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Black Bean, Tomato, Avocado and Cotija Cheese Dip

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #idaretodip #daretodip #CollectiveBias Meaty beans, salty cheese, creamy avocado and good tomatoes. This Black Bean, Tomato, Avocado and Cotija Cheese Dip is a cinch to make and perfect for parties. Perhaps even the spooky ones right around the …

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Spiced Applesauce with Honey | How to Can Applesauce

Seasoned with cinnamon and nutmeg and sweetened with honey, my recipe for Spiced Applesauce with Honey is something I’ve been making since my oldest child was a wee toddler. He still loves it today. Naively, I used to think that my memory was special – it was long and detailed and, I thought, indestructible. I …

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Mini Dark Chocolate Cranberry Rock Cakes

Hagrid’s Rock Cakes didn’t sound so appetizing in the Harry Potter books, but this mini version is lightly sweetened, moist and tasty. I didn’t want to read the Harry Potter books. When Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was first released in the United States in 1998, I barely noticed. When the next books — …

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20 Halloween Treats to Haunt Your Dreams

The sudden shift from summer to school year, from lazy days to busy schedules and from warmth to, well, not warmth snuck up on me this year, more so then before. In a blink, we’d returned to a life of structure and responsibilities. The kids have tests. There’s homework to do. There are decisions to …

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Cinnamon Roll Spiced Cupcakes

Tender Cinnamon Roll Spiced Cupcakes will remind you of your favorite morning treat. This recipe was created for my client, International Delight, but all opinions are my own. The sky was just beginning to brighten on a recent weekend early morning when I opened my backdoor to retrieve the newspaper. The crisp air bristled my …

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Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes

Hungry for a treat? Your favorite Starbucks latte (or, ahem, mine), the Pumpkin Spice Latte, gets a cupcake makeover in this fab Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcake that I created for allParenting. Yes, we are okay after Hurricane Sandy! Thanks for all the notes, comments, emails, texts, etc. We are still without power, but are online …

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DIY Dip-Dyed Halloween Kitchen Towels

Halloween is a-coming and I couldn’t be happier. Last year, Halloween was weird for us given the unexpectedly bad blizzard and power outage that nearly cancelled it altogether here. So this year, I want Halloween to be big for us. Pumpkins and decorations and creepy snacks, oh my! But while I plan on decorating our …

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