How to Make an Etched Glass Cheese Platter

How to Make an Etched Glass Cheese Platter

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #InspireWithCheese #CollectiveBias I always tell my son that the secret ingredient to every dish is always cheese. This still makes me laugh, but 4 years ago, I joined in a 10-in-10 series and one of the topics was 10 reasons I am unique. My son (who was 10 at the time) wrote a silly blog post for me called 10 Reasons My Mom is Weird and #1 on his list was “She is obsessed with cheese. Really obsessed. She tries to put cheese in everything.…

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Cookie Dough Gifts

Cookie Dough Gifts

I am never happier than when I am planning for our Christmas get-togethers. Christmas with our extended families is definitely one of the highlights of my year. I love to create little gifts to send home with our loved ones, just to let them know how important they are to me. Whether it be personalized cups, stockings full of snacks to eat on Christmas Day, or trays of homemade goodies, the little things seem to go along way, don’t you agree?

Over the years, I’ve learned that their favorite goody by far is the homemade logs of cookie dough. It makes me giddy inside to hear someone walk through the door and immediately say, “You made the cookie dough, right?” The log shape makes it very easy to slice off the perfectly sized cookie.

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How to Make Spicy Korean Kimchi

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #KingOfFlavor #CollectiveBias With the divisional championships of the playoffs beginning this weekend, many of you may be looking forward to hosting football viewing parties at your home. With football comes food, obviously! If you want to wow your family and friends with something different this year, serve them a side dish of kimchi. It will knock their socks off and before you know it, they’ll be piling it on top of their pizza and their burgers. Or maybe they’ll even be sneaking back into…

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10 Tips for Feeding a Teenage Boy

If you have teenagers, you know how hungry they are. Especially teenage boys. 4 months into his 13th year, my son outgrew me. Meaning he is now taller and weighs more than me. It is a strange but wonderful feeling to look at my “baby” and see a growing man who is now way stronger than me. I take my role as his mom very seriously, and one of the most important aspects of my role is to keep him healthy, happy and full. Please don’t ever, ever make your sweet boys feel guilty for the amount of food they…

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How to Save Time Grocery Shopping

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FlavorsOfFall #CollectiveBias The modern world is unbelievably amazing. I love appliances and gadgets, they save us so much time. I love having the ability to shop online and see something arrive within 1-2 days.  I love that if I need to know how to do something, I can easily turn to YouTube or Pinterest and learn what I need to know within minutes. Aside from all of that, one of the greatest things in the history of my life as a stay-at-home-mom happened last week. I discovered that…

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Tea Time With DIY Mugs

Did you guys see my Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy mugs that I shared last week? I am not a coffee drinker. I just don’t like the taste of it. But tea, on the other hand, I adore it. I could drink it all day long. My favorite mug has been in my possession for 12 years now. It is an over-sized Winnie the Pooh and friends mug. Oh, lookie…I just Googled it and found one on Ebay. Maybe I should buy it, just in case mine ever breaks. I have a ton of plain white mugs in a box in my…

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