts
  • 1 – 12 oz bag(s) semi – chocolate chips
  • 1 – 12 oz bag(s) milk chocolate chips
  • 2 – 10 oz bag(s) peanut butter chips
  • 2 – 1 lb pkg white almond bark or vanilla candy coating (I used white chocolate chips)

  • Layer all ingredients in a large crockpot (starting with peanuts). Turn the pot on low, cover with lid, and leave sitting for 2 hours. Then, remove lid and stir to combine. Replace lid and leave sitting for another 30 minutes. Stir again and then spoon mixture on to wax paper or non-stick aluminum foil. Allow to harden for at least 1 hour. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Thanksgiving Mac And Cheese

A good friend of mine, Todd Wood started a food blog called It Happens At The Bean.  I have to say it is one of the best I have seen, in the food and recipe category.  He is such a talented self taught cook and posts a lot of his own family recipes that have been passed down by generations.  This week he posted a crowd pleasing mac and cheese and I thought I would share it with you in case you need something else to round out your Turkey Day menu.  You are going to LOVE this....I cannot wait to make it myself!!!!

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  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. In a large heavy pot, cook the macaroni in salted water according to package directions until al dente. Drain in a colander and run under cool water to prevent carryover cooking; set aside.
  2. Return the same pot to medium heat, Melt 3 tablespoons butter and whisk in the flour. Cook until the flour is lightly golden, 3 to 4 minutes. Slowly pour in milk and continuously whisk while it thickens. Add dry mustard, 1 teaspoon salt, hit sauce, and simmer 4 to 5 minutes. Fold in cheese with a rubber spatula. Turn off heat and gently fold in macaroni.
  3. Transfer the pasta–cheese mixture to a buttered 2-quart baking dish and smooth over the top. Bake until bubbling and the top is golden brown, 40-45 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes prior to serving warm.

THIS casserole pan is perfect for cooking mac and cheese!!!

Monday, November 19, 2018

IT'S BACK!!!!!........The Blog Holiday Sale

It's back!!!!!!!..our Holiday blog sale...this year there are 7 new styles to choose from.  They are all soo incredible in person.  Today a friend who bought the camel poncho wore it with black pants and leopard shoes and big gold hoops...she looked adorable.  These make great gifts and are hard to resist for yourself.  The price for all the styles are $160.  They all all made of the finest cashmere and fox fur.  To purchase or for more information, EMAIL ME.

This style is available in all black...collar and poncho!!!!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Spinach Artichoke Bomb

Do you need an appetizer for Thanksgiving?  I found one for you.  I have not made this yet but my sister arrives this weekend and we are going to try it.  I think it would be perfect for any crowd.  It looks like it might even steal the show. Bon Appetit!!!

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adapted from Delish.com
10 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. finely chopped artichoke hearts
1/2 c. finely chopped spinach
1 1/4 c. shredded mozzarella
1 c. freshly grated Parmesan
Garlic clove, minced
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tbsp. butter, melted
1 tsp. parsley, minced
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
can crescent sheet dough

  1. Preheat oven to 350° and line a small cooking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, artichoke hearts, spinach, mozzarella, parmesan, garlic and red pepper flakes. Season with salt and pepper and stir to combine. Form into one large ball.
  2. Roll crescent dough out on prepared baking sheet and place cheese ball in center. Wrap dough around cheese ball and seal. Flip over so that the clean side is up.
  3. Combine melted butter with parsley and garlic powder. Brush all over ball and bake until golden, about 25 minutes. Serve.
To buy the Butter Brush for this recipe, click HERE.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

A Green and Gold Thanksgiving

It's crunch time!!!  Thanksgiving is only a week away.  I will be setting up my tables at the end of the week.....I love the idea of a Gold and Green Thanksgiving.  It's gives the day a cool farm to table vibe with just enough holiday glitz.  Here are some of the photos I am using for my inspiration!!!!!

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Monday, November 12, 2018

Book Club Monday

Today's Book Club Monday choice is Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman.    This book has been describes as endearing, simultaneously hilarious and heartbreaking must read.  This story is soon to be made into a motion picture produced by Reece Witherspoon. Here is the story:

Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. 

But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. And it is Raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.

Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fineis the smart, warm, and uplifting story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes. . . - Amazon.com 

For more information or to purchase this book, click HERE.

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